If you spend time in the weight room pushing some heavy iron you likely use pineapple on occasion as a quick-recovery post-workout food. For me, that is simply a justification I can use to enjoy this juicy, tangy, most delicious gift from nature.
Pineapple has vitamins, minerals, fibre and enzymes that enhance digestive system health and is a good source of Vitamin C.
Micronutrients in pineapple stimulate the kidneys to assist with elimination of toxins from the body, relieve intestinal discomfort, have healthy heart benefits, and play a role in protecting against cancer. Enzymes in the fruit have anti-inflammatory properties, making pineapple a good choice for arthritis, gout and other issues related to inflammatory responses in the body.
Here is a recipe I made on the weekend. We all enjoyed the mingled flavours of honey and ginger and lime, oh my.
Honey-Ginger Broiled Pineapple
- ½ ripe pineapple cut in wedges
- ½ cup honey
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- vanilla frozen yoghurt
Preheat broiler on low.
In a small bowl whisk together honey, lime and ginger.
Pour liquid over pineapple in the baking dish.
Broil until tender, about 12 minutes, basting with juices every 3 – 4 minutes.
Serve with frozen yoghurt, drizzled with pan juices.