If you want to eat healthy but still enjoy ice cream-like desserts there is a great, easy, raw pineapple ice cream dessert you can make. Raw fooders have been making this ice cream for a long time and it’s a great standby raw recipe. It isn’t really made with cream but the texture is that of ice cream, sorbet or sherbet. It’s a real surprise when you make it for the first time.
It’s simple and one of the easiest recipes to make if you want to eat healthy and want your family, friends and guests to eat healthy too. The kids love it. I have served it many times and no one even guessed that it wasn’t really ice cream in fact people ask for it over and over again when they come to visit or when I serve it at events.
Of course it’s a little hard to take to potlucks unless you’re having it at home because it needs to be kept frozen. It’s best served right after you make it. I often make it after my family or guests have arrived, but you don’t have to. You can make it ahead of time and just keep it in the freezer.
Pineapple is one of most nutritious foods on the planet. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur and manganese. It has high amounts of vitamin C and has vitamin A, B1 and B2 among others. The proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme bromolain (sometimes spelled bromolin) is responsible for healing and curing many diseases and conditions and new discoveries are made for it all the time.
Pineapple can stop or lessen inflammation in the body. It’s been used for arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and to help repair tissues after injuries. Many people with hand and joint pain claim it has stopped arthritic pain in their fingers etc. It has been used for diabetic ulcers and to speed healing after surgery.
Pineapple can help digestion and is often used in some countries following the evening meal. It breaks down protein easily easing the demand on the body for its reserve supply of enzymes. It reduces blood clotting and can helps reduce or remove plaque from the artery walls.
It can actually help improve circulation and has helped many people who suffer from angina. It has helped bronchitis by clearing mucous waste and throat infections by digesting dead or diseased cells and microbes in the throat. It has helped all sorts of digestive problems and works like a laxative and a diuretic. It’s great for the brain too, helping with memory, sadness and that melancholy feeling. Other claims are that it helps cure eczema, gout, hiccups with one bite and lowers blood pressure.
So here’s the easy raw recipe.
Hard to believe but there is only one ingredient. It’s best made in a Champion juicer or Green Life, Green Power or Green Star Juicer or any juice extractor that has a homogenizing blank, however, it can be made in a food processor too. Centrifugal type juicers usually won’t work though – the mass market kind. You can try it if you have a juicer.
If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area you can easily find frozen pineapple tidbits they have in the frozen food case. Or you can use frozen pineapple from any other store it doesn’t matter. If you can’t buy frozen pineapple you can buy fresh chunks and freeze them or cut up fresh pineapple and freeze them.
I’ve found fresh pineapple from Costco seems to be the cheapest running around $3 per pineapple. Produce people have told me they grow like weeds in Hawaii and it’s doubtful they’re sprayed with chemicals. Cooked or canned pineapple won’t work and don’t contain bromolain, which is destroyed when it’s heated.
So take any amount of frozen pineapple and put it in the Champion juicer with the homogenizing blank or Green Life, Green Power or Green Star with the homogenizing blank or just use a food processor. In the juice extractors just run it through. In the food processor process it fast until creamy and quickly remove and refreeze.
You can also run frozen raspberries through after the ice cream and swirl some through or on the top of the pineapple ice cream for a nice effect.
You’ll magically have made the healthiest pineapple ice cream, sherbet or sorbet raw recipe on the planet and nobody will know they’re eating healthy, unless you tell them of course. This raw pineapple recipe is so easy and so good for us!