I’ll just come out and say that I think every morning should start with one large pineapple smoothie boat being handed to you! A warm summer breeze and the ocean soundscapes in the background wouldn’t hurt either (haha!).
These tropical smoothie bowls made of pineapple and fresh fruit just remind me of summer! All that was missing was a little cocktail umbrella and some sand between my toes.
And while many of my blogger friends are off on a tropical getaway with Air Transat, I’m couch-bound, netflix-bound, fall-in-Toronto-bound, and to be honest… I’m not sure I’m even complaining!
Last week I went for a run through Rosedale Park to scope out some of the fall foliage. On another day I pulled out my favourite fall vest I like to wear of cozy knitwear. And fall is my favourite season for coffee-shop hopping (sans-coffee), usually sampling their different green tea selections.
But last weekend my mind was set on reviving summer for one final hoorah! Hence, these pineapple smoothie boats, which you’ll see, prove to be quite easy to make!
Slice your pineapple in half, straight down the middle. The best is when you have a fresh, ripe pineapple and the leaves give off a vibrant emerald green color.
With a sharp vegetable knife, slice around the edges of your pineapple to form your contouring grooves. Careful not to pierce right through or your smoothie may leak! (Yikes!)
At an angle, cut your center pineapple straight out from the skin. Leaving about a half-inch or so, all around your edges.
With a spoon, scrape out the remaining pineapple bits to form a smooth “bowl-like” shape within your pineapple!
Easy Vegan Pineapple-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup freshly cut pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
And of course, in a blender, blend your smoothie ingredients until smooth. Pour in your pineapple halves, serve and enjoy!
Naturally, I like to get a little extra with my smoothie toppings, because, well, #InstagramLife. But some of my favourite smoothie toppings seem to revolve around sliced bananas, granola, almonds and coconut flakes. And to get a little extra creative here, toasting the coconut flakes until golden brown with a thin crispy texture wouldn’t hurt!
I hope you’ll join me for one last hoorah for summer by enjoying these pineapple smoothie boats!
What do you like to add to your smoothies?! Let me know in the comments below!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick