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Pineapple Smoothie

Perhaps the most delicious pineapples in the world are grown in Belize. Nothing, absolutely nothing I've ever tasted back home comes close to the delicious pineapple purchased at Maria's Fruits and Vegetables in San Pedro. My sister says it's like eating candy. Well, I'm not sure if I can completely agree with that, but it certainly is delicious.

With pineapple so amazing, it should come as no surprise that pineapple smoothies are simply to die for. And, that might be the best way to describe them. The shakes taste so very good, but the recipe is so not healthy. Nope, they are not good for you at all. No wonder they are delicious!

 

Pineapple Smoothie
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Preparation for 2 servings:    
xxxx 2 1/2 cups frozen pineapple xxxx 4 heaping Tbs sugar
  1 3/4 cup water   4 heaping Tbs coffee creamer
       
 

With pineapple so sweet, I honestly thought that the natural sweetness of the fruit was all the drink needed. Anything with two heaping tablespoons of sugar per person is going to be very delicious. Okay, it's not as bad as a soft drink, but it certainly isn't very good for you. Perhaps with such sweet pineapple, no sugar is needed at all? Or, maybe, just toss in a packet of stevia?

I was really surprised that the "milk" in this smoothie was powdered coffee creamer. That wasn't expected.

Finally, the secret step in the whole process is freezing your chunks of pineapple. You want to freeze them for at least three days - and a week is even better!. Freezing the pineapple will give your drink the real smoothie consistency. Otherwise, it's going to be more like a juice. It'll still be a delicious juice, but that smoothie consistency is really nice in the blistering Caribbean sun.

So, when you have all your ingredients, drop them in a blender and let it do what it was created to do. Then, enjoy it -- but just not too often.

       
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