Monday, June 18, 2012

Hawaii Inspired: Pineapple Ambrosia Boat

We visited Oahu, HI for the first time last Christmas.  It was an incredible vacation, the island reminded me of my Puerto Rico so much.  I wish we were there, TODAY!  Our favorite everyday treat was: pineapple.

We love summers in Alaska, the hiking, camping, fishing and views are truly spectacular.  However, we rather be where the beach, sun & sand are, any day of the year. 

Since summer is finally here and we have no beaches to go to, the best/fastest way to get to that Island in Hawaii is by food! 

I made a pineapple boat inspired by our visit to the 24 hour Wailana Coffee House in Oahu last Christmas.  We had their pineapple boat (Ambrosia) almost everyday for breakfast or dessert while in Oahu, it is the perfect treat for a hot summer day, and so delicious. Anything pineapple in Oahu is fantastic! 
More pineapple treats we had in Hawaii:
Pineapple & salmon salad

The Dole Factory pineapple ice cream!

Pineapple Ambrosia

What you'll need:

1/2 of a pineapple (you'll need the meat and the skin for your boat)
1 cup of 2% cottage cheese
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1 cup of pineapple chunks (from your 1/2 pineapple)
1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
1/2 cup of silver almonds
1 t. of coconut extract
3-4 tbs of agave nectar
a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Combine all your ingredients together.  Pour the mixture into your pineapple boat.  Sprinkle some more almonds and coconut flakes on top.  You're done! 

Super fresh and simple to prepare. 


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