Recipes with dried pineapple

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We know the benefits of dried fruit, but sometimes we do not know where or when to use and how to achieve a nutritious and delicious food with these ingredients.

As you know the ideal food and more common use for dried fruit is as a snack, for the ease of transport and that does not require refrigeration so it can withstand everything you do in your daily life inside your bag, backpack or portfolio without stink your belongings or get wet. So, we have decided to share with you other uses for dried fruit so you can enjoy it in different occasions.

In this post you will find some recipes that can be made with dried pineapple.

– Tropical nuts

For this recipe you will need:

  • ½ chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or garlic powder
  • 2.20 pounds of beef
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 0.17 pounds of dry apricot
  • 0.11 pounds dried pineapple
  • 2 cups of tequila
  • 2 peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Process: heat oil in a saucepan and place the onion with the garlic. They should be tender, when the onion is transparent and the garlic a little more brown you can pour the ground meat along with the salt and pepper.

Periodically move the meat and when it is golden incorporate the peppers, dried apricots and pineapple. Cook for ten minutes, then place the tequila and cook until it evaporates. Before turning off the stove check that the salt and pepper are good and then you can serve.

This recipe is something different that you can try during a weekend and where you can use your dried fruits in a different and delicious way.
With dried fruits, you can also make homemade energy bars. The benefits of doing them at home is that you are sure that they contain no more sugar or additives, making them totally to your liking and you will be sure that your food will bring benefits to your health.

Recipe for homemade energy bars

  • 1 cup sunflower seed 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of sesame 1 cup peanut
  • 1 cup almond 1 cup amaranth
  • 1 cup of raisins 1 cup blueberry
  • 1 cup amaranth seed 1 cup dried apricot
  • 1 cup dried pineapple 1 cup dried banana
  • 1 cup of oats 1 cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup of honey 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 butter spoons Chocolate (optional)

The first step is to place in the blender (without water) a ½ cup sunflower seeds, ½ cup shredded coconut, ½ cup sesame, ½ cup peanut, ½ cup almond, ½ cup amaranth, ½ cup raisins, ½ cup cranberry, ½ cup apricot, ½ cup pineapple, ½ cup dried banana, ½ cup oats. We recommend grinding them slowly and incorporating them little by little.

In another bowl mix coconut oil, sugar, honey and butter. This has to be stirred until all the sugar has dissolved. It will look like sticky honey.
In a clean bowl place the ½ cups of all the ingredients that you left whole and mix it with the ground ingredients. Then add the honey mixture you made. Stir until you have a paste.

In a tray for the oven place wax paper (the purpose of wax paper is avoid the mix to stick to the tray). And place the mixture of the fruits and flatten it. You have to cover the container with the mix with the thickness you want the energy bars.

Afterwards, you have to put in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes and in the end you can cut the energy bars. If you do not want to cut at the end, we also recommend that you make cookies or rectangles when placing the mixture in the refrigerator.

At the end you can spread the liquid chocolate and put the tray again 5 minutes more to the refrigerator.

This recipe is an excellent opportunity to change snacks and give your family another option in which they can get the benefits of dried fruit, almonds, apricot and oats. They will obtain the necessary fiber and energy for their daily activities; also, they could have a good performance in their workouts without losing the vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain excellent health.

In Instantia we care about your health and we want to share with the world the benefits and different ways to consume our products. We also want to share with you a recipe to make homemade granola so you can have a granola that is to your liking.

GRANOLA WITH PINEAPPLE

  • 0.44 pounds of oats
  • 0.22 pounds of walnuts
  • 0.11 filleted almonds
  • 0.22 pounds of dried pineapple
  • 2 butter spoons
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 0.11 pounds of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

In a frying pan place the butter and honey; when they are already melted, add the sugar and the spoonful of water and cinnamon. Continue stirring until all ingredients are put together and turn off the stove.

In a bowl mix the oats, walnuts and almonds into small pieces and place the mixture. Stir so that everything is well mixed.

Cover with butter a baking tray (so the granola does not stick) and place the mixture on top. Put the oven to 302 F, the mixture should be checked every five minutes and moved to make it brown well; continue this procedure for 25 minutes.

It is removed from the oven and then the pineapple is added. You have to wait for it to cool down. You will have a granola for any occasion.

In previous recipes we learned how to use dried pineapple as a complement in a main dish, as an original and healthy snack. We also want to share a salad option so you can use the pineapple as a complement in any occasion.

TROPICAL EMERALD SALAD

  • 1.1 pounds of spinach
  • 0.55 pounds of walnuts
  • ½ cup dried pineapple
  • ½ of raisins
  • Pineapple flavored yogurt
  • Dehydrated parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 spoon of sugar

The first step is to wash and disinfect the spinach. As it will be eaten raw it is necessary to wash it to avoid germs. Subsequently, the nuts are crushed (it should not be walnut powder) or they can be left in half or whole depending on what you want.

In a bowl place the spinach disinfected and dry. Mix with walnuts, pineapple and raisins.

For the dressing: In a bowl put the pineapple yogurt and add a spoonful of mustard, salt, sugar and olive oil, also add a little of dried parsley and stir.

Remember that the dressing is added just in time to serve for the spinach to maintain its texture.

This is a new recipe with which you can surprise everyone on a day where they cook burgers or roast beef in the garden.

We hope you liked and someday try our recipes. Instantia products are beneficial to health as they contain no added sugar and contain the same vitamins and minerals as natural fruits. The only difference is that in dried fruits the water is removed, but the nutrients are not eliminated.

Pineapple contains antioxidants, vitamin C, B1, B6, sodium, and calcium. It is a type of food that helps you lose weight because it makes you feel satisfied. The natural pineapple contains more vitamin C because this is a water soluble vitamin which means it is mostly present in the water. When you remove the water it decreases, but it does not disappear.

Including pineapple in your diet has great benefits since it contains fiber that helps to clean the digestive tract; imagine that when eating pineapple is like a small brush that is sweeping your intestine, helping to eliminate toxins or what your body no longer needs.

For this reason, it is a very good remedy for constipation and eliminating toxic elements that could cause damage to your body. In addition to improving health, eliminating toxins causes our skin to look better as the body can expel what your body no longer reducing pimples or swelling and our skin will look remarkably healthier.

Pineapple also contains folic acid and potassium. In addition, pineapple is recommended for people with heart problems because it helps that there is no blood clotting and eliminates excess cholesterol from our body. It helps to absorb calcium, strengthens the nervous system and is a natural anti-inflammatory.

What’s not to like about pineapple? It is a wonderful fruit that brings us thousands of benefits to our health, is exotic, tropical and very versatile with which we can make thousands and thousands of recipes without getting tired and enjoying it to the maximum. Not for nothing, it was considered a luxury in the past and emperors and kings asked for pineapples at their banquets. Include the queen of fruits in your daily diet.

Instantia is a global leader in the health food industry; we offer the highest quality products to meet European, Asian and American standards. To achieve this, we are constantly working to provide the best quality products that are the best alternative of our customers, working every day of the year to be the best in the industry.

If you have any questions about our products, please contact us, we will be very happy to help you.

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