Recipes

Refreshing Water

You might notice that I often recommend not to drink soft drinks and juice in excess, especially for young children.

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This is due to not only the excess calorie intake for people trying to lose weight, but for the issues associated with dental caries with children.

Today, I would like to share with you a simple recipe to make some naturally flavoured water which is slightly sweet and deliciously refreshing –pineapple water.

Pineapple has interesting properties including the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme breaks down protein during digestion.

The Healthy Mummy Smoothie Mix also contains the bromelain enzyme (amongst other natural additions) so when having the smoothies you get this additional benefit.

How to make Pineapple Water

Prep time: 5 minutes and overnight

Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Skin of one pineapple
  • Water to cover the skin in a bowl

Directions

  1. After you have cut the skin off the pineapple, place it in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Cover it is with water
  3. Place it in the microwave and heat it for 5 minutes roughly 10 times. It can sit for awhile between heating
  4. Remove and place in the fridge overnight
  5. The next morning drain the water from the skins and place in a container
  6. Voila, fresh beautiful pineapple water

If you are on a weight loss diet, remember to think wisely about your beverages. Some beverages can have the same calorie content as a meal although not assist you in feeling full satisfied until the next meal.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."