Introduction: [Uber Drinks] the Ultimate Pineapple Smoothie

Hi guys. So recently, I saw woofboy111's Instructable "How to Grow Pineapples". I decided that I needed to do this, so I got two pineapples.

I was going to use one of them to make carbonated fruit, but alas, my dry ice vendor was not packing any of the stuff. Therefore, I was destined to find another use for my pineapples.

So, I ate one. Then I decided to make the coolest drink ever.

This smoothie not only tastes great, but also looks great in its stylish carved-out pineapple cup. Perfect for a summer BBQ!

Here's what you'll need:
  • A Pineapple (a real one; we'll be using the shell)
  • About 5-7 medium sized strawberries
  • 50 mL of orange juice
  • A banana

I'm in a contest, so ratings and comments always welcome! :D

Voting for the BBQ PDQ contest starts today, so help me out with a vote!

Step 1: Cut It

Cut off the top of the pineapple with about an inch or two of the meat still intact. Plant the top using wolfboy111's Instructable or save it for later for a lid.

Cut out the center of the pineapple. This part is tough and you want to dispose of it.

Get the rest of the pineapple insides out and put them in a bowl. Initially, I tried using a knife, but later utilized a spoon to finish the job. Because of my sloppy job, it kinda looks like apple sauce in the bowl.

Make sure you keep the outer shell in tact. Look at the pictures if you are having trouble visualizing this.

Step 2: Blend It

Yep. Put in the pineapple guts, strawberries, banana, and the 50 milliliters of OJ. Adjust the orange juice levels as per personal taste. 50 mL makes for quite a thick smoothie, the way I like it.

Blend everything together except for the ice until there is an even consistency. Then grab 5 cubes of ice and throw them in. Pulse the mixture until there are small chunks of ice.

The idea is to put in crushed ice, so if you have an ice crusher already, use that. Usually when you just throw the cubes in, you get big chunks or they just turn into water.

Step 3: Enjoy!

Pour the concoction back into the carved out pineapple. If you saved the lid, cut out a straw hole of two and place it back on top (notches would also help keep the lid in place.

Share your drink with others! Then take it some place nice, and take pictures in the sun. Cheers.

Comments

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lamarwds made it! (author)2011-07-11

Like your instructable.

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estab made it! (author)2008-06-26

you have a nice blender

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Derin made it! (author)Derin2008-11-14

I has smoothie maker but no blender.

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narcoduck made it! (author)narcoduck2008-07-02

Thats a good observation. I was quite amazed at the ingenuity of using some kind of pot to plant the pineapple stalk in. What do you call one of those things?

They look really interesting.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-07-03

Wait, are you asking me what kind of pot the pineapple top is planted it?

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narcotic_duck made it! (author)narcotic_duck2008-07-07

Yes. I've never seen one before, and they look =fun= What's it made out of? What are the dimensions? How old is it? Does it have a name?
Does it come pre-filled with soil, or do you have to supply that yourself?

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narcoduck made it! (author)narcoduck2008-07-02

The instructables not bad either.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-27

Why thank you! But how did you like the Instructable?

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estab made it! (author)estab2008-06-29

looks good I think I will try it

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-29

Great! Get back to me when you do and leave a comment.

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chikid68 made it! (author)2008-07-10

I bet this would be good with a shot or 2 of rum in it

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Labot2001 made it! (author)2008-06-26

This is AWESOME.

4/5 Stars. VERY well written. Fav'd.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-07-08

Hey dude, I was just wondering if you could give me a vote (if you haven't already) in the BBQ PDQ contest since you liked it so much. Thanks for everything.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-27

Thanks a lot man! (Is it just me or did your rating not show up? : / )

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Labot2001 made it! (author)Labot20012008-06-27

I might not have clicked it - sometimes I forget ;-) I'll double check.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-27

Great man, thanks for all of your help!

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martymunch made it! (author)2008-06-26

I just got a new blender yesterday and I'm doing this one on Sunday! I'll let you know what i think. I did not know about growing pine apples like that. I may try to grow some later this year. DOUBLE SCORE!

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-26

Awesome! Well once you try it, can you get back to me and maybe give me some stars? :D Thanks for commenting!

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martymunch made it! (author)martymunch2008-06-27

Yeah this didn't make it till Sunday. These are AWESOME! I added a little more ice to them but they turned out great, 5 stars!

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-07-08

Hate to be a pain, but if you could give me a vote in the BBQ PDQ contest (if you haven't already), I would be very happy! Thanks for all of your input.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-27

I'm so glad you like it! Good improvisation, too. Thanks for the great rating man!

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Chard made it! (author)2008-06-29

Chards advice - add rum :) im thinking morgans spiced if you can get it - yum yum. although adding rum to most stuff makes it better!

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chunkyblamm made it! (author)chunkyblamm2008-06-29

Try Parrot Bay coconut rum made by the good folks at Captain Morgan. We used to make them like this only minus the OJ and banana.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-29

Haha, I was just trying to keep this open for family fun, but yes, I'm sure it could spice up this drink quite well! Have you tried adding it to this?

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Noadi made it! (author)2008-06-29

I don't like adding water ice to my smoothies because I love my smoothies to taste really fruity so I freeze pieces of fruit and make juice cubes. Might want to give it a try.

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-29

By the way, have you tried using frozen fruit with this particular smoothie? I'd like to know how it turns out!

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-29

Yea, that's what it's suggested to do in the blender instructions, but usually I don't think far enough ahead to do that, haha. Great tip! Thanks for the input!

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PineapplebobTheGreat made it! (author)2008-06-27

ach! That was my brother!

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-27

I'm so sorry. He was delicious though, if that counts for anything.

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Lol

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Plasmana made it! (author)Plasmana2008-06-27

LOL!

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bumpus made it! (author)2008-06-26

Yum :D

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-26

Haha, yes it is. :)

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fungus amungus made it! (author)2008-06-26

That was fast!

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technick29 made it! (author)technick292008-06-26

Haha yep, I made it last night and finished it today! And then there was a post about this contest. :D

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