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[Uber Drinks] The Ultimate Pineapple Smoothie

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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!

 
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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.
lamarwds3 years ago
Like your instructable.
estab6 years ago
you have a nice blender
Derin estab5 years ago
I has smoothie maker but no blender.
narcoduck estab6 years ago
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.

technick29 (author)  narcoduck6 years ago
Wait, are you asking me what kind of pot the pineapple top is planted it?
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?
The instructables not bad either.
technick29 (author)  estab6 years ago
Why thank you! But how did you like the Instructable?
looks good I think I will try it
technick29 (author)  estab6 years ago
Great! Get back to me when you do and leave a comment.
chikid686 years ago
I bet this would be good with a shot or 2 of rum in it
Labot20016 years ago
This is AWESOME.

4/5 Stars. VERY well written. Fav'd.
technick29 (author)  Labot20016 years ago
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.
technick29 (author)  Labot20016 years ago
Thanks a lot man! (Is it just me or did your rating not show up? : / )
I might not have clicked it - sometimes I forget ;-) I'll double check.
technick29 (author)  Labot20016 years ago
Great man, thanks for all of your help!
martymunch6 years ago
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!
technick29 (author)  martymunch6 years ago
Awesome! Well once you try it, can you get back to me and maybe give me some stars? :D Thanks for commenting!
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!
technick29 (author)  martymunch6 years ago
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.
technick29 (author)  martymunch6 years ago
I'm so glad you like it! Good improvisation, too. Thanks for the great rating man!
Chard6 years ago
Chards advice - add rum :) im thinking morgans spiced if you can get it - yum yum. although adding rum to most stuff makes it better!
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.
technick29 (author)  Chard6 years ago
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?
Noadi6 years ago
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.
technick29 (author)  Noadi6 years ago
By the way, have you tried using frozen fruit with this particular smoothie? I'd like to know how it turns out!
technick29 (author)  Noadi6 years ago
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!
ach! That was my brother!
I'm so sorry. He was delicious though, if that counts for anything.
Lol
LOL!
bumpus6 years ago

Yum :D

technick29 (author)  bumpus6 years ago
Haha, yes it is. :)
That was fast!
technick29 (author)  fungus amungus6 years ago
Haha yep, I made it last night and finished it today! And then there was a post about this contest. :D