Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

pineapple

Naturally fun fruit snacks!

Fresh pineapple is sweet, refreshing and delicious but it’s not as transportable as other fruits, so it often gets overlooked. Dehydrating pineapple is possibly the easiest way to make it into a ready-to-go fruit snack, and without the mess. For a bit of variety, it’s lots of fun to make pineapple rollups or fruit leather instead. Made with real fruit, it’s so much healthier than the store-bought equivalent.

The method is just like making a smoothie. Once the pineapple skin is removed, it’s really a matter of chopping it up and throwing it in the blender jug. With the Vibe Blender System, you can even leave the core in – it’ll be super smooth (and frothy) in seconds. Depending on the variety and the sweetness of your pineapple, you may want to add some honey or maple syrup to cut the tartness. 

When dried the frothy blended pineapple creates a spongey fruit rollup. The texture combined with the fruit’s enzymes give you a fun tingling sensation on the tongue. If you dehydrate the pineapple for extra time, it becomes brittle and chip-like. Experiment and see what texture preference you enjoy most. If you have kids, we guarantee they will love dried pineapple leather, but gown-ups will love it too!

pineapple rollups

pineapple rollups

pineapple rollups
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pineapple rollups (fruit leather)