Juicy, bright, and delicious, the pineapple fruit is a sweet addition to a healthy eating lifestyle. Pineapple has a unique enzyme called bromelain, which aids digestion and calms inflammation. That means your body will more effectively utilize the protein you ingest and recover from your WorldstarBodies Body Design Programs. Did you know that pineapple is also excellent for clearing congestion? A one cup serving of pineapple provides an impressive 80% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of manganese, a mineral that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy blood, strong bones, and an efficient metabolism.
There are endless ways to incorporate this amazing fruit into your healthy eating lifestyle. Stock up on our favorite body designing ingredients and try this recipe from the WorldstarBodies Eating For Abs Guide:
Succulent Pineapple Shrimp with Coconut Rice
1 cup coconut milk
1-1/4 cups water
1 cup brown basmati rice
1 Tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, diced
3/4-lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup diced pineapple
3 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Place coconut milk, 1 cup water and rice in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add coconut oil, shallot, asparagus and red pepper and cook 3 minutes or until vegetables are beginning to brown, stirring. Stir in 1/4 cup water. Add shrimp, pineapple, and lime juice, cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until shrimp are just opaque throughout and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.