Recently, I was tipped off about something that was so simple to make yet incredibly delicious that I couldn’t resist trying it out. And let me tell you, it lived up to the hype. I’m talking about Pineapple Cold Tea! It’s a drink that isn’t commonly made here in the Netherlands, but in countries where pineapples are grown, it’s an age-old beverage. It’s made using the “waste” part of the pineapple – the peel. It’s something we typically discard, but you definitely shouldn’t! Instead, use it to make this recipe. Not only is it very tasty, but it also comes with a lot of benefits.
Pineapple is, for those who aren’t aware, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Additionally, it contains Bromelain. Bromelain is a compound that has properties to reduce swelling and inflammation in various parts of the body. Drinking pineapple tea can also aid in improving digestion and alleviating digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, and indigestion. The tea is also a good source of vitamin C, which can boost the immune system and promote healthy skin. Well, enough of the #Fitgirl and #fitboy talk. The main point is that this is truly delicious for a warm summer day or when you need it on a cold winter day, like a hot tea.
Ingredients for 2 liters
2 pineapples (just the peels and cores)
2 cinnamon sticks
a small piece of ginger (2 cm, peeled)
3 whole cloves
- Doe alle schillen van de ananas en de kern in een grote pan
- Add 2 liters of water (plus extra to cover the peels).
- Add the cloves, ginger, and cinnamon sticks.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer gently for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, allow the mixture to cool.
- Strain the liquid through a sieve into another pot.
- Pour the liquid into bottles and store them in the refrigerator to keep it cool.