Pineapple Agua Fresca and an OXO Giveaway

I love pineapple everything, but I don’t love peeling and coring pineapples. And you’ll never see me pay grocery store prices for cut pineapple, because I’m just too cheap. So when I was able to try OXO’s new pineapple peeler and corer tool, I jumped at the chance. Well, actually my husband did, because I always rope him into peeling and coring my pineapples and he loves gadgets.

 

This little gadget is so easy to use and it peels and cores a pineapple in less than a minute. I love it!

 

It helps me make delicious and healthy pineapple recipes like this pineapple aqua fresca that much faster. Agua frescas are something we love in the summer. This pineapple mint version is just heavenly. You can add a little agave nectar for sweetner if you’d like. This pineapple was plenty sweet enough for us though, I didn’t add any additional sweetener.

To help promote healthy summer eating, @OXO, Kelsey, The Naptime Chef @TheNaptimeChef, Joanne, Fifeteen Spatulas @FifteenSpatulas, Dara, Cookin Canuck @cookincanuck and myself are having a Twitter Party tomorrow (July 26) at 4pm EST. We’ll be sharing lots of summer tips on healthy, fresh family foods, and don’t forget, there’s giveaway prizes! The hashtag for the party is #OXOfresh.

Help spread the word, and invite your twitter friends by tweeting the following: Join @EclecticRecipes @OXO @TheNaptimeChef @cookincanuck @FifteenSpatulas for fresh & healthy eating Twitter Party w prizes July 26 4pm ET.

And best of all, we’re giving away one of those amazing pineapple slicers and corers shown above plus all of the following tools below from OXO tools.

The OXO giveaway set consists of:

Pineapple Slicer
– Citrus Juicer
– Avocado Slicer
– 5lb Food Scale
– Water Bottle
– a copy of Kelsey’s book, The Naptime Chef Cookbook

To enter to win this tool prize kit, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer recipe or healthy eating tip.

For additional entries,

1. Tweet the following :  I just entered to win an amazing set of @OXO tools from @EclecticRecipes http://ow.ly/cuhx2

2. Share this post on facebook

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends August 3 at midnight.

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Pineapple Agua Fresca

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 large pineapple
2 cups water
agave nectar to taste, (optional)
6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish

Directions:

Peel and core pineapple, chop coarsely. Place in blender with 2 cups water, or enough to fill. Blend on high until smooth.

Add mint leaves and pulse until combined. Serve agua fresca over ice garnished with mint

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