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

2. Share this post on facebook

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends August 3 at midnight.

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Yield: 8 servings

Pineapple Agua Fresca

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   Total Time:  5 minutes


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


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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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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  96 Responses to “Pineapple Agua Fresca and an OXO Giveaway”

  1. Kate — July 25, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    That looks awesome! Delicious! I’d have to say my favorite summer dish is a good caprese salad with balsamic drizzle. Delicious!

  2. Marly — July 25, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    This recipe looks amazing and works perfectly with my favorite summer eating tip which is to incorporate more fruit in your diet! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  3. Jessica F — July 25, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Cool! I love eating a lot of salad in the summer and grilling up veggies and shrimp. Delicious but healthy too!

  4. Jessica F — July 25, 2012 @ 10:22 am
  5. Mike — July 25, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Summertime is when I enjoy eating fresh fruit, and especially locally grown melons.

  6. Paula - bell'alimento — July 25, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Those look SO refreshing! I’m a sucker for all things pineapple. Love that pineapple corer!

  7. Aggie — July 25, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I love this Angie! Agua frescas are so good…especially in the summer! I’m loving watermelon right…as I do every summer. Just so perfect when it’s eaten cold on a HOT day!

  8. Erin H — July 25, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    For the summer, I love anything with fresh berries! Raspberries and blueberries are the best.

  9. Erin H — July 25, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I shared the link via FaceBook

  10. AlyssaH — July 25, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I love any fresh fruits and veggies (especially homegrown)!

  11. Kristin P — July 25, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Love these gadgets!

  12. Kristin P — July 25, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Shared on twitter!

  13. Kristin P — July 25, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    And on Facebook 🙂

  14. Cassie — July 25, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    This looks amazingly refreshing Angie! I adore pineapple. Can’t wait to try this!

  15. Amy Bailey — July 25, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Yum! I love pineapple!! The way I eat healthy in the summer is being sure to include all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers’ markets.

  16. Erika Chilton — July 25, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I drink plenty of water and the way I eat healthy is to eat lots of fruit and vegetables during the summer months.

  17. Allison Krzastek — July 25, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    My favorite summer recipe is any Greek-style salad. Mixed greens, olives, tomatoes, feta, cucumber, and a lemony vinaigrette are so refreshing!

  18. Allison Krzastek — July 25, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I also shared this post on Facebook!

  19. Gloria Dunham — July 25, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Oxo products rule. I love pineapple and would like the slicer

  20. Taryn — July 25, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    My absolute favorite thing to eat during the summer -hands down- is Watermelon Gazpacho, which I like to call WatermelOMGazpacho. This is basically the recipe, I just puree everything in the end, and at 110 calories, its liquid heaven !!!

  21. Shari — July 25, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Looks delicious!! Our fave summertime eats… any and all fresh veggies and fruits, grilling them everyday 🙂

  22. Harlene LeVine — July 25, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    My favorite summer hint is to make a pineapple syrup from the peel of the pineapple that you would usually throw away. If you simmer the peel in a saucepan with some sugar and water for about an hour, you can then scrape the remaining pineapple flesh from the peel and make a syrup which can be used on ice cream or with seltzer to make a refreshing soda. I hope I win the pineapple peeler because this would make the process that much easier.

  23. Erika Chilton — July 25, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I tweeted!


  24. Kari Judd — July 25, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Wonderful Giveaway! Pineapple is my favorite fruit to enjoy during the summer!

  25. Erika Chilton — July 25, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    I shared on Facebook!

    Erika Chilton

  26. MKWare — July 25, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Eat more fruits and vegtables using rainbow colors for selection guide of vegtables and fruits, aeat organic foods and avoid most highly processessed foods.

  27. Aura — July 25, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    summer has such great fruits and veggies so we stock up at least twice a week. I like to cute the fruits into bowls right away and put others in single serve containers so we can grab healthy snacks in a cinch

  28. Kate D — July 25, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    My favorite summer recipe is Strawberry Shortcake with fresh picked strawberries, home made shortcake and fresh whipped cream.

  29. My favorite recipe for the summer is anything ICE CREAM! Actually, I like it all year, but it just says SUMMER.

  30. Holly — July 25, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    We love making veggie smoothies with pineapple as the sweetener, great healthy way to make it taste good!

  31. Windy P. — July 25, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    I’ve started having greek yogurt with fresh fruit for breakfast. I’ve always been one of those people who skips breakfast (I know, bad me). 🙂

  32. Windy P. — July 25, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Shared on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Cellabella — July 25, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    I love a summer salad made of watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, and mint, with a lemon-honey dressing!

  34. Maralea — July 25, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    We love eating lots of fresh fruits!

  35. Maralea — July 25, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Shared on facebook!

  36. Nancy — July 25, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    ANything with pineapple! I just love it!

  37. Nancy — July 25, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Shared on Facebook!

  38. Jenne — July 25, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    I love fresh made tropical fruit salad and what ever is left over after can be thrown right into a sangria.

  39. Jenne — July 25, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway via @MooshuJenne at

  40. Carly — July 25, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    My favorite summer recipe: pasta, olive oil, basil, garlic, and fresh farmer’s market tomatoes. So simple and so tasty!

  41. Meghan Finley — July 25, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    We love watermelon salad

  42. That is the coolest gadget, I’ve got to get one. I must have one of your drinks too, yum!

  43. Michele F. — July 26, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    My healthy eating tip for summer is snacking on cold blueberries and raspberries!

  44. Michele F. — July 26, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    Shared on Twitter!

  45. Michele F. — July 26, 2012 @ 2:48 am

    I shared on Facebook.

  46. janice — July 26, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    My tip is buy as much fruits and veggies as possible to fill your fridge. The more color the better. My faves are cherry and baby carrots. Sometimes I snack on thinly sliced onion. I know, its weird. Its crunchy and refreshing. Only happens in the summer. In the cold weather I’d crave for comfort food.

  47. Debra Elliott — July 26, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    My favorite summertime recipe is anything no-bake. I twitted @debraannelliott and posted on FB debra gray-elliott

  48. Laura S. — July 26, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    My favorite summer recipe is always a mix of fresh fruits from farmer markets around the area. Michigan definitely has some of the best fruits and veggies : )

  49. Tickled Red — July 26, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Oh my! You need to come to the beach soon and with a barrel of that deliciousness!

  50. Therese — July 26, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    My favorite summer recipe is for smoothies. I add a scoop of protein powder, a teaspoon of fiber, a banana, a handful of whatever berries I have in the fridge and mix it all with about 1/2 cup of frozen mango pieces. Delicious!

  51. susitravl — July 26, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    My favorite summer healthy eating tip would be to eat all of the fresh fruit and veggies from your garden, the farmer’s market or wherever you get locally grown produce – delicious and so good for you!

  52. jon brierton — July 26, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Summertime makes me BERRY happy !

  53. Sam H — July 26, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    My favorite healthy summer tip is to try and eat at least one salad a day! It encourages me to try all of the delicious summer produce as well as increases my vegetable intake! YUM!

  54. Sara P. — July 26, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I love to make salads with fruit in it during the summer. Especially stone fruit, such as apricots!

  55. Hollie C — July 26, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Pasta salad with lots of veggies

  56. meredith — July 26, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    I love cooking with fresh summer produce – its all so yummy and I can grow stuff out on my balcony, which is fun and makes my recipes great b/c they are from my hard work!

  57. Cathy — July 26, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    That drink looks so refreshing!
    My favorite summer recipe is thai grilled chicken!

  58. Cathy — July 26, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I tweeted!

  59. jess — July 27, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    i’m thinking of pineapple drinks in a tropical locale… mmmm….

  60. Maureen — July 27, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    When I want a sweet but I do not have them I will freeze grapes and they are cool and tasty. Another thing I do is that bananas tend to ripen quickly in the summer. I will peel them and then freeze them so that I do not have to waste the banana and use them later in breads or other baked goods.

  61. Mbb — July 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Grilled zucchini salad!

  62. Sarah — July 27, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    I love putting EVERYTHING on the grill in the summer time! Cuts the fat and gives it a delicious taste!

  63. Sarah — July 27, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    I also shared the giveaway on Facebook!

  64. Tina — July 27, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Huge salads with grilled chicken on top…yummmmmm!

  65. Stacey — July 27, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I love that pineapple slicer – I bought one years ago for my dad! Would love my own!

    Favourite summer food would be a chicken, avocado, mango salad – so delicious 🙂

  66. Terri Cole — July 28, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    My healthy tip would be try a plant-based diet. It’s healthy for you and the planet, and so easy in the summer when fresh fruits & veggies are cheap and abundant.

  67. Anonymous — July 28, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I really enjoy a caprese salad on summer days with some balsamic vinegar on top.

  68. Elissa — July 28, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    I recently started making lemonade. love it.

  69. marla — July 28, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Great giveaway ~ loving this summery drink!

  70. Ca-rin — July 30, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I adore OXO’s products and gadgets and I can’t wait to get my hands on that avocado peeler! lol! Living down south it’s practically summer all the time so eating light and grilling is a year round treat. I love grilling and do everything from corn and potatoes to meat.

  71. Desi — July 30, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    My fave summer recipe is Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade! Perfect for summer 🙂

  72. Christine — July 31, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Make flavored water, its fun to drink and pretty!!

  73. Carly — July 31, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    My favorite summer recipe is pasta tossed with garden fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic.

  74. MonieG — August 1, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    My favorite summer recipe is fruit dip. It’s one small box of vanilla pudding, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 cup milk , 8oz crushed pineapple and 1/3 cup coconut. Super delicious!!

  75. Annie — August 2, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    I Love summer recipes using all the abundant fresh produce at this time of year.
    There’s nothing better than to go out to my own garden, and pick something fresh to make for dinner.

  76. Laurie — August 2, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    Oh, anything Grilled! Anything with fresh fruit, all the fresh veggies, and I could go on, and on….I just wish summer could be extended to ALL YEAR!!

  77. Karen — August 4, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    Frozen bananas! Thrown in the blender it’s just like ice cream.

  78. Jill S. — April 19, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    That looks so tasty! And will be so refreshing when in my 2nd trimester in the heat of summer!! I love anything fresh fruit in the summer and nothing beats a freshly sliced tomato sandwich…so full of vitamin C!

  79. Teresa — July 26, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Fave summer recipe involves no heat cooking! Ceviche with Mahi Mahi or the classic Mexcian Shimp cocktail! Drinks: Agua Fresca – usually watermelon or cantaloupe, but exploring new fruit combos too!

  80. Teresa — July 27, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    and tweeted 🙂

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