Power Food Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls

This week’s Power Food is Pineapples! Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved and their leaves are even used for insulation in your homes. Believe it or not, Pineapples are a composed of many berries whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Individual pineapple can take over two years to grow, although they are usually picked slightly earlier than this. The top of a pineapple, after cleaning and drying, can be planted in soil and a new plant will grow.

Health Benefits of Pineapples

A sweet and tangy tropical treat, the pineapple is a high source of Vitamin B6. B6 helps support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes. A single serving of pineapple has more than50% of the daily requirement of vitamin B6. Pineapples also treat illness by loosening materials and helping you eliminate them from your body if you’ve already contracted an illness or infection.

Easy to Make Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls

An easy way to work pineapples into your children’s’ diet is to have them help you make these energy balls for those rainy days! Follow this recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips for your child and you to make these delicious treats!

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