• Recipe: DIY Pineapple Fruit Boat

Even though the summer season is over, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a party with the food you eat. These fruit boats are fun to make and even more fun to eat out of.

Did you know pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain? Bromelain is great for aiding digestion. But more commonly it is used for inflammation, particularly the sinuses, it may help those experiencing inflammation conditions of the skin, and may be helpful in osteoarthritis.

Have you ever seen a pineapple grow? It is so cool. One big leafy plant (kind of like the pineapple spikes but huge and then the little pineapple in the middle like it is sitting in a nest. If you’ve never seen it in real life, you need to google it. Trust me.

A lot of the tropical fruits are coming to the end of their season in Australia, so I’ve tried to use as many as possible in this recipe. Pitaya particularly has a fairly short season here, and peaches. You can use all different kinds of fruits in this recipe so if something isn’t in season, just swap it out.

Fruit Boat

(Makes 2)


1 pineapple, halved

1 serve acai

1 frozen banana

½ cup coconut water

½ pitaya

½ cup blueberries

½ cup strawberries

½ peach, sliced


  • 1.Slice a grid into the pineapple focusing around the core.
  • 2.Scoop out the pineapple to create a well (freeze the scooped out pineapple for smoothies).

  • 3.Combine the acai, banana and coconut water in a blender and blend until combined. You want the smoothie thick.

  • 4.Scoop the acai smoothie out of the blender and place into the “well” of each pineapple.
  • 5.Layer the fruit on top and enjoy.


  • -You can use any fruit and/or smoothie combination you want with these.
  • -Add some toasted muesli or nuts and seeds for texture.
  • -Try using the boat for a rice dish, such as nasi goreng
  • -Rinse them out and use them to serve food a few times (be careful not to store them too long (max 5 days), they must be stored in the fridge).