Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Grilled Pineapple with Cheesecake Cream

A dessert you can eat post-workout? YES. 
A dessert you can serve to guests and seriously impress? YES.

Pineapple, beyond just being pretty, is good for you. It's a great source of Thiamin, B6, Vitamin C, and Manganese, and its bromelain offers anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits, too!

Our family loves pineapple - despite the fact that two of them are mildly allergic. Not carry-an-epi-pen-allergic, just swollen-tongue- allergic. This doesn't stop them from indulging. My hubby was the taste-tester for this one... he's still grinning (and still swollen). 

Grilled Pineapple with Cheesecake Cream
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 4

4 pineapple rings, fresh if possible
1 tsp coconut sugar (if you can't find this, palm sugar or a brown-splenda blend will work)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 Tbsp fat free cream cheese
4 Tbsp fat free greek yogurt, plain
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Truvia-Sugar baking blend (can sub 1-2 pkts stevia)

Preheat grill to medium-high  (I used my Foreman Grill)
Sprinkle coconut sugar over the tops of the pineapple rings. Dust lightly with pumpkin pie spice. 
In small bowl, blend cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla, and Truvia-Sugar until smooth.
Spray grill with cooking oil (I prefer coconut oil)
Grill pineapple 2-3 minutes.
Plate pineapple, then divide the cheesecake cream between the 4 rings. 
Sprinkle lightly with pumpkin pie spice.

per serving: 66 calories, 4 grams protein, 12 grams carbs, 0 grams fat, 8 grams sugars.


  1. Just found on pintrest. So excited to try this with a small hamburger cookout! We will have 5 kids to please, this will surely be a big hit.

    1. Enjoy! It's a fabulous treat my whole family loves! :-D