A Refreshing Drink To Make Called Aloha Shake

Introduction in preparing Aloha shake

Have you ever traveled to Hawaii? To be honest, I wish I can travel and live to Hawaii and enjoy their tropical paradise. Hawaii is very famous with its natural wonders and their beautiful beaches. One thing that catches my attention in the island of Hawaii is their great delicacies and their refreshing cocktails. Have you ever tried one of Hawaii’s refreshing drinks? In this hub, I will teach you how to create an easy to prepare yet delicious drink regularly prepared in Hawaii called Aloha shake. I assure you that where ever you are in the globe, upon drinking this you will feel like you are living your dream in the island of Hawaii.

A variety of Aloha shake
A variety of Aloha shake | Source

Time it takes to make Aloha shake

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 3 cups
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Ingredients required for Aloha shake

  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup watermelon, diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • granadine
  • toothpick umbrella for garnish

How to prepare Aloha Shake

As I mentioned this drink is so easy to prepare it only takes a few minutes to do it.

  1. In a glass, pour in a little grenadine at the sides of the glass.
  2. Set aside and prepare the shake by blending 1 cup diced pineapples, 1 cup diced watermelon, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/2 cup ice cubes.
  3. Blend until the mixture turns into a smoothie.
  4. Poor the smooth mixture into the prepared glass that contains grenadine.
  5. Lastly, garnish the drink with sliced pineapples and watermelon.
  6. You can also add a toothpick umbrella to make the drink presentable and appealing.

Only thing left is to sit down, tan yourself, stare blankly at the waves and chill to your heart’s content.

Items needed to prepare Aloha shake

  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Umbrella toothpicks

Another variety of this refreshing drink.
Another variety of this refreshing drink. | Source

Nutritional value that are found in Aloha shake

Grenadine is a syrup usually made from red currants and pomegranates. It is regularly used as an ingredient for many cocktails that serves as a sweetener and for coloring. Nutrients found in grenadine are calories where on the other hand the fruits that were used in preparing aloha shake contain other nutrients as well. Take a look at pineapples that provides digestive enzymes called Bromelain, minerals such as Copper and manganese, vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B1, carbohydrates, calories and fiber. Let me provide benefits that you can get from pineapples. Bromelain for example is a digestive enzyme when taken with meals aids in the digestion of proteins. Upon breaking these proteins in the body it turns it into amino acids. Manganese is important in the formation of bones and activation of certain enzymes in the body. Copper assists in the absorption of iron and regulates blood pressure and heart rate. Vitamin C or also known as Ascorbic acid on the other hand improves our immune system against common illnesses such as flu. As mentioned a while ago pineapples also contain vitamin B1 that allows cells in our body to convert carbohydrates into energy. Vitamin B1 is also crucial for red blood cell formulation. Fiber in the body if increased lowers blood cholesterol which in turn lowers risk of heart disease. Together with this, other conditions such as diabetes and constipation are lessening.

Watermelon which is also used as an ingredient in this drink has its own nutritional properties as well. Low Calories obtained from watermelon because of water. Water makes the bulk of the fruits flesh which is an ideal dessert for dieters who are trying to lose weight. Fiber is also available in watermelon as well as essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A and C. As I explained earlier, Vitamin A is good for our vision and Vitamin C helps us tackle common illnesses caused by stress from work. Watermelon is also a good source of Potassium which helps regulate blood pressure to help prevent hypertension. Another nutrient found in watermelon is a compound called Lycopene. This compound acts as an antioxidant which may lower the risk of having cancer. Research shows that watermelon is one of the fruits that are rich in lycopene.

Last of the ingredients in this recipe which is orange juice has its own nutritional contributions. Like most fruits, orange juice is a source of calories. Compared to other fruits the citrus family is the most abundant source of vitamin C that can also serve as an antioxidant in the body fighting free radicals that can damage cells that can lead to cancer. Other nutrients in orange juice include folic acid; thiamine and magnesium. Fiber is also available in orange juice that helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar.

This refreshing drink can even be drank at the street.
This refreshing drink can even be drank at the street. | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 80
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Other nutritional value found in Aloha shake

Calories and Sugar
Fat and Protein
1 cup of Pineapple
82 and 16.3 g
1 g and 1 g
Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc
Vitamin C, B, B-6, Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Folate, Vitamin A, D, E, and K
1 cup of sliced Watermelon
30 calories per 100 g
Potassium and Lycopene
Vitamin A, C
1 cup of Orange juice
110 calories
Folic acid, Thiamine, and Magnesium
Vitamin C

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