Aloe Pineapple Cooler

Pineapple is one of my favorite local fruits.  Its sweet tart flavor gives it so much versatility! Scientifically, pineapple contains the enzyme called “bromelain” which helps to break down protein and aids the body in the detoxing process. Bromelain also contains anti-inflammatory properties. It fights infections and kills bacteria. The juice from fresh pineapples can suppress coughs five times more effectively than cough syrup. One cup of pineapple juice contains nearly 50% of the daily requirement for vitamin C intake. Aloe is another treasure we are gifted to have here on Maui! We all have most likely used it on sunburns,…

Read More

Beet It!

You may enjoy the savory sweetness of beets in your salad. However, they may not be something you would imagine in a drink. This recipe is perfectly paired with the right fruits & veggies that provide a wonderful earthiness that is not overpowering. Loaded with powerful antioxidants, this vivid drink is sure to make you feel healthy! SERVES 2 ¼ cup grated raw beet ¾ cup carrot juice ¾ cup apple juice 1 ½ cups frozen diced papaya 2 teaspoons lime juice ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger Combine the beets, carrot juice and apple juice in a blender. Add all…

Read More

Hot Rum Punch Recipe

Ocracoke island North Carolina is located in the outer banks. It has a rich maritime history and a unique local culture. Many ships have gone down in the treacherous waters, both in the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. This is Blackbeard the pirate’s old hideout, as he could navigate the shallow banks where others could not pursue him or evade his eminent attacks. Today a group of us are heading to the sound to kite surf 10 miles downwind. It’s chilly out there! Our local friends have brought beers the last couple times we did down winders in the ocean, but…

Read More


All Content Copyright © Melissa Panzarini | All Rights Reserved | Site by Glopilot | Site Map