With summer just around the corner, we thought we’d share our love of all things ‘Pina Colada’ with a really fabulous collection of recipes,
and – would you believe…. shoes!!
When you are buying your Pineapples this summer – have a think about where they’ve travelled from… Buying Fairtrade has had a real impact for many pineapple farmers and workers. Through this scheme pineapple farmers have been able to invest in health clinics, sanitation, and improve product quality and education. Workers on pineapple farms report fairer work conditions and more bargaining power. Coconut Oil is an amazing product too, and features in lots of these recipes – My favourite is Lucy Bee which is Organic and Fair Trade and available here, and here (if you are in the US)*
1) PINA Colada Smoothie Love that this classic recipe is non-alcoholic, with an full boozy alternative recipe included!
2) Pina Colada Ice Lollies Oh my goodness these look AMAZING!
3) Pina Colada cupcakes! go on, you know you want to!
4) Oh now THIS is cool…. Pina Colada served IN a pineapple!
5) Oh my word – overnight oats – what a pineapple-y-treat
6) Delicious no-churn sorbet – such a treat, with pineapple and of course coconut!
7) Seriously scrummy Pina Colada banana bread
8) Pina Colada with Coconut ice cream? oh yes please, and LOVE this style of serving in the coconut shell.
And now to the ultimate Pina Colada Fashion success story – the wonderful @po_zu who have developed a stylish line in Pineapple Leather-alternative – can you believe this, they have been working with coconut for a long time, in the soles of their shoes, and NOW they’ve discovered this amazing material Pinatex, and are making shoes from them, vegan too! And you can win some this week… click here
The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent certification body which licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products which meet international Fairtrade standards. This independent consumer label appears on products to show that disadvantaged producers are getting a better deal from trade. Today, more than 1.5 million people – farmers and workers – across more than 74 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system.
Over 5,000 products have been licensed to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK including coffee, tea, herbal teas, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, bananas, grapes, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, apples, pears, plums, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, satsumas, clementines, mandarins, lychees, dried fruit, juices, smoothies, biscuits, cakes & snacks, honey, jams & preserves, chutney, rice, quinoa, herbs & spices, seeds, nuts, wines, ales, rum, confectionery, muesli, cereal bars, ice-cream, flowers, sports balls, sugar body scrub and cotton products including clothing, homeware, cotton wool, olive oil, gold, silver and platinum.
*affiliate links for your convenience