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Fruity Pineapple Juice Recipe

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Breakfast Juice

Description

This red and yellow combination of fruits is perfect for a breakfast juice either on its own or with other food. The pineapple and watermelon are both super juicy which makes a lot of juice that you can keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.

I put lemon and grapefruit in the recipe to help balance the sweetness of the watermelon and pineapple and to help it last longer in the fridge.

 

Happy Juicing!

Taste

I know you will love this recipe as it is full of flavour, not overly sweet, super hydrating, and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1/8 watermelon
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 lemon

Time:  5 mins
Qty: 1100 ml
Serves: 4

Preparation

Pineapple

  • Slice off the outer skin
  • Cut into long thin strips to fit down the chute
  • Chop the core into small chunks

Watermelon

  • Thinly slice the outer green skin leaving most of the white flesh intact (you can leave the skin on if you wish, it will change the colour and taste)
  • Cut the melon into slices about two fingers wide
  • Cut the slices in long strips about three fingers wide

Grapefruit

  • Remove the outer skin keeping as much white pith as possible
  • Cut into halves or quarters to fit into the wide chute

Lemon

  • Remove stickers and cut off any hard end points
  • Slice lemons into rounds with skin on to give more flavour and get more juice from each lemon.

Cold Press Juicing Method

Start with juicing the soft watermelon pieces first. Take your time letting the machine press the flesh through.

Next add the grapefruit pieces one at a time.

Add the pineapple strips on at a time followed by the pineapple core chucks.

Finish with the lemon slices.

 

Tip:  turn the pineapple upside down & smell the base. It should smell sweet & fresh. If it doesn’t smell at all, then the fruit is most likely unripe. If it smells too sweet, like alcohol or vinegar, it may be an overripe pineapple.

Health Benefits

Pineapple

Pineapple juice is filled with antioxidants, soluble fibre, and living water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time. A perfect fruit to juice for weight loss.

Nutrition: Pineapple has large amounts of vitamin C like its orange cousin, but it also has bromelain, an enzyme that helps suppress coughs and loosens the mucus that often accompanies colds.

Immune System: The power of bromelain and vitamin C in pineapple work together as a bacteria fighter, mucus cutter, cough suppressant, and overall immune system booster in the body. One cup of pineapple juice supplies over 50% of the daily amount of manganese, a trace mineral important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Pineapple strengthens the immune system. Look at the armor of protection around the flesh. The fruit can take up to 2 years from flower to fruit. It has to outlast all four seasons... twice, which means that pineapple's resilient, strong, energetic nature gets passed onto us when we consume them.

Respiratory System: Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain may help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe, especially for individuals with conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immune function and respiratory health. Vitamin C helps protect the lungs from infections and may reduce the severity of respiratory symptoms.

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Watermelon

Watermelon is an excellent fruit for juicing and good for your “melon” (aka head) because it is 93% water that is full of electrolytes and can help hydrate the brain.

Watermelon also cools the body, cleanses the kidneys, and has been shown to purify the skin, promote shiny hair and strong nails.

Watermelon has high levels of lycopene, the bright red carotene that is a powerful antioxidant to neutralise free radicals. It is also high in citrulline and arginine, amino acids that may help lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and may also help in preventing prostate cancer.

Watermelon is also known to significantly reduce inflammation, help flush out edema, aid in weight loss, and alleviate depression.

The skin of the watermelon is equally beneficial to juice as it is one of the highest organic sodium foods in nature and one of the best sources of chlorophyll.

Grapefruit, Red

Grapefruits are exceptional fruits that have very strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Nutrition: They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help to boost the immune system and prevent aging, illness, and disease.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Ruby Red Grapefruits target the heart and blood. They help clear plaque from arteries and help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Galacturonic acid (found only in grapefruit) has the ability to break up and dislodge fatty plaque buildup in the arteries and remove it completely from the body. Grapefruit pectin also reduces the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in people afflicted with atherosclerosis and strengthens blood vessels and capillaries.

Digestive System: Grapefruit juice also eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices and the pectin fibre (still within the juice) reduces your appetite, assisting with weight loss. 

Respiratory System: Grapefruit juice helps reduce fever and soothes coughs and sore throats. When consumed at night, grapefruit juice promotes sleep and alleviates insomnia.

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Lemon

Lemons are a must have ingredient in any juicing kitchen. They help make veggie juices taste better and help fruit juices last long when stored in the fridge. Lemons are rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Lemon juice is known to be particularly beneficial for colds, coughs, and sore throats.

Lemons are not only a bright and tangy addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why lemons are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Lemons are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain citric acid, potassium, and other nutrients that support overall health.

Digestive System: The citric acid in lemons can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of stomach acid. This can aid in the digestion of food and prevent digestive issues like indigestion and bloating.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu. 

Detoxification: Lemons are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in lemons helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ. Lemons act as a cleanser and astringent; they squeeze toxins from the tissues and stimulate the liver to detoxify. Lemon juice is also beneficial for removing poisons in the form of old drug residues from the body.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in lemons, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Lemon juice can also be used topically to lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

Hydration: Lemon water is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can help improve energy levels and mood.

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Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.

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