Fruity Pineapple Juice Recipe
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.
I know you will love this recipe as it is full of flavour, not overly sweet, super hydrating, and refreshing.
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1/8 watermelon
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/2 lemon
Time: 5 mins
Qty: 1100 ml
- Slice off the outer skin
- Cut into long thin strips to fit down the chute
- Chop the core into small chunks
- 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
- Remove the outer skin keeping as much white pith as possible
- Cut into halves or quarters to fit into the wide chute
- 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.
Pineapple juice is filled with antioxidants, soluble fibre, and living water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time. A perfect juice for weight loss.
1 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 amour 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!!!
A pineapple's resilient, strong, energetic nature gets passed onto us when we consume them.
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.
The power of bromelain and vitamin C work together as a bacteria fighter, mucus cutter, cough suppressant, and overall immune system booster in the body.
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.
Grapefruits are exceptional fruits that have very strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help to boost the immune system and prevent aging, illness, and disease.
The Ruby Red grapefruits target the heart and blood. They help clear plaque from arteries and help lower blood pressure. 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 juice also eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices.
Research shows that pectin fibres (still in the juice), reduces appetite which can assist with weight loss and can lower cholesterol.
Grapefruit pectin also reduces the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in people afflicted with atherosclerosis and strengthens blood vessels and capillaries.
Grapefruit juice helps reduce fever and soothes coughs and sore throats. Consumed at night, grapefruit juice promotes sleep and alleviates insomnia.
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 act as a cleanser and astringent; they squeeze toxins from the tissues and stimulate the liver to detoxify. Lemon juice is good for asthma, headaches, pneumonia, and arthritis.
Lemon juice is also beneficial for removing poisons in the form of old drug residues from the body.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
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.