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Mojito Mocktail Juice Recipe

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Juice Recipes, Mocktail Juice

Description

This is my take on a traditional mojito cocktail without sugar and alcohol. I swapped out the sugar for pineapple juice, rum and soda for coconut water and added a salt rim to be a little fancy.

It has a sweet and tangy taste with the traditional minty lime flavour and aroma coming through. The salt rim just made you want to lick the rim as you drank the juice. Very refreshing!

Ingredients

  • 2 limes
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 750ml coconut water
  • Sea salt for rim

Juicing Time:  2 mins

Juice Qty: 1000ml

Serves: 4

Preparation

Lime

  • Thinly slice off the outer skin
  • Juice whole

Pineapple

  • Slice off the outer skin
  • Cut into 2 chunks through the centre core
  • Juice each piece separately

Mint

  • Remove the leaves from the woody stems
  • Juice whole handful at a time

Method

Create the salt rim on your glass first to allow time for it to dry while you are making the juice.

To make the juice start with the cap of the juicer closed so you can blend the ingredients together in the juicer bowl.

Begin with the handful of mint followed by the two limes.

Next, add the pineapple pieces one at a time.

Finish by pouring half the coconut water through the juicer. Remember to release the cap to let the juice out when it reaches the top of the bowl.

Pour the remaining coconut water into the juicer to finish.

 

Salt Rim: use a lime wedge to wipe around the outer rim of your glass. Spread sea salt onto a small plate. Tip your glass upside down and shake slightly to coat the rim.

Health Benefits

Coconut Water is a highly nutritious, cleansing, and refreshing juice that is packed with vitamins and minerals. Coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known. It’s a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance that we have in our blood.

Coconut water has the ability to hydrate the body on a deep, cellular level making it an essential beverage for athletes and those that live a busy, active life. It also has been shown to help balance pH levels, boost the immune system, and support kidneys in filtering toxins and reducing the risk of kidney stones.

Lime

When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system. They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.

Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.

Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.

Limes are not only a zesty addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why limes are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Limes are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain vitamins A, B, and D, as well as minerals like calcium and magnesium. 

Digestive System: The acidity of limes can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. 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. Limes are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.

Detoxification: Limes are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in limes helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ.

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

Hydration: Lime 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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Mint

Beneficial for respiratory system issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium.

It is wonderful for digestive ailments such as nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence. It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety.

Mint can help promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss.

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.

Skeletal System: Pineapple benefits the skeletal system through its rich nutrient profile. It is a good source of manganese, a trace mineral essential for bone health that is involved in bone mineralization and the formation of bone matrix proteins necessary for strong bones. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C, which plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, a major component of bones, cartilage, and connective tissues, thus supporting bone formation and repair.

Additionally, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme mixture known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce inflammation in the body and supports overall bone health by potentially alleviating symptoms of conditions like arthritis. The various antioxidants in pineapple, including flavonoids and phenolic acids, help neutralize free radicals that can damage bone cells and lead to bone loss, thereby supporting bone strength and density. Pineapple also provides potassium, an electrolyte that supports bone mineral density by neutralizing acids in the body that can leach calcium from bones, helping to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

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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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