This week at the local market near us a fresh batch of new-season strawberries had just arrived. The smell and taste made me buy 1kg straight away.
When fresh strawberries come into season they make a great addition to a morning breakfast juice recipe (if you have any leftover after you enjoy eating them).
They pair well with red apples and lime and I like the extra tang from the pineapple.
A delicious tasting juice with, a thick texture, fruity aroma and a wonderful sweet taste.
- 1/2 pineapple
- 250g strawberries
- 1 lime
- 3 red apples
Time: 5 mins
Qty: 800 ml
- Slice off the outer skin
- Cut into long thin strips to fit down the chute
- Chop the core into small chunks
- Pull off the small green leaves, you can juice them if you want
- Juice whole
- Remove the stems and remove any stickers
- Juice apples whole with skin and seeds.
- Cut in half or quarters if too big to fit into the wide chute
- Thinly slice off the outer skin
- Juice whole
Cold Press Juicing Method
Always start with the softest ingredient in this case the strawberries. Add a handful at a time.
Next add the lime.
Add the apples next one by one letting each apple press through the juicr fully before adding the next one.
Add the pineapple chunks next one by one leaving the hardest ingredient last, the pineapple core.
Tip: when it comes to storing strawberries, moisture is the biggest enemy. You want to make sure your berries are completely dry before stashing them in the fridge.
Open the container they came in and remove any that are spoiled, rinse them, dry them all with a paper towel, and place them back in the original container.
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.
Strawberries are a true superfood. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate the body. Loaded with Vitamin C they help to boost the immune system by warding off colds, flu, and respiratory infections.
Strawberries can also help maintain a healthy heart rhythm and heart muscle strength.
They contain ellagic acid and flavonoids which are good for cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and help to lower cholesterol.
Strawberries are also well known for being beneficial for age-related macular degeneration and vision-related issues.
When strawberries are allowed to ripen on the plant, they are higher in vitamin C. They are also high in potassium, sodium, and iron.
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.
Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.
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.
Apples are the "Queen of the Fruits". The old saying "an apple a day..." is truly ancient wisdom as they protect and heal every human body system and cell.
Apples are a true healing food.
Apple juice provides living water to support the liver’s hydration capabilities, so it can store the water and then release it back into the bloodstream when the blood becomes dehydrated and isn’t flowing very well.
Apples are high in a soluble fibre (still in the juice) called pectin that forms a gel-like substance in the intestine. This gel can bind to cholesterol, removing it from the body, which may aid in reducing blood pressure levels.
Apples also starve viruses. When their pectin fibers enter the digestive system, they release phytochemicals that bind onto viruses, shrouding viral cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate.
They are also high in malic acid that binds with any heavy metals in the brain. The word 'malic' comes from the Latin word 'malum', meaning 'apple' which is why I recommend to people who have brain or neurological symptoms to consume more apples.
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.