Pineapple Punch – cold pressed juice
This juice really packs a flavour punch with a little bit of everything from sweet to tangy and the pineapple flavour dancing off the tongue. A perfect way to start any morning.
Pineapples go well with both sweet and savoury flavours and I think carrot and oranges is a perfect combination to go with pineapple juice. Go for pineapples that feel heavy, with firm skin and a sweet smell. Avoid any with wilted leaves or soft spots.
Pineapple has been used as a folk remedy for centuries for a variety of ailments, particularly digestive problems. Modern research indicates that bromelain, a group of sulphur containing protein digesting enzymes, may be responsible for many of pineapple’s reputed health benefits.
The enzymes and vitamin C in Pineapple, with added Oranges, also helps suppress coughs and loosens the mucus that often accompanies colds. Juicing pineapple in a cold press juicer keeps more enzyme activity alive and best of all is the enzymes won’t be used up digesting food.
Carrots are not just for bunnies… they contain alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene, lutein, lycopene, xanthophyll’s and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids in general possess life extension properties that protect us from the toxic effects of free radicals.
Pineapple (1 min)
- Thinly slice the outer skin leaving most of the yellow flesh intact
- Cut the flesh in long strips about two finger width
- Cut the core from the middle strips and dice in small cubes
Carrots (15 sec)
- Cut carrots lengthwise once
- If larger carrots are used cut again lengthwise
Oranges (30 sec)
- Thinly slice the outer skin leaving most of the white pith intact
Lime (30 sec)
- Thinly slice the outer skin
- Cut into slices
Close the cap on the juicer.
First juice the pineapple strips followed by the pineapple core cubes.
Second juice the carrots to blend with the pineapple.
Release the juice then close the cap again.
Juice the oranges whole followed by the lime slices.
Release the cap.
Juicing Time: 2 mins
Made 750 ml of Juice or 3 cups.
Taste is slightly on the sweet side.
Total time: 4 – 5 mins
Master Juice Chef
Health has been my life for a long time now and my passion is to educate as many people as possible about the restorative healing powers of natural juicing and living a whole food plant-based lifestyle.