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Pineapple Punch – Juice Recipe

by | Jul 12, 2018 | Breakfast Juice, Juice Recipes

Description

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.

Ingredients

  • ½ Pineapple (500g)
  • 2 carrots (170g)
  • 2 oranges (500g)
  • ½ lime (50g)

Juicing Time:  5 mins

Juice Qty: 750ml

Serves: 3

Preparation

Pineapple

  • 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

  • Cut carrots lengthwise once
  • If larger carrots are used cut again lengthwise

Oranges

  • Thinly slice the outer skin leaving most of the white pith intact

Lime

  • Thinly slice the outer skin
  • Cut into slices

Method

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

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.

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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Carrot

Carrots are well known in juicing circles as the anti-cancer kings of the vegetable world. They contain antioxidants including alpha-carotene, lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene to name a few. Beta-carotene is the main nutrients when it comes to its cancer preventing properties. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. It is believed that beta-carotene can break down the protective mucous membrane around cancer cells.

Carrot juice is also an effective natural remedy for an ulcer in the stomach. When carrots are juiced, they’re higher in antiseptic phytochemical compounds that inhibit the growth of unfriendly microorganisms in the intestines.

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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Orange

Oranges help quench your thirst and moisten your lungs, letting the energy flow freely in the chest. They also have a wide variety of phytonutrient compounds like anthocyanins, citrus flavanones, and various polyphenols. Oranges are not only a juicy and refreshing fruit but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why oranges are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Oranges are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain fiber, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals that support overall health.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Oranges destroy free radicals that cause signs of skin aging, scouring the intestine and flushing toxins from the body. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a predigested food. This allows for immediate absorption of all its abundant healing properties.

Digestive System: Oranges are a good source of fibre, which can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation. The fibre in oranges also helps support a healthy gut microbiome.

Cardiovascular/Circulatory System: Oranges are rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation and improve heart health. The potassium in oranges can also help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Nervous System: Oranges contain vitamin B6, which is important for the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play a role in mood regulation and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Respiratory System: Oranges are rich in vitamin C, which can help support respiratory health. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of respiratory infections like the common cold. Oranges are full of lung-friendly antioxidants and packed with vitamin C which is well known for fighting infection and inflammation.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in oranges, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Oranges can also be used topically to improve skin tone and texture.

Skeletal System: Oranges are a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining strong and healthy bones. Calcium is essential for bone mineralization and can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Eye Health: Oranges contain nutrients like vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health. These nutrients can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Recipes: click here

 

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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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