One of my favorite fruits to put in my juicer is pineapple, while at the same time I don’t really enjoy eating pineapple by itself.
Pineapple has very potent flavors that work best when mixed with other fruits and vegetables to establish a good balance of not only flavors but also nutrients.
This is why I’ve come up with a list of 3 delicious pineapple juice recipes for you to try out.
Health Benefits of Pineapple
Before we dive into these delicious and refreshing pineapple juice recipes, let’s quickly summarize some of the health benefits of this tropical fruit.
Native to South America and now widely cultivated in countries such as Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines, the pineapple plant is a member of the bromeliads family.
The pineapple fruit has unique flavors and can be eaten fresh, cooked or juiced.
Nutrition-wise, pineapple stands out as being very rich in manganese and vitamin C, but otherwise has no groundbreaking quantities of essential nutrients.
Manganese is an essential mineral that supports the human body in various ways and is linked to bone development, improved metabolism, wound healing and antioxidant functions.
Pineapples are fat-free, cholesterol-free and are also low in sodium and calories. They do however contain sugar – almost 10g per 100g of raw pineapple fruit.
Keep in mind though that canned pineapple contains much higher levels of calories and sugar, and is less rich in vitamins and minerals than fresh pineapple.
Pineapple also has a long tradition as a medicinal plant because it contains high amounts of a rare enzyme called bromelain.
Bromelain is associated with medicinal uses and body functions such as breaking down complex proteins and reducing inflammation.
It must be noted though that conclusive scientific evidence in this area is lacking.
3 Refreshing Juicing Recipes with Pineapple
Enough serious talk, here are 3 great recipe ideas with pineapple as a key ingredient!
1. Pineapple Ginger Juice
Packed with good-for-you nutrients, this vitalizing pineapple juice spiked with ginger and lime is a real immune system booster that will rival any multivitamin supplement out there.
Created by Lois over at Yummy Medley, this pineapple juice recipe has deliciously sweet and mouthwatering fresh flavors.
The pineapple combined with ginger, lime and a bit of water works is a great drink for both the winter and summer months.
- 1 Whole pineapple peeled and cut
- 1 Small thumb size ginger
- 1 Lime
- 1 Cup water
2. Beet, Pineapple, Carrot and Lemon Juice
What I like most about this pineapple juice recipe created by Kristina over at love & zest is the variety of different ingredients that work so well together.
It’s not always easy to find a well-balanced mix of fruits and greens that results in a juice that is not only nutritious but also tastes nice.
Designed to be consumed in the morning, this powerful, tangy juice with beets, carrots, pineapple and lemon will wake you up in no time.
Simply cut the veggies and fruits into smaller pieces, add them to your juicer and get ready to enjoy a super nutritious drink.
- 1 Beet peeled
- 2 Carrots roughly peeled
- 1 Cup pineapple pieces
- 1 Lemon
3. Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice
Loaded with anti-inflammatory, digestive-boosting and liver cleansing properties, this pineapple ginger cleansing juice not only tastes amazingly fresh, it’s also a nutritious gift to your body.
This pineapple recipe by Deborah over at The Harvest Kitchen contains fresh pineapple, fresh ginger root, one lime and three pieces of turmeric.
It’s best to add crushed ice and some water before drinking so you can store smaller diluted portions in the fridge for later.
- 3 Cups fresh pineapple peeled
- 2 Inches fresh ginger root peeled
- 3 Pieces of turmeric
- 1 Lime peeled