Monday, May 14, 2012

Adventures in Juicing Part 6!

Recently I haven't been juicing as much as I want to, so the other day I picked up some fresh fruits & veggies and this week I'm setting a goal to juice every day!  Hopefully then I'll get back into the habit of doing it more regularly.  (If you're wondering why I haven't posted about juicing lately, that's why.)

This juice was deliiiiiiiiiiicious.  All I did was throw in some pineapple, some mint & an apple.  It turned such a pretty light green colour & it was so nice and refreshing.  I'm going to grow some mint out back this summer, so I can see me making this juice combination a loooooooot.  So delicious.  After I chugged this drink down, I put the rest of the pineapple through the juicer & got this:
Sooo good.  It seemed to be fairly warm, so it would have been better with some crushed ice cubes.  And it was pretty foaming... so if you're going to be juicing pineapple, I would suggest throwing an apple or two in.  But otherwise it tastes so good.

Here are some benefits to juicing pineapple (via juicing-for-health):
  • Digestion:  After a heavy meaty meal, drink pineapple juice, as the protein-digesting enzymes help do the extra work of digesting for you.
  • Inflammatory conditions:  As pineapple juice causes an anti-inflammatory effect, drinking this yellow juice can relief sufferers of much pain in the following inflammatory conditions:
    - Carpal tunnel syndrome
    - Gout

    - Rheumatoid arthritis

    - Osteoarthritis

    - Injuries

    - Surgeries

  • Respiratory conditions:  Bromelain helps to break down and dissolve excessive mucus, providing much relief to sufferers of asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and sinusitis.
  • Sore Throat:  Drinking pineapple juice significantly reduces the soreness and redness in the throat.
  • Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, B1 and smaller amounts of B2, B3, B5 and B6.  It is also an excellent source of manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, folic acid, and dietary fiber.
I had no idea that pineapple helped with sore throats & sinus problems!  Awesome.  Next time I have a cold I'll be sure to drink lots!

Adventures in Juicing is part of a series I've been doing on my blog, for more recipes check these out:
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

11 comments:

  1. that juice looks so good! i wouldn't have thought of putting mint in there too.

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    1. I'm so glad I tried juicing mint, it makes it SO refreshing! Well, so much MORE! Haha. Delicious.

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  2. Yum! I use mint in almost every juice I make. So tasty! I'm glad you've set the goal to juice every day, I can't wait for more juice posts :)

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    1. Mint is soo good! I still need to pick up a mint plant so that I can just go out back & juice TONS of it! I also want to start making mint ice tea! Yum!

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  3. wow. I didn't know pineapple had such great benefits. Just a question - what made you start juicing?

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    1. Me either! So awesome!

      I've been wanting to juice for ages, and a few months ago Keith's sister gave me her old juicer so I was able to start! I highly suggest juicing to everyone! There are some inexpensive juicers out there, so it really isn't as expensive as everyone thinks!

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  4. I am quite convinced that I need a juicer however I'm not sure the space in my kitchen agrees.

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    1. Haha you should! I keep mine out on the counter all the time, I find having it out there & looking at it every day helps to juice more often!

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  5. Really love these series with juices you made AND with the benefits of drinking them! My mom has this fantastic book about how different fruits and vegetables benefit our health. It's "Food: Your Miracle Medecine by Jean Carper." http://www.amazon.com/Food-Miracle-Medicine-Jean-Carper/dp/0061013307

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    1. Ooh thank you! Next time I'm at the bookstore I'm DEFINITELY going to check that out! & I'm so glad that you love the series!

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