Making your own pineapple juice is easy. Pineapple a popular tropical fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. Also called ananas, this wonderful fruit is quite versatile and it tastes of sweet and tart makes it easy to create wonderful dishes and drinks. While it’s available year-round, pineapple’s peak season runs from March through July. I often buy a pineapple or two to make fresh juice or to add in my smoothie.
If you look in my refrigeration on any given day, you will find herbal tea – cold herbal tea made with fresh herbs – and a natural fruit juice. I love the idea of having fresh juices available because it is another great way to enjoy them. Juicing and adding fruits to smoothies is a better diet choice since it can be inexpensive at times.
Juicing has been a hype for many years because it is labeled as the best nutritious way to consume fruits and vegetables if you are not into eating whole. One of the disadvantages of juicing is that you don’t get the fiber in whole fruits and vegetables that is in the pulp. Nowadays there are juicing machines that are capable of blending the whole fruits into a smooth liquid; this process is better. With that said I would suggest to also invest into a juice machine that would allow you to do so. I have a NutriBullet and my experience has been a good one so far. I am not suggesting to buy one but merely sharing my experience as there are several other more choices on the market. If you have a good blender you can also use it.
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If you’ve never juiced a pineapple you are in for a treat. It tastes fresher and better than store-bought pineapple juice. The juicing process of the pineapple is simple. You just peel off the skin as it is not eatable, either remove or leave the center core, cut in chunks, add the chunks to a blender or a juicer with purified water and blend. You can also add sugar but that’s optional. With pineapple juice, it might be necessary to pass it trough a
As the hot summer days are approaching this is one of the best ways to stay hydrated, to consume your daily fruit regimen and to stay healthy.
How to enjoy Fresh Pineapple Juice
- 1 large ripe pineapple
- 1 cup water
- Sugar to taste, optional
- Remove the pineapple skin and cut in half to remove core. Cut in chunks and place in blender with the remaining ingredient.
- Blend then strain.
- Serve cold, preferably.