Friday, March 13, 2020

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

Today I'm coming at ya with another green juice recipe. Recently I shared my favourite green juice recipe, which is made with kale, pineapple, apple, clementines, English cucumber, lime and ginger. This new green juice recipe is a variation of that recipe - I have replaced the kale with fresh baby spinach, and I have eliminated the clementines and lime. Basically I made this recipe a little more "green" and a bit less fruity. Both options are delicious, and which green juice recipe you choose to make may simply depend on what fruits and veggies you have in the refrigerator at the moment.

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

This pineapple spinach green juice recipe makes about 12 ounces of juice, so it's a good-sized serving for one person. It could also make for two smaller servings for you and a pal. I have included approximate nutrient values at the bottom of this post (based on this being one serving).

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

The pineapple juice in this green juice gives it a pleasant sweet taste that pairs nicely with spinach. Pineapple juice is a good dietary source of bromelain, which is a mixture of enzymes with anti-inflammatory properties. You can read more about the potential benefits of pineapple juice in this article about the 9 best pineapple juice benefits.

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

 You can't go wrong including an apple in your green juice recipe too. One of the great things about apples is that they're long lasting. You can keep them in the fridge for several weeks or longer, depending on when they were picked. English cucumbers don't last as long as apples, but they can be in the fridge for a good couple of weeks. What I'm saying is, have a few items in your fridge that are ready for juicing and then you just have to pick up fresh spinach or kale each week to make your green juice.

I always like a zing of warm ginger in my fresh green juice too! Of course it's completely optional if you don't like ginger. But ginger is said to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral - a real wonder of a food!

Questions for you

What do you enjoy putting in a green juice? Do you like pineapple juice? What fruits and veggies do you usually have on hand in your fridge?

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Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

(about 12 oz)

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 of a pineapple, cored and peeled
  • 1 red apple
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled

Cut pineapple, apple and cucumber into chunks. Process all ingredients through a high quality juicer.

Pour into glass, stir and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Each serving has approximately: 148 calories, .71g fat, 38mg sodium, 746mg potassium, 43.83g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fibre, 30.4g sugar, 3.1g protein, 208µg vitamin A, 82.7mg vitamin C, 86mg calcium, 2.04mg iron, 220.8µg vitamin K.

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