Joe’s Favorite Juice: Watermelon Pineapple Ginger

This week’s recipe shines a spotlight on one of Joe’s personal favorite juice creations in honor of the “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” launch in Australia. Even if it’s not summer where you live, this light juice is simple to make and refreshing all year round.

Nutritionally speaking, these ingredients offer many anti inflammatory compounds.

Watermelons are rich in lycopene- a member of the carotene family. Carotenes exert both anti inflammatory and anti oxidant activity in the human body.

Pineapple contains a phytonutrient called bromelain that is well known for its ability to help reduce inflammation.

Ginger root reduces inflammation as well as nausea, pain and provides heartburn relief. It also aids digestion and can help to encourage thermogenesis in the body which may boost metabolism.

This juice is perfect for active Rebooters. It is rich in electrolytes and anti oxidant nutrients like potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C (140% of your daily value), beta-carotene and contains some sodium. These nutrients are important before, during and after exercise. Rather than reaching for a commercial sports drink, you can make your own that’s even healthier!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pineapple, cored and skin removed
  • 2 large watermelon slices
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of fresh ginger root

 

Directions

  1. Wash all ingredients well.
  2. Remove rinds from watermelon and pineapple (optional).
  3. Juice all ingredients.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)