By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
You don’t need to buy out the farmer’s market to make a delicious juice. This simple 3-ingredient recipe is not only tasty and refreshing, but also a great source of plant-based nutrients and electrolytes. Pineapple, the main feature of this juice, with it’s rich natural yellow color provides rich source of nutrients. Pineapple is a source of the mineral manganese that plays an important role in the formation of connective tissue and is a part of the antioxidant compound superoxide dismutase (SOD) that helps to fight free radical damage in the body. Pineapples are also a source of bromelain that contains anti-inflammatory properties and may help to fight muscle soreness after exercise.
This tasty and refreshing juice can be used as a part of any meal or as a great post-exercise source of nutrients, hydration, and contains compounds thanks to the pineapple that may help to prevent soreness.
If you have leftover pineapple, you can use it in this week’s Thai-Style Pineapple Rice recipe!
1. Wash all ingredients well.
2. Cut pineapple into cubes.
3. Add produce through juicer and enjoy.
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz. (500 mls)