Sunday, January 13, 2013

Best Juicer Recipes EVER! ~ Pineapple Ginger Paradise



Pineapple Ginger Juice


 I don't know about you, but I spent a good 6 weeks, from Thanksgiving to New Years, feasting. The butter! the cookies! The roasted meats smothered with gravy and served with creamy scalloped potatoes! 10 kinds of pie! And lest us not forget, all FOUR (yes, FOUR) Christmas celebrations!

It's enough to leave anyone feeling a little heavy.

Especially around the middle.

By the time I get to January, I am so done with feasting and holiday cheer that I just cannot wait to turn over a new leaf and get the year started right. I am practically itching to pull out my juicer and start replacing all those heavy, meaty, buttery holiday foods with sparklingly light, refreshing juice. I think by the time I get to these dark days of winter, when fresh food is so sparse, I am just so hungry for some fresh vitamins and minerals, and I really start craving juice.


This one one of my most favorite recipes, and it's perfect for the dead of winter, when you are really craving a glass of liquid sunshine. This is definitely a drink that will help out your digestive system and clean you out!

For the last couple of years I have been using my mom's old Jack LaLanne juicer which I stole borrowed one weekend and neglected to return... like, ever. Then a couple of weeks ago my friend (Hi Anita!) passed on her Breville to me and WOW. This juicer is an animal. I'm actually a little put afraid of it, it's so powerful. I've used both of these juicers personally and I can't recommend either enough, but whatever juicer you have, you are going to love this recipe!


Juicer Recipes: Pineapple Ginger Paradise

1/2 a pineapple, skin cut off with a kitchen knife
1/2 a ripe mango, peeled
1 Link lady apple
1/2 a lime (skin on!)
1" piece of peeled fresh ginger

1. Following the manufacturers directions for your juicer, process the ingredients in the following order, from least to most juicy (that way the more juicy ingredients wash any residue from the less juicy ones into the cup): the lime, the ginger, the mango, the pineapple, and the apple. Mix well with a big spoon, and serve over lots of ice. Enjoy!

(PS: If you have a  popsicle mold, this juice would be SO GOOD as a popsicle. Because I am sure you are thinking about popsicles right now in the dead of winter! :)









6 comments:

  1. Hello, thanks for the pineapple juice recipe! I am now inspired to dust off the poor old juicer that has been sitting on top of the fridge for months now... Tina

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  2. I've always been tempted by a juicer but couldn't quite justify the expense. Since I already have a Vitamix for smoothies, do you think I need one? Is it worth it?

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    1. You know, I haven't ever actually bought a juicer - I stole my first one (sorry mom) and then someone gave me another one last week. That said, I have a blender and a juicer, and I use my juicer EVERY DAY, while my blender gathers dust on top of my fridge. Maybe I'm just not a smoothie girl, or maybe I just haven't had the good fortune to get my hands on a Vitamix, but I use my juicer way more than I use my blender, for what it's worth. I feel like it really helps me get my fruits and veggies in during the middle of winter when it's too cold for me to get in the mood to eat them raw and coooold.

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