The thought of pineapple always makes my mouth water, and knowing that it’s filled with anti-inflammatory (more on that later) benefits gets me even more excited. There’s something about knowing that many foods are not just super tasty but that they are also very nutritious that satisfies my both my love of delicious food as well as my curious, info-seeking side.
That’s why I love this spicy ginger-pineapple green juice I came across while perusing MindBodyGreen recipes. It’s tropical goodness with just the right amount of kick and because every single ingredient is very good for our bodies, it makes it an amazing juice.
Spicy ginger-pineapple green juice
This juice offers tropical goodness with just the right amount of kick and because every single ingredient is very good for our bodies, it makes it an amazing beverage.
Kitchen Tools / Equipment Needed:
Ingredients / Grocery List:
- 3/4 cup fresh pineapple
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
- 1 medium cucumber
Instructions / Directions / Method:
- Prep all the ingredients.
- Sip and enjoy!
Don’t you just love easy-to-make recipes like this?
I know, I know, a juicer’s not the most exciting thing in the world to clean up, so why not try these quick tips to make the process much easier?
Don’t own a juicer but you have a nut milk bag and blender… well… have at ‘er!
Health benefits of the spicy pineapple green juice
Pineapple is listed as one of the foods on the World’s Healthiest Foods site, with a great deal of focus on the fruit’s enzyme, bromelain.(1) It’s concentrated in the core and acts as an anti-inflammatory that also helps manage blood health and keep tumors at bay.(1)
Ginger, which is also an ingredient in the 3-ingredient wellness “shot,” is a powerful food known to help with everything from boosting the immune system and improving digestion to diminishing flu-related pains and fighting certain cancers.(2) I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start using ginger a lot more often. It’s too good not to!
Spinach, one of the most nutrient-dense foods around, has been associated with cancer prevention, better brain function and improved heart health.(3)
As for cucumbers, eating them is a great way to detox the body, lose weight (if you need to), fight cancer and even improve eye health.(3) Who know that this otherwise “boring” food had so many benefits? Check out more of them by reading this article.
Enjoy this drink! I definitely did. It’s got some zip and the pineapple and greens are perfectly balanced…sweet earthiness with a little kick…yum : )
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Inspired by: www.mindbodygreen.com
Article originally posted on TheRawFoodWorld.com republished with permission