Ginger Spiked Pineapple juice
Hello my people. It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit (about 26 degrees Celsius) the other day, and my local farmer’s market just re-opened for the new season; all the signs of the seasons changing, and summer approaching. I am not quick to take of my jacket however. I still need protection from the cold spring early mornings and nights. Sometimes, it doesn’t even feel warm the whole day. So while I sometimes force the weather to agree with my feelings by wearing my summer dresses, I have found that I still need internal protection from the ever changing weather. My protection of choice is this immune boosting elevated pineapple juice.
Ghanaians make this juice all the time, it is a pineapple juice spiked with some ginger and lime. And while on the surface it is a deliciously sweet fresh juice, it is packed with a major boost of good for you nutrients that will rival any multivitamin supplement any day. Vitamin A, C, beta carotene, bromelain, and a bunch of other power packed vitamins and minerals help give this juice its immune system boosting power that it has that does not only prep your health, but also helps glow up your skin hair and nails.
The recipe for this juice is pretty simple, so enjoy this with your morning breakfast instead of boring orange juice.
- 2 lbs (about one whole pineapple) peeled and cut pineapple (make sure to save add the core as well)
- 50g ginger (about a small thumb size)
- 1 lime
- 1 cup water
- In a blender, simply blend the pineapple and ginger with the water until all the ingredients are pureed.
- If you have a smaller blender, you can simply split the split the blended ingredients into two batches. Since the juice is going to be mixed together anyway, it does not matter if you split them evenly.
- Strain the juice into a clean container with a fine mesh strainer, cheese cloth or better yet, a nut milk bag.
- Into the strained juice, squeeze the lime juice, making sure to catch the seeds and stir.
- Serve the juice chilled.
If the juice has been sitting in the fridge for a while, it may settle, so shake or stir lightly before serving.