Pineapple Blueberry Ginger Juice

pineapple-blueberry-gingerPineapple blueberry ginger juice is simple in name and ingredients, but is big on flavor and nutritional content. The juice contains almost four times the recommended daily value of vitamin C, which can help to give a super-boost that powers you through the cold and flu season unscathed. The juice also contributes to the daily counts of vitamin A, iron, and calcium. If desired, the ingredients can be blended instead of juiced to give juicerheads a burst of fiber.

Blueberries are being touted as one of the healthiest foods that you can possibly consume. Blueberries are very low in calories, but contain antioxidants that have shown to be effective in the prevention of many different cancers, infections, and degenerative diseases. The properties that give blueberries their delightful hue have also shown to have some effect on reducing signs of aging. While blueberries are sweet enough to be thought of as a “dessert” fruit, blueberries are also effective in helping to control blood-sugar levels. When combined with the pineapple and ginger, blueberries give the juice a sweet and sour flavor that is as tasty as it is nutritious.

Ingredients

  • ½ pineapple
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • ½ inch piece of ginger

Recipe

  • Wash blueberries and ginger, wash outside of pineapple to remove dirt and bacteria before cutting
  • Cut top and bottom of pineapple. Use the flattened base to make peel the pineapple easier. With a sharp knife, peel the pineapple and remove the core. Cut pineapple into chunks that will fit in the juicer
  • Juice pineapple, then ginger, then blueberries for best results. If using a centrifugal juicer, lower the speed to low before juicing the blueberries to obtain the most juice. A cold-press juicer works best
  • Mix the juice thoroughly, then serve fresh for best flavor and highest nutritional content
  • Enjoy!
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