How to Juice Pineapple in a Slow Juicer (Plus a Bonus Recipe at the End)
Before I started juicing, I don’t think I’ve ever drank freshly squeezed pineapple juice, I usually drink pineapple juice from a can. The funny thing is I actually thought that it was healthy! After doing some research though, I found out that it isn’t and may cause cancer in the long run because of the exposure to BPA. Not good.
So when I started juicing, I thought that this is a great opportunity to juice pineapple and see how fresh pineapple juice would taste like so here goes.
Step 1: Chop off the crown
And don’t forget to slice off the rear end like this…
Step 2: Slice off the skin
Though you can also juice the skin of a pineapple, especially if it is grown organically, I’d prefer taking off the skin because pineapples grow very close to the soil and I don’t want to contaminate juice with soil sediments.
Step 3: Slice it in columns from top to bottom like this…
There you go this 3 step process will allow you to juice pineapple in any slow juicer. Remember, if you’re using a horizontal auger juicer, you’ll have to chop it into smaller pieces to fit in the feed chute. Don’t discard the core because you’ll need it to push the softer pulp out the pulp ejector port to maximize yield.
Bonus Recipe – Red Pineapple Juice
Here’s a pineapple juice recipe I’ve just concocted this morning.
1 small pineapple (peeled)
1 small beet (peeled)
Small chunk of broccoli stem (around 1 to 2 inches long)
1 large carrot (peeled)
1 Fuji apple
Half a lemon (you can juice lemon with the skin on)
This recipe will yield roughly 750ml of healthy, sweet red pineapple juice (perfect if you have a sweet tooth), and would be a perfect replacement for any canned variety because it does not use any artificial sweeteners. A great way pre-breakfast drink I may add.
The combination of pineapple, apple, carrot and beet maybe too sweet for some people (and I would not recommend this if you suffer from diabetes) but this is a great way to suppress your cravings for sweets the natural way. The lemon adds a tinge of sourness commonly found in processed pineapple drinks and completely eliminates the earthiness of beet.
By the way if you’re interested in reading more about the negative effects of canned food, here are some great articles…