Before I started juicing, I don’t think I’ve ever drank freshly squeezed pineapple juice.
I usually drink pineapple juice from a can thinking 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
Even if you can juice the skin of pineapple, I took it off because pineapples grow on the ground. And I didn’t want any potential contamination from soil sediments. But if you’re planning of juicing the skin make sure it’s organic.
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 give you roughly 750ml of health, sweet, red pineapple juice. It’s a great option if you have a sweet tooth. And would be a great replacement for anything juice from a can that has artificial sweeteners. You can drink this before breakfast for a quick energy boost.
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.
Here are some articles that talk about the negative effects of canned food…