Before I started juicing, I don’t think I’ve ever drunk 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 an excellent 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. Please check the photos below for reference.
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 to juice the skin, make sure it’s organic.
Step 3: Slice it in columns from top to bottom.
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.
- One small pineapple (peeled)
- One small beet (peeled)
- A small chunk of broccoli stem (around 1 to 2 inches long)
- One large carrot (peeled)
- 1 Fuji apple
- Half a lemon (you can juice lemon with the skin on)
This recipe gives you roughly 750ml of health, sweet, red pineapple juice. It’s a great option if you have a sweet tooth. And would be an excellent replacement for any 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 may be too sweet for some people (and I would not recommend this if you have 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 eliminates the earthiness of the beet.
Here are some articles that talk about the adverse effects of canned food.