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Pineapple Juice

Refreshingly sweet, a bit tangy, and just the right amount of tartness made from real fresh pineapples and all-natural ingredients. Easy, simple, and loaded with tons of nutrients in every glass. Delicious tropical delight!
Makes about 4 cups
Course Drinks
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 177kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 1 medium fresh pineapple (about 4 cups)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or more according to taste (optional)
  • ½-1 lemon, juiced (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Using a long, sharp knife, slice off the bottom of the pineapple, cut off the top, then cut off the thick outer layer. (See note #1)
  • Lay the pineapple on its side, slice it, remove the peel, and chop the pineapple flesh into chunks.
  • Next, add the chunks to a food processor or blender, together with water and sugar (if using).
  • Blend until a smooth puree with no chunks of fruit in the mix.
  • Strain the juice using a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Be sure to press out all the juice from the cheesecloth.
  • Adjust the taste and thickness of your juice with more water or sweetener.
  • Serve immediately with ice cubes, and garnish with pineapple, lemon, or mint.

Notes

  1. The pineapple skin and core have more flavor and enzymes than the pineapple flesh. You can wash the pineapple really well and blend the chopped peel and core in the juice, too.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 144mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg