- Ripe pineapple half
- Rhizome of fresh ginger 4 slices
- Limes 3
- Sweetener 80 gr, choose between sugar, honey, stevia or agave syrup
- For the garnish
- Mint leaves
Pineapple and ginger juice is considered an excellent natural remedy thanks to its many healthy characteristics: it is purifying, energizing and rich in vitamins and mineral salts. Drinking a glass of this juice every day ensures the right daily requirement of vitamin C and fiber, useful for the well-being of the gastrointestinal tract. Preparing pineapple and ginger juice at home is very simple, it is also a refreshing, regenerating and very tasty drink.
Healthy characteristics of pineapple and ginger juice
Pineapple is a fruit rich in vitamin C that helps to strengthen the immune system protecting the organism from cold, flu and sore throat, as well as fighting heart diseases and preventing the onset of cancer cells. In addition, the pineapple contains an important enzyme, bromelain, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent helping in cases of osteoarthritis, joint pains, cellulite and venous insufficiency. The mineral salts contained in the pineapple can be considered excellent food supplements, useful during sporting activity, while the nutrients contained in this fruit give it antioxidant properties that help to keep the skin younger for longer, also improving the health of teeth and eyes. Finally, eaten after meals, pineapple promotes digestion, thanks to the fibers that also help in the case of constipation.
Ginger has been known since ancient times for its healthy characteristics, it was in fact used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Ginger stimulates the metabolism and helps to burn fat thanks to its thermogenic effect, thus promoting weight loss. It also relieves pain due to rheumatism, arthritis and sore throat, as well as being an excellent cough suppressant. Ginger promotes digestion, rebalances the intestinal flora and has carminative properties: it reduces the formation of gas in the intestine, preventing tympanites and carrying out an antispasmodic action, also useful in case of muscle pains. Ginger is also a natural energizer and an antiemetic spice, thus helping to counteract nausea and vomiting, even during pregnancy. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is useful to protect the gastric mucosa, also helping in case of ulcer and gastritis.
Pineapple and ginger juice: the recipe to prepare it at home
Let's see now how to prepare this energizing juice with many healthy characteristics.
Which electrical appliance choose to prepare it?
To prepare pineapple and ginger juice you can choose between 3 different electrical appliances: blender, centrifuge or cold extractor. In the first and second case the juice will be richer in fiber. Using the cold extractor instead will allow you to keep intact all those nutrients that get lost with the "cooking", preserving the benefits of this drink.
Clean the pineapple removing the peel and cleaning the pulp, being careful to remove even the "eyes". Then cut the pineapple into pieces, peel the ginger and put everything in the blender or inside a centrifuge or cold extractor. Once you have obtained the drink, add the lime juice and the sweetener. As a refreshing drink you can serve pineapple and ginger juice with ice and a few mint leaves.