this pineapple juice recipe comes from juice, recipes for juicing, cleansing, and living well, by Heidi de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater. i received this book from the publisher to review, and i’ve really enjoyed the diverse recipes, from raw fruit and vegetable juices, to nut milks. there’s also the added benefit of detailed nutritional information for the ingredients, which is great in building a repertoire for my own health, as well as looking for sources for nutrients for my kiddos and their needs.
just before we moved, i finished a three day juice fast/cleanse. my dear friend mia had begun offering them at her shop, and i wanted to start fresh with a clean slate for myself. admittedly, it was difficult to stick to it during packing and showing a house with a family of seven, but it was such a feeling of conquering, too, to overcome the distractions and just. do. it.
another heart-friend reminded me to use it as a time of spiritual renewal, too, and i am so glad i listened to her. it’s amazing what a little self-denial can do toward reminding oneself what really matters. it’s also amazing how much appreciation grows for all things, not just food, when we re-train the palate, both internal and digestive, to appreciate simplicity.
the act of juicing is calming; it forces one to slow down and appreciate process, not just end result. (then there’s the clean-up, and if you’re like me, the desire to find what can be done with the “leftovers…” that’s my next adventure.)
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- 1 large handful spinach
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 4-5 sprigs fresh mint, to taste
- 1 pineapple, skin removed (cut to fit into juicer)
- Add all ingredients to juicer according to manufacturer's instructions.
do you have a favorite juice recipe? i’d love to give it a try – leave a comment below!