Combining fruit juices is the next best thing to eating whole fruits. And with so many different fruits available, the possibilities are endless. This orange pineapple juice recipe is another one to add to the list. It’s energy-boosting while delivering essential nutrients to increase collagen, vitamin C, and blood glucose.
It’s not just a party drink, it’s one you may consider fitting into your daily routine.
Do Pineapple and Orange go Well Together?
Totally! Plain orange juice is pleasantly refreshing, adding pineapple enhances the sweet notes of citrus. Together, they form a fruity aroma with a light consistency. It makes a vibrant beverage that’s ideal for blistering summer days.
Health Benefits of Orange Pineapple Juice
Orange Pineapple Juice Nutrition
Studies have proven the benefits of drinking orange juice. It’s considered to be a great source of vitamin C, so we associate it with boosting the immune system, forming collagen, and improving iron absorption.
But science says there’s more to it. Despite its sugar content, it may help to lower uric acid levels to help manage hyperuricemia and, in some cases, gout.
Pineapple juice holds great nutritional value too. It’s rich in vitamins C, B6, and especially manganese, a trace element that aids in bone metabolism. We need more studies on manganese alone, but with other trace elements, it has been proven to improve spinal bone density.
Antimicrobial and Antiviral Properties
Not only that, but pineapple juice also contains bromelain. Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties may help treat sinus infections. And when combined with antibiotic therapy, bromelain is antimicrobial in treating intestinal disorders and improving stool frequency.
Pineapple juice is also a source of antioxidants that help your body to fight against free radicals. Drinking it may help to protect you against cell damage.
Similarly, daily consumption of orange juice has been linked to lower levels of oxidative stress. So, with time, you can prevent tissue damage that leads to diseases like cancer.
And when it comes to adding sugar, try to limit it to a daily amount of 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women. This pineapple orange juice recipe does contain a small amount. So we advise you assess it combined with your overall sugar intake.
Orange Pineapple Juice Recipe
- 20 fl oz orange juice
- 12 fl oz pineapple juice from 8 oz pineapple
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups ice
- 8 mint leaves for garnish
- In a pitcher, mix orange juice, pineapple juice, salt, and sugar. Stir to dissolve.
- Add ice cubes and pour into glasses. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.