We’re excited to share this pineapple celery juice recipe with you. It’s a low-calorie beverage that packs plenty of nutrients to nourish and sustain your body.
Consuming celery juice may be difficult for some. But combining it with pineapple juice makes it fun to try out.
To further add flavor and nourishment, we added some cucumber and lime juice to the drink. Besides imparting delicious flavor, cucumber and lime provide extra potassium and vitamin C that help make this recipe unique.
This pineapple celery juice recipe is also very versatile; you can add and omit ingredients without trading too much flavor. As long as you keep the two main components (pineapple and celery), you can maintain a healthy and pleasant beverage.
This article illustrates the health benefits of pineapple celery juice. It explains how you can juice pineapple and celery and store the juice to retain maximum nutrients.
Is Pineapple Celery Juice Healthy?
Yes, and compared to traditional recipes, ours incorporates different vegetables to create a healthier mix.
Pineapple juice itself hoards a wealth of health benefits. Its bromelain enzymes possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that boost and improve the immune system.
You can also benefit from bromelain’s anticancer properties. Through apoptosis, it encourages cells to kill themselves when no longer in use.
In doing so, it may inhibit cancer cell formation. This may help reduce the risk of certain cancers, such as colon cancer, the third leading cancer in the United States.
However, keep in mind that most studies on bromelain and cancer have been in animals and test tubes.
Celery juice, too, has antioxidant properties that could reduce inflammation. And consuming it may act against allergic reactions.
4. Fights High Blood Pressure
We’ve also added cucumber juice to bump up nutrition and taste. The juice of one cucumber contains slightly more potassium than a medium banana.
Higher potassium intake is associated with lower mortality risk. It helps to reduce blood pressure, maintain muscle mass, and prevent kidney stones.
Cucumber juice is also a vegan source of small amounts of calcium, a nutrient that helps build strong bones.
6. Vitamin C
Lime juice (in this recipe) helps to add a zesty flavor. It contains vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant.
7. Less Sugar
Lastly, we’ve added just one and half teaspoons of sugar per serving, which is well below the USDA guidelines for limiting added sugar to six teaspoons/day for women and nine teaspoons/day for men.
How to Juice Pineapple and Celery
To juice pineapple for this recipe, start by washing the fruit. Carefully peel it and cut it into chunk-sized pieces.
Run the pieces through a juicer and collect the juice in a pitcher.
Celery is just as easy to juice. However, be careful to wash it more thoroughly, as we’ll be using both the stalks and leaves.
Chop off the root end and cut the stalks lengthwise in half. Run the pieces through a juicer.
Collect your celery juice in a pitcher and enjoy it warm or cold. Mix it with sweeter juices as we did with this Carrot Orange Pineapple Juice to make a more palatable drink.
How Long Does Pineapple Celery Juice Last?
We suggest that you keep pineapple celery juice for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Keeping it in even colder temperatures will extend its shelf life.
Some tips to help you keep it fresh include not leaving it outside the refrigerator for more than two hours. Ultimately, you risk losing nutrients and lessening the juice’s shelf life.
Also, consider storing your juice under favorable conditions.
In this pineapple celery juice, Vitamin C is one example of a heat and light-sensitive nutrient. Exposing it to high heat temperatures and light for long periods will cause it to lose its nutrient content.
Keep your juice in an airtight container to limit exposure to air. Oxygen may promote browning in fruit juices, though not in all cases.
You can also store your pineapple celery juice for longer in the freezer.
Keep it in a freezer-safe, airtight container for up to three months while retaining some nutrients. Remember to leave about an inch of space at the top to accommodate any expansion.
This pineapple celery juice contains only 76 calories per serving. Most of them come from carbs in the form of sugars, which we’ve taken care to limit.
A small amount of protein also makes up the total calories. But you can pair this drink with a higher protein meal to increase both protein and nutrient intake.
And because it’s low in calories, you can frequently have it as an appetizer without piling up excessive calories.
Overall, this pineapple juice recipe makes a healthy drink that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Minimal calories plus plenty of nutrients is a great deal!
Healthy Pineapple Celery Juice Recipe
- 12 fl oz pineapple juice
- 2 fl oz celery juice from about 1.5 oz celery stalks
- 10 oz cucumbers
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups ice cubes
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- Rinse cucumber, pineapple, and celery stalks. Drain well. Cut cucumbers lengthwise down the middle and remove the seeds. Cut into chunks and set aside.
- Peel pineapple and cut into chunks. Cut celery stalks lengthwise in half and set aside.
- Run cucumbers, pineapple, and celery through a juicer and collect the juice in a pitcher.
- Add lime juice and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Pour the drink into 4 glasses over ice. Serve.
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