Tips & Tall Tales

3 Ways to Add Green Juice to Your Diet

green juice with pineapple

Green juice makes getting your fruits and vegetables easier.

Whether you’re new to healthy eating or you’re already a nutrition wiz, green juice is a simple way to add a few more servings of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Green vegetables, in particular, are full of minerals and vitamins. Plus, with the helpful addition of sweet pineapple, these juices go from simply nutritious to refreshing and delicious.

Why Green Juice is a Go

Green juices usually get their color from the inclusion of a dark leafy green like spinach or kale. Full of nutrients like magnesium, iron, and vitamin A, these greens can stimulate blood flow and provide the body with a bit more energy. If you’re trying to avoid caffeine jitters, green juice may be an alternative. Additions of celery or cucumber provide the blend with other vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, with only 12.2% of adults reaching the daily fruit intake recommendation and only 9.3% consuming enough vegetables, green juices may be a great on-the-go option to shift our produce eating habits.

What to Know Before You Juice

Though green juice is a great way to add some more nutrients to your diet, it’s important to remember that it isn’t a meal replacement. Instead, try enjoying a green juice with a bowl of yogurt for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon treat, and make sure to eat several servings of whole fruits and vegetables each day too.

The Juicy Details

Pineapple Green Juice with Ginger

pineapple green juice with ginger
Recipe and photo sourced from Simply Organic.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 2 cups spinach, packed
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 medium apple

Directions:

  1. Juice spinach first, then celery, pineapple, and apple.
  2. Add ginger and cardamom and mix with a spoon until dissolved.
  3. Serve at room temperature over ice.

Tropical Green Juice

tropical pineapple green juice
Recipe and photo sourced from Serious Eats.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 medium pineapple, peeled
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 large mango, peeled and pitted
  • 1-2 limes, peeled

Directions:

  1. Juice each ingredient listed above.
  2. Stir juices together.
  3. Serve over ice.

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Green Juice

For those without a juicer, try a blender-friendly recipe like this one which can be drunk as a thin smoothie or strained to make a juice.

Recipe and photo sourced from Real Food with Dana.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple
  • 2 baby cucumbers
  • Juice from 1 grapefruit
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 scoops protein (optional)

Directions:

  1. Steep sliced jalapeno in 1 cup of water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a large blender.
  3. Strain jalapeno water into blender through a fine mesh sieve, removing all slices and seeds. Add one small piece of jalapeno to the blender and set rest aside.
  4. Blend all the ingredients until combined.
  5. To turn into a juice, pour smoothie through mesh sieve.

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Perfect Pineapple Super Bowl Party Recipes

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On February 2nd, fans will gather to celebrate America’s biggest professional sporting event: The Super Bowl. When the NFL’s 100th season ends, households everywhere will host viewing parties for Super Bowl 54. Most viewers are true football enthusiasts, some prefer the half time show and others are most excited about catching funny commercials during the game. However, there’s one thing we can all agree is the priority when it comes to a Super Bowl party: The snacks! At Chestnut Hill Farms, we have rounded up our favorite Super Bowl party recipes—with a pineapple twist, of course!

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How to Know If a Pineapple is Ripe

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Can’t tell if a pineapple is ripe? Ask these 3 questions.

Need a fruity snack right away? Pineapple is a great choice. Unlike many fruits, pineapples don’t continue to ripen after being picked – what you bring home from the store is what you’ll get! Unfortunately, thanks to their color variation, prickly exterior, and a few old wives’ tales, knowing if a pineapple is ripe can be difficult. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to make sure you always get the perfect pineapple. Next time you’re on the hunt for the tangy tropical fruit, ask yourself these three questions:

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Why Eye Health and Pineapple Are the Perfect Pair

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It’s not hard to see why pineapples are so great for eye health.

It’s no surprise that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you. We’ve all seen Popeye down a can of spinach for energy and strength, and “an apple a day…” is a phrase anyone could complete. But what about pineapple? The sweet and tangy fruit has plenty of health benefits to offer and research suggests it may be particularly beneficial for eye health.

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Winter Holiday Party Ideas

Holiday Party Ideas

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tropical Twist

In December, every weekend quickly books up with holiday festivities. With Christmas cookie exchanges, New Year celebrations and holiday office parties galore, there’s no shortage of excuses to get together. This year, set your holiday party apart from the rest with unique and memorable personal touches featuring our favorite fruit: The Perfect Pineapple. While some may associate pineapples with summer months, the queen fruit is always in season and adds something truly special to your winter holiday party. 

No matter the season, we love to celebrate at Chestnut Hill Farms. Here are some of our favorite ways to spruce up a holiday party.

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Tepache De Piña Recipe

Tepache De Piña Recipe

A Delightfully Sweet and Nutrient-Packed Fermented Pineapple Drink

Tepache de Piña is an amber-colored fermented beverage made using the rind of a pineapple. Dating back to pre-Columbian times, this sweet drink became a staple in Mexican culture. Through European influence, it was spread to other countries and is still widely consumed today. This pineapple-based treat is flavorful, packed with nutrients and a piece of cake to make at home.

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Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple: A Sweet Superfood Treat

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Enjoy the ultimate gift this holiday season- the gift of good health! Our Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple recipe is about to rock your world. These sweet, juicy bites taste like a treat and deliver a rainbow of benefits to keep you healthy through the holidays. It’s all about combining the vitamins and nutrients of our Chestnut Hill Farms perfect pineapples with the superfood elements of cinnamon. As we usher in the winter season, this cinnamon roasted pineapple recipe will keep you in the holiday spirit.

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Homemade Pineapple Cough Syrup

Pineapple Cough Syrup

Soothe a Sore Throat with Natural Pineapple Remedies

The only thing worse than a sore throat is the sickly cough medicine that comes with it. If you’ve had enough spoonfuls of medicinal cherry-flavored liquid, try a natural (and better-tasting) alternative. Treat your sore throat with nature’s remedy: fresh pineapple juice. Our homemade pineapple cough syrup recipes will soothe your aches and ailments the natural way.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Is Now Sustainably Grown Certified

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Our Sustainable Farming Practices Are Now Certified

It is with great pride that we announce to our customers that our farms achieved the “Sustainably Grown Certification” from Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS Global Services) a leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. 

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Pineapple Crown

Hanging pineapples

What To Do With Your Pineapple Crown 

Have you ever went to dive into a delicious pineapple and been disappointed when it’s time to discard of its beautiful crown? Us too. 
So here are some helpful tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to use your pineapple crown once you’re all finished eating. 

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