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3 Ways to Add Green Juice to Your Diet

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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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Pineapple Recipes to Try At Your Next Party

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Embrace your inner Gordon Ramsey at your next holiday party by incorporating the vibrant flavor of fresh pineapple. The sweet zing of these pineapple holiday recipes incorporate our favorite superfruit and will leave a lasting impression on friends and family during this season of festivities. 

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Superfood Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

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Dating back to ancient healing practices and Native American medicine, pineapples have long been regarded as a pain-relieving, energy-boosting, anti-inflammatory power fruit. Packed with vitamin C, manganese, and the protein bromelain, they help fight disease and improve digestion. Want to bundle all of these health and wellness properties into one quick sip? Try one of these three healthy superfood pineapple smoothie recipes to start your day off right or recharge after a long workout!

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Send off Summer with a Labor Day Party

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Sayonara, summer! We are waving goodbye to the warmest season to make way for crisper autumn days. Before we welcome fall, it’s only fitting to throw summer a going-away bash. Use the long weekend to gather friends and family for an end-of-summer labor day party. At Chestnut Hill Farms, we have the perfect summer-inspired menu lined up to satisfy your guests. 

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How to Throw the Perfect Pineapple End of Summer BBQ

Grilled Pineapple Galore: A Sweet Goodbye

We’re all sad to see summer go, but what better way to end the season than with a celebration of all the great sunny times you’ve had? With a few pineapples at hand, you can create the perfect end of summer BBQ party with all your loved ones for an unforgettable night. We’ve got a few ideas to spark up that pineapple party fever, and we all know you can never have too much pineapple. To get this party started, you need a sweet backyard, a BBQ grill master (master level optional), lots of drinks and all the best people that need a little summer celebration to look forward to.

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Back to School Pineapple Snacks & Crafts

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School may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end. With Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapples, you can extend the sweetness of summer with creative pineapple snacks and crafts.

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Perfectly Patriotic Grilled Pineapple Recipes

Fire Up the Grill this Fourth of July

Fourth of July Grilled Pineapple

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an all-American backyard barbecue! Nothing says sweet summertime quite like friends, family, fireworks and a fired-up grill. Treat your guests to these delightfully different grilled pineapple recipes for a refreshing twist on classic summer favorites. 

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Grilled Memorial Day Pineapple Treats

Memorial Day Pineapple Dessert

Fire Up the Grill this Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is the official welcome party to the summer season. Whether you celebrate the long weekend with BBQs, pool parties or beach days, it’s the perfect time to officially welcome sweet summer days. These Memorial Day pineapple treats are easy to grill up and perfectly capture the spirit of summer.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Style

A Tropical Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon and we are ready to party! Prepare for weekend fiestas with this recipe round-up fit for a festive crowd. We’ve taken classic Mexican treats and added a tropical summer twist of fresh pineapple. Delight your guests with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, pineapple style.

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The Ultimate Easter Recipes Round-Up

Happy Easter from Chestnut Hill Farms

Spring is in the air and we are buzzing with excitement for a certain bright and sunny holiday- Easter! You may associate Easter with egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, but at Chestnut Hill Farms we love to bring our favorite prickly fruit to the party! Versatile and sweet, pineapple pairs wonderfully with many classic Easter recipes and brings a fresh twist to the table.

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