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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
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp cardamom
- 2 cups spinach, packed
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 medium apple
- Juice spinach first, then celery, pineapple, and apple.
- Add ginger and cardamom and mix with a spoon until dissolved.
- Serve at room temperature over ice.
Tropical Green Juice
- 1/3 medium pineapple, peeled
- 8 oz fresh spinach
- 1 large mango, peeled and pitted
- 1-2 limes, peeled
- Juice each ingredient listed above.
- Stir juices together.
- 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.
- 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)
- Steep sliced jalapeno in 1 cup of water for about 10 minutes.
- Combine all other ingredients in a large blender.
- 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.
- Blend all the ingredients until combined.
- To turn into a juice, pour smoothie through mesh sieve.
Keep the Juice Flowing
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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!
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.
Bright yellow and bursting with flavor, Chestnut Hill Farms pineapples embody everything that makes summer so fun! They are not only light and refreshing for a hot sunny day, but they’re also chockful of nutrients and compounds that will fuel your health. With school out and the summer solstice past, we are spending more and more time by the pool and at the beach. The Chestnut Hill Farms perfect pineapple is a sweet way to cool off and satisfy your summer needs, no matter where the season takes you.
What the Queen Fruit Brings to the Table
Tropical, bright and refreshing, pineapples are perfect to enjoy on an afternoon picnic or day at the beach. However, these prickly fruits are far more versatile than a summer day snack. As the official symbol of hospitality, pineapples have rich associations with social status, friendship and a welcoming spirit. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and décor, pineapples are a stunning addition to the food industry.
Enjoy Every Bite of National Nutrition Month
As the Earth blooms into spring, March brings an opportunity for transformation into our lives with National Nutrition Month. Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food decisions and developing beneficial eating habits in our day-to-day.
From lack of time to staying on budget, there are plenty of reasons we eat the way we do. In fact, 82% of Americans do not want to give up foods they like in order to eat healthier. However, incorporating a few smart swaps into meal prep can actually bring an abundance of flavor and nutrition to your food habits.
Start the New Year Fresh with the Perfect Pineapple
This creamy, 6-ingredient smoothie is made with the Perfect Pineapple, packed with nutrients and immune-boosting goods that will set your New Year’s into gear. Created with coconut, lime, pineapple, and greens, this is a nutrient-packed treat that is great for on-the-go or breakfast in bed.
- 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 heaping cup cubed The Perfect Pineapple (learn how to slice and dice easily here)
- 1/2 large ripe, peeled, frozen banana
- 1/4 cup light coconut milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 medium lime, juiced
- 1 large handful greens (we like using spinach or kale)
- 2-4 ice cubes
Add The Perfect Pineapple, cucumber, frozen banana, light coconut milk, water, lime juice, greens and ice cubes to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Feeling under the weather and ready to soothe your throat and feel better? Check out how to make your own pineapple cough syrup here.
A Simple, Refreshing Smoothie Recipe for Back to School
With back to school right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking healthy snacks and lunches for the kids! Unfortunately, a new school year can also mean new germs that your children will be exposed to in the classroom, in the lunchroom, on the playground and more.
Healthy doesn’t have to taste anything but delicious when you incorporate fresh Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, known to have loads of vitamin C, anti-inflamation agents like bromelain and waist-line slimming properties.
We’ve concocted a tried and true green smoothie recipe that will have you setting sail to summer with a tasty – and healthy – blend of ingredients that will take your taste buds to the tropics. Read more here about the amazing health benefits of pineapple and check out the recipe below to get your New Year started off right.