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Pineapple, Beet, Pear, and Ginger Juice

It's no secret that the mom.me team loves fresh juice. Whether it's an easy breakfast boost or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we're always on the hunt for new flavor combinations for our home juicers. So when we received a copy of JUICE: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well from the founders of Pressed Juicery, we were ecstatic. Pressed Juicery makes some of our favorite juice and we couldn't wait to tackle some of their classic recipes for ourselves. From juices, to smoothies, to nut milks, the book is full of all things fresh and delicious.

Along with being a tasty addition to our green juices, pear is one of our favorite fruits for its flavonoid content, which has a lot of promise for improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing diabetes risk and weight gain. An unusual component of pears is cinnamic acid. Cinnamic acid has shown promise in studies to reduce the risk of esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancer. This juice is extra sweet, so we add gin­ger for a dose of spice and to balance things out.

RECIPE: Pineapple, Beet, Pear, and Ginger Juice

Yields 1 to 2 (16-ounce) servings

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 pineapple, skin removed
  • 1 beet (see box on page 54)
  • 2 pears
  • 1⁄2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

Directions

  1. Wash and prep your produce by scrubbing them well.
  2. Add your prepped ingredients to your juicer.

How to Prep and Use Beets in Juice:

Scrub your beets well (you don’t have to peel them), then cut off their tops (the leafy beet greens make an amazing side dish or an addition to your juice). Because beets do have a good amount of sugar and they are naturally very sweet, a little goes a long way in juice. When you’re creating your own juice recipes, start with a small amount of beet and then add more to taste.

Reprinted with permission from Juice by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores & Hayden Slater (Ten Speed Press, © 2014). Photo Credit: Anaïs & Dax.

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