Survive the hot, summer days with this delicious and nutritious juice! With the sweet, tropical pineapple, and the refreshingly cool mint, this juice hits the spot for quenching thirst.
This fruit is enjoyed as a tropical delight by many and is often known for its festive Pina Colada treat and Caribbean flavor. But pineapple is actually indigenous to Brazil, and the Brazilians spread it throughout the rest of South America. It soon reached the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, and eventually pressed far beyond it’s tropical home. Now the juice and flesh of pineapples are used in cuisines around the globe in fruit salads, drinks, desserts, and ice cream.
Pineapple juice contains bromelain, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and digestive enzyme, vitamins B and C, and potassium. Mint is known for its high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it a natural and effective treatment for seasonal allergies and the common cold. This soothing and cooling herb can calm a sore throat, or aid in easing indigestion.
Together, this unlikely pair becomes a cool, sweet treat that’s hard to resist! Enjoy it on a hot, summer afternoon chilling out on your front porch.
Pineapple Mint Juice
- 1 cup of cubed pineapple (including the core)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp sugar or honey