The Memory Romaines

I can’t get enough of pineapple! I have been avoiding processed sugar as much as I can, and this juice has just the right amount of natural sugar to keep me going. We’ve all been there – it’s 4pm and all you really want is to go HAM on any sugary snacks you can get your hands on. I refuse to believe this only happens to me! I find juice with pineapple or orange is a great compromise.

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This was sweet and a little bit spicy. Pineapples are still on sale, so I think a lot of my juices this month are going to feature pineapple, and I’m okay with that!

Wash, peel, chop. This made two.

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  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 bunch of romaine
  • chunk of ginger
  • handful on cilantro

This juice is packed with potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. It packs a bit of a spicy punch that evens out the sweetness of the pineapple in just the right amount. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up that is full of all the good stuff.

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Cool as a Cucumber

It has been the most beautiful sunny week! I could go on for ages about how much I love summer (I’ll spare you). One thing I always struggle with during the summer is staying hydrated. One of the most hydrating veggies is cucumber, so I decided to incorporate it into my juice this week. Which, by the way, was so good. I love eating and drinking pineapple, it’s so sweet and delicious and finally affordable now that it’s summer.

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This juice wasn’t too sweet, too earthy, or too spicy. It can be risky trying out new recipes (like that time I juiced broccoli and it was so weird), but these ingredients worked really well.

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Wash everything, remove the skin from the pineapple and the seeds from the apples. This made two!

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 limes
  • 3 gala apples
  • chunk of ginger

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Pineapple is packed with potassium and vitamin C, as well as small amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers also have a ton of potassium, and high amounts of vitamin A. Because they have such a high water content they make a great ingredient to add when you need a little extra hydration. Overall this juice covers a lot of your bases: vitamin A and C, potassium, micronutrients, as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Can’t go wrong with a sweet healthy treat!

If Looks Could Kale

This juice was a great pick-me-up after having one of those weeks, where nothing seems to go right and the weather still can’t seem to make up it’s mind. It was super refreshing, fruity and green (the best!).

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Pineapple green juice is probably my favourite kind of green juice. So sweet. Kind of hurts your tongue sometimes but still worth it. I didn’t expect it to go well with ginger, but let’s be real, everything goes well with ginger.

This made enough for 3. If I had a better juicer it would probably make enough for 4! Wash, peel, and chop.

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  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • ginger

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This juice is seriously packed with potassium. I should use kale and pineapple more often, because they’re both loaded with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and traces of other minerals like magnesium and folate. Total super-juice. I won’t go into detail about how good ginger is for you (again) but let’s just say, definitely add it because it’s delicious and so great for your body. This juice is also good for your heart, immune system, eyesight, and bones. 10/10 would recommend!

Stop, yammertime

I have always wanted to juice a yam. Something about juicing something weird, but not too weird that it won’t be good (like that time I juiced a banana…) makes weekly juicing more interesting. This week it paid off, because this juice was great! Aside from the fact is was radioactive orange, it was subtly sweet and slightly earthy. The perfect balance.

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I only used about 1/4 of a yam, but in the future I know I’d be able to use more. It was earthy, but not starchy like I was worried about.

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 yam
  • 3 carrots
  • thumb of ginger
  • 1/4 lemon

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Yams, pineapples, and carrots are packed with potassium and vitamin A, and there are huge amounts of vitamin C in this one too from the oranges (and pineapple). Overall, this juice is good for your heart, good for your bones, and supports immune function.

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If you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple

The feature fruit in this one is – you guessed it – pineapple! I could put pineapple in every single juice I ever make, but they can be a little pricey. Luckily they were on sale this weekend (2 for 4!! Yes!) so of course, most of this week’s juices will have pineapple. I’ve also never juiced with golden beets (which were impossible to find), but was pleasantly surprised by their tame earthiness compared to red beets.

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I’m flying out to Smithers on Friday! As much as I love flying through Northern BC, there’s something so gross about being in a sealed cabin full of germs for 3 hours. So, I’ve been loading up on vitamin C all week to give myself a bit of a boost.

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This juice was a little spicy, a little sweet, and oh-so delicious. It’s packed with vitamin C, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, iron, and potassium.

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  • 1/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 3 small golden beets
  • thumb of turmeric
  • thumb of ginger

Peel the orange and cut the skin off the pineapple. Wash everything, etc etc etc. This recipe made enough for two!

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