A passion for pineapple recipe

A passion for pineapple
A passion for pineapple

A passion for pineapple

The stinging sweetness of pineapple, the aromatic pepperiness of passion fruit... this drink will turn any drizzling summer afternoon into a day on a caribbean beach. With or without the rum, it makes a wonderful party punch - and with specific health benefits, too. Pineapple contains an important enzyme called bromelain, which helps disperse blood clots and heal damaged skin and injured muscles. It has also been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory. Passion fruit is rich in vitamin C and also contains phytochemicals, which are antiseptic, sedative and mildly laxative. (Serves 4)

Passion fruit: 3 or 75ml commercial passion-fruit juice

Pineapple: 1 medium or 400ml commercial pineapple juice

White rum: (Optional) 4 standard measures

Ice cubes

Lemon: 1

Fresh mint: few leaves

If using fresh fruit, scoop the flesh out of the passion fruit / Peel the pineapple (unless your juicer instruction book says it can cope with robust peel like this) / Put the passion fruit and pineapple through the juicer and pour into a jug (if using commercial juices, simply mix them together) / Mix in the rum and add the ice cubes / Slice the lemon / Serve with the lemon and mint leaves floating on top.

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