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Fruit and vegetable juices for hot summer days - Pineapple Carrot Cooler

Updated on August 5, 2012
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Pineapple and Carrot Cooler

This really couldn’t be any simpler, and it is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s day. I offer it instead of orange juice to the children, as the benefits of carrot juice are amazing. You will need a masticating juicer for these juicing recipes...see http://mrsjilmanning.hubpages.com/hub/-Whats-the-difference-between-juices-and-smoothies-and-what-makes-juicing-SO-good

Carrot juice was favoured highly by the late Norman Walker who researched and promoted juicing throughout his very long (108 years old!) life. He found that it promoted the nervous and immune systems as well as being very good for the eyes.

Pineapple juice straight from fruit to juicer to your taste-buds is a world away from juice from a carton. It lends a sweet, cream tang to the carrot juice, as well as containing bromeline, which is a collection of protein-digesting enzymes and other substances. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can be used topically as well as internally. It has been found that pineapple juice can reduce the inflammation of colitis, as well as reducing the number of cancerous lesions in the colon. However, it can affect the heart rate so should be used with caution in heart patients.

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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: Half-pint of goodness for one person

What you will need

  • 1 Masiticating Juicer
  • 2 inch slice of pineapple, skinned
  • 2 carrots, topped and tailed (peeling optional)
  • handful ice cubes

How to make the juice

  1. Depending on your type of juicer, cut the fruit and vegetables into cubes
  2. Feed into the machine
  3. Pour over ice
  4. Enjoy immediately, to get the benefit of the vitamins and juicy goodness

See how easy juicing is!

Check the contents of your usual drink...now check these natural ingredients!

Carrot
Vitamin Content
Mineral Content
 
 
Vitamin A
Calcium
Beta-Carotene
 
Vitamin B
Iron
 
 
Vitamin E
Phosphorus
 
 
Vitamin K
Sulphur
 
 
 
Chromium
 
 
 
Magnesium
 
 
 
Sodium
 
 
 
Iodine
 
 
 
Silicia
 
Pineapple
Vitamin B
Potassium
Bromeline
 
Vitamin C
Iron
 
 
Vitamin E
Calcium
 
 
 
Sodium
 
 
 
Phosphorus
 
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His hair used to be blonde before all the carrot juice (only joking)
His hair used to be blonde before all the carrot juice (only joking) | Source

A great after-school drink for youngsters

I made sure Jesse went upstairs after this to brush his teeth as he wears orthodontic braces and this juice is really good for him but the pineapple is acidic and both carrot and pineapple juice contain fructose, which is fruit sugar, but sugar never the less, which will really attack teeth with braces if its not cleaned away. Of course this is the same for any sugary drinks, although few have all the benefits of this one.

This juice promotes the immune system, aids digestion and helps dissolve excess mucus which is found in conditions like asthma, hay fever and sinusitus.

It is very well-known that carrots are very good for promoting good eyesight especially seeing in the dark.

You will need a masticating juicer for these recipes

Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer Silver
Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer Silver

This is a really great heavy duty juicer, especially designed with a low-speed action. This is important when you're making vegetable and fruit drinks as any sort of over-heating will damage and possibly wipe out the high vitamin and mineral content of the drink.

 
Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White
Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White

This juicer will easily cope with daily and more frequent fruit and vegetable juice making. The masticating juicers are designed to get as much goodness out of even the toughest vegetables and they are a really valuable addition to any kitchen, especially where people are keen to follow a healthy diet or have children

 

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    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this.

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      Mrs Jil Manning 4 years ago from Sussex, England

      pleasure Mhatter99, it's so great to finally have a summer here at last!

    • AlanRimmer profile image

      AlanRimmer 4 years ago from Southwest UK

      Another great juice hub. I always thought you had to use masses of fruit or veg to get a decent amount of juice but now I know this is not the case. Further convinced to buy that juicer, Thanks Jil

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      Mrs Jil Manning 4 years ago from Sussex, England

      Thank you Alan, do it, you won't look back!

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