Longer days and warm, sunny weather move up my happiness meter. It feels so good to have more energy and get things done. Small things like taking a walk, taking a nap, and finally dusting off my juicer. I’ve been in my apartment for nearly a year and have managed to ignore the juicer I spent years wanting and countless hours researching. What gives? I’m a big fan of fresh juice, but not too keen on the cleanup. Also, I live near a fresh pressed juice shop that makes amazingly delicious juices. But, it’s less expensive and more customizable to make your own juice. Best of all, juicing is a way to clear out the produce drawer. That’s a huge benefit since I hate wasting food.
This ultra refreshing juice is a simple mix of fresh pineapple, cucumber and lime. It’s a bit pulpy, a bit sour and oh-so-sweet from the pineapple. Next time I may add a few sprigs of mint or a knob of ginger for even more flavor.
If you follow me on Instagram, you got a preview of this cucumber pineapple juice recipe. I often post pictures of recipes as I am testing them, follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see what I’m making.
Fresh Cucumber Pineapple Juice Recipe
2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded, ends removed
1 medium fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
1 medium lime
Cut cucumbers and pineapple into pieces to fit the feed chute of your juicer. Juice cucumbers and pineapple into a glass container. Cut lime in half and squeeze juice from lime into cucumber-pineapple juice. Serve over ice.
Makes about 3 1/2 to 4 cups, depending on juiciness of fruit and efficiency of juicer
Tip: My juicer doesn’t extract juice from citrus very well, so I prefer to squeeze the lime by hand. If your juicer does a good job on citrus, peel the lime and run it through your juicer.
More fresh juice recipes:
Cucumber Watermelon Juice from Eating Clean Recipes (Vitamix Juice Recipe)
Carrot-Orange Fresh Pressed Juice from Bourbon and Honey
Green Lemonade Juice from Eating Clean Recipes (Vitamix Juice Recipe)
Fresh Pressed Green Juice from Bourbon and HoneyProduct Link:
I use a Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer (amazon link)