Pineapple and pear star in this crisp juice recipe, but the inclusion of ginger and daikon make for Asian-inspired deliciousness.
Pineapples are one of our favorite tropical fruits of all time, but the pineapple juice you can buy at the store is simply not up to snuff.
So, we had our in-house chef put together a unique recipe your taste buds will love.
This crisp juice combines pineapple with pear, Daikon radish and ginger to make Asian-inspired deliciousness. Cilantro and spinach are also included to balance the flavor and add more nutrition. Finally, Serrano chili is an optional ingredient for those who like a kick in their beverages.
Before diving into the recipe, let’s go over the health benefits. Click here to jump straight to the ingredient list.
Health Benefits of This Pineapple Juice
Pineapples are also great for digestive health, boosting your immune system, anti-inflammatory purposes (thanks to the bromelain), reducing the risk of serious diseases, lowering cholesterol, and more.
Benefits from the other ingredients in this Asian-inspired pineapple-pear juice include:
- Pear: High in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Anti-inflammatory. Lowers blood pressure. Strengthens immune system. Good for energy.
- Daikon radish: High in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, and Copper. Anti-inflammatory. Improves digestion. Strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin.
- Ginger: High in Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Manganese. Reduces pain. Aids digestion.
- Spinach: High in Vitamins K, A, B9, and C. Also high in Magnesium. Antioxidant. Promotes bone, digestive, and eye health.
- Cilantro: High in Vitamins C, A, and K. Lowers cholesterol. Promotes skin health. Strengthens bones.
- Serrano chili: Relieves aches and pains. May aid weight loss and help regulate blood pressure.
Homemade Juice = Lower Sugar & More Control
Sugar is one of the first ingredients listed on the back of most store-bought fruit juices. But when making your own pineapple juice, you have full control over the ingredients and the amount of sugar that you include (which is one of the many health benefits of juicing).
(Note: In a comparison of sugar between Coca-Cola and Apple Juice, the juice had more grams of sugar — though it also had more nutrition. This underscores the importance of always being aware of the ingredients!) Fresh pressed juice also contains soluble fiber which slows the absorption of the natural sugar and actually can help to improve blood sugar levels. Much different than drinking a soda pop beverage loaded with processed sugar!
For a healthier alternative to store bought pineapple juice, try this homemade pineapple-pear juice recipe!
Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.
Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.
- aids weight loss
- reduces inflammation
- lowers blood sugar
- lowers cholesterol
- supports immune system
|pineapple||9 oz||255 g||1/3 pineapple|
|pear||3.5 oz||99 g||1/2 medium pear|
|spinach||1 oz||28 g||1 cup|
|daikon radish||7.25 oz||206 g||1/3 radish|
|ginger||0.7 oz||20 g||2 1/3 inches ginger|
|cilantro||0.3 oz||9 g||4 sprigs|
|serrano chilies||0.15 oz||4 g||1/2 pepper|
Wash all produce (make sure all of the dirt is removed from the daikon radish).
Remove the green crown from the pineapple and cut, separating into thirds. If using a juice press, leave the skin on the pineapple.
Juice all ingredients together.
When putting the produce into the juicer, it is best to use a mix of greens and the softer fruits like pineapple. The greens grind better this way and the end result is more juice.
Leave 2 or 3 chunks of pear for the very end, as pears do a good job at cleaning the grinder and pushing any bits of mint or pineapple through that didn’t make it through.
Cilantro tastes like “soapy dimes” to a small percentage of people, so be sure to leave that out if you or someone your serving falls into that group.
Remove the green crown, but leave the skin on the pineapple if using a Goodnature juice press. It contains a high concentration of valuable nutrients.