Sweet Heat Pineapple Green Juice

Spicy Pineapple Green Juice

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 3 Reviews

 

Prepare your taste buds for this refreshingly spicy, yet delicate green juice -- a playful twist on the classic flavor pairing of pineapple and mint.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 120 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

Looking to add a kick to your daily juice? Want to prepare a fresh pressed base for a Cinco de Mayo pineapple margarita recipe? Or are you just interested in trying a new cold-pressed juice?

Whatever your reason for landing here, this recipe has got you covered.

Expert chef Ari Sexner elevated the classic pairing of fresh pineapple and mint leaves by adding the spiciness of Serrano pepper for a twist on the typical Mexican flavors. 

two glasses of pineapple green juice with mint and spinach on a marble table

This refreshing juice is a great way to start your day, giving you a serious dose of vitamins of minerals. Also, this blend serves as a great base for cocktail recipes (check out some recommendations for that in the cocktail section below). 

Break out your juice press (and maybe your cocktail shaker) and get ready to enjoy a delicate, fruity, and spicy juice that will keep you coming back for more. 

Looking for cocktail recipes? Find them here: Amazing Cold-Pressed Cocktails

Click here to jump straight to the step by step recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.

Why We Love This Spicy Pineapple Juice Recipe

Sweet pineapple, refreshing mint and the spicy flavor of pepper are combined in this blend for a well balanced punch of flavor. 

This juice can also easily be turned into a spicy pineapple margarita by adding your preferred spirit, whether it be mezcal, or tequila blanco and triple sec liqueur. Just don’t forget to garnish with a lime wedge!

Regardless of whether you’re making this juice as listed or as a spicy cocktail, you’ll be blown away at the delicious flavor chef Ari has developed.  Here’s what he had to say about his creation:                                 

“This is a variation of the classic pineapple and mint flavor pairing. We add a bit of heat from the Serrano pepper so it works great as a starter for a cleanse. To level up the vitamins and nutrients, we add spinach which also gives the juice a vibrant green color.”

You’re likely sold on the flavor, but you may not realize how healthy this juice is for you too!

one glass of green juice on a marble counter

Health Benefits of This Spicy Pineapple Juice

The benefits of this tasty juice include:

  • Great for your immune system. Pineapple is full of vitamin C, with one serving giving you a whopping 131% of your daily recommended intake!
  • Very nutrient-dense. Spinach, which gives this juice its vibrant green color, is one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. You’ll get a great dose of potassium and calcium here, so don’t leave it out (even if you are making a pineapple cocktail!) 
  • Heart-healthy. Pineapple, spinach, pepper and mint all have anti-oxidant properties and have been shown to lower cholesterol.
Ingredients to make spicy pineapple juice recipe on a marble counter

Now, let’s talk specifics when it comes to using this juice as a cocktail base.

How to Turn This Juice into a Spicy Pineapple Margarita 

As previously mentioned, this juice works great as a base for your favorite pineapple cocktail. Mezcal or silver tequila can be added with this juice in a cocktail shaker, and voila, your margarita is ready to go. 

If you don’t have a juicer or press, muddle the mint and pepper in your cocktail shaker before adding pineapple juice and your alcohol of choice. In this situation, it may be best to leave out the spinach (but you are missing out on some great nutrition!). If you don’t have any triple sec liqueur, or are in need of a sweetener, consider adding a little agave, simple syrup, or orange juice to your taste. 

two glasses of spicy pineapple green juice on a marble counter

To make this a well-rounded recipe, don’t neglect garnishes! Consider getting some pineapple wedges or jalapeño slices to garnish the rim.

Want to really take your cocktail presentation to the next level? Wet the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and dip it in a small plate of Tajin seasoning for an extra kick.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice shot recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer (masticating, centrifugal, etc.). 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.

Health Benefits

  • antioxidant
  • improves digestion
  • supports immune system
  • lowers cholesterol
  • cardiovascular support
  • increases energy
Sweet Heat Pineapple Green Juice Recipe
Sweet Heat Pineapple Green Juice Recipe

Ingredients

pineapple 19.5 oz 553 g 4 cups of chunks (a bit less than 1/2 of a whole pineapple)
serrano chili 0.15 oz 4 g A bit less than 1 pepper
spinach 0.7 oz 20 g 3/4 cup of spinach
mint 0.15 oz 4 g 4 mint leaves

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.

  2. Prepare the pineapple by removing the green crown and cutting into pieces small enough to fit into the grinder. Leave the skin on if you have a juice press.

  3. Juice all ingredients together.

Pro Tips

  • You can remove the Serrano chili pepper seeds for a milder flavor or keep them in for added heat. Spicy jalapeño peppers are a milder alternative to Serranos that may be easier to find at your local grocery. 

  • If the mint stems are green and soft you can juice those as well.

  • Pineapple is high on the mushy spectrum, so take care not to overfill the press to avoid overflow.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I always enjoy your recipes, will you please continue to send them on this email address.

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    1. Yes! We will update in our system. Glad you enjoy the new recipes!

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  2. 5 stars
    Would it be accurate to increase everything by 5 to make a batch for the mini? We’ve pressed pineapple and know that its a challenge.

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    1. This recipe is for just one bottle of juice, you can multiply by however many bottles you would like to make, if making it on the mini, I would weigh everything out and just load the press chamber as much as I could without overflow. Since the recipe multiplied by 5 would have over 5 pounds of produce you would need multiple batches, that is correct. Hope you enjoy the blend.

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  3. 5 stars
    Your recipes has been a great lead at our juice café. All tasted great.
    Thank you for your usual mail.

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