Juicing has taken a new lease on life! If you're looking for easy juice recipes, here's a great one with cucumbers, pineapples, watercress and lime! The benefits of juicing are just amazing! Save to your board and check out this easy juice recipe!

Easy Juice Recipes: Pineapple Cucumber Watercress Ginger Lime Juice

Recently I talked about our journey with Essentials Oils and wanting to become a healthier person. Juices and smoothies are very popular right now. However, I’m not getting into them because of a popularity contest. I am reading and finding out all of the great benefits that juicing can bring! I’m really working on becoming a healthier person. Not just to lose weight, but to have more energy and feel better overall!

Here’s a recipe I put together combining cucumbers, pineapples, watercress and ginger! If you’re looking for an easy recipe or want to jumpstart your way into juicing, this is one to check out. With only 15 minutes of prep time, head to your local farmer’s market or grocery store to pick up these ingredients and get started!

Juicing has taken a new lease on life! If you're looking for easy juice recipes, here's a great one with cucumbers, pineapples, watercress and lime! The benefits of juicing are just amazing! Save to your board and check out this easy juice recipe!

Ingredients

  • Large handful of watercress
  • 1 medium cucumber, ends removed
  • 1-1/2 cup pineapple spears
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ lime, quartered

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Juicing has taken a new lease on life! If you're looking for easy juice recipes, here's a great one with cucumbers, pineapples, watercress and lime! The benefits of juicing are just amazing! Save to your board and check out this easy juice recipe!

Directions:

Chill the glass by swishing with water and placing it in the freezer while you prepare the juice.

Make sure all produce is thoroughly washed before juicing.

Combine all products into the juicer of your choice {A good one to check out is the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer}

Juice until blended well!

Juicing has taken a new lease on life! If you're looking for easy juice recipes, here's a great one with cucumbers, pineapples, watercress and lime! The benefits of juicing are just amazing! Save to your board and check out this easy juice recipe!

Nutrition notes for ingredients:

Watercress

  • Excellent source of vitamin K to help with proper blood clotting and bone health.
  • Packed with vitamin C which is a great antioxidant to fight off free radicals. Consuming Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron from the foods you eat.
  • Low-calorie, low-fat and full of antioxidants.  Watercress is great for controlling cholestorol and eating healthy.
  • Rich source of minerals like copper and calcium.
  • Researchers at William Paterson University at New Jersey labeled it as the most nutrient-dense food.
  • The Centers for Disease Control placed it atop the list of “Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables.”

Sources:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2718/2

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/watercress.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/05/finally-a-list-of-powerhouse-fruits-and-vegetables-ranked-by-how-much-nutrition-they-contain/

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm

Cucumber

Packed with antioxidant vitamins that fight off free radicals to help fight off aging and disease.

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K

The B vitamins in cucumbers can help boost mood and energy levels and an overall sense of mental wellness.

  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate

Minerals in cucumbers:

  • Fresh cucumbers are anti-inflammatory.
  • Manganese
  • Potassium – excellent for helping control blood pressure and heart rate
  • Magnesium
  • Strong source of lignans which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers.
  • Cucumbers are an excellent source of silica which helps promote joint health.

 

Sources

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2439/2

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/cucumber.html

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=42

http://www.naturalnews.com/036769_cucumbers_health_benefits_rehydration.html

Pineapple

  • Amazing source of B vitamins.  These vitamins help your body by boosting your mood leading to a better sense of wellness overall.
  • Great source of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radicals in your body.  It protects against cell damage and the effects of aging.
  • Excellent source of manganese.  This mineral is an antioxidant which has been shown to destroy free radicals.  Manganese also supports the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.  And don’t forget your healthy bones!  Manganese aids in the increase of the mineral density of the spinal bone.

Sources:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2019/2

http://www.livescience.com/45487-pineapple-nutrition.html

http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=34

 

Ginger

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps with gastric discomfort by calming the digestive system.
  • Can help fight off some forms of cancer (colorectal and ovarian).
  • Can reduce muscle pain caused by exercise.

Sources:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

 

Lime

  • Excellent source of vitamin C.  This class 1 antioxidant is excellent for fighting free radicals in your body.
  • Aids in digestion by activating salivation and other digestive processes.
  • Contains powerful flavonoids which are antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antibiotic, and detoxifying.

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lime.html

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1942/2

http://www.livestrong.com/article/295175-nutritional-value-of-lime-juice/

Easy Juice Recipes: Pineapple Cucumber Watercress Ginger Lime Juice
 
Ingredients
  • Large handful of watercress
  • 1 medium cucumber, ends removed
  • 1-1/2 cup pineapple spears
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ lime, quartered
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Chill the glass by swishing with water and placing it in the freezer while you prepare the juice.
  3. Make sure all produce is thoroughly washed before juicing.
  4. Combine all products into the juicer of your choice {A good one to check out is the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer}
  5. Juice until blended well!

 

 

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