Juice Week: Pineapple & Cucumber Refresher Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

This makes me want to be on a beach somewhere. Although, if I were drinking this on a beach, there would probably be a shot of tequila in it. Side note, must. try. with. tequila.

Moving forward. Why juice? That is a big question I often get.

Juice makes me feel good, inside and out. I find I have more energy throughout the day, which effects my productivity and even my relationships. It’s a great way for me to get in my greens or the vegetables I don’t prefer to eat raw. I find it reduces my cravings for sweets. The more I juice, the more I crave it. It makes my skin glow – lets just say, it also shows when I drink too much coffee and not much juice. I don’t juice to lose weight, but I do believe that it can effect weight in a positive way, depending on the lifestyle.

Somedays it’s, “hey, lets grab a juice” just as much as it’s, “hey, lets meet for coffee”. Or my husband and I have juice dates. We’re kinda nerdy like that, but we both

I know many people are curious about juicing and for those that are new, I say give it a few tries. I wasn’t a fan at first, but the more I tried it, the more I liked it and eventually started to notice the way it made me feel. Please note, I’m not a professional juicer, I’m just passionate about it.

 

I love this juice because it’s sweet, but also refreshing with the cucumber. If you love a little spice, you can add ginger or one whole lemon for a little more zing. If you’re trying to get in more greens, add kale or a handful of spinach. As you juice, taste along the way and alter based on your preferences.

If it were up to me, I’d add a big chunk of ginger to everything, but I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

So, how’s everyone enjoying juice week? If you’re shopping for a juicer, I recommend the Breville. The other good options (so I’ve heard) are the Hurom or the Omega - juices wheat grass. However, if you love your juicer, please leave the name of the brand in the comments.

note: I have found (& heard) that the cheaper versions don’t extract a lot of the juice or break down leafy greens as well as the more expensive machines. 

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See you all tomorrow with another yummy juice!

 

Pineapple & Cucumber Refresher

Serves 2 [about 4-6 oz each]

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large slices of pineapple
  • 1 1/2 large red apple, seeded and quartered
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon

DIRECTIONS

Turn on the juicer.

Add pineapple, apple, cucumber and lemon.

Pour the fresh juice into a glass, and enjoy!

Fresh juice is best consumed immediately after juicing and would recommend not going more than 3 days.

note: If there’s too much pulp, strain through a sieve or other strainer one to two times to reduce the pulp.

*gluten-free *vegan


Juices from last year’s Juice Week:

Day 1: Strawberry, Apple & Lime Juice

Day 2: Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice

Day 3: Green Refresher

Day 4: Grapefruit + Mint Juice

Day 5: Apple + Cinnamon Juice

 

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  • Andrea

    Leave the lemon peel on?

  • http://www.tasty-yummies.com/ Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    This looks amazing and now I am questioning why I have never bought fresh pineapple to juice. I have seriously been missing out ;)

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    I love your juice week! I have a few juice recipes that I keep meaning to post but haven’t gotten around to yet. This is high on my list now as I’ve never juiced pineapple!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiffanytmatthews Tiffany Thomas Matthews

    I’ve read that if the lemon is “organic” you may leave the peel on, if not, peel the lemon/cut off the peel.

  • WithStyleGrace

    Thanks Tiffany! I should have mentioned in the post that it’s always best to go with organic with all the produce, especially if you’re juicing the peel. Thanks again.

  • WithStyleGrace

    never too late ;)

  • Fatima

    I love juicing and have been doing it for some time now. However, I have never juiced soft fruit like pineapple or strawberries. Is it ok to put those through the juicer? Would the strainer get clogged?

  • http://twitter.com/thelittleloaf thelittleloaf

    I really need to get myself a juicer – all these gorgeous recipes are too much, I need juices in my life!

  • http://www.mochaandmoccasins.blogspot.ca/ Monica

    I need to start juicing. We got one for Christmas but I don’t bring it out because of the clean up process. But I think it’s clear that the benefits outweigh the negatives.

  • judith

    This juice sounds fantastic! I generally just grab whatever I have on hand, I need to start experimenting with some of your recipes. I’ve been juicing for about 3 years. I started after my husband, brother and sister-in-law were all diagnosed with different cancers, we made juicing part of their ‘treatment’. They all had fantastic results and we believe it was impart because of the juicing. My first juicer was a Jack LaLanne, burned that sucker up in about 9 months. The next juicer was a Breville. Very good juicer if you don’t like pulp in your juice or you want to make muffins from the juicy pulp it puts out. I got rid of the Breville after about a year and got a Omega Vertical juicer, because I was really into juicing wheat grass. You rarely have to worry about a macerating juicer getting clogged up, it just smashing the goodness out of everything. Makes clean up much easier too. It also gets tons more juice from your fruit and veg. It’s amazing how dry the pulp is, things like carrots come out almost powdered the juice is so totally extracted. Which means you get more for your $. If you are really serious about juicing, check out the juicing videos on YouTube before you buy. Like most things, you get what you pay for. The Omega juicers have the best warranties too, after going through 2 in 2 years… I’m going for warranty.

  • WithStyleGrace

    That’s so great to know! Thanks for sharing. I’ve heard great things about the Omega and think that might need to be our next purchase.

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    Oh, pineapple w cucumber…that would be refreshing!

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  • http://www.aidamollenkamp.com Aida Mollenkamp

    Pineapple-cucumber is one of my fave flavor combos!

  • Paulina

    Hi there….I wanted to ask you about your juicing…is this a juice you would drink all day long or just for a meal replacement? thanks! LOVE your recipes btw… =]

  • WithStyleGrace

    Oh thank you!! so for me, I like to drink of cup of fresh juice in the morning or sometimes I’ll have one in the afternoon, but that’s along with food. Sometimes it can be enough for a breakfast – along with a handful of almonds, but otherwise I drink a little juice and also eat meals throughout the day. hope that helps!

  • Chiane

    just wondering what’s the taste of it :) Free Delivery Beef Jerky

  • ana bolena

    Your comment about the pineapple cucumber juice caught my eye… I live in a tropical beach village where pineapples are DELICIOUS! The apples here, however, make me miss Seattle, WA . Maybe I should add that tequila! Or mix with ginger beer (0 alcohol)

  • Evelyn

    i love my nutribullet