I picked up this juice recipe, using pineapple and alfalfa sprouts, from Rio Caliente Hot Springs Health Spa. I like the idea of experiencing both the goodness of pineapple and alfalfa in just one single drink. How easy can that be?
Benefits of Pineapple
1. Pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition, it is low in fat and cholesterol.
2. One of the benefits of pineapple is that it helps to build healthy bones. Pineapples are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for building bone and connective tissues. Just one cup of pineapple provides 73% of the daily recommended amount of manganese. Pineapple can effect the growth of bones in young folks and the strengthening of bones in older people.
3. Pineapple is good for colds and coughs. While you can take extra vitamin C or drink extra orange juice when you got a cold, consider eating pineapple too. The benefits of pineapple are the same as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit in the form of Bromelain. It has been found to help suppress cough.
I have discussed the 10 Great Benefits to Eating Alfalfa Sprouts in an earlier post. Essentially, alfalfa lowers cholesterol, contains enzymes, regulates bowel movements etc. It is found that the benefits of alfalfa are maximized when it is eaten raw. It will be helpful if you read the 10 Great Benefits of Eating Raw Food & Juice too.
Sweet & Healthy Pineapple-Alfalfa Juice
(serve 4 -6)
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
1/2 lb. fresh alfalfa sprouts
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 cups water
honey to taste
ice to taste
How to Prepare
Place all the ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Strain and discard the pulp.
Add ice and honey.
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