Pineapple Detox Juice.

Via on Mar 8, 2012

Spring Cleanse Recipes.

In the spirit of preparing for my Spring Cleanse starting this March 24th (filling up fast..!), I’ve been playing with new recipes to add to the menu. This juice is not only delicious and amazing, but (gasp) it’s also very nutritious.

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which—according to the National Institute of Health—is considered a type of cysteine proteinase, an enzyme that helps break down protein.

Get ready colon, bromelain is here to clean you out!

This sweet, yellow fruit of the Gods is also thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect and has even been used to help reduce the effects of arthritis. It’s worth a shot, right?

Pineapple also contains a large amount of Vitamin C  which is easily destroyed at high temperatures. This means, no pineapple upside-down cake. Yet, do not despair ye lovers of baked pineapple delectables! I just might be able to create a raw, healthy version of your sweet, spongy dessert. A Rawnapple upside-down cake. Challenge accepted…

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 thick slices of fresh pineapple (the canned kind has tons of added sugars)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut water

Directions:

  1. Juice.
  2. Give Thanks.
  3. Chug-a-lug.
P.S. The cute little pink straw pictured above is eco-friendly and compostable! I got a pack of them on Abbott Kinney at The G2 Gallery (they have any color you could possibly want).
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Editor: Andrea B.

About Caley Alyssa

As a D-1 collegiate athlete with a background in nutrition and anatomy, and an internship with a naturopathic center for healing, Caley Alyssa found herself wanting to help people achieve healthier, happier lives. She quickly came to realize that she wanted to promote preventative and therapeutic methods encouraging active, energetic lifestyles rather than focusing on treatment centered around prescription drugs and the increasingly paramount “band-aid” mindset. In 2006, Caley moved to San Francisco and began to study yoga completing her 200 hour training with Yoga Tree with Janet Stone, Darren Main and Elise Lorimer. From there she went onto study with Shiva Rea and obtained a certification to work with children and at risk youth. In 2010, Caley’s quest to bring health and happiness to others lead her to enroll with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York to become a Holistic Health Coach, registered with the American Drugless Practitioners. Caley now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She designs and leads seasonal cleanses for individuals, yoga studios and corporate businesses sharing her lifelong journey of finding balance, wellness and happiness in all aspects of life!

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11 Responses to “Pineapple Detox Juice.”

  1. Kristina says:

    This is Day 1 of the Master Cleanse for me….this Pineapple Detox sounds amazing! How long would you cleanse with this? Would you incorporate raw fruits/veggies or do the juice solo? Thanks for the healthy (interesting) tidbits on pineapples.

  2. Same question, for how long do you recommend this cleanse?

  3. nyclagirl says:

    Can you blend this together, instead of juicing? Was thinking about using frozen pineapple.

  4. @tishushu says:

    I’m gonna blend this… The fiber is always beneficial… Mmmmmm!

  5. Gretchen says:

    Ginger root is also great with juiced pineapple!

  6. Kristen says:

    Same question- ideal timeframe for the cleanse? Thanks!

  7. [...] Replace any soda, juice or coffee you drink with clean water. Getting enough water in your system is very important for detoxification. [...]

  8. Anne-Li says:

    This i must try! Thanks!

  9. Liz says:

    preventive, not preventative

  10. Koh Tao says:

    great cleanse, but biodegrable plastic is just as bad as regular plastic. It never truly goes away. There are glass straws that you can buy on amazon.

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