Happy Friday! Today I have a fun new juice recipe for you to spice up your juicing routine.
Last week, the wonderful folks at Williams-Sonoma contacted me and asked me to participate in this week’s Juice Week, with the theme “Juices That Bite Back”, and make a juice that is spiced up, literally. How fun is that?
Recently, I was discussing how I don’t so much like savory spices in my juices and smoothies, but I started to change that with my Strawberry Basil smoothie. And when I got this juice challenge, I figured this was another opportunity to expand my spice horizons even more 🙂 .
I came up with a really interesting (and tasty!) juice, with lots of benefits from its ingredients, and a nice flavor combination with the pineapple, orange, thyme and ginger. The thyme flavor is subtle, but gives an unexpected depth to the juice.
Pineapple is an excellent source of the antioxidant Vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body; collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Pineapple also contains the enzyme bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties.
The essential oils in the thyme contain large amounts of thymol, which is antibacterial, as well as a strong antiseptic and antioxidant. Thyme contains bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties which makes it helpful in the treatment of chronic as well as acute bronchitis and upper respiratory tract inflammation. In ancient Rome, thyme was also used to treat melancholy.
Ginger has antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, as well as anti-tumor activity. Research has shown its effectiveness for pain relief, preventing and treating diabetes, and we all know how it helps with digestive problems.
Pineapple Thyme Juice
- 1/2 of a fresh pineapple
- juice of 1 orange
- handful of fresh thyme
- nub of fresh ginger, to taste
Run everything through the juicer and enjoy! Makes 1-2 servings.
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