Man, it’s been hot in Calgary lately (not that I’m complaining)! I’ve been craving lots of tropical fruit and fresh juice to help keep me cool and nourished, so today’s recipe is my latest fresh juice concoction! My Tropical Pineapple Turmeric Cooler is a blend of sweet pineapple, powerhouse carrot, hydrating watermelon, spicy ginger and healing turmeric, rounded out with a bright splash of lemon. I’ve been enjoying it lately post-morning workout, but it’s a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night when you need a fresh, sunny pick-me-up! The invigorating ingredient deck always gives me tons of energy to fuel the rest of my morning and it also aids in digestion. Whip up a batch in the A.M. for a tropical kick-start, or enjoy it with a little Caribbean rum on a hot summer night (go on, put some rum in your fresh juice — I’m not gonna judge you!). Cheers to a happy, healthy summer!
TROPICAL PINEAPPLE TURMERIC COOLER
In a juicing rut and need to shake up your menu? This is just the recipe! The combination of flavours is really delicious, but also swimming with amazing health benefits. One of the reasons I love this Tropical Pineapple Turmeric Cooler so much is it helps to aid digestion, making it a great option for those of us with sensitive tummies. Pineapple is packed full of digestive enzymes, ginger can can help settle your stomach and turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent with medicinal qualities. Carrots are brimming with so many important vitamins, nutrients and minerals — including a mega dose of vitamin A. Lemons help aid the body in detoxification, but did you know they also provide iron and protein? I always like to add a bit of citrus to my fresh juices to brighten them up and sunny lemon balances the sweet and spicy flavour profile of this tropical cooler perfectly!
A word of caution — be careful slicing up the turmeric, or you may give yourself an unintentional ombre manicure (and it’s not a cute look!). Turmeric is a gorgeous, vivid orange colour that will stain skin and anything else it comes in contact with. I had just given myself a gel manicure the day before I shot this recipe and ended up with lilac-and-yellow ombre nails! Wear gloves or wash your hands immediately (and vigorously) after handing the turmeric. You can always add some baking soda to your hand soap to make it more powerful and aid in stain removal.
Yield: 8 cups (64 oz.)
• 1 mini watermelon
• 1 pineapple
• 5 medium carrots
• 2 lemons
• 2″ piece of fresh ginger
• 2″ piece of fresh turmeric
1. Start with chilled produce. Chop all ingredients into 1″ pieces.
2. Add ingredients one at a time to your Hurom Slow Juicer (or similar), starting with an ingredient that isn’t as juicy (like ginger), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like pineapple). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you’ll get more of them in your cup!
3. Once you’ve juiced all of your ingredients, stir the juice and pour over ice.
4. Add a fun garnish of your choice and enjoy — I used some pineapple leaves (just pluck them from the centre of the pineapple) and tropical umbrellas!
Note: You can freeze this juice to make your own popsicles, too!
TROPICAL PINEAPPLE TURMERIC COOLER
- 1 mini watermelon
- 1 pineapple
- 5 medium carrots
- 2 lemons
- 2 " piece of fresh ginger
- 2 " piece of fresh turmeric
Start with chilled produce. Chop all ingredients into 1″ pieces.
Add ingredients one at a time to your Hurom Slow Juicer (or similar), starting with an ingredient that isn’t as juicy (like ginger), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like pineapple). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you’ll get more of them in your cup!
Once you’ve juiced all of your ingredients, stir the juice and pour over ice.
Add a fun garnish of your choice and enjoy -- I used some pineapple leaves (just pluck them from the centre of the pineapple) and tropical umbrellas!
You can freeze this juice to make your own popsicles, too!
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Green Jalapeño Margaritas (make them virgin for a delicious green juice!)
What produce do you love to juice for a refreshing summer drink? If you try my Tropical Pineapple Turmeric Cooler, let me know how you liked it — I love it when you guys make my recipes and give me your feedback! You can tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or use the hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations so I can find them! I also have a board on Pinterest for my recipes, if you care to follow along for inspiration.
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