Green Juice with a Hint of Pineapple

song_of_style_green_juice_101Since my college days, I’ve always started my day off with coffee. At one point, I became a little too codependent on it, where I felt like I could not wake up in the morning if I didn’t drink coffee, and I would sometimes drink up to 5 cups a day. Last year though, with the whole juice cleanse craze, I did my very first 3 day juice cleanse, where I was only allowed to drink juice, which meant I had to give up my coffee for 3 whole days! I did cheat (I ate fruits and nuts, and a few vegetables here and there) but I didn’t drink any coffee. Giving this up was the hardest thing fort me during my juice cleanse, but afterwards I suddenly no longer became dependent on coffee, and have since found my LOVE for drinking green juice! Almost every morning now, I start my day off with green juice on an empty stomach. Studies say it’s best to drink green juice on an empty stomach so your body can absorb all of the good nutrients.

It’s not easy, and it’s a lot of work (it can get messy too) but I do it because it’s healthy, tastes good, and makes me feel good. There are several different green juice recipes I use, but here is a new one that my friend recently introduced to me.song_of_style_green_juiceIngredients:

  • 1/2 of bell pepper
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 handfuls of kale
  • 2 handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 prepacked organic cilantro
  • 1 giant slice of pre-packed pineapple
  • 1 green apple
  • Juicer (I use a Breville Juicer)

Some tips on making your own green juice:

  • Drink your green juice on an empty stomach, or wait at least 2 hours after a meal to drink a green juice, then wait 20 mins after drinking your green juice to consume a meal.
  • Drink your juice within 7-15 minutes for most nutritional benefits.
  • Don’t add too many sweet fruits or vegetables, as you’ll be consuming too much sugar. This was one of my biggest mistakes at first as I love fruit. I’d add bananas, apples, strawberries, etc… altogether! Apparently, this is a big no-no.

What are some of your favorite green juice/smoothie recipes? Any other combos I should try?

80 Comments

  1. I tried the strict juice cleanse a couple times and failed miserbaly, need to get my healthy habits up.

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  2. Mmm, looks very healthy and rejuvenating!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Looks super healthy!

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  4. Wow looks great! I have to try it :D

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  5. Yum! Looks amazing!

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  6. It looks lovely. I really should give these cleanses a go.

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  7. I have never done a juice cleanse because I lead a very active life and I need food for my body! But I love drinking juices between meals to fill up and get some antioxidants and vitamins into my system. This juice looks delicious!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe, looks great.
    I usually add a lot of blueberries and raspberries to my greens juices.
    xx

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  9. Nico

    Sounds great, thanks for share it!

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  10. This looks yummy & right up my street. Another one I love is spinach/pineapple/orange juice/acai berry powder/lime. The pineapple & lime go so well together!
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  11. That recipe sounds so good! Need to try it!

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  12. This looks so good! What a great alternative!

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  13. i have never really tried a juice cleanse, would try this.
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  14. This sounds so healthy! Great way to consume lots of greens and fiber. I’ll need to try this…I do the coffee in the morning. Eeks

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  15. This looks too healthy! Yummy, yummy :D
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  16. this looks like the perfect healthy combo!

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  17. Never heard of using a bell pepper and cilantro before. Will have to try this recipe!

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  18. I have to try this one it looks soo good! One of my new favorites is Carrot, Cucumber, Green Apple!

  19. great job for starting to juice cleanse! For me I normally start my day with spirulina (great for detox!). You should add this to your green juice!!! All the health benefits are found on my blog!

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  20. That looks so good! I need to invest in a juicer, but my kitchen is so small, I have no idea where I’d put it :p

  21. Thank you for sharing! It soud healthy and delicious!
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  22. Thanks for the tips, it looks delicious !! I’ll it during this summer, it will be perfect :)

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  23. YUM!

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  24. Sasa

    So healthy, these are awesome! Thank you for sharing:) XO

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  25. I made the “too much fruit” mistake as well when I first started making my own juices and smoothies. Although I don’t do it much anymore, I tend to eat fruit minimally or as a dessert!

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  26. One of my go-to green smoothis is kale, chard (or some other dark leafy greens), some flaxseed, coconut water and a banana, maybe some berries here and there. The coconut water really adds a naturall sweetness to what would otherwise be a bitter smoothie (with the kale and all).
    For a green juice, I usually like to have kale or spinach or both, zucchini, Italian flat leaf parsley, green apple and sometimes a carrot.

    I also love juiced beets so I usually do a “red juice” with red beets, carrots and a small bit of ginger.

    I havent tried juices really with pineapple, but I will def try that next!

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  27. Seems like such a delicious smoothie !
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  28. I have found that pineapple can be a life saver for green juice. It has just the right amount of sweet! http://www.fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2014/05/wardrobe-anatomy-ootd-90s-inspired.html

  29. Nicole

    Wow looks so yummy! :) I’ll be sure to try this

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  30. So lovely to share this recipe with us! Thank you! :)

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  31. Jen

    I love green juice. So healthy to start the day off right. x

  32. I love to use pineapple to sweeten my green juice, especially because a little bit goes a long way!
    One of my favorite flavor combos is with baby kale, pineapple, and basil. Basil and pineapple taste AMAZING together- who knew??

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  33. I’ve never done a juice cleanse — I am an avid runner so I don’t think I could handle consuming just juice for three days. But the health benefits are great & I am totally going to start drinking green juice in the morning. Thanks for the tip!

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  34. I have been juicing for over 3 years now and it’s part of my daily routine. I used to use the same juicer until I received the Vitamix as a gift. My fav combo is Spinach,kale,1 gala apple, ginger and/or lemon, cucumber and water. It’s very detoxing and anti-inflammatory. I went through a health scare with my digestive system and food became and still is my medicine.
    It’s delish! I will be posting more recipes on my blog. #healthy and #chic @ http://www.mindbodyswag.com

  35. Angelina

    I ALWAYS put some pineapple in my juice because it adds a little sweetness to all of the veggies. I love that you did a food post.

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  36. Nicole

    My go-to green juice is kale (green or dinosaur), collards, celery, romaine, broccoli stem, green chard, cucumber, lemon, ginger, and a pear (preferable green d’Anjou). Absolutely love starting my day this way. I just wish I had a more flexible schedule where I could take some time to enjoy it in the morning! I do a similar green smoothie, but instead or lemon, ginger, and pear, I add banana, almond milk, and protein powder. Lovely greens that stick with you a bit longer.

  37. Sounds delish! I’ve done some bananas, spinach, and apple juice for some sweetness

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  38. Honestly, I’ve never tried juicing–but it does intrigue me. I like the idea of getting a ton of nutrients in one quick burst. I’d have to buy a juicer though…

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  39. Sounds delicious and very healthy, but be careful with uncooked Kale, it could damage your thyroid, it should always be consumed cooked!! ;)

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  40. Sounds yummy! I will definitely have to try this!

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  41. Ana

    Great! Juices are the best for our bodies. A restaurant here sells this recipe as “turbo”, tastes great! I just want to try it but not all the ingredients are available here!

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  42. Heather

    Spinach, kale, cucumber, fresh ginger, green apple and kiwi.
    Yum!

  43. I pretty much function on coffee, definitely need to start making some detoxing juice~

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  44. Always love new green drink recipes! Thanks for sharing. Glad you added the part where you advised not to add too much fruit to avoid sugar. I like my green drinks without too much fruit but I see too many others go overboard with the fruit.

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  45. Francesca

    I’ve never thought of putting pepper in a drink before. This looks good!!

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  46. I know what you mean about the coffee dependency. It totally sucks. I also recently integrated fresh juice into my diet – my favorite combo is kale, celery, cucumber, green apple, ginger and lemon. It’s so yummy and refreshing, and I love the spice of the ginger. Try it! :)

  47. Love the use of color!

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  48. I’ve also been obsessed with green drinks (I’ve been doing a green shake) for a while now! I haven’t tried green juice yet and I think it’s a great idea! I definitely need to try it. You should definitely add Chia Seeds in your green drinks, they are very good for you and you hardly even notice them in the drink!!

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  49. I’m really going to try this. Thanks for sharing

  50. Sounds so yummy!!
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  51. looks delicious! love my coffee too ;)

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  52. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Have to give this a try! Always wondered what this tasted like.

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  54. I will have to try it. It seems to be so tasty.

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  55. Wow, that looks so yum! And healthy! Cannot WAIT to try it myself!

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  56. Alice

    This looks so amazing!
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  57. Evi

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. This looks sooo good, I will need to try it!

  59. This looks so yummy AND healthy – what a combo!

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  60. I guess u should have mentioned in ur post that this advice is only for those people with absolutely healthy stomach as those who have gastrities for example can have really big problems after following ur advice)))

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  61. Thanks for the recipe! I love trying new healthy recipes!

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  62. Katia

    Do you add just water or what kind of liquid do you use?

  63. That’s so crazy- I’m literally drinking this exact drink right now! Minus the green pepper! It’s such a good way to kick start the morning and the pineapple tastes so good :)

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  64. I add one or two jalapeños to mine—talk about a great way to start the morning!

  65. I´ve never had green juice before, but it looks delicious! :) http://www.cosmicconfession.blogspot.de

  66. looks so good and healthy !

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  67. Spinach, banana, a tablespoon of honey, and almond milk.

  68. That looks major yumm!!

  69. Hi AIMEE!

    I love that you started blogging about healthy recipes.. Thank you. Keep it up!

    Hope this message finds you as I’m sure you get a million a day.

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