Joint aid pineapple and ginger juice

17 April 2018

Pineapple, ginger and flaxseed can all help reduce inflammation.



The bromelain in pineapple can help reduce inflammation, as can ginger and the essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil. There is a pretty hefty dose of ginger here, so reduce it if you find it too strong.

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 5 cm/2 inches root ginger
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

Method

Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple, then slice the skin from the sides and chop the flesh into chunks that will fit through the juicer shute. If you like, you can cut a slither of pineapple to serve with the finished drink. Peel the ginger skin, if shrivelled, then juice the pineapple and ginger together. Stir the flaxseed oil into the juice before serving.

Pour into a glass and serve with the reserved slither of fruit, if using.

Nutrients

Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium; essential fatty acids

I Love My Juicer: Over 100 Fast, Fresh Juices and Smoothies, by Natalie Savona. Nourish Books, 2018. Paperback, £12.99. Commissioned photography by William Lingwood.

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