Cucumber, pineapple & mint juice

Pineapple, Cucumber, Mint Juice

Low FODMAP

I have been trying to find healthy smoothies and meals to include in my Low FODMAP diet, I am slowly getting used to this change in dietary lifestyle.

I was told this smoothie by Jane who I do Gyrotonic with, she said you can add vodka to this one if you are feeling extremely naughty!

What I would say about this smoothie, learn’t by experience is, to drink it on the day you make it.  I do tend to make large batches to drink over a couple of days but for some reason this one doesn’t ‘last’ well.  However, it is a great refreshing drink, zings up those taste buds and doesn’t have the overly sweet taste that some smoothies do.  All depends on your own personal likes!  Great for summer or after a workout.

As we know pineapple provides Vic C, Vit A and iron.  Consumption of plant foods like pineapples decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.

Here are some amazing benefits to consuming cucumber:

  • Keeps you hydrated. …
  • Fights heat, both inside and out. …
  • Flushes out toxins. …
  • Lavishes you with vitamins. …
  • Supplies skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon. …
  • Aids in weight loss. …
  • Revives the eyes. …

Now we move on to mint.  One of the primary benefits of fresh mint is that it contains potent antioxidants. Fresh mint, including spearmint and peppermint, contains several key vitamins and minerals you need for good health, though they’re not present in huge amounts. For example, fresh mint contains trace amounts of iron, a mineral you need to make red blood cells. Mint also has small amounts of fiber, vitamin A and potassium.

Visual Evidence


Pineapple, Cucumber, Mint Juice

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe pineapple
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • filtered water or coconut water
  • 1/2 ltr continaer for the nutri bullet

Method

Blend in the nutri bullet by putting the foods in, topping up to the 1/2 ltr level in my nutri bullet container

I hope you are going to have a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the Partial Eclipse this Friday morning, how many of you saw it who are ahead of me?  Did you get a photo etc?

Justine xx

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  35 comments for “Cucumber, pineapple & mint juice

  1. March 20, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Great drink for warm sunny summer days. Sounds very refreshing and if it’s good for the body then I’m all for giving it a try.

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM

      yes exactly, it’s not your usual sweet overload type of smoothie, i really like it, but i think it will be even better in the Summer x

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  2. March 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    ‘Pineapple, Cucumber, Mint Juice’…. Something I should try, this summer 🙂

    We are well into summer and it’s burning hot outside …

    Thanks a lot for sharing, Justine 🙂

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:20 PM

      oh wow, well please let me know if you do and i am envious of your warm weather x

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      • March 23, 2015 at 5:22 PM

        Sure, I will 🙂

        The term ‘warm’ is beautiful bit, here we have to use ‘burning heat’ 🙂

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  3. March 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Great photos of probably not the best looking food (green smoothy has that poison-green colour) 😉 How are you doing Justine? I haven’t been around much. How is your health?

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM

      hah yes but for green it is as good as it gets i think looks wise lol, looks almost alien doesnt it? x Health wise I have finished the course, lots to digest and learn, really happy i did it though x appreciate you asking x

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  4. March 20, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Hmmm that looks good. I have a tiny amount of fresh pineapple in the fridge – I might try a mini one to see if I like it! We do a banana/pineapple/spinach/frozen mango one a lot.

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  5. March 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Now this sounds just like summer. Oh, the yummy smells. (Question have you tried freezing this into ice cubes? – wondering if it might be a nice chill for hot days)

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM

      i havnt tried that but a godo idea and i have not tried the vodka addition either but perhaps I should? ;D

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  6. March 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Interesting and sounds good Justine. I’m a huge fan of pineapples ~ have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. March 20, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Lovely drink Justine!! We had the partial eclipse here, but there was so much cloud cover, didnt see anything at all 😀

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      yes we didn’t see it either, spent ages making a box for my 9yr old to loko through but nothing, got all excited for nothing lol x

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  8. March 20, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    This looks delicious!

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      thank you, something you would fancy trying? x

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      • March 23, 2015 at 10:03 PM

        Yes 🙂 I’ve made berry smoothies (frozen mixed berries + non-fat greek yogurt), but they always felt so “heavy.” This one seems light and refreshing!

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        • March 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM

          ah ive yet to freeze, i made ice cubes though of my elderberry juice and my son kept knicking them all the time hehe x

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  9. March 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    I never thought of mixing cucumber with pineapple–great idea! 🙂

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    • March 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      thank you do you think you will try it in the summer? x

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  10. March 23, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Look at this healthy smoothie…Yay for you. 🙂 It sounds like the perfect smoothie with great flavors and nutritious ingredients. Did I read vodka could be added for naughtiness?? Now THAT’S the Justine I know…. 😉 Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fiesta Friday!

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    • March 24, 2015 at 2:11 PM

      haha yes apparently but i didnt try that yet! coughs..no really i didnt lol. xx

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  11. March 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Hmm, I am not the only one trying to change her lifestyle. 😀 But mine’s on & off. 😐 This looks really good and refreshing, Justine. 🙂

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  12. March 25, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    This sounds and look really good. I love mint! (I also happen to love cuccumber and pineapple)

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  13. March 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    I just made a shake for lunch if only I would have seen this about an hour ago? Looks fantastic

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  14. March 28, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    This sounds perfect for spring! Thanks Justine!

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    • March 29, 2015 at 8:38 AM

      Thank you or it treats summer well xx 😀

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      • March 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

        You’re right, is sure sounds like it should give one a nice pick-me-up even in the summer! xx

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