Pineapple Ginger Juice (With or Without Juicer)

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Pineapple ginger juice is sweet, refreshing, spicy, tangy, and tart – delicious for a summertime healthful shot or to sip on throughout the day. All you need is 3-5 ingredients, no added sugar, and a juicer or blender!

Pineapple ginger energy shot

Having shared recipes for a soothing anti-inflammatory pineapple skin tea and refreshing pineapple ginger lemonade, now it’s time to share a simple pineapple juicing recipe for summery pineapple ginger juice! A sweet, tangy, slightly “spicy” juice that’s perfect for enjoying on warm days!

Recently it seems that ginger, lemon, and/or pineapple are popping up in recipes on my blog left, right, and center! In the past couple of weeks, alongside the previously mentioned lemonade, I’ve also shared a fresh pineapple cucumber salad, honey fermented lemon and ginger, candied ginger, and more! This time, we’re enjoying this trio in healthy juice form (with the optional addition of turmeric)!

Pineapple ginger and tumeric and juice

Not only is this juice packed with flavor, but the combination of ingredients also makes this packed with health benefits too! The ginger and lemon alone boast several health benefits, as I’ve listed in this recipe. Meanwhile, turmeric is packed to the rafters with healthful properties. However, there are also several health benefits to pineapple juice.

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The Benefits of Pineapple Juice

As sweet and delicious as pineapple is, it’s also packed with various health benefits, including:

  • It provides reasonable amounts of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C (100%), manganese (55%), Copper (19%), vitamin B6 (15%), and more, in just one cup (250ml).
  • Pineapple juice also contains good levels of antioxidants and bromelain. Antioxidants help to protect our bodies from oxidative stress and harmful free radicals. Meanwhile, bromelain can improve immunity, reduce inflammation, and even improve digestion.
  • Some research suggests that bromelain could be as effective as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on inflammation, yet with fewer side effects!
  • Meanwhile, the bromelain improves gut health by acting as proteases, which help break down protein in a way that makes them more easily absorbed in the gut. Some research also suggests it may help protect the gut from various bacteria, like E. coli and cholera.
  • The high levels of vitamin C are also excellent for cold/flu season!
A pineapple on a flat surface

Some research has also suggested that pineapple juice could improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and preventing the formation of clots. The antioxidants also help to provide cancer-fighting effects.

Are there any downsides?

Note that consuming large quantities of pineapple juice may not be best if you suffer from heartburn or GERD. Plus, pineapple juice also contains low fiber and high levels of sugar. So I recommend only drinking moderate quantities of this pineapple and ginger juice per day.

Want to try more refreshing summer-ready juice recipes? You might like watermelon juice, orange carrot juice, orange ginger juice, or pomegranate juice!

The Ingredients

Ingredients for pineapple ginger juice

This pineapple juicing recipe requires just 3 ingredients, five for a healthful turmeric addition!

  • Pineapple: use fresh, ripe pineapple.
  • Ginger: choose younger ginger for a milder flavor, but either will work.
  • Lemon: I recommend a Meyer lemon, which is naturally sweeter. You could also use limes if preferred.

And, optionally:

  • Turmeric: to boost the healthful properties of this pineapple ginger juice, add a little turmeric. You could add powder instead of juice – but make sure it’s fresh.
  • Pepper: if you’re using turmeric, then you’ll need some freshly cracked black pepper to help your body absorb the curcumin with turmeric.

Optional Add-Ins

  • Coconut water: if you want your pineapple ginger drink to go further (and not consume as much sugar), then you can serve the juice almost like a squash, topped up with coconut water (or regular water). It tastes delicious, and the diluted mixture is super refreshing!
  • Carrot juice: carrot juice is subtle enough that it doesn’t affect the flavor of this juice too much. However, it’s super refreshing and boosts the health benefits of the overall juice. I recommend using 2-3 carrots and increasing, to personal taste. You can juice the carrots separately and freeze any leftover juice if needed. 
  • Alcohol: you can also turn this summery drink into a delicious cocktail with the addition of a fruity liqueur, vodka, or pineapple/coconut rum.

How to Make Pineapple Ginger Juice

Using a Juicer

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

First, prepare the pineapple by peeling and cutting it into pieces big enough to fit your juicer chute. I use a knife to peel the skin and a smaller paring knife to remove and further “eye” bits.

Peeling a pineapple

Then, brush the ginger (and optionally turmeric) clean. You can also peel them, though it isn’t necessary when using a juicer.

Juice the pineapple, ginger, and turmeric. I did this in separate containers while I was testing quantities for the recipe. However, you can do this directly into a single jug.

You can also juice the lemons in the juicer – though I usually do them manually later.

Remember, you can save the ginger/turmeric pulp to add to smoothies or turn them into crackers.

Steps for juicing pineapple ginger and turmeric

Step 2: Combine the ingredients.

If you juiced the ingredients separately then, you can combine the juices into one large jug. At the same time, add the pepper to the juice (if you used turmeric) and add the lemon juice – which I usually squeeze by hand until I reach my desired flavor.

If you manually squeeze the lemon, it can be a good idea to microwave it for 10-20 seconds first and roll it over the kitchen counter. This will help you squeeze out as much juice as possible.

Give the pineapple ginger drink a stir or shake and then enjoy!

Steps for mixing pineapple ginger juice

Juicer-free Method

Preparing this pineapple ginger juice without a juicer will take a little extra time and effort, and you won’t extract quite as much juice or nutrients as when using a juicer. However, it is possible (and still delicious!). Let’s focus on each ingredient.

Pineapple juice without a juicer: the easiest way to do this is to add the pineapple chunks to a high-speed blender and blend them into a smooth(-ish) mixture. If you don’t mind it pulpy, then keep it as is. Otherwise, you can strain the mixture (through a strainer or nut milk bag). If your machine needs a little help to blend the pineapple, I recommend adding 1/3-1/2 cup water to the machine.

Ginger juice: I’ve previously shared a post on how to juice ginger (with and without a juicer). So choose your preferred method.

Turmeric juice: if you decide to add turmeric, I’ve also previously posted how to juice turmeric (with and without a juicer).

In the end, just mix the juices, add the lemon juice and enjoy!

Shaking a bottle with pineapple ginger juice

How to Store 

Store: you can store the fresh pineapple ginger juice in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, it’s best to enjoy it fresh for optimal nutrition. I recommend drinking it within 1-2 days for the best flavor.

Freeze: if you’ve made too much, you can always freeze extra (as soon as it’s juiced to maintain optimal nutrients). I recommend freezing it into large/extra-large silicone ice-cube trays so it’s portioned. You can then blend it into a slushy with a little water/coconut milk or allow the juice to thaw in the fridge before shaking and enjoying!

Pineapple ginger juice in a bottle and in a small glass

Recipe Notes and FAQs

  • Save the pulp and zest: there’s no reason to waste lots of ingredients while making this pineapple ginger juice. Zest the lemon before extracting the juice (then add to a freezer bag for six months). You can also freeze the leftover ginger and turmeric pulp for several months to add to smoothies or make it into crackers.
  • Can I add extra sweetness? When using a ripe pineapple, I find the juice is sweet enough already. However, if after tasting the juice, it’s particularly tart, then you could add a little honey, maple, agave, or even simple syrup. For a sugar-free option, use a liquid sweetener like Swerve drops. Sweeten to personal taste.
  • Adjust the ingredients to your liking: the best thing about homemade juice recipes is their versatility. Prefer it sweeter? Add a little sweetener. Prefer more zing? Add a little extra ginger, etc.
  • Use fresh ingredients: for the best flavor and health benefits, then please use fresh ingredients. However, if you just want something that tastes great, feel free to use boxed/canned juice in a pinch.

Other Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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Pineapple Ginger Juice (With or Without Juicer)

5 from 6 votes
By: Samira
Pineapple ginger juice is sweet, refreshing, spicy, tangy, and tart – delicious for a summertime healthful shot or to sip on throughout the day. All you need is 3-5 ingredients, no added sugar, and a juicer or blender.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 13 shots of 60ml/0.25 cup each

Ingredients 
 

  • 1.5 lb pineapple flesh 2 cups juice
  • 5 oz ginger 1 cup juice
  • 1 lemon 3 Tbsp juice
  • 1 oz turmeric 3 Tbsp juice, optional
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper only added for the turmeric

Instructions 

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

  • Prepare the pineapple by peeling and cutting it into pieces big enough to fit your juicer chute. I use a knife to peel the skin and a smaller paring knife to remove and further "eye" bits.
  • Brush the ginger (and optionally turmeric) clean. You can also peel them, though it isn't necessary when using a juicer.
  • Juice the pineapple, ginger, and turmeric. I did this in separate containers while I was testing quantities for the recipe. However, you can do this directly into a single jug.
    You can also juice the lemons in the juicer – though I usually do them manually later.
    Remember, you can save the ginger/turmeric pulp (read the recipe notes).

Step 2: Combine the ingredients.

  • If you juiced the ingredients separately then, you can combine the juices into one large jug. At the same time, add the pepper to the juice (if you used turmeric) and add the lemon juice – which I usually squeeze by hand until I reach my desired flavor.
    If you manually squeeze the lemon, it can be a good idea to microwave it for 10-20 seconds first and roll it over the kitchen counter. This will help you squeeze out as much juice as possible.
  • Give the pineapple ginger drink a stir or shake and then enjoy!

Juicer-free Method

  • Pineapple juice without a juicer: the easiest way to do this is to add the pineapple chunks to a high-speed blender and blend them into a smooth(-ish) mixture. If you don't mind it pulpy, then keep it as is. Otherwise, you can strain the mixture (through a strainer or nut milk bag). If your machine needs a little help to blend the pineapple, I recommend adding 1/3-1/2 cup water to the machine.
    Ginger juice: I've previously shared a post on how to juice ginger (with and without a juicer). So choose your preferred method.
    Turmeric juice: If you decide to add turmeric, I've also previously posted how to juice turmeric (with and without a juicer).
    In the end, just mix the juices, add the lemon juice and enjoy!

How to Store

  • Store: you can store the fresh pineapple ginger juice in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, it's best to enjoy it fresh for optimal nutrition. I recommend drinking it within 1-2 days for the best flavor.
    Freeze: if you've made too much, you can always freeze extra (as soon as it's juiced to maintain optimal nutrients). I recommend freezing it into large/extra-large silicone ice-cube trays so it's portioned. You can then blend it into a slushy with a little water/coconut milk or allow the juice to thaw in the fridge before shaking and enjoying!

Notes

  • Save the pulp and zest: there’s no reason to waste lots of ingredients while making this pineapple ginger juice. Zest the lemon before extracting the juice (then add to a freezer bag for six months). You can also freeze the leftover ginger and turmeric pulp for several months to add to smoothies or make it into crackers.
  • Can I add extra sweetness? When using a ripe pineapple, I find the juice is sweet enough already. However, if after tasting the juice, it’s particularly tart, then you could add a little honey, maple, agave, or even simple syrup. For a sugar-free option, use a liquid sweetener like Swerve drops. Sweeten to personal taste.
  • Adjust the ingredients to your liking: the best thing about homemade juice recipes is their versatility. Prefer it sweeter? Add a little sweetener. Prefer more zing? Add a little extra ginger, etc.
  • Use fresh ingredients: for the best flavor and health benefits, then please use fresh ingredients. However, if you just want something that tastes great, feel free to use boxed/canned juice in a pinch.
 
 
Optional Add-Ins
  • Coconut water: if you want your pineapple ginger drink to go further (and not consume as much sugar), then you can serve the juice almost like a squash, topped up with coconut water (or regular water). It tastes delicious, and the diluted mixture is super refreshing!
  • Carrot juice: carrot juice is subtle enough that it doesn’t affect the flavor of this juice too much. However, it’s super refreshing and boosts the health benefits of the overall juice. I recommend using 2-3 carrots and increasing, to personal taste. You can juice the carrots separately and freeze any leftover juice if needed.
  • Alcohol: you can also turn this summery drink into a delicious cocktail with the addition of a fruity liqueur, vodka, or pineapple/coconut rum.
 
Check the blog post for more tips.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: African
Freezer friendly: 2-3 Months
Shelf life: 3-4 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 60ml, Calories: 41kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 114mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 32IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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10 Comments

  1. Terri Otero says:

    Do you think I can add neem powder to this recipe?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Terri.
      You should be able to add – maybe you need to dissolve first with a bit of water or some of the juice before you mix it altogether. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try.

  2. Dani says:

    Where did you find your small bottles with a cork? What size are they?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Dani,
      I get them online usually – I have different sizes ranging from 30 to 50 ml (1.05-1.75 oz). Here’s a link for one of the sizes: https://amzn.to/3HkSrPl

  3. Janhavi says:

    Which juicer do you recommend?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Janhavi,
      If you’d like to check the exact model of the juicer (Omega), it’s linked on the Shop page here on the blog as well as on the recipe card of this post.

  4. Jessica says:

    Love this. Which is the best juicer in your opinion? What is the one you were using?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Jessica ,
      The exact model of the juicer (Omega) is linked on the Shop page here on the blog as well as on the recipe card of this post.

  5. Marlyse says:

    5 stars
    Excellent..thanks for sharing; been doing similar juicing over the years & it pays off as the body is in top shape…hair shining; beautiful fingernails ,clear eyes & thoughts….getting all the right nutrients

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Marlyse!