Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Sweet Heat Juice

detox with this Sweet Heat Juice

Back to detoxing with Irena from Zen Blendz for this Thirsty Thursday post. Irena says this sweet treat is a good way to ease into juicing, without feeling like you're drinking a salad! (Sign me up!)

The sweet pineapple (please use a ripe one) is cut with tart apple. The lemon (or in my case lime - because I ran out of lemons!) balances these flavors. Romaine lettuce is hardly noticeable in juicing but has lots of benefits & makes your juice last longer with added water! (This is true this recipe makes a bunch of juice).

The cayenne pepper rounds out this juice by giving your tastebuds some heat, a great sweet treat for the summer an equally as warming for winter months when juicing may be difficult.

Give it a try & let us know what you think! I really enjoyed it.


  • 1/3 medium pineapple
  • 1 Granny Smith apple or your choice of seasonal fruit (melons or kiwis also work great)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 lemon (I used a lime)
  • (add in spinach or kale if you want more vitamins & chlorophyll)
  • top of with cayenne pepper
Make it!
  1. Cut off the outer part of the pineapple & cut into chunks that will fit in your juicer.
  2. Cut the rind of the citrus too (or else it’ll be too super tart).
  3. Cut the romain up to fit in the juicer as well.
  4. Juice all the the veggies & fruits & dust with cayenne. (Go lightly cayenne is spicy!!!)
detox with this Sweet Heat Juice

Here are the reasons why this juice is so good for you:

  • aids digestion
  • provides potassium, vitamin C, iron
  • contains lots of bromelain - a super healing enzyme

Granny Smith Apple:
  • tonic
  • digestive
  • lowers blood cholesterol
  • liver stimulant

  • antioxidant
  • anti-cancer

  • antioxidant
  • anti-cancer
  • provides vitamin A & chlorophyll

Cayenne Pepper:
  • stimulant
  • tonic
  • antibacterial
  • diaphoretic
(Caution to those with IBS, Crohns, or other inflammatory bowel diseases, as this may aggravate synptoms).

detox with this Sweet Heat Juice

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