This pineapple cucumber juice is entirely free of added sugars and artificial ingredients. It is uber fresh, packed with natural flavors, and extremely high in various nutrients.
And, like most of my recipes, I have created this juice to be very versatile. You can adjust the ratios of the ingredients or add new ones as well. And adjusting the tangy and sweet flavors is very easy!
If you love this juice, you need to try my Beetroot And Orange Juice or this Fresh Carrot And Orange Juice Recipe as well. If neither of those sounds good for you, you can have a look at my website for other fantastic healthy juice options.
Why I Love This Cucumber And Pineapple Juice
There are so many different reasons why I love this fresh pineapple cucumber juice.
For one, it only requires three ingredients: cucumber, pineapple, and lemon juice. You can leave out the lemon juice, but for me, it helps balance the sweetness of the pineapple. And lemon also has a ton of benefits for your body.
You can use frozen ingredients as well if they are hard to find in your region. But fresh ingredients will always have a better flavor and texture and contain more nutrients.
Then, it is also a relatively cheap juice to make. Generally, cucumber, pineapple, and lemons are cheap in most parts of the world. And, because this is a 3-ingredient juice, it also helps save on costs.
This juice is quick and easy to make. It is perfect for on-the-go people and even your kids will enjoy it on their way to school! I love using my personal blender to make this juice. Just divide the recipe by four for a single serving. Or add the ingredients until your jug is full.
And finally, this is an incredibly healthy and nutrient-packed juice. It doesn’t have any additives or sweeteners. It makes it lower in calories and overall just healthier for your body. In a world filled with artificial chemicals, it’s good to find a recipe without them that’s still tasty.
So, let’s look at how to make sugar-free pineapple cucumber juice.
Variations For my Sugar-Free Pineapple Cucumber Juice
You can create a frozen slushy juice by freezing your pineapple chunks. Then, when you blend the juice ingredients together, you will have a much thicker smoothie consistency.
I love this option because you don’t have to add more ingredients to create this unique texture. And, it’s a way to change things up a little. You will get the exact same nutrients, just in a different form.
If you want to add some sweetener to this juice, try Stevia. It is a calorie-free sweetener, and you only need to add a teaspoon (at the most) for this juice. Alternatively, try an unprocessed natural sweetener, like honey or maple syrup.
You can, of course, add more ingredients to this juice. Keep in mind that this will increase the number of calories and sugar. But it’s also a way to change up your juice flavor a little. Always choose flavors that work well with pineapple and cucumber.
Mint is an easy add-in that is low in calories. You can also try mango, passion fruit, apple, orange, and kiwi.
There aren’t really any alternatives for the ingredients in this juice. If you do replace them, your new juice may not have the same nutrients as this pineapple cucumber juice. At the very most, you can substitute lemon juice with lime juice. Another type of citrus juice will also be perfectly fine.
What are the benefits of drinking pineapple cucumber juice?
Both these ingredients are very high in nutrients. Apart from the vitamins, this juice also has a lot of manganese, iron, and antioxidants. All these nutrients have various benefits to the body. For one, they help boost your immune system, can aid in digestion, and help reduce the risk of cancer.
How many calories are in this pineapple cucumber juice?
This juice recipe contains about 131 per serving (it serves four people). It isn’t exceptionally low in calories. However, for a juice, especially a sweet juice, it isn’t high in calories either. Most of the calories come from pineapple, which is high in sugar. And another bonus of this recipe is that it doesn’t contain artificial ingredients or added sweeteners.
Can you substitute the pineapple for this juice recipe?
You can, but in my opinion, that defeats the purpose of drinking pineapple cucumber juice. It also means you won’t get the nutrients pineapples provide. But, some people are allergic to pineapple, so there is sometimes a need for a substitute. Have a look here at the best pineapple alternatives you can try.
How long can you store juice after juicing?
I don’t recommend storing juice for too long in the fridge. However, if you have to, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Sugar-Free Pineapple Cucumber Juice
- 1.65 pounds cucumber (2 large cucumbers)
- 1.75 pounds pineapple (1 pineapple)
- 1/2 lemon
- To start, wash your cucumbers well. Cut them into chunks.
- You can also peel and cube your pineapple.
- Then, add the cucumber chunks and pineapple cubes into a blender. Squeeze the lemon juice into the blender as well.
- Blend the ingredients together until you have a completely uniform and lump-free juice.
- If you don't like the pulp in the juice, you can strain the juice over a fine-meshed sieve. You can also add back some pulp if you want to. This is a technique used by a lot of people to adjust the exact amount of fiber they ingest.
- Serve this pineapple and cucumber juice immediately with a slice of fresh cucumber, lemon, and pineapple.