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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fresh Pineapple Juice

Fresh pineapple juice used to be a regular evening snack in our home, while growing up. Honestly speaking, I began eating pineapple in fruit form only after my husband came into my life. Thanks to my mother, everyone in my side of the family need a blender to consume pineapple. We were so used to the juice concept that we never thought of enjoying the fruit on it's own. My mother loves pineapple juice and that may be the reason why she chose to go the juice route. Or when I think about it now, it might have been because the fruit was not guaranteed to be on the sweeter side always and probably my mother thought that the juice would be consumed by everyone without complaints. Besides, I have noticed that the fruit available in India makes sometimes our tongues itchy.
The fruit available in the local U.S. markets is mostly sweeter and I enjoy the pineapple slices now with a slight sprinkle of salt and red chilli powder / pepper powder. Today, I thought of preparing the juice after a long time and realized that it would also fit my '3 ingredients' themed recipe for the day. And so here it is, the fresh pineapple juice that is quick and easy to prepare, considering that one has the prepared pineapple pieces handy. Otherwise, pineapple needs to peeled and prepared. This refreshing juice makes a perfect drink for hot, summer days.
Ingredients: (2 to 3 servings)
1&1/2 cups pineapple cubes
Sugar to taste (I drink it without adding sugar.)
A few pinches of freshly cracked black pepper (optional)

* Blend pineapple adding about 1&1/2 to 2 cups of cold water and sugar. Taste and adjust the sugar if needed.
* Add ice cubes if needed and sprinkle black pepper powder in juice glasses. (I froze the fruit for few hours so that I didn't have to add ice cubes to the juice.)

This is going to be a part of Blogging marathon #64 under the theme 'Recipes using three ingredients' and check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.



Varadas Kitchen said...

Sounds really refreshing.

Srivalli said...

Come to think of it, even my growing up years were spent sipping on pineapple juice. That has been always preferred over other fruit juices. Never added pepper to it, I am sure the kick it gives must make the juice very enjoyable..good one..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Simple yet refreshing pineapple juice,love to have it anytime..

Priya Suresh said...

Super refreshing juice, even i like to add pepper in pineapple juice and a pinch of salt:).

rajani said...

THe pineapples here are a lot more sweeter and easier on the tongue than the ones back home. Juice is perfect for hot summer days

Pavani N said...

That is a perfect summer thirst quencher. But like you said, US pineapples are soooooo sweet that we don;t need to add any additional sugar. I just chopped a pineapple today, may be I'll make my fruit-phobic son to drink this juice.

Hiba abbas said...

Adding pepper is new to me . A simple drink with a wonderful kick start for a sunny day.

vaishali sabnani said...

I love this juice and pepper is the highlight ..awesome Suma.

Gayathri Kumar said...

The pineapples we get here are better in juice form than as fruit. This looks so inviting..

Harini-Jaya R said...

We typically grill pineapple in summers but this juice with pepper sounds just as wonderful in the coming summer months.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have never tried it with the pepper. Must definitely try it this summer.