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.