This gorgeous pineapple sat in my kitchen ripening for four long days. Although the anticipation was slightly painful, it did bring me a little joy each day just having this tropical accessory in the home. And when it came time for juicing, it did not disappoint- I could drink this glorious juice recipe every morning for the rest of my life, if pineapples were only so abundant in Canada. 

PINEAPPLE CAYENNE DETOX: an immunity booster, energizer and toxin detox. 

INGREDIENTS: (yields 2 servings) 

  • ½ pineapple
  • ½ cucumber 
  • 1 apple 
  • 1 lemon
  • 1- 2 inch piece ginger root (to taste) 
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper 

Wash and prep fruit and vegetables by removing the rinds of the pineapple and lemon, and removing the core of the apple. Cut everything just small enough that it will fit into your juicer with ease. Juice the above ingredients and add cayenne pepper at the end, stir and serve.  


PINEAPPLE: anti-inflammatory, digestive benefits, rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as an excellent source of magnesium. 

APPLE: reduces cholesterol, rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, and promotes heart health. 

CUCUMBER: natural cooling and hydrating properties, digestive benefits, and a rich source of vitamin B.

LEMON: natural detoxifier, rich source of vitamin C, and contains limonene that promotes immunity and helps fight infection. 

GINGER: anti-inflammatory, anti-cold and anti-flu agent, clears microcirculatory channels of the body, promotes heart health, and improves absorption of nutrients.

CAYENNE: anti-irritant, circulatory stimulant which aids in the detoxification process, promotes heart health, and supports weight loss.