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6 QUICK STEPS ON HOW TO PREPARE PINEAPPLE-GINGER DRINK.



Pineapples have always been special to me as a person. I love eating the fruit as a whole, in fruit salads, and yeah in smoothies too. There was a time I made the mistake of a lifetime by drinking water immediately after eating the fruit as a whole. I need no reminder now as to NEVER drink water after eating pineapple. I’m sure you’d have experienced that sharp lingering raspy bitter feeling in the mouth that comes with drinking water after eating pineapples. I almost hated pineapple after that day, LOL! I’m still a lover of pineapple, I only learnt my lesson and I’ve been a faithful follower ever since and till now.

So I stumbled on this cleansing drink native to Liberia. You see I’m a fan of pineapple and ginger; I so love ginger (it’s my favorite spice). I have never actually thought of combining them. So when I discovered I could mix these delights and come up with something amazing and sensational, I just knew I had to try it out. Trust me when I say this drink is amazing, so many goodies packed in a glass. The sweet fruity taste of the pineapple combined with ginger’s spicy flavor (I also added a little freshly squeezed lemon juice myself to take the notch up a little more). I drank the whole batch I made the first time. I just couldn’t help myself. It was tart, sweet, spicy, tangy and sharp altogether, my stomach loved it.

This drink allows you to enjoy the health benefits of ginger, lemon and pineapple all in a go. Pineapples are very rich sources of bromelain, vitamins B and C; ginger is a very effective natural cleansing agent. It gets rid of chronic indigestion, nausea, toxins and so on. Combining pineapple and ginger (with a little lemon juice) gives you a drink that’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and very good in boosting the immune system and good for digestion too.

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE GINGER DRINK

  • Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C, prevents kidney stones and also freshens the breath.
  • Ginger is very good for nausea, helps in relieving menstrual pains, relieves cold and other respiratory diseases, improves heart health and lowers blood sugars.
  • Pineapple is also loaded with Vitamin C, helps in strengthening the bones, is anti-inflammatory and also supports the immune system.
  • Lemon and ginger aids the immune system and thereby boosts it by eliminating toxins and other harmful substances from the body.
  • Together pineapple, lemon and ginger helps aid digestion and is good for weight loss (when combined with other healthy eating practices), helps improve the skin by clearing it out, reducing wrinkles and detoxification. It is also very good for temperature regulation as it has a cooling after effect on the body.

As we all know pineapples are native to us here in the tropics and it is one of the fruits you can get at any time of the year. Fresh ginger is also all year round too; though this depends on where you stay. You can definitely make this drink anytime. It is a healthy way to cool off some heat especially during the summer period and also the dry hot Harmattan afternoons.
For this drink, you’ll need
I medium sized pineapple fruit.
2 fingers of ginger.
1 lemon.
3-4 glasses of water.
1.  Wash and peel the pineapple. Cut into small sizes, set aside.
 Scrape the peel of the ginger using a knife or a spoon and cut into small sizes too.
2. Put the pineapple and ginger in a blender; add 2 glasses of water (or 3). Blend until smooth. 
3. Using a very fine sieve or cloth, drain out the juice. Put the pulp into the blender, add 1 glass of water and blend again till smooth. Drain also.
4. To the juice, add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice.

5. Pour in bottles and store in the refrigerator.


This drink is best enjoyed chilled. Usually it lasts till the second day; I don’t advise keeping it for more but it lasts for about a week in the refrigerator. You can substitute the lemon with lime or orange; you can also add turmeric or use sugar if you desire. It may settle after a while, do well to shake it before drinking.
Share your thoughts with me on this drink if you’ve enjoyed it.





                                                             ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kehinde is an avid reader who loves writing. A graduate of Anatomy, she writes to teach, inspire, encourage and amuse(sometimes). Asides from writing and reading, she loves teaching, eating (lol, yeah especially trying out new dishes and recipes) and travelling. She can be reached at [email protected]

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