This Pineapple Orange Sunshine Juice (without a juicer) is a refreshing and absolutely delicious blend of pineapple, orange, cucumber, ginger, and lemon juice. It’s a delicious way to enjoy nourishing ingredients, with light sweetness and big flavors.
This blog post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market.
A fresh new year calls for some delicious, fresh juice! This blend is so tasty and has all the right flavors going on. The sweet pineapple and orange juices are paired perfectly with tangy and bright lemon and a zip from the ginger — and the cucumber gives such a refreshing and subtle flavor.
I am obsessed with this flavor combo and will be drinking it all winter long! Plus, there’s only 5 ingredients, making it super simple to shop for, and to make! You can find all the fresh produce to make this yummy, invigorating juice at Sprouts Markets Market.
And with the start of the new year, you may be dreaming up new, fresh recipes to try. Sprouts has your back with awesome ingredients to make juices like this Pineapple Orange Sunshine Juice. I love shopping at Sprouts since the produce is always on point, and they have an awesome variety, including organic produce, plus all the plant-based staples you may need to create nourishing meals in the new year.
How This Pineapple Orange Sunshine Juice (Without a Juicer) Comes Together
This juice is super simple to make, even without a juicer. You’ll add all 5 ingredients into the blender bowl, following the method below. Then blend everything until smooth, after which you’ll run everything through a fine-mesh sieve. A high-speed blender is ideal for this recipe, but most of the ingredients are very juicy, so you will likely be able to blend the juice without adding any water. However, if needed, go ahead and add 1/4 to 1/3 cup water if your blender is having a hard time getting the contents going.
Preparing the Pineapple
Start by cutting both ends off of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple upright, on the flat surface. Trim downwards to remove the skin with your knife, working your way around the pineapple. The brown “eyes” of the pineapple will then still remain. You’ll notice that the eyes run diagonally down the pineapple. Make v-shaped cuts diagonally down the pineapple along the edges of the eyes, to remove them.
Preparing the Oranges
You’ll prepare the oranges in a similar manner. Cut the ends off the oranges, then stand them upright and trim the peel off, following around the edge of the oranges and cutting downwards. Then cut the oranges into chunks and add them to the blender. Like pineapples, oranges are very juicy, so they aren’t too difficult for the blender to work with. Still, I like to cut them to help things along.
Preparing the Ginger, Cucumber & Lemon
I love using fresh ginger in this recipe. It’s so flavorful and gives a great freshness. You will need around 1/2 inch chunk of ginger. Using a peeler, peel the piece of ginger before you cut it from the main part of the root. It’s easier to peel that way. Then grate the ginger straight into the blender using a microplane or grater. Tip: You can cut the remaining ginger into chunks and freeze them, for other recipes.
We use 1/2 of a hothouse cucumber (also known as seedless or English cucumber). Dice or slice the cucumber, and if you like, peel the cucumber first. Add these to the blender. Lastly, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the blender.
You may notice that the blender smells heavenly, even before you blend! This 5-ingredient combo is just so good.
Blend everything until smooth, and it will look quite thick and frothy. Since we’re not using a juicer, we will then pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, in batches due to the large amount. You can alternatively use a nut milk bag instead of the sieve. You would add everything into the nut milk bag, then squeeze it over a large mixing bowl and the pulp remains inside the bag.
Place the fine-mesh sieve over a large mixing bowl to catch the juice as it passes through. Use a soft spatula to press the pulp into the sieve, so that the juices drop down into the bowl. Have patience as you work, as it can take a few minutes, but it’s also quite a soothing process! Feel free to add some of the “pulp” into the finished product, as it won’t be fibrous, just thick.
Other Delicious Refreshers
Pineapple Orange Sunshine Juice
- 1 fresh pineapple using half for this recipe
- 2 navel oranges*
- ½ inch nub of fresh ginger
- ½ hothouse cucumber
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Cut ends off pineapple. Stand pineapple upright and remove skin by cutting downwards around sides of pineapple. To remove the brown “eyes” of pineapple, make shallow, diagonal v-shaped cuts down the pineapple, around eyes. Dice half the pineapple into small chunks and add to a high-powered blender. Save other half for another recipe, or another batch of juice.
- Cut ends off 2 navel oranges and stand upright. Remove orange peel by cutting downwards around sides of oranges. Dice oranges and add to blender. Peel the ½ inch nub of fresh ginger and grate it into the blender.
- Dice ½ hothouse cucumber and add to blender (to avoid green color, you may optionally peel the cucumber first). Squeeze in juice of 1 lemon.
- Blend until smooth. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large mixing bowl. In batches, pour contents from blender into sieve, using a spatula to gently press the juice through sieve, moving the pulp around with spatula.
- Serve with orange wedges if desired.