Here at Food & Wine, we break out our electric juicer whenever the produce bins are overflowing. We like our juices vegetable-heavy, with just a little sweetness and a big punch of heat and acid. One of our favorite combinations is celery, cucumber, pineapple, lime, parsley and jalapeño. For a slightly sweeter juice, you could swap a Granny Smith apple or a ripe pear for the pineapple. Add a bigger piece of jalapeño or a generous pinch of cayenne pepper along with a few sprigs of fresh cilantro for a spicier quaff.
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4 celery ribs with leaves, coarsely chopped
One 6-inch-long piece of English cucumber, cut into chunks
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 medium lime, peeled
1 small bunch of parsley (1 1/4 ounces)
One 1/2-inch piece of jalapeño (optional)
How to Make It
In an electric juicer, juice the celery with the cucumber, pineapple, lime, parsley and jalapeño. Stir in a pinch of salt, pour into 2 tall glasses and serve.
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