Pineapple and Coriander Restorative Drinks Recipe
This is another delicious, refreshing, and restorative summer drink, but it’s also great as a digestive aid after any large meal, such as those we tend to have on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or Thanksgiving.
As long as your pineapple is ripe, the flavour will be deliciously sweet but offset by the sharp taste of the coriander. Both coriander and pineapple are renowned repairers, and pineapple has the added benefit of healing bruises and improving digestion.
This is also a great drink for anyone with a sore throat.
1 small pineapple
2 stalks coriander
75g or around 3oz brown caster sugar
500ml or 18fl oz apple juice
Water to dilute, if necessary
1. Peel the pineapple and cut out the woody core.
2. Chop the pineapple very finely.
3. Tear the leaves off the coriander and chop them very finely.
4. Put the pineapple and coriander into a jug and stir in the sugar.
5. Leave to rest in the fridge for at least two hours.
6. Pour on the apple juice and dilute with water to achieve the required consistency.
Pulling the spiky leaves out of the top of a pineapple to test its ripeness is one of the few old wives’ tales that isn’t true.s stop ripening the minute you cut them from the tree; leaving them to soften in your fruit basket means just waiting for them to rot. The ripest pineapples have a high content of juice and sugar and feel really heavy for their size. Always pick them up before buying and if they don’t feel heavy, leave them alone. Pineapples are an exceptional source of the enzyme bromelain, which is extremely healing and repairing. Mixed with the phytochemicals in coriander and the soluble in cloudy apple juice, this makes a potent drink indeed.