Pineapple Mocktail - Carolina Country

Pineapple Mocktail with Muddled Greens

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Pineapple Mocktail

Some people call them restorative drinks, others deem them wellness beverages. Whatever the name, the drinks are packed with flavor and good for you, too. They are meant to be sipped and enjoyed slowly (versus wellness shots or protein drinks knocked back on the way out the door). 

While you can purchase ready-made concoctions at the grocery store, nothing beats a fresh, homemade drink. Try this recipe from McCormick, or two other healthy drinks: Spiced Cucumber & Apple Juice Booster and Ginger, Turmeric & Beet Elixir.


  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, organic and crystallized
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 8 leaves of fresh dandelion greens* (washed, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 cups pink grapefruit soda


  1. Place pineapple and ginger in a bowl. Muddle mixture by using the bottom of a heavy measuring cup to press the pineapple until it is crushed. Add turmeric, mix well.

  2. Divide dandelion greens among four beverage glasses; muddle the greens gently with a muddler or wooden spoon. Top each with ¼ of the pineapple mixture. Pack crushed ice into each glass. Top each with ½ cup grapefruit soda. Serve immediately.

* Dandelion greens? Yes, the weed. The bitter greens can be found in some produce sections. If you pick them yourself, avoid areas potentially treated with herbicide. The young, more tender leaves toward the inside have better flavor.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Total Fat: 0

Saturated Fat: 0

Cholesterol: 0

Sodium: 16mg

Carbs: 31g

Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Calories: 128

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