Pineapple, Perisan cucumber & Mint Juice

Let’s get this week started right! Since I was just generously gifted my Vitamix  couple weeks ago (thank you Aunt Naomi!!!), I’ve been making juices and smoothies most mornings, and this is one of my favorite ones yet.

Ingredients (for two 16 oz. juices – scale up or down as you like):
1. 1/3 of a pineapple
2. 1 small Persian cucumber (skin on or off)
3. a few mint sprigs
4. 2 tbspn honey
5. 2.5 cups of water

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  In a Vitamix, I put this on setting #5 for about a minute and it was blended to perfection. 

And since it’s Monday and I’ve spent the weekend reading Rumi poems, here are a couple of  Rumi quotes to enjoy with your juice :):
-“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
-“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
-“This is now.  Now is. Don’t postpone til then.  Spend the spark of iron on the stone.  Sit at the head of the table; dip your spoon in the bowl.  Seat yourself next your joy and have your awakened soul pour wine…You’re the tailor, settled among his shop goods, quietly sewing.”