Category: Juices & Smoothies

Healthy Bottle gourd Juice

Healthy Bottle gourd Juice

Bottle Gourds are very beneficial to our health. Lauki, dudhi or bottle gourd holds pride of place in the Indian Ayurvedic medical system. Here is why our ancestors included it in their regular diet, and why it still makes sense to do so.

Lauki is 96.1% water, so is light on the stomach and aids digestion. A 100 gm serving of lauki contains just twelve calories and is ideal if you are watching your weight. You can read a more previous articles on bottle gourd here. Now lets catch up with the juice.

Ingredients

1. Bottle gourd – 250 gm  or small one

2. Mint leaves – 5

3. Salt  to taste

4. Jeera powder – 1 tsp

5. Black pepper powder – 2 tsp

Method:

1. Peel bottle gouard and wash, cut mint leaves

2. Mix in   mixture

3. Add water(little )

4. Add jeera, pepper powder and salt. Stir Well.

Beat the heat with – Chilled Masala ButterMilk

Beat the heat with – Chilled Masala ButterMilk

There is nothing as refreshing as a cold “Masala butter milk” on a hot summer afternoon. Butter milk has wonderful qualities in it that its a no wonder a popular drink in India. Gulp down one glass of “Masala Butter Milk” and have a nice afternoon siesta. Well! That’s what people in India do. This is one of my moms recipes and I thought sharing this would be a good idea.  So lets go ahead and make one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter butter milk
  • 4 chillies (Green)
  • Small piece of ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Procedure: Grind the chilies and ginger in the grinder. Add it to the butter milk, add salt to taste. chop the coriander leaves and mix well the the butter milk. serve chilled.

Apple, pomegranate ‘n’ tomato juice

Apple, pomegranate ‘n’ tomato juice

Serves: 1 glass

Ingredients

1 apple
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 medium-size tomato 
1 cup crushed ice

Method

Wash, peel and dice the apple.

Dice the tomato and add it to the apple and pomegranate in the blender. There is no need to de-seed the pomegranate, just remove it from the skin and put it in the blender.

Add water for a fine consistency. Do not strain the juice.

Add crushed ice and serve

Health tip: Apples and pomegranates are rich in potassium. Apples are also rich in fibre that gives a feeling of fullness, while tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A and C.

Papaya, orange ‘n’ carrot juice

Papaya, orange ‘n’ carrot juice

Serves: 1 glass

Ingredients

1 cup papaya
1 medium-size orange
1 small carrot
 
Method

Wash the carrot and dice it. Remove the seeds from the orange and papaya and dice them.

Add the diced carrot along with the papaya and orange in a blender.

Blend well.

Add water for fine consistency.

Add crushed ice and serve.

Health tip: Papaya, orange and carrot juice are rich in beta carotene and vitamin C. Beta carotene is an essential nutrient for healthy eyes. Yellow fruits such as papayas and oranges are anti-cancerous and are also rich in vitamin A.

Sweet lime and pineapple juice

Sweet lime and pineapple juice

Serves: One glass

1 sweet lime
4 pineapple slices
Crushed ice

Method

Remove the skin and seeds from the sweet lime and put it in a blender.

Clean and chop the pineapple and it to the blender.

Blend well and add enough water for fine consistency.

Do not strain the juice.

Add crushed ice and serve.

Health tip: Sweet lime and pineapple juices are good sources of vitamin C and are rich in fibre. This juice is delicious,  refreshing and contains essential micronutrients such as potassium, magnesium and zinc, which are necessary for proper growth and development of the human body.