Pineapple sweet lime juice

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , |

The micronutrient rich subza complement this sweet and sour drink perfectly.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 5 mins.

Makes 2 glasses.

Ingredients
4 slices pineapple, with skin
2 cups sweet lime segments, chopped
½ teaspoon subza (garden cress seeds)
¼ cup crushed ice
Method
1. Soak the subza in water for 5 minutes.
2. Push the pineapple and sweet lime segments through a hopper.
3. Pour into individual glasses over crushed ice.
4. Garnish with the subza seeds.
5. Serve immediately.
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Brain booster drink

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , , |

This juice is perfect for the times when you need to concentrate. This brain-booster will keep your ental faculties in top gear!
Beetroots, carrots and spinach contain iron, folic acid and zinc, all of which improve the ygen-carrying power of blood and thereby increase brainpower, concentration and memory. An all-in-one great drink to increase your vitality.

Makes 2 small glasses (300 ml).

Ingredients
3 medium sized carrots (unpeeled), cut into pieces
1 medium sized apple (unpeeled), cored and cut into pieces
6 to 8 spinach (palak) leaves, roughly chopped
½ medium sized beetroot (unpeeled), cut into pieces
crushed ice to serve
HOPPER / JUICER
1. Juice all the ingredients.
2. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
MIXER / BLENDER
1. Blend all the ingredients using little water (if required) till smooth.
2. Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
3. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
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Papaya coconut drink

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , , |

This drink shares it’s colour with the sun during twilight which is a a delight to the eye and the taste buds!
Coconut water is an age-old remedy to beat the heat and cool your body. It is also an excellent source of potassium that is required for maintaining the water balance in our body as well as for normal functioning of the heart. Fibre from papaya works at its best when fluid is made available as it absorbs the water and swells, which eases bowel movements and thus keeps our body away from unwanted toxins.

Makes 2 small glasses (300 ml).

Ingredients
2 small tender coconuts (coconut water)
1 cup fresh coconut cream (nariyal ki malai)
2 big slice papaya slices, peeled
crushed ice to serve
Method
1. MIXER / BLENDER
2. Blend all the ingredients till smooth.
3. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
Tips
Please note that papaya coconut drink cannot be made in the hopper / juicer. This is because the texture of both coconut cream and papaya i
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Cucumber and muskmelon juice

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , |

You simply must try this unusual combination! Add ripe melon for maximum sweetness.
Cucumber, being full of water has a strong diuretic action and thus helps to remove toxins from the body which otherwise accumulate in our body and cause skin problems like pimples and other bodily functions.
To add to this, it is also a storehouse of important minerals such as calcium and zinc, alongside other nutrients like folic acid, vitamin A and C.

Makes 2 small glasses (300 ml).

Ingredients
½ small musk melon (kharbooja), peeled, deseeded and cut into pieces
1 medium sized cucumber (unpeeled), cut into pieces
crushed ice to serve
HOPPER / JUICER
1. Juice all the ingredients.
2. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
MIXER / BLENDER
1. Blend all the ingredients using little water (if required) till smooth.
2. Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
3. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
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Lettuce drink

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , |

Lettuce is not just a salad food! Combined with lemon, this delightful juice is just the thing to revive you from that sinking feeling!
Try this unusual combination of fruits and vegetables for some real health power with a vitamin C and calcium boost in a glass. There are many types of lettuce available. Dark green varieties lend a slightly bitter taste to juices, so use only the lighter green variety of lettuce. It is easier to juice firm rather than softer leaves.

Makes 2 small glasses (300 ml).

Ingredients
1 medium sized apple (unpeeled), cored and cut into pieces
1 medium sized orange, peeled and separated into segments
2 to 3 lettuce leaves (preferably iceberg), roughly chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp black salt (sanchal) (optional)
crushed ice to serve
HOPPER / JUICER
1. Juice all the ingredients.
2. Add the lemon juice and black salt and mix well.
3. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
MIXER / BLENDER
1. Blend all the ingredients using little water (if required) till smooth.
2. Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
3. Add the lemon juice and black salt and mix well.
4. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.
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Coconut pineapple juice

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , |

Makes 2 glasses (300 ml).

What could be more refreshing than some coconut water? With the added nutrition of pineapple, this delightful drink becomes a seasonal must-have.

A mind-blowing combination of pineapple and coconut meat, added to the wholesome coconut water! Coconut is rich in potassium and pineapple in vitamin C. Enzyme ‘bromelin’ in pineapple helps stabilize the acid-alkaline balance of body fluids and improved digestion.

Ingredients
3 big slices of pineapple with the skin, cut into pieces
1 small tender coconut (coconut water)
½ cup tender coconut meat

Procedure
Mixer/ Blender

1.Blend all the ingredients till smooth.
2.Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
3.Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.

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Grape juice

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , , |

Makes 2 glasses (300 ml).

Tangy grapes and the reliable apple make for a refreshingly cool drink this season. A glassful will help you fight illness and keep you energetic all through the day.

Apples are basically sweet and the juice of grapes is a little sour. When mixed together, they compliment each other’s flavour and enhance the overall taste. Grapes are rich in antioxidants and together, apple and grapes join to help clean the kidneys and liver.

Ingredients
2 small apples, unpeeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 cup green grapes
Crushed ice to serve

Procedure
Hopper/ Juicer

1.Juice all the ingredients.
2.Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.

OR

Mixer/ Blender
1.Blend all the ingredients using little water (if required) till smooth.
2.Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
3.Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately.

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Grape surprise

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , , , |

Fruits contain fruit sugar or ‘fructose’ which does not raise blood sugar levels unlike other form of sugar like table sugar, glucose, honey etc. Any form of added sugar in fruit juices or fruit milkshakes can increase your blood sugar levels; so it is better to always buy fully-ripe and sweet fruits to avoid adding any sugar or sugar substitute. Besides this, grapes are also rich in antioxidants, cancer-fighting flavonoids and vitamin C.

Preparation Time: A few minutes. Cooking time : Nil. Makes 4 glasses.

½ cup fresh black grapes juice
¾ cup finely chopped apples
1 cup finely chopped orange segments
4 tsp sugar substitute
2 tsp lemon juice
2 bottles soda

1.Combine the grape juice, apples, oranges, sugar substitute and lemon juice in a mixer and blend till smooth.
2.Divide the mixture equally into 4 individual glasses.
3.Pour ½ bottle of soda over it in each glass.
Serve immediately.

Nutritive values per glass
Energy: 85 calories
Protein: 0.7 gm
Carbohydrates: 19.6 gm
Fat: 0.4 gm
Vitamin C: 15.0 mg
Fibre: 2.4 gm

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Kashmiri chai

Posted on July 2, 2009. Filed under: Drinks | Tags: , , , |

You’ll never want to return to shop-bought chai tea bags again once you’ve tried this version of Kashmiri chai tea, made with rose syrup, star anise, cinnamon and cardamom. Serves ten.

Timings :

Preparation time: less than 30 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour

Ingredients :

  • 10 tsp Kashmiri tea leaves
  • 5 cardadmom pods, seeds only
  • 3 star anise
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2.5 litres/4 pints 7fl oz water
  • 2 litres/3½ pints milk
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp rose syrup (available from Asian supermarkets), or rosewater

Method :

1. Place the Kashmir tea leaves, cardamom seeds, star anise and cinnamon stick into a large saucepan. Add 2.25 litres/3 pints 15fl oz of the water and bring to the boil. Boil for 25-30 minutes, or until the volume of liquid has reduced by a third.

2. Remove the mixture from the heat and add 250ml/9fl oz of cold water.

3. Add the milk and the sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a further 4-5 minutes.

4. Add the rose syrup and stir well to combine.

5. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve, reserving the liquid. Serve immediately.

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