This week I have a delicious juice recipe for you. When the weather started to really heat up, I found myself not wanting to eat. To keep nourished and hydrated, I decided juicing would be the best option. Many of you know that juicing was a big part of my life in the past.
Look at that spread of vegetables and fruits. There is no way you could eat that in one sitting! But by the magic of juicing, you can get the nutrients from all that produce in a few glasses of tasty juice. It is the best way to aid healing if you are sick (the body doesn’t have to waste energy on digesting all that vegetable fiber). In sickness or health juicing supplements your diet with a rich infusion of bio-available vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Luckily, a great quality juicer is really affordable in India. I bought a juice press that makes speedy work of citrus and pomegranates and an electric juicer that can handle things like carrots, apples and vegetable produce. I am really glad I made the investment as I make myself a fresh juice daily and I plan to bring these great tools home with me eventually.
Most produce is really affordable in India – blessings! But some things cost about the same as back home. Apples for instance carry a heavy price tag. I toyed around with ingredients until I found a blend that included inexpensive, healthy vegetables that yield a large quantity of juice and fruits that would contribute an amazing flavor. Here is what I came up with. I am listing the ingredients list in Punjabi and English so you can learn some Punjabi as well 😉
Tip: Refrigerating the produce beforehand will give the juice a nice refreshing chill.
- 3 kheera (cucumbers) – inexpensive and they add a lot of volume and electrolytes to the juice
- 2 anaar (pomegranates)
- 2 saib (apples) – I love Granny Smith the best, but any variety will do
- 2 santara (oranges)
- 2 shimla mirch (bell peppers) – inexpensive and really great source of vitamin C
- 3 small ninboo (limes)
Use a press to juice the anaar, santara and ninboo. Place a strainer over a jug and pour the annar- citrus juice in, removing any stray seeds.
Use an electric juicer for the kheera, saib and shimla mirch. Pour this mixture into the jug and give the whole thing a good stir.
Makes 2-3 glasses of juice. Share with a friend, or indulge yourself 😃
Give it a try and let me know what you think, or let me know your own favorite juice blend!