COMBINATIONS OF JUICES


Summer is on the rampage ,and it feels as if

you could live on juices alone !

Morning hours it’s really comforting to have

fresh juices ,and it’s also important to have it

healthy .

So today I will be giving some combinations

and ingredients only .


1 . Orange and mint juice.

Juice the orange and mint separately .Strain the

orange juice only . Mint need not be strained.

Add honey or sugar and a pinch of salt .

Serve.Serving chilled or with ice is your option


2.Grapes, white pumpkin,Sweet lime juice!

Blend with needed water and honey or sugar.

Strain and serve !


3.Amla(gooseberry)+ cucumber +pineapple!

Blend,add needed water and honey .Serve

strained!


Note: People having acidic bodies ,should

always add vegetables like white pumpkin

(Sorakkai),bottlegourd ,cucumber

ridgegourd to juices or salads .

Vegetables with water content acts as a

good alkaliser .

Adding a vegetable or some greens in juices

is always healthy!

RIPE BITTERGOURD,AMLA JUICE


The word bittergourd juice itself makes your

face crinkled expressing a No, but this can

easily go down your throat,if you want to keep

yourself healthy. On the frank and fact note,not

as pleasant as other juices but less on bitter

taste,combined with any other fruits like

orange ,papaw …. Sweetened with sugar or

honey it can be consumed at least once a week .

Yesterday I had a taste of it , and I thought to

share with you all.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe bittergourd ( seeds removed)

1 -2 Amla ( deseeded)

Sugar or honey to taste

A pinch of salt

METHOD

Blend all these together in your juicer or mixer.

Strain and serve .

5 HEALTHY COMBINATIONS OF JUICES


Making juices and smoothies,is an easy task to

all,but getting the right combination with fruits

and vegetables ,and getting good results to a

healthy , tasty drink need some awareness.

Earlier I did post one juice at a time . Now,I

will be posting the combinations and

ingredients only.

Method is the same for all.

1 . Giloy ,gooseberry,cucumber juice.

Giloy – known as the eternal plant,and hosting

many health benefits is a wonderful herb to be

included in juices ( please do find its benefits )

All juices will be for 3-4 servings.

The first juice will be with giloy ( 2 variations)

Ingredients

Handful of fresh giloy stems with a few leaves

4-5 Amla , gooseberry, Nellikai

A small piece of ginger

1 small cucumber

A pinch of turmeric

Honey to taste

2-3 cups water

A pinch of salt

Second variation

Ingredients

Handful of giloy / coriander/palak

4-5 gooseberry ( seeds removed)

1 smal ridgegourd (peeled and cut )

A pinch of turmeric

A small piece ginger

Honey to taste

Water.

Guava juice

Ingredients

3 guava fruits ( koyapalam)

Water

Honey to taste

Salt

A small piece pineapple ( optional)

Pomegranate, beetroot,grape juice

Ingredients

2 pomegranates

1 beetroot peeled and cubed

A handful of paneer grapes ( with seeds)

1/2 lime juice

A tiny piece of ginger

A pinch of turmeric

Honey or sugar to taste

Pinch of salt

GAUVA,LEMON JUICE


Both fruits contain loads of Vitamin C is a boost

to your immunity ! You could try with orange ,

opting out the lemon .

INGREDIENTS

4 gauva fruits

1 lime / orange

Sweetners of your choice

A pinch of salt

A pinch of turmeric

METHOD

Blend all these together with water ( to your

preference).

Strain and serve ! You could serve like a

smoothie too .

Do try this breakfast juices and send in your

comments!

WATERMELON +GRAPE JUICE


Watermelon containing 90 percent water,good

antioxidant .Rich in VitaminC both grapes and

watermelon are a good combination to a

healthy hydrating drink.

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cups watermelon cubes

1 cup grapes

A small piece ginger

2-4 tulsi /basil/ mint leaves

A pinch of salt

A pinch of turmeric

Sweetners of your choice

METHOD

Blend all together,with water to your

preference .Strain and serve !

APPLE,ORANGE,GINGER JUICE


Nature’s blessing to mankind is the best, and

the knowledge to avail of it’s benefits is another

It’s been a decade of not consuming any fizz

drinks ,and anything in a can in my family.

It’s only fresh fruit drinks ,so I mix and match

fruits, to present something new to my family,

motivated on health benefits alone.

Today’s breakfast juice and immunity booster

recipe is …Apple,Orange and Ginger!

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

2 apples peeled and cored

3 oranges

1 inch piece ginger

a pinch of turmeric

Sweetness of your choice

A pinch of salt

METHOD

Blend all the ingredients together .

Mix in desired quantity of water.

Strain and serve!

PINEAPPLE +PALAK JUICE


Today’s immunity strengthening drink is with

Spinach leaves and pineapple with my basic

additions.

Spinach the cartoon figure Popeye’s drink.

My daughter forces me to drink spinach saying

‘Mom it’s what Popeye drinks for strength , so

do drink it always ‘🤪😋

Please do not add white sugar . If you like only white sugar please use sulphur free sugar .

INGREDIENTS

A handful of Spinach leaves

2 cups pineapple cubes

A pinch of salt

Sweetness to your choice

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of nutmeg powder

METHOD

Blend all ingredients together with water.

Strain or serve with pulp.

CARROT,PINEAPPLE,ORANGE JUICE


As we are in a stage ,where we have to think of

all possible ways to be healthy , and boosting

the immunity of our family I’m posting juices

along with my other recipes.

This is not a remedy ,these are just measures

you could take when you serve juices like this .

In my previous post,I have given pointers for

making juices ( please do check it).

Today’s juice recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped pineapple ( remove core)

1 big carrot

1 orange

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of nutmeg powder

Salt

Country sugar/brown sugar/palm candy/ honey

METHOD

Blend all these together fine .Add water

Strain and serve.

I’m not giving the amount of water to be added ,because some drink like smoothies , some like. it with more water ,so it’s your choice!

POMEGRANATE BEETROOT JUICE


Another healthy juice to my healthy juices list.

Beetroot and pomegranate are one of the best

nature has offered us.

Best to strengthen your immunity system,best

for anaemic patients .

Tip for the healthy juices: Always include a

piece of ginger , and a pinch of turmeric.

Do not use white sugar , use only country

sugar honey or palm candy sugar.

Now to the red,red healthy recipe!

INGREDIENTS

3 pomegranates

1 beetroot

1 small piece ginger

A pinch of salt

Country sugar/palm candy/honey

A pinch of turmeric

METHOD

Blend all the above ingredients with a little

water fine .

Add 2-3 cups water , mix , strain and serve!

So do try this immunity booster , and post in

your comments!

POMEGRANATE ‘N’ HIBISCUS JUICE


Another addition to healthy juices . Pomegranate considered to be the most healthiest fruit should be included daily in one’s diet.

Loaded with antioxidants it is one fruit any person or patient can consume.

The Hibiscus containing amazing health benefits ,and having rich antioxidants like the pomegranate can be consumed by any person without fear of side effects.

Liver diseases,heart diseases,pressure and cholesterol and many more diseases can be controlled if regular intake of these fruits is made habitual.

Scenes of red hibiscus blooms in my garden ,made me prepare this for breakfast today.

Let me share this with you all now.

INGREDIENTS (3-4 servings)

3-4 pomegranates

5-8 red flowers (stamens removed,washed)

small piece ginger

1 lime or lemon extract.

Any sweetner – honey/sugar/palm sugar.

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups  water

METHOD

Immerse the flowers in 1 cup hot water ,till the water turns red and the flower

white.Strain it and discard the petals.

Remove seeds from pomegranate fruits ,and blend in juicer with rest of the ingredients.

Mix in Hibiscus extract and adjust sweetness to your taste

VARIATION: You could make a lassi out of the same combination by using yoghurt or curd instead of water.

RADISH JUICE FOR DIABETIC CONTROL


Radish not favourite to some, has a host of health benefits you can point on..

The general benefit is that it’s good for liver,stomach,detox and contains many rich

vitamins the human body needs.

I would like to share a fact that i have experienced.

In fact i extracted this health tip ,when i was all ears listening to music .It was many

years back ,that this health fact set on my mind,though it was not beneficial for any one

at that time.

When a member in my family was diagnosed with high blood sugar levels ,this

particular drink brought the levels right.

You need not consume daily.You can take it once in 3 days.Believe me ,this is elixir (even

though some will not like it) of life.

You can add to sliced radish to salads, parathas (i have uploaded earlier) and avail of the

benefits.

Another favorite of this vegetable is, when it is cooked with its leaves.

So.. do try and send in your valuable comments.

INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

1/4 -1/2 of radish peeled (white)

2-3 tblsp thick curd or yoghurt (unsweetened)

1/4 tsp cummin seed powder (black cummin seeds (kalonji) may be used)

salt to taste

methi leaves to garnish (dried fenugreek leaves).

3/4 cup water.

METHOD

Blend all this fine and garnish with methi leaves.

PUMPKIN ‘N’ ORANGE JUICE


Today my recipe for juices will be a VitaminC rich combination.

Pumpkin and orange of the same color ,are excellent cooling agents.

In this present times,where pollution is grave,and the food adulteration is done without

any consideration,it is compulsory to mix vegetable juices to retain the nutrients,that

drain when the body becomes acidic. Having an alkaline body promotes good health.

So.. today my recipe for the day on healthy juices will be pumpkin and orange.It is also

important to use honey or palm candy (panagalkandu) as a sweetner during summer

times.

Dwelling on the health note..:It is good for skin,hair ,removing toxins from arteries.

It is rich in Vitamin D .The present medical world finds lot of patients with a deficiency

of Vitamin D which sources to be hazardous to mankind.

When nature has blessed us with its wonderful creations ,we should use it for our

benefits.

In short Orange and pumpkin are two good providers to good health..

Now let me go into the recipe.(Please do not discard the skins or seeds of the

pumpkin,only wash it thoroughly)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup pumpkin diced

2-3 oranges

honey

a pinch of salt

a piece of turmeric root(optional)

2-3 cups water

METHOD

Peel the orange,and all ingredients to the juice extractor and blend it fine.

Serve chilled if you like.

 

 

 

 

IVY GOURD ‘N’GOOSEBERRY JUICE


Ivy gourd and gooseberry have wonderful health benefits.Ivy gourd belonging to the

watermelon family and also known as Coccinea(kovakkai,kovakka),can be cooked as a

vegetable, made into salad,soup or   juices like what i’m going to share with you now.

Health benefits of Ivy gourd

1.Helps lower blood sugar levels

2.It has anti- obesity properties.

3.Good for iron deficient people

.4.Prevents kidney stones.

5.Digestive tract is healthy

6.Good for conditioning the arteries of the heart

7.Reduces blood pressure. and many more to list …..Even the leaves and tubers are used       in ayurvedic medications.

Pregnant mothers,nursing mothers ,and people due for surgery should not take this as it lower sugar levels causing fatigue.

So let’s get into the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (10-15 fruit) gourd

2-3 gooseberry/amla/nelli

a small piece turmeric root (optional)

2 leaves of romaine lettuce

a small piece ginger

3 tblsp curd or yoghurt

2-3 cups water

a pinch of salt

honey or any sweetner you like

METHOD

Blend all these together in a juice extractor and serve .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE,KALE ‘N ‘ APPLE JUICE


When it is juices for breakfast ,let it be a rule to add in some greens to the juices which is

an absolute health tip.

Kale  considered to be king of the cruciferous family,has amazing health benefits.It has a

very low calorie content and high nutrient content.

The combination of pineapple and kale is totally divine.Do try and let me know your

comments and suggestions.

Another tip from my kitchen : When you prepare any juices for your family ,and that too

for breakfast always add a pinch of turmeric (considering health factors).

If you are fortunate to get fresh turmeric roots just drop in a piece while blending.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pineapple peeled,cored and cubed

2 leaves of Kale

1 apple (optional)

small root of turmeric

a small piece of ginger

a pinch of salt.

honey or palm jaggery (if sweetness is needed)

a pinch of pepper and cummin seed powder.

METHOD

Blend all these in a juice extractor or mixer and serve .

 

GUAVA ‘N’AMLA JUICE


The  two fruits combined here have amazing benefits .The guava fruit not only has many

benefits,but the leaves and the bark too ,are used in ayurvedic medicines.Dwelling on the

benefits of the fruit,it is good for pressure,diabetes,the glow of skin,good for teeth,for

constipation and many more.

Now for the benefits of amla,nelli or gooseberry are that they purify blood,burn fat,and

equally beneficial like the guava.Almost everyone know to make juices,but it’s the certain

combinations which  some do not have the idea to try.That was the reason i started this

category.So now for the recipe.I used the light green soft variety of guava.You can use the

ripe one if you are not serving a diabetic patient.

INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

1 big guava

1-2 amla depending on the size

a pinch of salt

1 cup water

1 tblsp yoghurt / curd(optional)

1 -2 tblsp.honey /palm sugar /jaggery

METHOD

Deseed the gooseberry.Blend all the listed ingredients in a juicer and serve.Depending on

the individuals choice ,you could serve it as a smoothie or mixed with water to make a light

drink.(if you do not have a juice extractor,do strain the seeds from the guava if you like)

Variations  1.Green grapes (1/4 cup)can be added  to this juice recipe.

2. 1/4 cup strawberries and guava

3.Amla .ginger,and mint.

4.amla and pineapple

5.amla,white pumpkin

Note.Please do not make ahead and keep.Juices are good made at the time of serving .

Ginger and 1/4 tsp cummin seed powder could be added to all the juices listed if you

like.