Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice Recipe
Watermelon Juice

Watermelon is a perfect fruit for juice due to its high water content. This naturally sweet juice is a highly satisfying and refreshing drink during summer season. When you need to refresh yourself, just have a glass of watermelon juice and enjoy.

Eating watermelon without juicing it is also a great way, since the texture and taste of this fruit is too good. But I prefer to juice watermelon rather than eating as fruit because I don’t prefer removing seeds one by one. So thought of sharing this simple juice recipe with you all.

Benefits of Watermelon :

  • Watermelons are rich in antioxidants known as lycopene, which provides red colour to the fruit and protects our body from free radicals
  • The presence of potassium in watermelons helps our body to recover after exercises and heavy works
  • Watermelon is a great source of vitamin A and Vitamin C
  • Helps in hydrating our body fastly
  • Watermelon helps in controlling the blood pressure, since it contains amino acid called citrulline
  • Watermelon is low in calorie and free of fat

This simple juice can be extracted by scooping the watermelon to a blender. Then blend for about 30 seconds. Taste the juice from the blender with the help of a spoon. If you prefer this pulpy form, then you can drink it directly. If there is more pulp and seed, you may pass the juice through a strainer to strain the juice.

It is always better to prepare home made juice using market available fruits. But most of us have a tendency to buy artificial flavored juices or soft drinks when we go outside to a hot sun, even though we know they are unhealthy. Watermelon juice can be prepared in different ways. They goes well with lemon, ginger, mint, orange, basil, cilantro, etc. Let me share the recipe of watermelon juice with lemon juice with you all.

Ingredients :

  • Watermelon, de-seeded and cubed – 1 medium
  • Lemon juice – 1.5 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoon, optional
  • Ice cubes, optional

Method of preparation :

  • Peel and cut the water melon into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Add the cubed watermelon pieces to a blender
  • Add 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice to it
  • Add sugar to the blender if you prefer it
  • Blend until smooth and pass the juice through a fine mesh strainer
  • Pour the watermelon juice to a bowl or jar
  • Transfer the juice to long glasses and serve immediately with or without ice cubes.

Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice
Beetroot Juice

Beetroots are versatile vegetable, which can add flavor to any kind of dishes. Beetroot is a natural source of nitrate, which helps in controlling the blood pressure. Daily intake of beetroot juice makes the blood flow to the brain easily in older persons. Beetroots are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are a source of carotenoids and lutein. Beetroots are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.

Beetroots have the highest sugar content among all the vegetables. So, they can increase the blood sugar levels also. So, people who are diabetic or on sugar restrictions should avoid too much intake of beetroot. If you are health concerned, you may skip the sugar mentioned in the below recipe. You can go with the natural sweet of the beetroot. This juice helps in attaining good skin and complexion.

This juice is very easy to prepare. It takes maximum 15 minutes to prepare this energizing and refreshing drink. Since you are preparing in home itself, you can enjoy an excellent preservative free juice. Inorder to give a little sour taste to the juice, I had added lemon juice also to the mixer.

Because of the low calorie of beetroot, they are used in weight loss diets. So, it is a great option for morning smoothie for diet concerns. Also, beetroots helps body to get rid of toxins and improves the digestive health. Juicing of beetroots are better than cooking them as the nutritional values can be maintained.

Check out this simple and easy to make recipe of beetroot juice at your home. I am sure your kids will be loving it.

Ingredients :

  • Beetroot – 1 medium size
  • Ginger – 20 gm
  • Lemon – 1
  • Sugar – 3 tablespoon
  • Chilled water – 2 glass
  • Ice cubes – 4

Method of preparation :

  • Peel off the skin of beetroot and ginger, and wash them with water
  • Grate the beetroot
  • Remove the seeds of the lemon and extract the juice and keep it aside
  • Blend the beetroot, lemon juice, ginger and water in a blender
  • Sieve the juice to a vessel and then add sugar and mix well
  • Transfer to a juice glass
  • Add ice cubes and serve the juice.
Beetroot Juice

Beetroot Squash

Beetroot Squash

We prepare breakfast,Lunch and dinner in a routine manner. But there are some recipes which you can prepare and preserve so that it can be used later. Pickles, Jams and squashes belongs to that category. If some guests visits you during lunch time, you can serve them with squash by adding just water and ice cubes which makes your work more easier. Squashes are readily available in markets nowadays. These squashes contains artificial colouring agents and preservatives which may not be good for your health. So, if you can spare some time in your kitchen, you can prepare natural squash using the ingredients in your home.

Here is the recipe of a simple squash, prepared using one of the most common vegetable used in our home ” Beetroot”. As beetroot has got natural colour of its own, there is no need of adding any colouring agent to this squash. You can store it in a bottle and serve at home for your guests. Beetroot is also good to lower the Blood pressure.

Ingredients:

1 kg.beetroot

2″ piece ginger crushed

Juice of 10 large lime

2½ litres water

2 kg. sugar

1 tsp citric acid

Method of preparation:

Scrape, wash and chop the beetroot

Boil it with crushed ginger and with 2.5 litres of water for 40 minutes. Take off from fire and strain out the deep coloured water into a clean degchi.

Add sugar and keep on fire.

Stir and cook till a thick syrup is obtained. Add lime juice and allow it to boil for 10 minutes. Take off from fire and add citric acid. When it becomes slightly cold, Store in dry bottle.

Note: Note that the strained water should not be more than 6 cups after the beetroot is cooked. If it is more keep on fire for a few minutes more until it is reduced to 6 cups, and then add sugar to make the syrup.

Healthy Carrot Juice

carrot juice

Juicing a fruit helps to released nutrients to reach our bloodstream very quickly. Though we are familiar with juicing fruits the same can be done with vegetables also.

Carrot is rich in vitamin A. Also orange is rich in vitamin C. A blend of fresh carrot and orange juice is definitely a good combination which during summer is going to keep your thirst away, at same time healthy also.

Preparation of this juice is easy. First let’s see the ingredients for this preparation.

Ingredients

1. Carrot – 2

2. Orange – 1

3. Sugar or Honey (optional)

4. Water – 1 cup

Preparation:

1. Peal off the skin of carrot and orange

2. Remove the seeds from orange and blend the orange in a mixer to form a pulp

3. To this pulp, add the carrot which is cut in small square pieces

4. Add 1 cup of water to the mixer

5. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar/honey for taste if needed

6. Blend the mixture properly

7. Strain the Juice with the help of a strainer

8. Our Healthy Carrot Juice is ready

9. You can serve it with ice cubes.

Bon appetite. Hope you will enjoy this recipe!

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