Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Guava ginger juice Recipes

Guava ginger juice RecipesGuava is a natural laxative as it is high in fiber and can help you if you have digestive problems such as constipation. This unusual concoction is a powerhouse of vitamin C and fiber. Have it with your afternoon snack to complement a chat-pata dish. Remember to use fully ripe guava because they taste the best and you also need to add a little sugar to this drink so it makes more sense.
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Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 20 minutes.
Serves 6.
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2 large guava
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ginger juice


      Wash and cut into large dice guava.
      Place it in a saucepan along with the sugar and 11/2 cups water.
      Bring to a boil and simmer until tender guava.
      Really cool and puree in a blender.
      Add ginger juice and lemon juice and mix well.
      Fill half the glass with pulp and top up with cold water or ice cubes and serve immediately.
      Repeat to make 5 more drinks.


      You can also make a big batch when guavas are in season. Keep guava pulp in sterilized bottles and refrigerate. Use as needed.
      The easiest way to make ginger juice is grated ginger and squeeze the juice.

Ginger juice Sorbets Recipes

Ginger juice Sorbets Recipes
Sorbets are healthy and low in calories that are made with fresh fruit juices, however, I have made them lower in calories by using sugar substitute instead of sugar. Ginger juice adds an extra touch to the sorbet.
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: None.
Serves 3.
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2 cups of grapes
1 tsp ginger  juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sugar substitute

For the garnish
mint leaves


      Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of water and mixed in a mixer to obtain a smooth puree.
      Transfer to a shallow bowl. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours.
      Scrape with a fork and serve chilled in small individual cups.


      Variation 1: Black Grape and banana sorbet
      Blend 2 ½ cups of black seedless grapes, 1 cup finely chopped banana and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice to a smooth puree and proceed as in step 2 and 3.
      Variation 2: Minty Lemon Sorbet
      Combine 6 tablespoons mint juice, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, ¼ cup cooked applesauce and 3 tablespoons sugar substitute with 2 cups of water and mix. Proceed as ste
      Variation 3: Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet
      Mix 4 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped 1 ½ cups halved strawberries to a smooth puree and proceed as in step 2 and 3.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Juicing Book

.  The Juicing Book
In The Juicing Book (1989) Stephen Blauer lists fruit juices for a variety of pains.
These charts are interesting, but in my experience Green Juices are the true healer. Drink lots of green juice and all your pain dissolves over time, emotional and mental too :)
Here's Stephen's advice on fruit juices (citrus = lemon, lime, orange):
  • Acne – papaya, strawberry
  • Aging (premature) – watermelon
  • Anemia – cherry, grape, citrus, prune
  • Arthritis – apple, cherry, watermelon
  • Asthma – cranberry
  • Bladder, urinary tract – cranberry, melon, pear
  • Bruises – grapefruit
  • Cancer, tumors – grape, papaya
  • Ear-ache – grapefruit, lemon, lime
  • Gall stones – cherry
  • Gout – apple, cherry, grape, citrus, pineapple, strawberry
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure – orange, papaya
  • Hemorrhoids – grape
  • Mucus membranes (including catarrh) – cherry, grape, grapefruit, citrus
  • Pain – strawberry, watermelon
  • Prostate disorders – cherry, pear, strawberry, watermelon
  • Thyroid gland – strawberry
  • Ulcers – papaya
  • Varicose veins – grapefruit

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Papaya guava strawberries mix juice

1/2 papaya (peeled and seeded)
1 cup strawberries
1 guava (peeled and pitted)
Juice and serve - You can add yogurt or blend with ice to increase thickness.
Both of these fruits are extremely high in Vitamin C. Guava is a high fiber fruit that aids in proper digestion to avoid constipation. Papaya is high in carotene that helps with eye health.