For those who love baked goods but wonder how to find a balance of eating baked goodies and still staying healthy – I’ve got something you’ll like.
I suggest a balance of maintaining a healthy diet of good foods and beverages while indulging in a bit of sweet foods and baked goodies ^_^! I’ve decided to share this recipe for a herbal juice that my mum introduced me too. I take it often and also when I decide to detox (once in three years at least). It’s a step towards a healthy balance in life. The good thing about these ingredients is that they are easily available in the fresh-produce market at very reasonable prices. Try it out!
– 2 pcs Beetroot – Medium (or 4 pcs small size)
– 2 cloves Garlic
– 3 pcs Karela – Small size
– 2 pcs Ginger Root
– 3 pcs Lemons
– 250ml Honey
– 2 1/2 Litres Water
1.) Wash the beetroot thoroughly and cut of both ends. Wash the ginger root, lemons and karela as well and set aside.
2.) Grate the ginger root; slice the lemons in quarters and place both in a pan, pour in the water and heat it until it boils.
|Ginger & Lemon in pot boiling|
3.) While the ginger and lemon mixture is heating. Grate the beetroot
and Karela and set aside.
4.) Peel the garlic and wash the pieces,
cut garlic into pieces and put them into a mortar and pestle. Crush them for about 2 – 3 minutes.
|Crushed garlic in a mortar with a pestle|
5.) When the ginger and lemon mixture boils, take it off the heat. Cover and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
6.) Uncover the pot and add the garlic, beetroot and karela to the ginger and lemon mixture. Let it simmer for 35 – 45 minutes.
7.) Using a large sieve, sift the juice into a jug and add the honey to the juice. Mix in the honey with a wooden spoon.
8.) Serve. You can now enjoy your healthy herbal beetroot juice!
Do you have any other berbal or healthy juice recipes you like? Do share ^_^!