Whenever I think of a new recipe , I consciously brainstorm on including ingredients fetched from my back yard, as much as possible. This antioxidant packed passion fruit medicinal leaves smoothie has all the ingredients tulsi, guava and nutmeg leaves collected from our courtyard – (sweetener is store brought !).
Here, tulsi , tender guava and nutmeg leaves are blended with passion fruit. This ingredients make this juice a perfect immunity boosting drink and a good remedy for mild cough.
Passion fruits are rich source of antioxidants, vitamin C etc… In addition to being a vitamin A precursors, it has, thirteen different carotenoids including zeta-, beta- and alpha-carotene, b-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene.
Tulsi and Guava Leaves
Tulsi leaves are having high medicinal properties. These leaves have the ability to regulate cortisol (stress hormone) and balance the hormone levels. They act as antibiotic, germicidal and disinfectant agents protecting us from bacteria, viruses etc. They are good source of vitamin K also.
Guava leaves improve immunity, enhances heart and oral health, lower risk of diabetics and cancer.
Passion fruit and leaves Smoothie
Normally, at home we eat passion fruit as raw fruit. When we got 10 fruit on a single day, I thought of a healthy juice with them. (True reason is that I don’t like them plain, as they are a bit too sour).
Initially, I had a double thought on how this would taste; with all these green leaves in!! After opening the jar and sensing the aroma of the fruit and leaves blended, I was sure that, this drink will finish fast, and it did so!
Passion fruit flesh – of 3 medium-sized fruits
Guava leaves (Tender) – 3
Tulsi leaves (Tender) – a handful (6-9)
Tender nutmeg leaf – 1 (or to taste)
Sugar / jiggery – as per taste
Water – 1.5 – to 2 glass
For making this perfect health drink, transfer the flesh of passion fruit into mixer jar. To this add, all three leaves and jaggery/any sweetener, to your taste**. Then blend everything in the mixer for 1-2 minutes. The leaves and fruits combine together to form a smooth pulp. This mixture is truly aromatic and tempting.
Then add water to make it to your desired concentration. Now, enjoy the energy boosting passion fruit and leaves smoothie. Chill in fridge, if you like it so.
**I have tried both sugar and jagerry, when adding jaggery you need more to make it sweet, but its healthier.
Hope you all will try making this health drink and let me know the results. I will be happy to know your modifications to the recipes and the results too. Thanks for reading!!
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