AMLA GINGER LEMON DETOX - For a happy-healthy tummy!
The recipe source for this detox is from my FIL. He has deep interests in Ayurveda principles and keeps emphasizing on practicing simple home remedies for ailments. We all keep telling him that he should have become an Ayurveda Doctor. He has a good knowledge about herbs and has sizable number of books and snippets that has been meticulously collected over years. All of us at home follow some good habits for general health -these include consuming herbal powders, medicines and concoctions ( preventive medication) that are recommended for general health and cleansing. Needless to say that this Amla Ginger Lemon detox is a frequent morning drink at our home and is best when had in an empty stomach.
I hope that, after reading this, you will make this drink a routine in your households.
Lets look at the ingredients - all of them are most commonly used in Indian kitchens and available throughout the year. Inexpensive but packed with health benefits.
Amla - The Indian Gooseberry: Good source of Vitamin C, potassium and bioflavanoids - principally cancer fighting agents. High in fiber, low in calories. Also has a fair amount of Iron and is used for intestinal and liver disorders - Infinite benefits !!!
Ginger: Ginger is a daily ingredient that has been used in traditional folk medicines and in Indian cooking since ages. It is used to prevent motion sickness, dissolve belly fat, quell nausea, reduce menstrual cramps,relieve arthritic pain and as a remedy for intestinal disorders.
Lemon: A bit of lemon juice in anything tastes better. An excellent source of Vitamin C and relieves oral dehydration. This is the most widely used citrus fruit of all around the world. 1 cup of lemon juice has more than 55 mg of Vitamin C. The zest is equally helpful owing to its antioxidant chemical named "Rutin".
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Preparation time: 5 min
Category: Drink , Juice, Detox
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 3 g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 9 mg||0 %|
|Potassium 577 mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 12 g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4 %|
|Sugars 2 g|
|Protein 0 g||1 %|
|Vitamin A||1 %|
|Vitamin C||19 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- 10 -12 Amlas/ Gooseberries
- 2-3 tbsp chopped ginger
- Juice from 1 Lemon
- Honey/ pounded palm or regular Jaggery/ raw sugar
- 3-4 cups cool water
- Dissolve the sweetening agent in water. Taste and increase as per preference. Set aside.
- Add 1/4 cup of sweetened water into the juicer.
- Wash Amlas and remove soft spots if any. Quickly chop and add into the juicer.
- Add chopped ginger and grind to a smooth paste.
- Sieve through a filter directly into the sweetened water. Squeeze the pulp to collect maximum extract.
- Slice lemon and squeeze into the prepared juice. Stir well and serve immediately.
- Always remember that Vitamin C is destroyed rapidly on exposure to air and water. So always serve immediately to prevent loss of Vitamin C. Refer to this Methi Mutter no Malaai post for more inputs.