Monday 6 February 2017

Gooseberry Winter Lemonade/ Amla Nimboo-Paani (Valentine's day special)

Celebrate HEALTH AND VALENTINE together with this lemonade!! Although the winters are going , still we feel the chill and If you are like me who loves to have lemonade in any season, at any time, then cheers! Isn't it so refreshing and mood changing?. And who says the lemonade is only for summers. I mean lemons help to detox your system, and we need to detoxify in winters too. The ingredients in this lemonade helps you fight winter related illnesses.And the gorgeous pink colour makes it perfect for Valentine's day!!
Now this lemonade has gooseberries which have many health benefits and are rich in Vitamin C, iron and vitamin B complex. Gooseberries are good for skin, hair, digestive system and are a powerful antioxidant.Tulsi (holy basil) is known to cure cough and cold, and so is ginger. Beet root gives this lemonade an additional health benefit and lovely colour too. So try this healthbooster drink this Valentine's day and cook the natural way!

You need

4 medium-sized gooseberries (amla)
1/4 cup lemon juice
Lemon wedges
1/2 beetroot (peeled and thinly sliced)
handful of holy basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon ginger juice (grate fresh ginger and squeeze out the juice)
2 tablespoon honey (or more)
2 tablespoon black salt (adjust)
5cups water


1. Boil the gooseberries for 5-8 minutes.When cooled grind them in little water (about 1/4 cup) and strain. Keep aside.

2. In a jar, add lemon juice and holybasil leaves. Using a muddler, mix them well.

3. Now add ginger juice, honey and black salt. Mix well.

4. Lastly pour in water, add lemon wedges and beetroot slices. Mix well and enjoy right away with or without ice OR keep in refrigerator for 4hours for better infused-flavour.

Serves 5

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