Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Immune-booster/Anti Aging/Heat Reducer- Fresh Orange & Strawberry Juice

Know What U Eat:  Sufficient amount of vitamin C in the body helps in reducing the damaging effects of free radicals (in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells). This in turn helps in reducing wrinkles and signs of premature aging. The body does not have the ability to produce this essential vitamin on its own. So, get yourself some fresh juice of the navel orange and start your day healthy!
Diabetic patients can benefit a lot by including the navel orange as a regular part of their diet. Being high in fiber, the orange helps in keeping control on the cholesterol in the body. 
The calcium content in the navel orange encourages healthy development of bones and the vitamin B6 helps in increasing the production of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. There must be a proper balance of electrolytes in the cells in the body and this is managed by the potassium content in the navel orange. Magnesium present in the fruit reduces blood pressure levels, and the beta-carotene aids the body in preventing cell damage.

Heat wave here in east coast is almost set to bake us, temperature roaring over 90 degree's F, almost limits outdoor activities or any prolonged physical activity with kids, like going to park or beach or even sending them to playground camps as limiting sun exposure during days like such from sunstroke, heat cramps and exhaustion. So we are home enjoying movies, Toy story-3, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar (once again) and gulping down gallons of juice, watermelon and cutting down on foods that increase metabolic heat production, such as proteins. A variety of fresh juices were being experimented in my kitchen and on my kids...lol..so here is the one they loved the most..Fresh navel oranges & strawberries with a hint of ginger & mint.


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Ingredients:
4 - Fresh California Navel Oranges, peeled
7-8 Fresh strawberries
1/2" Ginger
Few leaves of Mint
1 Tbsp honey, (or as per need)
A dash of salt & black pepper (optional)
Chunks of Ice


Method:
1. In a blender/smoothie maker add all the ingredients and blend untill required consistency. Strain through a strainner (optional) I didnt, as I would never want to go fiber wasted.
2. Serve chilled immediately, with some sliced strawberries..for that special touch.


Note:The longer the procedure or more exposure to citrus fruits will destroy all the vitamin C content.

28 comments:

Guna's kitchen said...

very very tempting clicks ... beautifully presented... and orange ,strawberry hmmmmmm...... vey nice color too

Kiran said...

Orange-strawberry juice looks very delicious and refreshing.Nice pic too.

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is lovely! I am making this tomorrow! Will let you know how it comes out!

SpicyTasty said...

Really refreshing recipe. Perfect summer cooler. You could send this recipe to our sizzling summer contest to win one of our 2, $50 prizes.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely Juice. Looks simply delicious!

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so pretty and so tempting..

Pavithra said...

Wonderful refreshing drink for sure ..looks so so so delicious.

Reshmi said...

really a refreshment juice for the hotty hotty summer...

AshKuku said...

Now that looks like one perfect photo inspiration for my card creation...... A card with these colors on it, must be refreshing as well...... Perfect summer colors & drink to beat the heat...... :-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

deliicous n refreshing drinks...lovely color..

Priya said...

Beautiful juice looks refreshing and yummy..

Priti said...

Looks real gud n refreshing...

Rachana said...

A very healthy and refreshing juice! I love it :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful refreshing drink. Love the color and your presentation. Just perfect summer cooler

DeepA

Hamaree Rasoi

jeyashrisuresh said...

very tempting pictures. orange with strawberry lovely combo.perfect cooler for the hot summer

lata raja said...

How beautifully refreshing :)

RV said...

This looks very refreshing, perfect for the NJ heat...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

it looks absolutely colourful- the contrasting orange and red..delicious and healthy all in one

AdukalaVishesham said...

nice combo and looks beautiful too...

Apu said...

This drink looks refreshing and delicious!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely drink.... Lovely color.... Lovely pics....

Angie's Recipes said...

Just one sight of the drink already cools me down...excellent!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

V refreshing...
Bloghoppnig after a long holiday!

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Parita said...

Wow now thats superb combo, love the addition of ginger :)

Turmericnspice said...

mint and ginger can liven up any drink!!! looks so tempting!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Great combo of orange and strawberry juice, refreshing with many health benifits dear:)

Katy ~ said...

You won my heart with "anti-aging" I must go and buy many oranges and strawberries now!

Tamil Home Recipes said...

Great post.

 
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