Jun 21, 2010

BOTTLE GOURD JUICE

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Bottle gourd.. such a fantastic vegetable but many people dislike to include in there meal. This easy digestive vegetable has many benefits. Now a days ayurvedic doctors and yoga guru s are giving advises to include bottle gourd in every ones diet. Even for elder people also,this vegetable is usefull as it is having lot of medicinal values. Especially it contains 'o' cholesterol, high in dietary fiber and protein. Bottle gourd prevents excessive loss of sodium, very effective for urinary disorders, because cooked bottle gourd cools the body system. now a days bottle gourd juice is very popular in weight reduction.A glass of bottle gourd juice with a pinch of salt and 1 tea sp of lemon juice will be very help full in preventing urinary disorders, excessive thirst and tiredness. So start using bottle gourd in every day meal as it is a very common and less expencive vegetable in India. Here I am with very healthy bottle gourd juice in two versions.
FIRST VERSION------
INGREDIENTS:---
Bottle gourd pieces --- 1 cup (peal the green skin and remove the seeds)
Ginger -- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Lemon juice -- 2 tea sp
salt -- a pinch (or )
honey --- 1 tea sp (if you have any urine disorders then please don't add honey)
You can use sugar also but it will increase the calories.

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METHOD:---
Blend all the ingredients in a blander in to a fine paste.

Add water mix well and serve.
If you want you can strain the juice, but wen you strain the juice fiber will be removed and that is not good for health, not recommended too.
Have this juice once in a day only.
SECOND VERSION---
INGREDIENTS:---
Lemon juice -- 1 tab sp
Honey --- 1 tab sp or Rock sugar(patikabellam, Kalkanda)
Bottle gourd pieces -- 1 cup
Pineapple pieces -- 1/2 cup
cucumber pieces ---1/4 cup
ginger --1/2 tea sp chopped

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METHOD:----
Blend all above ingredients in a blender in to a smooth paste and add 2 glasses of water and blend for 1 second again.

Add 1 tab sp lemon juice and 1 tab sp honey or rock sugar(kalkanda, patikabellam) mix well to dissolve and serve.
If you are in a low calorie diet then this juice will be a good combination with any salad.
In that case don't add honey or sugar a pinch of salt will be replaced.
you want to really reduce your weight not only drinking this juice will help you have to do yoga or exercise and a 1/2 hour brisk walk also will give a good results...








20 comments:

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Juice looks refreshing, not tried a juice with bottle gourd, innovative dear:)

Padma said...

Healthy juice Rekha. Looks yummy.

Anonymous said...

wow refreshing juice never heard it before and looks great.yummy yum feels like drinking a litre of it.
rajagopal

Priya said...

Woww such a beautiful juice Rekha, thanks for sharing dear, will try once i'll get bottlegourd..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely pics...nice juice too..

Vrinda said...

That sounds very healthy n refreshing..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Refreshing drink...............

Rachana said...

Healthy Juices! Thanks for sharing, Rekha :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!!nice one..

kitchen queen said...

healthy refreshing and tempting juice.

srikars kitchen said...

Nice click dear... kalakunga.. thxs for sharing..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

Valarmathi said...

Wonderful recipe, looks refreshing and yummy.

Prathibha said...

we drink this juice almost daily...very healthy indeed..I mix wid other all possible vegetables..

sowmya's creative saga said...

works wonderfully for people trying to loose weight..good one..

Srivalli said...

wow what an innovative one rekha..thanks for sharing..

Nithya said...

Bottle guard juice is a mind boggling invention. I have never thought of it so far. I am sure it would be really good and eager to try it soon :)

Thinking Cramps said...

Hi Rekha, my first visit to your blog. I would like to get your inputs on an article I am writing. I couldn't locate an email address on your blog. Could you please mail me on thinkingcramps@gmail.com? Thanks.

Parita said...

I have had bottlegourd juice many a times but without any honey or lime..must try adding these and I am sure I will be able to finish it off :)

kanthi said...

Healthy juice with low calories