April 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
One of my favorite juice places in all of India has to be the popular Juice House in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. The city is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and along the Ganges river. It is a place of pilgrimage and a very holy and peaceful place.
The juice stall is a popular travellers’ hangout and is always full. Usually you need to squeeze into a shared booth and it can take 20 minutes to get served but it’s worth the wait. The mango lassi as featured above is full of mangos and has fresh pomegranates on top with shredded coconut $2. They have many fresh fruit and veggie juice combos along with smoothies including some which have avocado.
Their other popular menu item is their fruit salad and the one shown above is a replica that I made at home. I usually get the vegan version which comes with muesli, bananas, watermelon, papaya, mangos, pineapple, coconut, pomegranate, soy milk, date syrup and mint $2.80.
The date syrup was difficult to find so I decided to make my own. I soaked a cup of dates in warm water for a couple hours. Then I puréed the dates and water in a Vitamix blender. Squeezed out the date pulp and put the liquid into a saucepan and brought to a boil. I cooked the liquid until it thickened, allowed it to cool and poured it over the fruit. It was so heavenly that I ate it everyday for over a week.
July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
At a recent trip to Costco, I found a 4 lb box of organic red grapes for $7.99 so I bought two. I decided to juice the grapes plain and found the taste to be quite sweet and astringent so I added apples. The juice became less sweet and was very refreshing. I now add a few red grapes to most juices to add a sweetness and cut the flavour of harsher veggies. You can create recipes with all fruit like this this one or use red grapes in replacement for apples to create variety.
Prep time 5 minutes
Makes 1 large glass of juice
2 handfuls of red grapes
Pop the fruit through the juicer and enjoy!
June 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
For Mother’s Day, I got a beautiful new juicer and it has become my best friend. I have fallen back in love with juicing and make this staple drink regularly. I usually add apples or beets to most juices to add sweetness and cut any strong flavour from other veggies. The ginger adds quite a kick and is great for detoxing the system.
1 small beet
1 stalk kale/chard
1/2 inch piece of ginger
Juice the ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!