Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Grapes Orange Juice| Easy Summer Drinks



The mercury has started rising in Chennai. All of a sudden, the climate has become really hot and sultry. These are the times, when I really dislike spending hours in the kitchen, cooking elaborate meals. Simple yet fulfilling meals are the best for the summers.

My children make a big fuss about having their share of fruits for the day. It’s like a punishment for them if I ask them to have fruits. But I make it a point that they have at least a portion of some fruit every day. So my elder one compulsorily carries one fruit or the other in her snack box and as reward for having the fruit I also pack her another small box with a couple of cookies or sweets. So that way she is ok. Kids need to be bribed too!!!

But both my lil ones love fruits in the form of juices and shakes, and with the climate taking a turn; I have started preparing some chilled drinks. So if you or your kids don’t like to have your fruits as such try them this way.

Here is a very unique combination of fruits for a juice. I saw this recently in one of the Malayalam T.V. Channels. I was very intrigued by this combination and made a mental note of trying it out immediately. The combo was very good; perfect blend of sweet and tang. I actually did not add any sugar since the grapes were really sweet. Adjust sweetness and lemon depending on your taste. So why wait, welcome the summer with this refreshing drink!





What you'll need
  1. Black Seedless Grapes – 1 heaped cup
  2. Orange – 2
  3. Ginger – a very small piece
  4. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  5. Sugar – Use as required, depending on the sweetness of your fruit
  6. Water – 1 cup

Method
  1. Soak the black grapes in salted water for about 15 minutes, then rinse and wash well.
  2. Grind the black grapes, with the ginger.
  3. Strain the grape juice with a strainer, using about 1 cup of water.
  4. Extract the juice from the oranges.
  5. Mix the orange juice, lemon juice and grape juice.
  6. Do a taste check, add sugar if required. I did not add any sugar, as my grapes were really sweet.

Serve chilled with ice cubes.



Note:

  1. Make sure you use only the seedless grapes.
  2. Add the water while straining the juice, which will make it easier. No need to add while grinding.
Linking this to Healthy Me Healthy Us.

22 comments:

Sona S said...

refreshing drink, perfect for the summer!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious drink Kaveri love it.

prathibha Garre said...

This is wat we want for summers..looks perfect

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect thirst quencher.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Tasty thirst quencher and apt for the summer season.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

That's a fabulous combo !
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Vidya Chandrahas said...

Refreshing and healthy drink...same pinch..I posted watermelon juice.

Rafeeda AR said...

looks really refreshing... :)

Akila said...

Interesting combo must try

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PT said...

i love this combo.. nice presentation..

Chitz said...

Looks very refreshing :) A bonanza for ur kids :)

Hema said...

New and delicious combo, looks so refreshing..

Follow Foodie said...

Very refreshing

divya said...

this looks absolutely gorgeous...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

My kind of drink..yumm

Jeyashrisuresh said...

I have the same recipe in my space too, This one is quite addictive. refreshing drink

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

What a beautiful colour this drink is, and it sounds really refreshing and cooling. I wish the mercury was rising in England!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Perfect thirst quencher...love the color,cute presentation...

Priya Suresh said...

Prefect for hot sunny days, beautiful juice, colour is very attractive.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very refreshing and a real thrist quencher.

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/03/picnic-chicken-curry.html

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

test

Shabbu said...

Refreshing drink..

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