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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Orange Ginger Drink


Berries are gone,Oranges seem like the only vitamin C rich fruit that survives through the frigid season.Orange is often recommended while recovering from a seasonal sickness for its richness in antioxidants

Not just when sick,the Orange Ginger Drink is a rejuvenating anytime drink ,that might even drive away the winter blues.Blending the Orange with the pulp adds fiber.And ginger gives a zing besides enhancing the nutrition.


Orange peel


Don't dispose the peel of the oranges,it has many good uses.I use the peel in the drink,which in some studies have shown to lower cholesterol.

Recipe: Orange Ginger Drink
Serves 3
Ingredients
3 Oranges
Peel of 1/2 an orange without the white rind (or about 1 teaspoon orange zest)
1 teaspoon ginger,freshly grated
1/2 cup fruit puree(I used peach puree)

Method
Rinse the oranges in warm water to get rid of any pesticides.Dry with kitchen towel.To peel the Orange,use a sharp knife to thinly cut through the skin without any white pith.Too much peel can make the drink bitter,so just use a little in the beginning and add more as per your taste.
Halve the oranges.Keep one halve on the cutting board and cut the top and then the sides along the white rind.Repeat same with all of the oranges.Cut in quarters and blend them together with rest of the ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth.I prefer the drink at room temperature during the cold season and chilled in summers.


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32 comments:

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

indeed a very healthy drink..

Joanne said...

I'm not the biggest fan of orange juice but I LOVE ginger. I think that would absolutely "make" this drink for me.

Gulmohar said...

Orange and ginger sounds like a wonderful combo...Refreshing drink, Yasmeen :-)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Orange is the only vent for us now:) Love the strong flavor of ginger n peel in this drink. Very nice recipe dear.

shahana said...

Will definetly try this healthy drink and will let u know.Thanks for sharing

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A healthy drink! Great combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nithya Praveen said...

Healthy food = Yasmeen:) Looks wonderful!

Mona said...

I never used orange peel except in facepacks and sometimes grated as zest during baking. Sounds like a refreshing drink!

meeso said...

Well, that just blows the Tropicana in my fridge away! Yum!

Kerstin said...

What a refreshing drink - I love the ginger in it!

Cham said...

I like citrus- ginger is great flavor to combine!

Priya said...

Orange and ginger together works out wonder...refreshing drink!!

Chow and Chatter said...

very cool idea

Abraham Chacko said...

lovely choice for 2010..

Indhu said...

adding ginger punches up this drink...right? love ginger :)

Anu said...

Refreshing drink.. Nice click..

Gita said...

Wow, what a healthy and warming drink, just in time for the season :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

what healthy drink!! and great clicks..

Renu said...

orange and ginger nice combo !

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats so refreshing! Vibrant pictures!

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy drink...

Sarah Naveen said...

Great pic..Well presented..
Refreshing and excellent combo...

Parita said...

Delicious and refreshing!

Dolly said...

Awesome Clicks. Your orange Ginger drink looks so inviting and its so healthy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

What an refreshing drink with excellent click, love it......

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

JASMINA said...

Sounds delicious :)!I've to try it.It's orange juice with a twist.
My dear Yasmeen I wanted to send you a hug on this last day of the year <3!I hope you're doing fine.Have a fun last day and a beautiful beginning of the New Year.
Kiss,kiss...

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Delicious, I love how colourful and healthy it is.

Ivy said...

To your good health my friend. My best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

Anncoo said...

Hello Yasmeen,
Happy New year and wish you all the best for the coming year.

notyet100 said...

hppy new yr 2010...;-)

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a wonderfully healthy way to start the New Year. I love the combination of oranges and ginger.

PJ said...

Wonderful recipe and a great click! I love orange peel and use it everywhere like lemon peel.. didn't know though that it has cholesterol lowering benefits! thanks for sharing and a very happy new year to you.

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