Friday, July 25, 2008

Homemade Blended Fruit Juice

Thirsty? Nothing like a good cup of fruit juice to quench your thirst. But with so many preservatives in today's beverages, why not take the healthier option and make it yourself? Fruits contain many essential vitamins and minerals beneficial to the body. And if you make it yourself, you won't have to worry about any preservatives. Best of all, it's fresh!

Preparing fresh fruit juice is actually quite easy. All you will need is a reasonably good blender and some fruit. My personal favorite is strawberry and mango, they make an excellent mouth watering combination.

Mango and Strawberry Ice Blended Fruit Juice

You will need:
  • A blender
  • Ice
  • One mango
  • A tray of strawberries
  • Some sugar (about 4 tbsp)
  • Strainer ( not too fine)
  1. First, peel and cut the mango into little cubes and place them in a bowl. Remove the seed and discard it.
  2. Remove the green stalk from the strawberries and place them in a bowl. You may want to cut them in halves if you like.
  3. Dissolve the sugar is a little hot water. Only use a little hot water as too much will make the drink diluted. The result should be slightly syrupy.
  4. Place the mango into the blender and blend it well for about 30 seconds.
  5. (Optional) Pour the result through a strainer and collect the juice. Discard the residue.
  6. Collect the juice in a cup and put aside. Add half of the sugar syrup to it and stir.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 with the strawberries.
  8. When finished, take the blended strawberries and put them in the blender such that 1/3 is filled. You may need to repeat a few times. Add in half of the sugar syrup you prepared. Add ice until 3/4 full and blend well.
  9. Pour into a cup until cup is 3/4 full. Top up with the blended mango.
  10. Enjoy!
And thats how to prepare a refreshing glass of homemade fruit juice. Until next time!

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