Nowadays a lot of juice and drinks are available in the supermarket with a lot of variety. As I am trying to avoid loaded sugar, preservatives, colour and artificial flavouring, homemade juices are the only way to include more fluid to the kid’s food.
Other than ABC juice, Celery juice, Hibiscus juice, my kid’s favourite juice is lemongrass pandan juice.
Even though we can get lemongrass juice in the wet market, I try to make it at home fresh for the kids. These herbs are available throughout the year and are cheap. Since it is easy to make and is high in nutrition content, I prepare it more often.
Lemongrass has many healing, detoxifying and therapeutic properties.
Relieves symptoms of PMS, regulates cholesterol and blood pressure and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a known diuretic.
This refreshing healthy taste quencher gets ready in thirty minutes.
- Pandan leaves(screwpine leaves)-8
- Water-1 litre
- Ginger juice-1/2 tsp
- Sugar- as required
- Cut off the head part of the pandan leaves.
- Wash and clean the leaves to get rid of mud. Tie the pandan leaves in a bundle.
- Cut off the head part of the lemongrasses. Use the white part only.
- Cut the lemongrass into small pieces. Pound the lemongrass to extract more juice.
- Now boil the lemongrass, pandan leaves along with water.
- Once the water has boiled, cook covered the lemongrass for 30 minutes in low heat.
- Lemongrass pandan tea is now ready. Add ginger juice and sugar to taste.
- When the lemongrass juice comes to normal temperature, keep it in the refrigerator. Serve cold with ice cubes.
- Remove the green part of lemongrass as it tends to give bitterness to the drink.
- Raw sugar can be substituted to honey, sugarfree, agave syrup, and jaggery.
- This is a herbal tea and doesn’t contain any caffeine.