August 24, 2011

Papaya Iron Punch

In my home it is me and Arjun who prefer to experiment with fruits instead of eating them as it is. I do know that you get the much needed fiber when you eat them raw but when you make them into juices and milkshakes you get much needed flavor to suit your palate and other nutrients too. This is one such simple drink which has the much needed nutrient “Iron” in it. Hence the name and I would recommend it for anemic persons.

Papaya Iron Punch
I love papaya very much for its smoothness and density that it lends when used in milkshakes or juices. If you use very ripe papaya as I did you will get this wonderful color. The usage of lemon juice in this punch is to help in quicker absorption of the Iron by our body. Vitamin ‘C’ always does that.

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You’ll need:
Papaya, cubed 1 cup
Jaggery 3 – 4 tbsp
Dates, pitted 8 - 10
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Water As needed

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Method:
Chop the dates finely. Place the dates and jaggery in a blender and grind it using little water. Now add the papaya pieces and required amount of water and run the blender till everything is pureed.

Add the lemon juice and run for a minute. Drain the liquidizer over a colander and keep stirring it for quicker extraction. Add more water if it is thick.

Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes.

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Notes:
You can replace jaggery with sugar.
You can also add a handful of mint leaves while liquidizing if you like the flavor.

collage-2
This is off to Let’s Cook: Scrumptious breakfasts and to Vrat ka Khaana.

34 comments:

  1. The colour is so vibrant and amazing. Lovely refreshing drinks.It's a pity we can't get such juicy orange papayas in the Uk.

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  2. Punch looks fabulous,catchy and highly healthy..

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  3. Delicious looking one. Looks so good.

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  4. very delicious looking juice..looks yumm

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  5. looks good Radhika :-) i love the medley of ur pics too !! makes me hungry even after lunch ! haha ! Noticed you have linked it to my event, but coudl you just drop me a line too dear :-)

    thx
    Cheers
    Kalyani
    New Event: Fasting Foods – Vrat ka Khaana Special
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  6. wonderful color of healthy refreshing drink

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  7. What an awesome color...looks very delicious

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  8. Wow grt clicks n so good papayas..u hv got ..

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  9. refreshing drink.. love the addition of jaggery and dates..

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  10. Oh wow, your "Iron" punch sure caught my attention! I think I need that punch, lol! Will try this out after I buy a ripe papaya tomorrow, thanks!

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  11. that looks so colorful and yumm...I too love papaya..

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  12. OMG! love this drink dear Radhika...and mind blowingly awesome colorful clicks.....keep rocking!

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  13. wow radhika,very tempting juice and the clicks are amazing...

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  14. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. looks so so so delicious and perfect.. simply inviting dear. .

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  15. Not sure about the jaggery in there.. Loved the pappaya and dates combo..

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  16. i love this...This looks perfect...Love that colour..Thanks for the recipe dear.....

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  17. Cool pics ~ the color is gorgeous!
    USMasala

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  18. perfect health drink and your pics have captured the lovely colour
    ONGOING EVENT: Fusion Food: Pasta till 31 August 2011

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  19. sure a health punch...natural medicine for a healthy life..

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  20. Wow...such a tempting color...Love this fruit...Thanks..

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  21. Punch looks fantastic...lovely color and texture...

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  22. Papaya punch has a very beautiful shade of red.I aslo liked the addition of dates and jaggery ,it sounds like a yummy combination.

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  23. flavourful, colorful and refreshing drink..

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  24. Wow!!!It looks so colourful and healthy.

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  25. very nice way of adding jaggery and dates.fantastic colour and quite refreshing one

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  26. Wow....Packed with nutrients & love the color!!!! Looks so yummy & refreshing!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  27. Looks fantastic! Colourful, healthy and packs a punch :) what more can one ask?

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  28. What a vibrant colour .....healthy punch!!. Thank you for following me and for the lovely thought....happy to follow u too.

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  29. gee gal , u have me salivating- loved this gorgeous drink with all the right things in it !! and ur pics are wooowwwwww !

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  30. Papaya juice is one of my favourites anytime...looks tempting.

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  31. definitely making it for a party next weekend!

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  32. Wow.. very healthy and refreshing drink.. looks awesome :)
    Indian Cuisine

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