Orange Ginger Juice

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Orange Ginger Juice

Yields: 4
A refreshing and very healthy drink.

Ingredients:

1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1⁄8 teaspoon finely ground cardamom seeds
2 cups hot water
1⁄3 cup honey
3 cups crushed ice
1⁄3 cup Fresh lemon juice
3 cups fresh orange juice

Method of preparation:

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Grind mint leaves, ginger, and cardamom to a paste with a mortar and pestle, or mince them in a food processor.
Steep the pulp in the hot water for half an hour.
Strain the mixture through a cloth or sieve, collect the juice, and discard the pulp.
Blend mint and ginger juice and honey in a large bowl.
Add ice, lemon juice, and orange juice.
Serve in chilled glasses garnished with an orange ring and mint leaves.
This recipe is from Kurma Dasa’s book “Great Vegetarian Dishes”.

Enjoy fresh ginger or tea

Ginger can be cut into slices and you can nibble it raw. It stimulates digestion.

If you like drinks, make yummy ginger tea.

Insert two to four cloves in boiling water and steep for ten minutes.

After cooling, optionally by adding honey, pieces of lemon or orange.

Curative effect of ginger:
relieves pain
stimulates digestion
treats arthritis and rheumatism
soothes irritability
promotes excretion of excess water from the body
reduces inflammation
destroys pathogenic microorganisms
prevent the spreading of cancer cells
helps with allergies
relieves nausea
helps with colds and flu

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