It’s the month of Ramadan, and for those of us in tropical countries and/or in the summer, it’s a long, hot day and there’s nothing more we’d love than a refreshing fruit juice to end the fasting day!
I experiment a lot with different fruit combinations for juice; watermelon and mint being a firm favourite! Juices are a super way to get in those daily fruit intakes and if you don’t add or reduce the amount of sugar you add in to it, are healthy as well!
Two days ago, my dad brought in a stock of fruits: watermelons, pineapples, oranges, bananas and tiny green oranges called calamondins.
**Calamondins = calamansi = Philippine limes are tiny citrus fruits, that generally grow in South East Asia, are sour and make absolutely refreshing juice**
(Picture obtained from: http://dev.ingredientrade.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/calamansi3.jpg)
Now, onto my yummylicious juice! I had a few strawberries lying around, so added them in too! The more, the merrier.. and yummier!
Minty Tropical Fruit Smash
- 1 medium-sized pineapple (cleaned, and sliced)
- 4-5 strawberries, hulled
- Juice of 2 large oranges
- Handful (or more) of mint leaves
- Iced water (about 2 cups)
- Sugar to taste
**The recipe make enough for 4-6 servings, depending on how large the servings are**
Add all the ingredients into a blender (or juicer) and blitz! The blender chops and mixes all the ingredients together into one minty fruity delight. I added slightly more than a tablespoon of sugar, as the fruits have plenty of natural sugars.
Serve up! My family loved it and well this is now a new firm favourite! Mint is one of, or if not, THE best herb to add in to a juice. Gives it an extra kick and added freshness!