jasmine's bittermelon juice

Jasmine’s Bitter Melon  Juice

            Yield: 2 servings                                      Serving size: 8 oz. (1 glass)

Ingredients:

  • 1 –  8 in. long bitter melon
  • 2 –  4 in. diameter oranges
  • 1 teaspoonful of  organic blue agave or honey (optional)

Directions:

  • Extract bitter melon and orange juices using a Juicing machine.
  • Add your sweetener after extraction (optional).
  • Serve cold . Better drunk immediately but could be stored in refrigerator for 1 day.

 

Jasmine’s Bitter Melon-Mango Smoothie

          Yield: 3 servings                                          Serving size: 8 oz. (1 glass)

 Ingredients:

  • 1 –  8 inches long bitter melon
  • 4 –  4 ½ inches long Ataulfo mango
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of organic blue agave sweetener or honey (optional)

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in a powerful blender.
  • Serve cold. Better drunk as soon as it is made but could be stored by freezing  for a day.

Recommendations:

1. If fruits are not organic, soak them in lemon water (juice of half a lemon in a gallon of water) for 10-15 minutes.

2. It is best that juices and smoothies are drunk immediately. Storing would mean lose of nutrients specially the water soluble nutrients like vitamin C.

3. Drink 3-ounces of pure Bitter Melon juice per day.

4. For the nutritional value and health benefits of the drinks, please refer to the article Bitter Melon: The Wonder Herb,  Both mangoes and oranges are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A.