Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spinach Green Juice - பசலைக்கீரை சாறு


INGREDIENTS
This is one of the greens (Palak Keerai) available in South India. You can use Spinach as well. (approx. 80 grams).
Hand full of Cilantro (Coriandar Leaves). (approx. 15 grams).
Few Curry Leaves. If you like curry leaves, you can add more. (approx. 5 grams).
Remove the skin and chop Ginger into small pieces. (approx. 5 grams).
Take half of a well grown coconut and cut the white portion into small pieces.  (approx. 100 grams)

PREPARATION
  1. Add water to the cut coconut pieces and ginger, grind using a mixer grinder or powerful blender.
  2. Using a clean cloth, filter out the coconut milk.
  3. You can add water to the filtered coconut dust and extract milk once again. (I will not suggest packaged coconut milk for this recipe, though it will taste the same)
  4. Add the Palak Keerai, Cilantro and Curry leaves to the coconut milk and blend till you get deep green color juice.
  5. With a clean cloth, filter out only the juice.
  6. Add two pinches of Salt and Pepper, while serving.
  • This recipe is filled with so much nutrients that I want to drink this everyday.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Proximates Vitamins
Water 141.20 g Vitamin A, RAE 426.02 µg
Energy 387.76 kcal Vitamin A, IU 8519.27 µg
Protein 6.44 g Vitamin B1, Thiamin 0.13 mg
Fat 34.00 g Vitamin B2, Riboflavin 0.20 mg
Carbohydrates 21.15 g Vitamin B3, Niacin 1.45 mg
Fibers 11.85 g Vitamin B5, Pantothenic acid 0.46 mg
Sugars 6.79 g Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine 0.23 mg
Minerals Vitamin B7, Biotin 0 mg
Calcium, Ca 149.98 mg Vitamín B9, Folate 195.92 µg
Iron, Fe 5.04 mg Vitamin B12, Cobalamins 0 µg
Magnesium, Mg 105.16 mg Vitamin C, Ascorbic acid 30.28 mg
Phosphorus, P 165.53 mg Vitamin D, Calciferol 0 µg
Potassium, K 914.59 mg Vitamin E, Tocopherol 2.26 mg
Sodium, Na 90.95 mg Vitamin K, Phylloquinone 434.66 µg
Zinc, Zn 1.64 mg Lipids
Copper, Cu 0.60 mg Saturated Fatty acids 29.76 g
Manganese, Mn 2.42 mg Mono-Unsaturated Fatty acids 1.48 g
Selenium, Se 11.12 µg Poly-Unsaturated Fatty acids 0.51 g
* Based on USDA - National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 25

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