This time for the Blog Hop Wednesday Series I have chosen Bottle Gourd juice which is an ideal one for weight watchers. I have been paired with Raksha this time around. This juice recipe reminded me of the usefulness of Bottle Gourd. I am aware of this juice being prescribed by Nature Cure Clinics as part of body cleansing and detoxification. I have been thinking of making this juice for myself since a long time and thanks to Blog Hop, I finally could make it and enjoy every drop of it!!

In my ongoing learning process, I have so far learnt that -  (Sources here and here)

1. Bottle Gourd plays an important role in the Indian Ayurvedic System. 
2. Its nutritional profile is exceptional. 96.1% of the vegetable is just water thereby an ideal thirst quencher !!  
3. It is helpful in the cure of urinary disorders and also good for diabetics. 
4. It is supposedly easy on the stomach too. 
5. It is also good for the eyes.

For more ideas how to consume Bottle Gourd check ..

  1. Mixed Vegetable Pindi Miriyam
  2. Sorrakaya-Carrot Payasam ~ Doodhi Carrot Kheer
  3. Bottle Gourd Curry ~ Anapakaya Koora
  4. Lauki Kofta Curry - Low Fat ~ Bottle Gourd Dumplings in Spicy Sauce

  5. Pesarapappu Sambar/Pesarapappu Pappu Pulusu



Bottle Gourd Juice

Ingredients - 

Sorrakaya / Bottle Gourd/Anapakaya/Lauki/Doodhi cubed 10-12 pieces
Tomato chopped 2 Tbsp (Optional)
Black Salt / Kala Namak or Saindhava Lavanam
Pepper as required
Jeera Powder as required

Method Of Preparation - 

Blend the bottle gourd and tomato until there are no lumps adding as much water as needed. 

I added about 1/4 cup of water.

Mix in black salt, pepper powder and jeera powder. 

Please don't strain the juice and discard the pulp as the pulp is full of fiber !


Bottle Gourd Juice

Drink it fresh without refrigerating and allow the goodness of Bottle Gourd seep into your system !!

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Preparation Time 5 min 
Makes 1 cup (240 ml)
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

22 comments

  1. Sumee Says:
  2. Hmmm.. interesting one Harini..

     
  3. refreshing healthy juice

     
  4. Now Serving Says:
  5. luscious looking juice! love the peachy color! And loved the touch of mint :)

     
  6. Prabhamani Says:
  7. Healthy choice.Pics luking gud.

     
  8. Super refreshing and healthy drink...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

     
  9. Juice looks deliciously refreshing.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

     
  10. Smitha Says:
  11. My co-sis makes this! She even adds few more veggies sometimes! Healthy and refreshing to start the day with this!

     
  12. Radhika Says:
  13. Ah you have used tomato. Was wondering how the juice got this color when looked at the heading. Love this cooler.

     
  14. what lovely colour- i have heard abt this juice from one of my friends & like smitha says my friend also used to add few veggies in to it- this looks yum !

     
  15. Kaveri Says:
  16. A healthy and refreshing drink...nice click

     
  17. looks tempting...the color..texture..v inviting...love the simple elegant presentation!!

     
  18. i add lime juice to add tomatoes sounds good option..good one..

     
  19. Deeksha Says:
  20. healthy juice. thx for sharing dear.

     
  21. Prathima Rao Says:
  22. Healthy & refreshing!!!! You dint boil/ cook the lauki??
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

     
  23. Harini Says:
  24. thanks everyone!
    @Pratima Rao - Yes no boiling /steaming /cooking...just RAW JUICE!!

     
  25. Priya Says:
  26. Love this juice, next time i'll add tomato,fabulous healthy juice..

     
  27. divya Says:
  28. A healthy and refreshing drink...nice click

     
  29. Archana Says:
  30. i never added tomato will taste good. will try.
    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

     
  31. Kalyani Says:
  32. combo looks super healthy Harini !

    Lovely to do the Blog Hop along with you :-)Cheers
    Kalyani
    Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

     
  33. healthy cool and refreshing juice.

     
  34. maha Says:
  35. interesting.....lovely colour....nice click

    maha

    http://mahaslovelyhome.blogspot.com/

     
  36. Raksha Says:
  37. nice one. really healthy and thanks for trying.

     
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