Friday, March 3, 2017

Orange Juice with sabja seeds | Orange lemon juice with basil seeds

Basil Seeds is commonly known as "Sabja Seeds" or "Takmaria" in India and it's used extensively in drinks like Falooda/Sherbet especially during summer days.It acts as natural coolant for our body and prevent from excess heat related diseases during summer. After soaked in water, it expands its size upto 20-30 times and it has good amount of dieteray fibre,so after having, it makes you to feel full for longer time,therefore now a days it's extensively used in weight loss. 
Also these seeds have good amount of vitamin k,iron and protein,these nutrients are essential for your skin and hair,so include this in your diet regularly to make your hair and skin shine.After knowing the nutritional benefits of these seed, i'm trying to include at least once in a week.You can add it in any juices, sometimes when i'm lazy to prepare any juice,i just soak the basil seeds and add it in store brought juice.
This Orange lemon juice is our family favorite and i have made them very often.It's so refreshing and thirst quencher in the summer.The quantity mentioned in the "Ingredients" list is based on our liking,so just use this as an idea and you can add more or less as per your liking. 

Orange Juice with Basil Seeds

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 0 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Drinks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Orange - 2 
Lemon - 1/2 
Honey - to taste
Basil Seed/Sabja Seed/Takmaria - 1 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup approx
Mint leaves - for garnishing

Soak the basil in water for 30 mins. Cut the oranges and squeeze the juices from it .Then squeeze 1/2 lemon into it.Add 1/4 cup of water, soaked basil seed into juice mixture.Finally add honey as per your taste.Mix it well, that's it, Orange juice with basil seeds is ready.
Serve it with some fresh mint leaves.

  • You can add more or less of the quantity mentioned above as per your liking.
  • Adjust water as per the  sourness of the juice.
  • Soak sabja seed at least 1/2 hr before using it.

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