Monday, May 3, 2010

Apple and Oranges (healthy drinks)

Cant remember where you put your keys? Are your knees achy? Well there's probably an app for that, but there are also drinks for that too.

Apple juice contains antioxidants that help balance your brain and hence improves your ability to learn and remember. Orange juice contains something other than vitamin C that helps reduce joint inflammation. For more technical terms and information check out this article from

So drinks with OJ are bountiful. The most common one being the screwdriver (OJ and Vodka). However, my favourite drink with OJ/Apple Juice is the Green Tea Gin Mojito with a splash of sunshine (I don't have a picture yet). If you're not a fan of Gin, you can really substitute any other white alcohol instead.

Step 1.
The Green Tea Gin Mojito takes some forward thinking. First you'll need to brew some green tea, and try to make it as concentrated as possible. Once you have a strong tea, put it in the fridge to cool down.

Step 2.
In a glass, muddle some mint leaves and lime with just a bit of raw sugar. Then pour in some of your chilled green tea leaving space for ice, gin, and sunshine (orange/apple juice).

Step 3.
Add your ice and juice (I prefer thick and pulpy OJ for more texture or Tropicana's Apple Juice which comes in a carton because it is rich and thick). Garnish your drink with a fresh mint leaf and a lime wheel or lime twist.

Voila, you now have a relaxing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory cocktail! Enjoy this knowing you're doing your body well.


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