7 Fresh Summer Juice Recipes From the East African Islands and Their Benefits

So summer is here and one of the most important things we need during the long summer days is to stay hydrated. But there are places in the world where summer never goes away. Take my home town Mombasa for instance: the temperature is above 95 degrees most of the year.

 

I am about to give you fresh drink recipes and their benefits that you have not read in any blog before. These are healthy drinks that are easy to make and are so soothing that you are going to thank me for this.

 

Remember, where I come from food is mostly prepared by instinct and no exact measures are available a lot of the time. So please add ingredients based on your own taste and use HONEY or any other healthy sweetener to your taste.

 

The best way is to use a juicer, if you don’t have one just blend and use a sieve.


 

Garlic

Garlic’s health benefits are well known- image by SOMMAI

1- Juice Ya Epo

Ingredients

Carrot – 1 medium

Garlic – 1 clove (one section of the whole garlic)

Apple – 1 medium

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

The combination of carrots, apples and garlic consumed for 21 days, is believed to help clean toxins in the body and increase the body’s overall strength.

 


Pumpkin

Pumpkin not only gives great texture and taste but has many benefits too – image by twobee

2- Juice Ya Tango

Ingredients

Apple – 1 medium

Pumpkin – 1 250 grams

Celery + leaves – 250 grams

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

This juice is definitely worth trying. It is believed to be an anti-oxidant, cholesterol killer, stomach cleanser, and a headache remedy.


 

Fresh Ginger Root

The ginger root is so soothing – image by rakratchada torsap

3- Juice Ya Tangawizi

Ingredients

Orange- 2 medium

Pumpkin – 250 grams

Ginger – 175 grams

Directions

Use a ginger squeezer to get the juices out of the peeled ginger (if you don’t have a juicer). No need to add water, you’ll have sufficient water from the oranges.

Benefits

This is one of my favourite. It tastes like a breeze of fresh air on a hot summer day at the beach.

It is good for the skin and cools down your body heat.


 

Watermelon triangles

Watermelon is the best thirt-quenching fruit out there- image by piyato

4- Juice Ya Tikiti

Ingredients

Pineapple – 1 small

Apple – 1 medium

Watermelon – 350 grams

Directions

No need to add water; it is also recommended to add very modest amounts of honey if any at all.

Benefits

It is believed to get rid of excess salts from your body, cleanses your bladder and kidneys.


 

Peas in a pod

Never thought of having peas in your juice? – image by Mister GC

5- Juice ya Peasi

Ingredients

Carrots – 2 medium

Apple – 1 medium

Frozen peas – 200 grams

Mango – 1 big and ripe

Directions

Blend with 250-300 ml of water.

Benefits

It is known to reduce body heat, rids the body of toxins, reduces blood pressure, and helps with respiratory problems.


 

Papaya

Ahhh papaya – image by kongsky

6- Juice Ya Maziwa

Ingredients

Papaya – 1 small

Pineapple – 250 grams

Milk – 250 ml

Banana – 1 big

Directions

Blend without adding any water.

Benefits

This mixture is rich in vitamins C, E, and iron. It improves your skin complexion and metabolism. This is definitely one to try if you are having trouble with constipation.


 

Honey in a jar

Unlike with the others, honey is a main ingredient in this one – image by vudhikrai

7- Juice Ya Nguvu

Ingredients

Milk – 250ml

Honey – 125 ml

Garlic – 11 cloves (one section of the whole garlic)

Directions

Blend without adding any water. It is more enjoyable when concentrated.

Benefits

This one is not for the faint-hearted but the benefits are up there with the elites. A glass a day is believed to build muscle and increase male potency.


 

I say try these delicious tropical juice recipes this summer that come to you from the Mombasa and Zanzibar Island cultures and let me know what you think.

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