Top 11 Healthy Ramadan Drinks To Make With Your Juicer
This year’s Ramadan has been different indeed. Adapting to the new normal means Malaysia’s beloved Ramadan Bazaars are now only available for online orders and the breaking of fast, buka puasa, with families and friends are virtual. What hasn’t changed is the Ramadan spirit.
Fasting while staying at home this year gives us an advantage to practice more mindfulness and self discipline, as the extra sweet temptations of fresh juices at bazaars remain far at bay. Now, you can focus on a healthier diet by making homemade fresh juices with your slow juicer / juicer blender.
Here are the Top 11 healthy Ramadan drinks.
1. Date Smoothie
This no fuss recipe is ideal for sahur - easy to prepare and quick to consume in the early hours of the morning.
1 cup of oats
1 cup of fresh milk
4 pitted dates
1 cup of water
1 banana (optional)
- Mix the oats and fresh milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, soak the pitted dates in water. Leave both bowls to soak overnight in the fridge.
- When ready to consume, add the overnight oats and pitted dates in a smoothie blender. Insert 1 cup of water and blend together.
2. Avocado & Papaya Superjuice
The superfood avocado is a great ingredient to include in your sahur. It is filling and loaded with vitamins K, C, B5, B6 and E, but also rich in potassium and oleic acid. Paired with one of our local favourites, the papaya, which has immunity boosting benefits, this superjuice is also excellent in detoxing the digestive system and enhancing complexion.
3. Avocado, Celery, Cucumber and Lemon Juice
Celery and cucumber are high in water content while lemons are high in Vitamin C. Combining these ingredients with the avocado superfood helps to lessen the thickness of the juice while ensuring you stay hydrated, strong and satiated throughout the fasting day.
4. Starfruit & Strawberry Juice
Starfruit; a popular fruit grown in abundance locally has a citrus flavour and is highly packed in Vitamins B and C. Strawberries are an immunity-boosting fruit loaded with anti-oxidants. Together, this is a refreshing and thirst-quenching combination to keep you hydrated and enhance your wellness throughout Ramadan.
5. Mango, Cherry, Dragonfruit Juice
Mangoes are anti-oxidising with a high composition of vitamin A and beta-carotene. The tropical dragonfruit has antibacterial and antifungal properties to help boost your immunity and strengthen well-being. Adding cherries to the juice helps to enhance heart health and balance out the flavour profiles of the juice.
6. Sugarcane and Carrot Juice
Sugarcane juice - naturally sweet with no artificial flavouring and high in magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. Add this ingredient with carrots into a slow juicer for a guilt-free, sweet juice packed nutrients and fiber.
7. Purple Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce Juice
The glucose and fructose found in grapes are quickly absorbed, helping the body recover from fatigue. The iron components of spinach aids in blood production to improve the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the cell body.
8. Beetroot, Pomegranate, Red Apple, Lemon Juice
Beetroot contains high amounts of plasma nitrate levels which can help to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. It also contains various types of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, and others. The antioxidants in pomegranate can help to remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and improve strength recovery.
9. Watermelon, Green Sprouts, Ginger and Chia Seeds Juice
Watermelon has high water content and fiber that helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full. The ingredients of the juice also helps to improve digestion and alleviates dry skin due to the vitamin A composition. Chia seeds are also beneficial to the digestive system while ginger reduces bloating and helps to spice up flavour profiles of the juice.
10. Jicama, Lemongrass, Ginger, Raw Honey and Lime Juice
The combination of ingredients is beneficial for indigestion and heartburn problems that usually occur with people who rush to break their fast. The juice is packed with fiber, vitamins B, C, E and K and contains a generous amount of calcium, potassium and zinc.
11. Apple, Spinach, Celery, Cucumber Juice
Juicing leafy vegetables such as spinach and parsley help to detoxify the liver which in turn detoxifies your skin. Cucumber and celery are made up of 96% water which gives your body enough hydration to prevent dry and flaky skin. These vegetables are also loaded with vitamins A, B, C, K, niacin and folate, which are essential to repair damaged skin. Adding a slice of lemon and green apples would give an extra citrus kick and sweetness to your juice!
Whether you’re preparing a smoothie or a fresh juice for Ramadan, take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and ensure a well-balanced mixture of ingredients - not too sweet and not too acidic on an empty stomach! Follow our recommendations to make healthy fresh juices for your family this Ramadan and let your cold press juicer do the magic!
Also, don’t forget to stay hydrated at home! Read more on Best Juices for Hydration and Stamina During Ramadan here.
Need more recipes? Check out our 3 Juicing Recipes To Boost Your Immune System this Ramadan!