This 5 minute Amla Juice (Indian Gooseberry Juice) is a magic potion that has many health benefits. Make this detox drink using just one main ingredient.
About This Recipe
With the growing health awareness, most of us try to include some healthy recipes in our everyday meals. Something that is nutritious, and benefits the overall body. And as I am the one who is in charge when it comes to the health of my family members, I make sure they take their intake of amla juice on daily basis.
We all are aware of the health benefits of amla or gooseberry, and therefore including it in your everyday diet is always a good idea.
According to Ayurveda, amla is said to be Tridoshic, which means it has an equal balance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas.
While you can make so many recipes using amla, this amla juice is the easiest and healthiest way to add some nutrition to your body. Just grind fresh amla with ginger, water, and salt, and your magic potion is ready in under 5 minutes.
This detoxifying drink is said to be best when had in the morning on an empty stomach. So if you want to derive its full benefits, do not forget that morning amla shot.
The taste of this drink is not very pleasant but try to gulp down a shot because the amount of benefits it has is worth that gulp. Also adding a little ginger and black salt not only add to the health benefit but also to its taste.
Do not drink more than 10-20 ml of this juice every day, as it has its own side effects too. And also make sure to drink it as soon as you make the juice. Amla gets oxidized very soon and the juice will taste very bitter if not had immediately.
Health Benefits Of Amla (Gooseberry)
By this time you all know how nutritious amla is! These green-yellow-colored berries are extremely rich in antioxidants, and thus they reduce the risk of chronic health conditions Such as heart problems, diabetes, and cancer.
It is also considered very great for your skin, hair, and eyes.
If you are trying to lose weight, then this detox juice is best for your morning shot.
It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Side Effects Of Gooseberry
Although Amla is extremely nutritious, it does have some side effects too.
Excess of gooseberry might cause bleeding and bruising. Excess of it can also decrease sugar levels in a diabetic person.
Also if you have surgery, avoid eating it 2 weeks before and after your surgery is performed.
Amla Juice Ingredients
Amla – With the onset of winters, you will find the freshest amla in the local markets. So get your hands on them and make this healthy and extremely nutritious juice. If you live in the US, you will find gooseberries in any local Indian grocery store.
Amla comes in various sizes. You can use anyone to make the juice. Just make sure that it is greenish-yellow in color and there are no dark patches or cuts on the same. It should be round with vertical stripes and should not be mushy when you softly press it.
Ginger – Ginger gives a nice flavor to the juice and balance the tartness of the amla. It also has many health benefits.
Black Salt also balances the flavor well.
You can also add in a little freshly squeezed lime juice if you do not like the tart flavor of amla.
How To Make Amla Juice
Cut 3-4 amla (gooseberry) into small pieces and discard the seeds.
Tip – To reduce the tartness and bitterness of amla, soak the whole amla in salted water for 1-2 hours.
Add the chopped amla, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, 2 cups of water, and ½ teaspoon black salt into the medium jar of a blender and blend until smooth.
Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the pulp. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon to get as much juice as possible.
Amla juice is ready to drink. Pour it in small shot glasses and serve immediately.
You can consume this juice as it is on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also mix it in other fresh juices that you like or even mix it with buttermilk.
Drink only 10-20 ml of juice per day and also drink it immediately as soon as you make it.
Always make a fresh amla juice, as oxidation happens when you keep it for longer.
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Amla Juice Recipe
- 3-4 amla (Indian gooseberry)
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon black salt
- Cut amla into small pieces and discard the seeds.
- Add the chopped amla, ginger, water, and black salt into the medium jar of a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the pulp. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon to get as much juice as possible.
- Amla juice is ready to drink. Pour it in small shot glasses and serve immediately.