At last!! I am happy to say that summer is finally here. Yes!! The temperature is up since the past week and I have never been happier. As the days are getting longer, my energy level seems to have increased. Even the nasty flu that was caused by weather change could not dampen my spirits.
Summer- A time where the windows are open for the most part of the day. A time where flowers are in full bloom. The season when mangoes begin to sprout. Summer is the time when "madafu" or coconut water is sold in every corner of the street. Summer is also the time for ice creams, pop sickles sorbets and all things cold. This season is also the time when salads and juices make regular appearances on the table. Apart from all these, one big advantage of summer is that the days are long and if the days are long, there is more time for food photography. Now do you need anymore reasons for not to love this season??
Summer is here and so is my juicer. I have been making quite a few juices since the past few days. But grape juice is something that I have made everyday for the last four days. Yeah it took me that long to photograph this drink right.
Grape juice is something that I have loved since I was a kid. My mom used to make this juice whenever she brought the black grapes. I loved to watch the way she turned this "ugly" and "inedible" fruit into a beautiful, nectar like liquid. My love for the juice did not end at the blending alone. I even loved to watch the way my mom strained the juice in the orange strainer. As a kid, even the strained pulp, somehow looked gorgeous in that Orange strainer. It's surprising how these small things always remain etched in your mind.
Did you know that grapes is one of the best nutritional fruits? It is considered to be one of the most beneficial juices. This "nectar of gods" has flavonoids that increase the good cholesterol This juice has some anti aging properties and it reduces the risk of breast cancer. It relieves acidity and cough and helps to reduce weight. Apart from the health benefits, this pretty drink has the taste and feel of a sophisticated mock tail A drink that you want to sip while lazing on the beach. Or like me, you can sip lazing on the sofa on a summer day listening to the tinkling of the wind chimes.
Grape Juice Recipe:
Preparation time: 5min
Cooking time: nil
Grapes-1 cup or 200gm
Juice of half a lime
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
- Strain and serve immediately