As a Mother of a small child one thing that is giving me sleepless nights is the deluge of ads of colas and junk food in all kinds of media. Children being susceptible to fancy colours and tastes may develop a taste for it which in the long term may harm their food habits. So as a different measure, I try to prepare juices which are not only healthy and tasty but also colorful to attract children. A similar kind of juice that I am posting today is Orange and papaya juice.
As we all know orange is one of the best kind of antioxidant and papaya is a Godsend for liver. So as a combination when I blend them together, it forms a bright orange texture with a homogeneous mix. And to my surprise when I served it to my husband after he returned from office, he finished it with one gulp ( to think he’s one child about whom I did not mention earlier!). And my son thinks he is drinking orange juice ! ;-) Hope it can act as a substitute to a nice drink in breakfast/ evening.
1 cup Papaya cubes
2 tsp Lemon juice
2-3 tsp Sugar
1/2- 1 cup depending upon the consistency you want
Pinch of Chaat masala (optional)
Cut the orange in half and extract the orange juice with the help of cirtus juicer and keep aside. Blend the papaya, sugar and water in a blender until you get smooth consistency.
Add orange and lemon juice in the blender and run the blender again for 1 minute. Pour the juice in glass and add little chaat masala. Serve with small papaya cubes and ice cubes.