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Rouky I merged this into the drinks thread because obviously, coffee is a drink! Please try to count to ten and not explode on me sweety ;) I was going to edit your post to t the title coffee back in, maybe you'd prefer to edit that in yourself sis

So your here...its ok my coffee thread I know janna loves moving you. :wub:
Jannah my dear do ever wish to merge me as well? ;)
Anyways sis fanx...I was very close to explode if you did'nt tell me to count to 10 Allah saved your life. ^_^
What post did you want to add did??it's ok hun do it ur self.MOUH.


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I think my dear it would be impossible to merge you :P lol
Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return

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I think my dear it would be impossible to merge you :P lol

Just have a go,many pplz have tried but they failed. :laughing:


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Culture shock

Good for: Thrush. Candida albicans is common yeast which lives harmlessly in all us. However, in some cases of low immunity, it can travel through the vaginal tract and cause thrush. Symptoms include mood swings and depression, recurrent vaginal yeast and chronic digestive problem. Cut out junk food, sugar and highly problem. Cut out junk food, fat, sugar and highly processed foods to discourage the growth of yeast.

All the ingredients in this juice have antibacterial properties. It is particularly effective if you are taking antibiotics.
Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)

25 g (8 oz) apple
100 g (3 Ĺ oz) frozen cranberries
100 g (3 Ĺ oz) live natural yogurt
1 tablespoon clear honey

Nutritional values

Vitamin c 20 mg
Calcium 40 mg
339 calories

Juice the apple and whizZ in a blender with the other ingredients. Serve in a tumbler over ice cubes.

Passion thriller

Good for: low fertility. With low sperm counts and lowered fertility levels, our reproductive abilities are one of the biggest causes of concern today’s society. Male fertility may be boosted by increasing intakes of vitamin E, zinc and iron. Women should look at increase their folic acid levels, as well as zinc and vitamin E.

Avocado is rich in vitamin E, while apricots are an excellent source of zinc and iron. Makes 200 ml (7 fl 0z)

175 g (6 0z) melon
(1/2 large melon)
125 g (4 oz) cucumber
125 g (4oz) avocado
50 g (2 oz) dried apricots
1 tablespoon wheat germ

Juice the melon and cucumber, whizz in a blender with the avocado, apricots, wheat germ and a couple of ice cubes.
Decorate with dried apricot silvers, if liked.

Nutritional values.

Vitamin A 8,738 IU
Vitamin C100 mg
Vitamin E 2 mcg
Potassium 1,470 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Zinc 1.29 mg
357 calories

Moody blues

Good for: PMT. if you are one of the many women who suffer from monthly cramps, irritability and stomach upsets due to your menstrual cycle, then help is at hand! it is important to ensure that you are replacing you iron levels, as women find that they gain weight juts before you period then certain fruits and vegetables may assist these symptoms. Your cycle may also affect your moods, so a calming juice may be juts what you need to ensure that your cycle causes as little disruption as possible.

Pineapples contain bromelain which is great muscle relaxant, and black berries are good sources of folic acid.
Makes 200 ml (7 fl oz)

375g (12 oz) blackberries
375 g (12 oz) pineapple or 1 small pineapple

Juice the blackberries first, then the pineapple, to push through the pulp. Blend the juice with a couple of ice cubes and serve in a tall glass, decorate with pineapple silver, if liked.

Nutritional values

Vitamin A 658 IU
Vitamin C 19.5 mg
Iron 3.29 mg
Potassium 1,081 mg
Calcium 136 mg
Folic acid 340 mcg
353 calories.

Sleep tight

Good for: insomnia. Sleeping tablets will offer only a short-term solution to insomnia and may actually exacerbate the problem. Alternative treatments are better for you in the long run. Be careful what you eat before bedtime, and follow a nightly, relaxing ritual.

Pineapple and grapes give a boost of blood sugar, which can help to induce sleep. lettuce and celery relax the nerves and muscles

Makes 200 ml (7 fl 0z)

125 g (4 oz) pineapple (without skin)
125 g (4oz) grapes
50 g (2 oz) lettuce
50 g (2 oz) celery

Nutritional values

Vitamin C 50 mg
Magnesium 35.2 mg
Vitamin 35.2 mg
Vitamin b6 0.3 mg
Niacin 1 .38 mg
Tryptophan 4 mg
167 calories

What’s up broc?

Immune system. The immune system is you body’s’ inner protection system, designed to fight bacteria, infection, viruses or any foreign substances which may have entered you body. In order to fight the potential illnesses in you system. It is necessary to increase your intake of antioxidants, which can help to rebalance you immunity.

High in selenium, this is an ideal juice for smokers, to help guard against lung cancer. Makes 200 ml (7 fl oz)

250 g (8oz) broccoli
175 g (6 oz) carrot
50 g (2oz) beetroot

Juice all the ingredients and serve in as tall glass. Decorate with a coriander sprig, if liked.

Nutritional values

Vitamin a 52,304 IU
Vitamin a 52,304 IU
Vitamin c 43mg
Selenium 9 .86 mcg
Zinc 1.6 mg
172 calories.


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8.00 a.m.
Drink a glass of warm water with a little lemon juice. Itís a gentle way to begin the day, and the combination will help to flush out the kidneys.

8.30 a.m

Depending on how youíre feeling, try a juice with a little citrus fruit in it, or apple, pineapple or more .if this is the first time youíve tried juicing, use a simple recipe such as carrot and apple, which will wake you up and begin the cleaning process.

9.00 a.m
Itís time to get your circulation moving! Dry skin brushing is ideal, as it stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, as well as exfoliating any dead cells which can make your skin looks dull.
Using a natural bristle brush, begin at your feet and with long, smooth movements gently move upwards, when youíve finished, hop in a warm shower and enjoy the feeling of running water on your tingling body.(You can finish with a blast of cold water if youíre feeling brave!)After your shower, dry and moisturize your skin.

9.30 a.m
Enjoy a glass of water or herbal tea, such as peppermint, which will aid the detoxification process.

10.00 a.m
If itís a nice day, go for a walk. By moving your body, youíre less likely to feel the side-effects of a detox, such as tiredness or headaches, and youíll also be helping your body rid itself of its toxins. If you donít fancy a walk, try a yoga class or, if you already know yoga tai chi, do some at home.

11.30 a.m
When youíve finished exercising have a another glass of water or herbal tea.;

12.30 pm
Itís lunchtime, so you need a filling juice to alleviate hunger pains and reduce the temptation to snack.
Try a combination of root vegetables and greens, e.g. cucumber, spinach and beetroot.

1 p.m.
Have another glass of water or a cup of herbal tea if you prefer. Try ginger, which is good for the stomach, or lemon, another good tea for detoxification.

1.30 p.m.
A detox program can be quite tiring, as your body is ridding itself of a build-up of toxins which have taken years to accumulate. Either have a nap or lie down and read or listen to some relaxing music .maybe do some stretch and breathing exercise. Youíll probably lull yourself into a sleep anyway!

2.30 P.m

Have another glass of water or herbal tea.

3.30 p.m
Your blood sugar levels may be feeling little low by now, so you can pack this juice full of fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, oranges and mangoes, it may taste slightly tart after a relatively food-free day, but youíll feel energized afterwars

5 p.m.
Itís important to drink at least eight glasses of water everyday, so have another glass now.

7.30 p.m
Even though youíll probably have no problem going to sleep tonight, make sure you enjoy an evening juice which contains ingredients to aid relaxation and beat insomnia. Try juicing bananas, lettuce or apples.

9.30 p.m
Have another glass of water and then your last herbal tea. So that you are ready to sleep, try a chamomile tea, which has calming prorpeties.have a relaxing bath, adding some aromatherapy oils such as lavender, yalng ylang, rose and sandalwood. Make sure the bath water isnít too hot and. if you can, dim the lights and play some relaxing music.

10.00 p.m
Its time for bed and youíve completed your detox day.
Remember that you stomach will be relatively empty by tomorrow morning, so donít celebrate your day with a fry-up, start off gradually with some fresh fruit and yogurt or wholemeal toast and honey, opt for a light salad lunch, and possibly some steamed vegetable and rice for dinner, supplemented of course by a couple of fresh nutritious juices.


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Dieting. If you are following a juice weight-loss proframe, make sure you vary your juices to avoid boredom,

A great drink to sip instead of alcohol, the cucumber flushes out the kidneys and the grapefruit aids the elimination of toxins, very god after exercise, who needs pimms?

Makes 400 (14 fl oz)

600 g (11b 4 oz) grapefruit
750 g (1 Ĺ 1b) cucumber
1 melon
Sparkling mineral water

Juice the grapefruit, cucumber and lemon.
Pour into a jug over ice, and top up with sparkling mineral water, decorate with chopped mint and slice of cucumber and lemon, if liked.


Vitamin c 273 mg
Potassium 1,627 mg
Magnesium 132 mg zinc 1.9 mg
302 claries

bugsy banana

Good for: children. Juices are the quickest and easiest way to make sure your kids not only receive vital nutrients, but also enjoy their food at the same time, juicing is so easy that you can ask your child to do it-this way theyíre feel more involved.

Full of iron, calcium, and potassium, this is an all-round booster that is great for bones and teeth and keeping cover at bay.

Makes 200 ml (7 floz)

150 g (5 oz) carrot
100 g( 3 Ĺ oz)orange
100 g (3 Ĺ oz) banana
1 dried apricot

Vitamin A 44,570 IU
Vitamin C 88 mg
Calcium 101 mg
Potassium 1,475 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
204 calories

maybe baby

This is a highly nutritious, natural baby food.

Makes 150 g (5oz)

125 g (4oz) pear
75 g (3oz) avocado
Juice the pear and blend with the avocado.

Vitamin C 12 mg 218 calories.

tummy tickler

Add a couple of juice prunes if your child is constipated. Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)
300 g (10 oz) apple
200 g (7 0z) blackcurrants
Juice the fruit and serve over ice for a great blackcurrant cordial substitute. Decorate with extra blackcurrants, if liked.


Vitamin C 415 mg
Calcium 30 mg
300 calories

strawberry sunrise

This juice has high vitamin C content to ward off cold. Strawberries and natural painkillers.

Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)

200 g (7oz) strawberries
200 g (7 0z) orange

Juice the strawberries and orange, serve straight over ice, or blend with a couple of ice cubes for a thicker drink. Decorate with whole strawberries, if liked.


Vitamin C 219 mg
Potassium 694 mg
Calcium 188 mg
154 calories

wacky whizzard

A great cooling drink for active children.

Makes 200ml (7 fl oz)

100 g (3 Ĺ oz) mango
200 g (7 0z) apple
125g (4 oz) cucumber
Juice the ingredients and blend with a couple if ice cubes a fruity slush.


Vitamin a 4268 IU
Vitamin c 105 mg
Calcium 38 mg
Potassium 566 mg
200 calories

juicy Lucy

GOOD FOR: Detoxing. watermelon is the ideal detoxifier, the flesh is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C, watermelon juice is so delicious that itís not a chore to drink a glass of this everyday. By adding strawberries youíll be receiving a great boost of vitamin C as well as helping your body fight against in your system.

High in zinc and potassium, two great eliminators.

Makes 200 ml (7 fl zo)

200 g (7 oz) watermelon
200 g (7oz) strawberries

Juice the fruit and whiz a blender with a couple of ice cubes.serve decorated with mint leaves and whole or sliced strawberries, if liked.

Vitamin A 6562 IU
Vitamin c 195 mg
Potassium 950 gm
Zinc 0.58 mg
130 calories

high kick

GOOD FOR: Nutritious food: donít you feel more energetic after eating a healthy fruit breakfast rather than grabbing a cup of coffee? These fruits, in particular the banana, create a feeling of fullness as well as helping to rebalance your sugar levels. Your sugar levels will also be helped by the protein in the linseeds. The high levels of vitamin B in this juice will also increase your energy.

High in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B12 and essential fatty acids, this is a thick shake with a punch.

Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)

250g (8oz) strawberries
125 g (4 0z)
100 g (3 Ĺ oz) banana
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 tablespoon linseeds

Juice the strawberries and kiwi fruit and whiz in blender with banana, spirulina, linseeds and a couple of ice cubes. Decorate with redcurrants, if liked.

Vitamin A 365 IU
Vitamin C 264 mg
Vitamin B12 40 mcg
Potassium 1,226 mg
252 calories

ginger zinger

GOOD FOR: immune system. All the juices in this book will benefit your immune system, as it is this which allows your body to fight and prevent disease. Juicing is the ideal way to increase your energy levels.

A juice in antioxidants, the lime encourages the elimination of toxins.

Makes 200 ml (7floz)

Juice the carrot, melon, lime and ginger. Serve in a glass over ice. Decorate with lime wedges and seeds from a cardamom pod, if liked.

125 g (4 oz) carrot
250 g (8 0z) cantaloupe melon
1 lime
2.5 cm (1 inch) cube fresh
Root ginger, roughly chopped


Vitamin 4,262 IU
Vitamin C 137, mg
Selenium 2.7 mcg
Zinc 0.84 mg
166 calories

earth mother

GOOD FOR: pregnancy care. eating (or juicing)for two may seem overwhelming when you are first pregnant, but you do not need to double your intake of nutrients and vitamins although it is recommended that you do not need to double your intake of nutrients and vitamins although it is recommended that you increase several of them. Nutritional advice that, for most women, an additional 200 calories per day is all thatís required therefore juicing is a great way to increase you intake of nutrients whilst controlling your calorie count. More importantly, though, ensure that you eat (or juice) foods high in folic acid, or reduce the possibility of spina bifida.

This juice is rich in folic acid and vitamin A, which are essential for foetal development and guard against pre-eclampsia.

Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)

125g (4 oz) carrot
125 (40z) lettuce
125 g (4 oz) parsnip
125g (4oz) cantaloupe melon

Juice the carrot, lettuce and parsnip with the flesh of the melon. Serve in a tall glass with wedges of melon, if liked.


Vitamin A 42,136 IU
Vitamin C 115 mg
Folic acid 93.75 mcg
204 calories

hard as nails

GOOD FOR: hair and nails. While there is nothing you can actually do to improve the appearance and texture of your hair and nails, as these cells are already dead, there is plenty you can do to their underlying, unseen parts: the roots vegetables are high in potassium, so add lots of these to your to juicer for a healthy head of hair!

This juice high in potassium. Makes 200 ml (7floz)

175g (6oz) parsnip
175 g (6oz) green pepper
100 g (3 Ĺ oz) watercress
175g (6oz) cucumber

Juice the ingredients together and serve over ice with a sprinkling of mint.


Vitamin A 6,331 IU
Vitamin C 242 mg
Potassium 1,400 mg
211 calories

red rocket

GOOD FOR: IBS. (Irritable bowel syndrome).this be caused by stress, so it is important to juice foods which help to reduce stress levels as well as dealing with inflammation. Avoid foods such as wheat, coffee, potatoes, corn, onion, cheese and white wine, a detox may prove beneficial.

Carrot and apple contain pectin, tannic acid and malic acid, which regulate bowel movement and sooth intestinal walls; Cabbage detoxifies the stomach and upper colon and improves the digestion.
Makes 200 ml (7fl oz)

175 (60z) carrots
250 (8oz) apple
125 g (4oz) red cabbage

Juice all the ingredients, including the apple core. Serve over ice in a tall glass and decorate with silver of red cabbage, if liked.

Vitamin A 49,523 IU
Vitamin C 70mg
Potassium 1,159mg
Selenium 3, 79 mg
250 calories



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Almond Milk

A glass of freshly made almond milk bears no resemblance to self-stable prepared products. There is a rich creaminess when made at home with whole almonds as done in Spain, Greece and North Africa, where almond milk is sold lightly flavored and sweetened. While I have listed specific quantities, any quantity of almonds and water can be ground to make the milk. Avoid using natural almonds, those with their dusty skins which will darken the milk and add a dry not fresh taste.

Yield: approximately 1 quart
3 cups, (approximately 12 ounces) whole blanched almonds
warm water to cover
3 to cups (24 to 32 fluid ounces) fresh distilled water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or orange flour water, optional
1 tablespoon granulated sugar or honey, optional

1. Place the almonds in a deep bowl and cover them with warm water. Allow the almonds to soften in the bowl for a several hours or overnight.

2. Pour off the soaking liquid. Place the almonds and about 2 cups of the fresh water in the bowl of a blender. Grind the almonds and water until finely pulverized. Line a strainer with a large piece of cheesecloth. Place the colander over a large deep bowl then pour the almond mixture into the cheesecloth. Push the almond pulp with a large flat spoon to remove as much of the milk as possible.

3. Set aside the almond milk and return the almond pulp to the blender. Pour the remaining water into the blender then grind again until the mixture turns milky and the almonds are thoroughly ground.

4. Strain the liquid from the ground almonds and add it to the reserved almond milk. Stir in flavorings and sweetener if desired.

5. Serve the almond milk well-chilled or use it in place of dairy milk in puddings, soups, for cooking rice of other starches. Best used fresh, almond milk will keep two days in the refrigerator but may loose some of its bouquet.

NOTE: You may continue to grind the almond pulp with additional fresh water, using as much water equal to twice the quantity of almonds, passing the ground pulp through a cheesecloth-liner strainer or fine sieve to extract as much of the almond milk as possible. The milk will become less rich the more water used.


* The smell of almonds toasting in a metal pan is the most agreeable incense I know...I am decidedly addicted to their perfume. --Bert Greene, American author, journalist, playwright

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This almond-milk drink is mildly sweet and exceedingly satisfying. Although classically served chilled, it's immensely soothing when warm. Although not traditional, toasting the almonds adds a rich flavor. For even more almond flavor, add a drop of pure almond extract.

Serves 4

11/2 cups (12 oz.) water 8 oz. slivered almonds, toasted, if desired 1/2 cup superfine sugar 11/2 cups (12 oz.) milk 1 to 2 dashes (1/16 to 1/8 tsp.) orange-flower water or rose water 1 drop pure almond extract (optional)

Combine 1 cup of the water, almonds, and sugar in a blender. Cover and process at medium speed until smooth. Add remaining 1/2 cup water, milk, and orange-flower water; process until combined. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. Taste and add almond extract, if desired. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Pour into small glasses.


(Arab countries)

This spicy, warming drink is extremely popular throughout Arab countries. Although it is not traditional to do so, yansoon is also wonderful made with milk. See also Tips for Making Hot Drinks, page 184.

Serves 4

4 cups (32 oz.) water 1-inch piece (1/2 inch in diameter) peeled ginger, thinly sliced 6 whole star anise 5 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick sugar 2 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds for garnish 4 cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Combine water, ginger, anise, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes. Sweeten to taste with sugar. Strain yansoon into warm mugs. Sprinkle each serving with almonds; garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.




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Mr. El Hachmiís Moroccan ďOrange Blossom TeaĒ

The orange trees have been blooming in Marrakesh during early March this year. A gentleman I have worked with for many years shared his exceptional traditional recipe with me. I wanted to share this delicious recipe with everyone, although you must live in an area with fresh orange trees to take advantage of it. (Anyone else, for a substitute version, perhaps you could add a dash of ďorange flower water,Ē available at Middle Eastern supermarkets, and some dried mint in place of the fresh.)

This Moroccan Orange Blossom Tea recipe is a special version of Moroccan Mint Tea, but which can only be made for the three weeks or so that the orange blossoms are still on the trees.

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Orange Tree Blossoms

Here is what you will need:

a large tea kettle full of boiling water

1 rounded tablespoon of loose green tea (such as Gunpowder Tea)

a small handful of fresh orange blossoms, which have already opened on the tree, and with the yellow stamen removed

4-5 stems of fresh mint, washed, left on stems with leaves attached

5 tablespoons sugar (or less, to your taste)

Put the loose tea into a teapot. Pour in a little hot water (half a cup) , rinse the tea briefly, and pour out the water. Then fill the pot with boiling water (or bring to boil on stove, if making in a metal teapot). Let it steep one minute. Then add the mint and orange blossoms. Let steep for about three minutes. While you can drink it without sugar, Moroccans recommend adding about five tablespoons of sugar for the authentic version. Serve in tea glasses. (Serves about six.)

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Arabic Cinnamon Drink (Iner)

SERVES 2 , 2 cups

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* 3 cups water
* 1 tablespoon cinnamon
* 5 medium cinnamon sticks
* 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder (if using fresh ginger lessen quantity abit)
* 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
* 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
* 1 tablespoon pine nuts


Boil all the ingredients in a saucepan except nuts on high heat, then simmer for 15 minutes.

Strain into cups.

Garnish with nuts.

Serve hot.




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Limoonada (Lemonade)



* 2 lemons
* 2 Tablespoons sugar
* 6 ice cubes
* 3 cups cold water
* 2 teaspoons orange flower water (optional)
* 4 slices lemon, for garnish


1. Wash lemons. If the lemons are thick skinned, cut off and discard the pointy end pieces.
2. Cut each lemon into 4 to 6 pieces and place in a blender along with any juice that escaped during cutting.
3. Place the lid on the blender and blend on maximum speed for 3 to 5 seconds.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again on high speed for 30 seconds.
5. Pour through a sieve into a serving pitcher.
6. Serve lemonade in tall glasses with extra ice and lemon slices.

Serves 4.




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Ahweh (Arabic Coffee)



* 1ľ cups cold water
* 1 heaping teaspoon Arabic or Turkish coffee, ground
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* A few drops of orange blossom water (optional)
* Pinch of cardamom, ground (optional)


1. Using a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water and bring to a boil.
2. Add the coffee (with ground cardamom if desired) and stir well. Bring to a boil.
3. When the foam rises to the top, remove the saucepan from the heat to let the foam subside for about 1 minute.
4. Return the pot to the heat and bring to a boil again.
5. Traditionally, the coffee is brought to a boil at least three times.
6. Serve with a few drops of orange blossom water, if desired.




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Egyptian Cold Beverage - 'Tamr Hindi'/'Tamerhindi' - Tamarind

Very popular in Ramadan, in the middle east and especially Egypt, many restaurants keep in on the menu. Tamarind is believed to cool body temperature.


1. 'Tamr Hindi' - Tamarind (available in spice shops, both dried and as a paste. both are prepared the same way, but the paste requires extra filtering.)
2. Sugar to taste

1. Soak tamarind in cold water for 2-3 hours.
2. Transfer, with its water to a pot and bring to a boil.
3. Remove pot from flame immediately and strain liquid through filter paper or cheesecloth.
4. Replace dregs in pot with fresh cold water to cover and boil, again filtering.
5. Repeat until the tamarind loses its brown color.
6. Discard dregs.
7. Add sugar to sweeten to taste while it is still hot.

Tamarind is an ideal drink on a hot summer day. This Traditional drink in known for its naturally colling effect.




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Egyptian Cold Beverage - 'Amar al-din'/'Qamarideen' - Apricot Juice

Popular in other middle eastern countries, many variations on the name. Perfect for ramadan with it's refreshing sweetness


1. Pressed apricot sheets (are sold in cellophane wrapped packages).
2. Sugar to taste

1. Cut up the apricot sheets into narrow strips.
2. Add water to cover.
3. Soak until apricot dissolves.
4. Strain through very fine sieve or filter.
5. Add sugar to sweeten to taste.




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Cold date beverage


1. 4 cups dry chopped dates.
2. 5 cups water.
3. 1 cup sugar.

1. Add the 4 cups dry chopped dates to the 5 cups water over night.
2. The second day, put the mix (the dates and its water) in a blender and blend well.
3. Add sugar and blend well.
4. Put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
5. You can add ice to it and serve it in a glass.



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Egyptian Cold Beverage - 'Karkadeeh'/'Karkade' - Hibiscus Drink (Red Tea)


'Karkadeeh' is a dried Hibiscus petals pre-packaged, are available in most supermarkets, international grocery stores, middle eastern grocery stores and indian grocery stores. To make 10 - 12 glasses, use
1. 1 cup hibiscus petals
2. 2 cups sugar


1. Soke hibiscus petals in cold water for 1 - 2 hours.
2. Transfer, with its water, to pot and bring to a boil.
3. Remove pot immediately and strain liquid through a very fine sieve or filter paper.
4. Return petals to the pot, add fresh cold water to cover, and bring to a boil, again filtering the juice.
5. Repeat until karkadeeh loses its reddish hue.
6. Discard petals and sweeten while juice is still hot.

Traditionally, karkadeeh is served ice-cold, but it is also pleasant when served hot in winter.

Another popular one at Ramadan




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Egyptian Cold Beverage - 'Ir' sus'/'Arqsoos' - Licorice Juice

Another popular one for Ramadan, licorice is good for digestion


1. Three tablespoons l Licorice powder (makes 12 glasses).

1. Place licorice powder in deep bowl and cover with cold water.
2. With a spoon, rub licorice in the water until it forms a thick paste.
3. Allow to rest for about 20 minutes.
4. Place in cheesecloth bag and hang in jug filled with water (12 glasses).
5. Leave in refrigerator until needed.
6. Pull out bag, squeeze gently in jug, then discard bag.
7. The serve, raise jug about six inches over the glass and pour the juice. This allows plenty of bubbles to form on top - a very important feature in licorice juice. If you like it sweet, suspend the cheesecloth bag in sweetened water.



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Carob (Locust bean) drink Kharroob خروب

Carob is the legume fruit of the Carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua. It is also known as Locust bean, kharoob, and in Arabic ????.

The fruit is consumed in Egypt as a snack, and used to make a refreshing cold drink popular in shops and street vendors.

Preparation Time
0.75 hours
1 cup carob pods, crushed
1 cup sugar
Cooking Instructions
Place the crushed carob pods in a sauce pan with the sugar.

Heat on medium, stirring constantly, until the sugar is caramelized.

Add 8 cups of water, and bring to a boil.

Set aside to cool.

Strain through a muslin cloth.

Refrigerate in a jug.

To serve, add chilled water to taste.




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how they would make a drink from Carrob really strikes me. It's a seed, small black seed which is used for two things:
as a gelatine for chocolates
broken down and put in live stock food.

good luck juicing!
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The tamarind I read somewhere as a thickener too, and to make jam, though it's described in turn as being sour or bitter more sugar is added. It has medicinal properties is god for digestion.

I've only eaten it once and it seemed like hard work lol

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The fruit is high in protein, carbohydrates, potassium, phosporous and calcium and is a source of iron, vitamin C, thiamine and niacin.