Fresh tamarind fruit
1 to 2 liters of water
Sugar according to your taste
Macerate the seeds in the water for about ten minutes.
6 cups water
Sugar to taste
Cut lemons in half. Juice each lemon through a strainer into a large measuring cup. Keep juicing until you have 2 cups of lemon juice.
Add water and stir in sugar.
For lemonade using honey in place of sugar, simply replace the sugar with 2 cups of honey.
For sugar-free lemonade, replace the sugar in this recipe with ¼ cup stevia powder.
Sobolo is the Ghanaian name for a tea made out of rosella leaves, also referred to as Bissap, Zobo or Sorrel. Sobolo (Bissap, Zobo, Sorrel or hibiscus tea) is a cool drink found in most West African countries. It is a dark red-purple (ruby red) colored juice. It tastes sour, a bit grapey and a little bit like cranberry juice and can be cooked with ginger, mint leaves, pineapple, vanilla, tea grass or the aroma of choice. Like other teas, it can be consumer hot or cold depending on preference.
The Sobolo (Bissap, Zobo, Sorrel or hibiscus tea) is one of the superfoods that can help us live a healthier life. The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss. Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, while also helping in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.
The hibiscus tea can also include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormone balance as well, which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating.
Wash the pineapple, peel, core and slice
Bring 10 cups water, mint, hibiscus flowers and the pineapple skin to a boil in a medium stockpot.
Boil for10 – 15 minutes, or until the color becomes a deep, purplish red.
Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.
As soon as the mixture is cool enough to handle, remove mint and discard.
Strain the bissap into a large bowl.
Add sugar (to taste).
Stir until sugar dissolves completely.
Bottle the bissap and chill thoroughly.
Serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and/or a squeeze of lime.
Stay tuned for decadent bissap cocktail recipes later this week!
Does the beer Guinness give you a hard erection?
Jamaican Guinness Stout Punch Recipe
12 oz. bottle Guinness stout
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 raw egg (beaten)
Break and beat the raw egg in a bowl
Place the Guinness stout, raw egg and condense milk in a blender.
Mix the ingredients in the blender
Pour the drink into a covered drink jug
Add Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Guinness has less calories (125 calories for 12-ounce) than an orange juice (154 calories for 12-ounce). Guinness is considered to be an aphrodisiac in some countries. Guinness is also known as Black Power or Viagra. Some breastfeeding experts and midwives do recommend that nursing mothers should drink small amounts of Guinness because it stimulates prolactin, because of a polysaccharide that’s in the barley. However many experts would recommend the no-alcohol route when breastfeeding. A study by the University of Wisconsin revealed that Guinness can reduce the risk of heart attacks and blood clots. This is because it contains the same types of antioxidants that are found in red wine.
Apparently Guinness is regarded as an aphrodisiac in some parts of Africa, the Far East and the Caribbean, sometimes with a raw egg in it. Eggs are high in zinc which helps produce testosterone. The iron in darker beer helps your red blood cells create hemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body. Essentially it improves your circulation meaning you have a stronger erection. Researchers at Italy’s Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura said a pint a day makes you 31 % less likely than tee-totallers to suffer from heart attacks, strokes or heart disease meaning you’ll be fitter and healthier to keep things going.
Sorrel (Bissap) drink
Sorrel (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Sorrel has one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any widely available food. According to some studies, antioxidants enhance nitic oxide production in the body which reduces blood sugar, reduce cancer and oxidized lipids. Sorrel also exhibit activities against atherosclerosis, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and other metabolic syndromes. Sorrel harvested fresh to produce pro-health drink due to high contents of vitamin C and anthocyanins. French (Oseille de Guinée, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Bissap, carcade ou Roselle) English (Sorrel and Rosella) Sorrel is a species of Hibiscus probably native to West Africa. In Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, and Jamaica sorrel drink is made from sepals of the roselle infused with cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, ginger and rum or wine. In Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Benin calyces are infused with mint leaves, dissolved menthol candy, and/or fruit flavors (pineapple). It often sold as popsicle. The Middle Eastern and Sudanese “Karkade” is a cold drink made by soaking the dried Karkade calyces in cold water overnight in a refrigerator with sugar and some lemon or lime juice added.
According to healthline.com the 12 Health Benefits of Beetroot Juice:
Helps lower blood pressure
Improves exercise stamina
May improve muscle power in people with heart failure
May slow the progression of dementia
Helps you maintain a healthy weight
May prevent cancer
Good source of potassium
Good source of other minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, copper, selenium)
Provides vitamin C
Supports your liver
Good source of folate
May reduce cholesterol
Your urine and stools may turn red or pinkish after eating beets. This condition, known as beeturia, is harmless. But it may be startling if you don’t expect it.
If you have low blood pressure, drinking beetroot juice regularly may increase the risk of your pressure dropping too low. Monitor your blood pressure carefully.
If you’re prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones, don’t drink beetroot juice. Beets are high in oxalates, which are naturally occurring substances that form crystals in your urine. They may lead to stones.
Beets are healthy no matter how you prepare them. But juicing beets is a superior way to enjoy them because cooking beets reduces their nutritional profile. If you don’t like beetroot juice straight up, try adding some apple slices, mint, citrus, or a carrot to cut through the earthy taste.
If you decide to add beetroot juice to your diet, take it easy at first. Start by juicing half a small beetroot and see how your body responds. As your body adjusts, you can drink more.
Pineapple Ginger Juice
8 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
3 cups ginger chopped
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups pineapple chopped
1-2 cups sugar
Blend the pineapple, pineapple juice, sugar and water. Strain
Lemon Ginger Water Metabolism Booster
The juice of 2 large lemons
1 cup ginger root
4 tablespoons honey
A dash of cinnamon
Blend the ginger, honey, lemon juice and 4 cups of water for a few minutes, then pour over a strainer to remove the chunks of ginger.
Slice the lemon and add to your container