Here’s a great alternative to the age old favorite, Rooh Afza. I grew up consuming this drink but now that there is more awareness we know how the ingredients are a dangerous cocktail of disease causing agents.
- Red 40;
- Petroleum and
are all in this kid loving beverage. Food dyes have been linked to hyperactivity and sleep disturbances in children. Red 40 is derived from petroleum which is considered to be a carcinogen (cancer causing agent). In my recipe I used beet powder to add the red color that is signature to Rooh Afza without the harmful effects. In fact, beet root has been known to be
- Good for the heart;
- It lowers cholesterol;
- Prevents cancer and
- Provides B-vitamin folate which is great for pregnant women as it helps the development of the baby’s brain and spinal cord.
- 1 small seedless watermelon
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 tsp beet powder
- Cut watermelon in half
- Scoop out flesh into blender
- Add lime juice and beet powder.
- Blend and enjoy over ice.
- In the summer months watermelon is in season and sweet enough to omit sugar but if your family likes it sweeter just add simple syrup to taste.
- If you and your family prefer a pulp free juice, just pass the juice through a fine mesh strainer and enjoy over ice.
- Make simple syrup by boiling water and raw cane sugar together in 1:1 ratio.
- Always use organic ingredients when possible.
Try this recipe and share with your family and friends!