Beverages/Smoothies

Woodapple Cooler – Summer Drink

Woodapple Cooler – Beat The Heat With Best Summer Drink

Woodapple is also known as Bael Fruit. Bael fruit has other names like wood apple, elephant apple, and monkey fruit. Wood apple is an immune booster and fights against bacterial and viral infections caused by them. It is a great reliever from respiratory problems too. Wood Apple contains tannins, phosphorous, fiber, calcium, nutrients, vitamins, organic compounds, protein, and iron.

Apart from healthy summer drink, you can make wood apple jam and wood apple chutney too.

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Woodapple

Ingredients :

Woodapple – 1 medium
Powdered sugar or powdered jaggery – 2 tbsp ( optional )
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
Cold water – 2 cups
Juice of two lemons
Salt to taste

Method :
Break open the fruit and using a spoon scoop the pulp and place in a large bowl. Put 1 cup of water and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

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Woodapple Pulp soaked in water.

After 30 minutes using your palms gather and squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp.
Press the juice through a sieve to strain the fibers and seeds from the thick pulp. Scoop the pulp remaining in the sieve into a vessel and add more water. Repeat it and strain till all that remains is the fiber.

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Strained Woodapple Pulp

Add sugar, black salt, and roasted cumin powder, lemon juice to the strained juice and run in a blender with two cups of water.

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Woodapple Cooler

Serve chilled.

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