Did you know that 1 medium bell pepper gives you as much Vitamin C as 2 large oranges?? Bell pepper is loaded with anti-oxidants which protect fight cardiovascular diseases and even cancer. There are a load of other nutrients which I haven’t mentioned. So don’t we need to use them as much as we can? And cinnamon….well cinnamon is a power spice. It is rich in calcium, iron and various vitamins n minerals. A teaspoon of cinnamon improves insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control thus helps combating diabetics. So we truly have a tonic here and she is a beauty in taste too!
I know that’s hard to believe that it will be tasty especially when green bell pepper is slightly bitter but you have to trust me like alwaysJ. It’s more than worth a try and tasty as ever.
Well, I have added mint and cucumber also…..thought of adding lime juice also but let go off the idea as it would cover up all the other flavours in the drink. You can always choose to add limeJ. I used an inch long piece of cinnamon that went straight into my blender which gives a great aroma and zing to the flavour. If you can, do the same else use powder as per directions.
So here’s presenting the Green Tonic J.
Ingredients: (serves - 4)
Fresh Green bell pepper – 1 medium size cleaned, remove seeds and stem
Cinnamon stick – 1inch piece or ¼ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
Cucumber – 3 medium sized (don’t peel)
Mint- leaves from 1 sprig
Cold Water- 3 glasses
Sugar to taste
1. Dice all the veggies and put all the stuff except ice into a blender.
2. Blend well.
3. Strain the mixture and pour into glass.
4. Add ice cubes. Garnish with pieces of bell pepper and mint leaf.5. Serve cold and be ready to get surprisingly happy results J.