Callaloo or 'illaloo', famously called by the Rastafarian is a green leafy vegetable grown in Jamaica and is used in various dishes. Steamed callaloo is a favourite breakfast menu of mine. Lately, callaloo juice is taking over the market in Jamaica.
1 bundle callaloo ( about 12 stalks)
Piece of ginger (scraped)
Sugar to taste (granulated)
2-3 cups water
Remove the thin film from the callaloo stalks. Wash thoroughly in some salted water; rinse again in fresh tap water. Use a sharp kife to cut-up the callaloo into a bowl.
In a blender add the callaloo, water and ginger,blend until smooth (add more water if mixture is too thick) Strain into a bowl and sweeten with sugar to taste.
Callaloo juice is healthy. Some people used the juice of 1 lime instead of ginger