Jamaican Callaloo Juice Recipe

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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.

Ingredients

1 bundle callaloo ( about 12 stalks)

Piece of ginger (scraped)

Sugar to taste (granulated)

2-3 cups water

Method

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

 

 

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