Friday, March 29, 2013

ORANGE BARLEY WATER | SUMMER DRINKS RECIPE

Barley water is a very healthy drink and it a best summer cooler too. Click here to read more health benefits of barley. Few days back when Varsha was complaining of bad stomach ache due to heat i bought her tender coconut and suddenly remembered of Barley water which my mom used to give me when i was pregnant and it is best summer cooler too.Those time i have the blood pressure at a little higher level and my mom used to give barley water every day morning 1 cup at frequent intervals. It will be little horrible for me to drink the plain barley water and later she used to add Sweet lime juice but without sugar or some times less sugar. After delivery, i totally forgot about this and suddenly remebered few days back. I made this the along with fresh orange juice and added few Dried winter melonwhile cooking the barley instead of sugar. You can replace with sugar too but add little less sugar as we normally add for other juices.

Try out this easy and very healthy Orange barley juice and stay hydrated this summer and be away from the aerated drinks available in the market. 

Orange barley water

INGREDIENTS:

BARLEY 1/4 CUP
DRIED WINTER MELON 4-5 STICKS (OPTIONAL)
FRESH ORANGE JUICE 1/2 CUP- 1 CUP
WATER 5-6 CUPS
SUGAR AS NEEDED

Orange barley water

METHOD:

  • Wash the barley and cook in a wide saucepan with 5-6 cups of water till the barley becomes soft and cooked nicely.
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  • If adding dried winter melon add it while cooking the barley. this took 10 to 12 minutes.

  winter melon 

  • allow this to cool, discard the winter melon sticks and the barley. Take out the water and add the freshly made orange juice to this.
  • Mix well and refrigerate this for an hour and enjoy it cool. You can add orange segments to the juice while serving.

  Orange barley water

NOTE:

  1. You can replace Orange with lemon, water melon , cantaloupe and strawberry too.
  2. You can add butter milk  to this and salt to this to have an savoury version of barley water
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22 comments:

  1. I have become barley water fan after drinking at our office food court and starting making at home too ...adding orange is very refreshing.

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  2. Love this healthy drink, i do quite often once summer starts here, adding dried winter melon sounds more interesting.

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  3. Very refreshing jeyashri!!!! I make them as soup n enjoyed. But this drink looks like a treat for summer.

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  4. jey ! i tried both separately :) to remove the water retention i generally take barley water :) lovely combo !

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  5. Wow wonderful drink very healthy too...

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  6. Love barley drink a lot..orange juice must b a nice addition..

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  7. Love Barley water a lot and its perfect summer treat. Lovely pictures Jeyashri :)

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  8. Beautiful clciks and a healthy drink!

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  9. beautiful and healthy drink...

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  10. Healthy summer treat, thanks for sharing.

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  11. hi Jeyashri...first time here...lovely blog and interesting recipes.happy to be your latest follower. do pop in my space too when you get the time.

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  12. I do this with Lemon juice.. Orange sounds interesting

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  13. Healthy drink..lovely clicks..

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  14. very cooling for a hot summer...

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  15. my mom used to give barley water when we had difficulty in passing urine due to excessive body heat when we were school going children

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  16. Same here, had barley only during my pregnancy. Good way to incorporate good things into our daily diet. Love the idea. Wonderful pictures !!

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  17. Thats a very healthy recipe, nice idea to have it with orange juice. Lovely clicks

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  18. Very useful post, I should try this out for my daughter too..

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  19. never thought barley can be used in summer drink....cool

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  20. i used to have barley water some years back and i still remember the taste. it used to be my favorite summer drink. nice pics.

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  21. Barley juice has natural cooling properties and boosts the immune system. Try also the fruit punch with Chia seeds and green barley @ http://www.greenbarleyphilippines.com/fruit-punch-real-chia-seeds-barley . Awesome combo!

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