Monday, May 30, 2011

Ginger & Lime Barley Water

Usually barley water is prepared by cooking barley grains in water, which later on either spiced up with ginger, cinnamon powder or else fresh juices like orange,lemon or lime...This barley water is very much known for this health benefits, a wonderful remedy for urinary problems, also its recommended to pregnancy women to take in quite often especially during the last three months of pregnancy..Barley water is a great source of magnesium, which reacts with many different enzymes that involve glucose levels in the body. This can help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.The fiber that comes from barley water is also known to lower cholesterol.Drinking a glass of barley water almost everyday will helps a lot for digestion...I prepared some barley water which i spiced up with ginger and lime juice two days back, the addition of ginger and lime juice turned out this barley water more flavourful,healthy also as a prefect drink to enjoy during this hot weather..

Ginger & Lime Barley Water

1/4cup Barley
6cups Water
1inch Ginger (crushed)
1tbsp Lime rinds
1/4cup Lime juice
Sugar or Honey

Cook the barley in hot water, bring to boil and put the flame in simmer, add the crushed ginger,lime rinds to the cooking barley and let it cook for half an hour or use pressure cooker for quick cooking, put off the stove...Let it sit for few minutes,until they gets cool..

Strain the water from the cooked barley, add the lime juice, sugar or honey as per need, give a stir and serve chilled or with ice cubes..

Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. wow dats very nice....ur posts always fresh and new to urreaders....great job priya

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  2. wow...
    Healthy drink dear...
    nice informative post :)

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  3. thats a nice rink for summer looks very nice

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  4. Inji sorasam as we say it has a very cooling effect on the body . Yours is perfect

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  5. what a power packed and refreshing drink priya!!! Looks delightful!!!

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  6. How refreshing! Will definitely try this variation of Barley water! Im inspired to stock it up now

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  7. my mom makes a similar one with sweet limenice click and a perfect summer cooler

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  8. By any chance are you on 365 posts a year marathon? Just kidding..u have a great recipe collection!!

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  9. It is a very healthy one..looks superb..:)

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  10. I made lots a lime and ginger squash this summer...but with barley is something new, Priya!!! great... missed a lot of ur posts... will catch up...

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  11. Lovely click...Lime juice and ginger will make the bland barley water more enjoyable

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  12. this is perfect in this summer.........

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  13. A refrshing innovation to barley juice!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. very refreshing.. perfect on a hot day..

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  15. Its very new to me. Thanks for sharing! Very healthy drink!

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  16. Healthy and very good refreshment drink, nice clicks.

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  17. I have no idea why but barley water makes me think of beeing sick, maybe mom gave is when we fell sick i dont know .

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  18. lovely refreshing drink - my mom beats the heat this way

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  19. This sounds very refreshing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  20. A healthy and refreshing drink. You are posting many exciting recipes with barley and the health benefits are very promising. I think, I must hunt for barley now in the supermarkets here. :-)

    And, thanks a lot for your encouraging comments for my latest post. This is my first endeavour and am happy you enjoyed reading it :-)

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  21. Barley water with lemon and ginger nice combo,i will try this.Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Thx for the healthy and refreshing drink Priya.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  23. Refreshing cooler for the summer waves...

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  24. Sooper dooper healthy :) Should be yummy as well :)

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  25. always new combination it looks healthy

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  26. wow, I've never had anything like that - good to know!

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  27. Hmm, I know about the health benefits of barley but I've never tried barley water before, esp not spiked with ginger and lime. Thanks for the eye-opener!

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  28. Very healthy and delicious drink....

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  29. So refreshing and energetic dring da..

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  30. what do you do with the cooked barley after taking out the juice?

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