Tomorange – A Healthy Drink for the Summer

Autumn has set in and winter will soon be here. But since the rest of the world is welcoming spring and summer, I decided to post this healthy thirst quencher today.

Tomorange = Tomato + Orange. Simple!

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Not a combination that you thought of? Surprisingly, these two go very well together and it is a beautiful experience to taste both these fruits (yes, tomato is a fruit) at the same time.

We are generally fruit lovers at home. And I always advocate eating whole fruits whenever possible as these provide you with wholesome nutrition. But juicing is a great way to include fruits or veggies in your diet that you do not otherwise enjoy. My hubby is not very fond of tomatoes (how can someone dislike tomatoes?). Well, he does and I found this a perfect solution to feed him some.

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When you first take a sip of this juice, you experience the fresh citrusy taste from the oranges which slowly paves way for the sweet tanginess of the tomatoes. Loaded with nutrients, this drink is not just refreshing but extremely hydrating and a great immunity shot. And what a pretty colour combination!

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Recipe Courtesy – Natalie Savona

Ingredients:

1. Ripe red tomatoes – 4
2. Oranges – 2

Note – No added sugar is necessary for this drink.

Method:

• Blend the tomatoes till smooth. Strain into a bowl.
• Squeeze orange juice in another bowl.
• Add orange juice to the tomato juice little at a time. Keep tasting so that you get the balance right.
• Garnish with grated orange zest and serve chilled.

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11 thoughts on “Tomorange – A Healthy Drink for the Summer

  1. afracooking April 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm Reply

    What a unique combination! I would have never thought of it, but cant wait to try it!

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  2. apsara April 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm Reply

    a cute name for this yummy drink! Seeds in the tomato are o.k, right, don’t have to take them out?

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    • vanyadhanya April 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm Reply

      not really…a good blender will do the trick and u need to strain too

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      • apsara April 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        oh yes, I missed that part. thanks!

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  3. simplyvegetarian777 April 6, 2014 at 2:28 am Reply

    Simply wow Dhanya 🙂

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    • vanyadhanya April 6, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

      thanks dear….I fell in love with the colour…my photographs don’t do it any justice. There is this gradual gradient of orange to red…just pretty

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  4. Aruna Panangipally April 6, 2014 at 1:14 am Reply

    I have had carrot and orange often, but never tomato and orange! As for how can one not like tomatoes? Ask me…. :-p

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