Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pennywort Extract (makes about 3 3/4 cups)


My uncle prefers his pennywort extract made from as little liquid as possible. This way the juice will be more flavorful. If you can make this with coconut water it will taste better than just plain water. Be sure to wash the leaves and stems well before using. These plants grow low on the ground so some may have a lot of soil on them. I think I must have washed them about 10 times! Once extracted you may drink it straight, add sugar or condensed milk. You may even blend it with other fruits.

my uncle has a little of the pennywort growing in a pot
Pennywort Extract (makes about 3 3/4 cups)

Ingredients:

1 kg (2.2 lbs) pennywort leaves and stems, washed well 
600 mL (2.5 cups) coconut water or plain water

Method:

Depending on the size of your blender either use the full amount of water or use half. If using half water then divide the pennywort leaves/stems into 2 batches. Blend about a handful of leaves/stems at a time until well blended before adding more. Repeat until all the leaves/stems are gone. Squeeze out the juice (may use cheese cloth) and discard the pulp. Keep the juice in the refrigerator until ready to use. May keep for up to 2-3 days.

*If you have a juicer it will make your job a lot easier!
*It is best to drink the juice as soon as possible.

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