Servings : Serves 6
This mixed fruit juice is a combination of orange, mango, passion fruit, an African fruit called mabungo and carrot.
- 3-4 carrots, peeled and cut into thick pieces
- 5-6 mabungo (if available)
- 8 passion fruit
- 1 big sweet ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- 4 oranges, peeled and chopped into quarters (remove even the white part under the peel)
- sugar as needed
- water as needed
- 1 tsp. salt
First, put the carrots in a pan; add about half a cup of sugar and enough water to cover the carrots. Bring to a slow simmer until the carrots soften. Set aside to cool completely. (Boiling the sugar helps reduce any chances of it giving one a sore throat)
Next, de-seed the mabungo if you are using them, add half a cup of sugar to them and enough water to cover, then simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let this cool completely.
Once the carrots and mabungo are cool, start preparing the juice. First pour the carrot with its sugary water into a blender, blend until smooth and sieve. You can add water during blending.
Next blend the mango (with some water again) and sieve. Mix this with the carrot juice.
Then blend the oranges (again with some water). Just give them a few quick whizzes in the blender. Sieve and pour the juice into the carrot/mango.
Next do the mabungo, the seeds are normally hard but don't worry, just give them a few quick spurts in the blender with some water. Sieve and add this to the other juices.
Finally do the passion fruit. Add water and blend for a few seconds a couple of times. Sieve this TWICE as passion fruit tends to leave tiny little bits of seed that may go through the sieve. Use the finest strainer. Then add this to the other juice and stir together. Adjust sugar and add the salt. Add enough water to dilute to your preference. Serve chilled! 🙂
You can use any fruit that you like or whichever are in season. I sometimes add pineapple or watermelon in this