Gooseberry/Amla Juice | Immunity Strengthener | Rich in Vitamin C


Gooseberry is a beautiful green fruit known for its rich tartness. Amla, as it is commonly known in the Indian subcontinent, has been the heroic ingredient in countless Ayurvedic medicine for years. So, the powerhouse of Vitamin C and the Immune system strengthener is what the gooseberry fruit is all about.

Gooseberry juice, when consumed in an empty stomach, is believed to benefit the health to the maximal level. There are numerous good things to count on when speaking about gooseberries. I would like to list a few and let you know about the goodness of incredible gooseberries.

Know about Gooseberries:

  • Rich in antioxidants, protein, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • Best Immunity booster used in Ayurvedic medicines for years.
  • Helps absorb calcium which in turn gives strong teeth, nails and hair.
  • Helps in hair growth, pigmentation of hair and increasing the hair volume.
  • Helps improve eyesight when consumed regularly.
  • Aids good digestion and induces appetite.
  • Scavenges free radicals and hence alleviates ageing effect.
  • Helps the cells to secrete insulin and hence maintains blood sugar level.
  • Helps control cholesterol.
So, the tasty gooseberry juice not only amazes the palate but also benefit the skin, hair and body health. Whenever available, I stock gooseberries at home to play around with them, making lots and lots of lovely dishes. This gooseberry/amla juice recipe is the routine recipe of mine which I used to do with variations each time I prepare.

Sometimes, it would be just gooseberries with added honey. At times, I love to introduce mild heat with a dash of ginger. I add lemon zest sometimes which adds a nice lemony punch to the juice. The sweetening agent could be either honey or jaggery as both marry well with the gooseberries.

The recipe which I have chosen to post is my favourite variation of gooseberry juice. It has its own sweetness, tartness, lemony punch, mild heat and nuttiness which makes it so special to enjoy every morning.

Ingredients & their roles:

  • Gooseberries - loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, protein, vital vitamins and minerals.
  • Lemon - packed with Vitamin C which also adds a lemony punch to the amla juice.
  • Coconut - enhances the richness of the amla juice.
  • Black pepper - to add mild heat which soothes the throat.
  • Cumin seeds - aids ingestion which also adds some special nutty taste and aroma.
  • Salt - to enhance the taste profile.
  • Jaggery powder or Honey - to sweeten the juice. Honey if added would add an extra health benefit.
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⏲ Preparation time: 5 minutes
⏲ Juice Making time: 5 minutes
🥤 Servings: 4 cups

Gooseberry/Amla Juice | Immunity Strengthener | Rich in Vitamin C

An Energetic, Immunity boosting juice prepared with gooseberries along with some special ingredients like black pepper & cumin seeds to enhance the health and taste profile.
What to Use?
  • Gooseberries - 10 deseeded.
  • Lemon wedge - a small piece (optional)
  • Freshly shredded coconut - 1 tbsp (or coconut pieces)
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery powder or Honey - 4 tbsp (adjust to suit your palate)
  • Water - 4 cups
Steps Involved:
  • Deseed the gooseberries and transfer them to a large mixer jar.
  • Add a small lemon wedge to the mixer jar.
  • Add some freshly shredded coconut to the mixer jar.
  • Add black pepper, cumin seeds and salt to the mixer jar.
  • Grind the transferred ingredients without any water to it.
  • Now add a little water and jaggery powder and grind again.
  • Add the remaining water and stir.
  • Filter the prepared gooseberry juice in a strainer.
  • If adding honey, add after filtering the juice.
  • Enjoy each sip of energetic gooseberry juice every morning.
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Step-by-Step Procedure with Pictures

How to Make?

  • Deseed the gooseberries and transfer them to a large mixer jar or juicer. 
  • Add a lemon wedge to the mixer jar. You could add some lemon zest instead of the lemon wedge for enhanced flavour.
  • Add freshly grated coconut or fresh coconut pieces to the mixer jar. Coconut adds a mild richness to the gooseberry juice.
  • Add whole black pepper to the juicer or mixer jar. Black pepper would add a mild heat which soothes the throat.
  • Add cumin seeds to the mixer jar. Cumin seeds have some nutty taste and aroma which helps in the proper digestion.
  • Add some salt to enhance the taste profile to the next level. 
  • Grind the ingredients without adding any water.
  • Now add water to the mixer jar.
  • Add jaggery powder at this stage. If adding honey, add after filtering the gooseberry juice.
  • Grind again and get the gooseberry juice ready.
  • Filter the gooseberry/amla juice through a colander.
  • Enjoy the gooseberry/amla juice on each sip.
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  • Easy way to deseed the gooseberries: Hit the gooseberries gently with a pestle and the seeds would be removed easily.
  • Honey could be added instead of jaggery powder. You could consume without any sweetening agent.
  • Since black pepper, cumin seeds and coconut pieces are optional, I suggest trying this recipe without skipping any ingredients to get that exact sweet and tart gooseberry juice with the balanced heat and nuttiness.
Energetic & Immunity Boosting Gooseberry/Amla juice!