As some of you know, I’ve spent the past week suffering from terrible health – I assume its the flu (or some virus pretending to be the flu). For the majority of the week I was crazing Indian comfort food – daal-chaawal, khichidi, etc and yesterday, I was craving Pizza (and ate two medium Meatzzas from Dominos to satisfy the urge). Today, however, I was strangely craving vegetable juice. Perhaps its was my body telling me I needed to top-up on the vitamin C. One way or the other, I hauled out the trusty blender (ok – fine – i had the cook haul out the trusty blender) and whipped up the following:

Tomato Juice – tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Blend. Thats it. Tastes way better than the toxic stuff they sell in cans/bottles, which I believe should never ever be drunk unless doused with copious amounts of Vodka and Tabasco sauce).

Cucumber Juice – peeled cucumbers, some yoghurt and a pinch of salt. Blend. In the interest of full disclosure, I borrowed the concept from the menu at Suzette (charming little French creparie in Nariman Point). Very refreshing.

I’m feeling much better now – don’t know if its the juice or my immunity finally doing its job after a week of taking it easy.

Anyway, if I’ve successfully managed to get you to crave a glass of fresh juice, try one of the recipes above and let me know what you think.