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How to Make a Fenugreek Drink

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author image Nadia Haris
Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. She is completing her Master of Science in nutrition with a focus on the dietary needs of oncology patients.
How to Make a Fenugreek Drink
An overhead view of a freshly blended smoothie. Photo Credit SKunevski/iStock/Getty Images

As its name implies, fenugreek is a Mediterranean plant. This bitter-tasting plant has clover-like leaves and pods that contain brown-colored seeds. In the Indian subcontinent, fenugreek leaves are called "methi" and considered to have anti-diabetic properties. The leaves are added to stews, while the seeds are dried or roasted and used as a spice. Add fresh fenugreek leaves and dried seeds to a smoothie, or juice the leaves to make refreshing drinks. A 100-gram serving of fenugreek leaves will give you 240 milligrams of potassium, 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of total fat.

Step 1

Wash fresh fenugreek leaves thoroughly with warm water. Remove any roots, flowers and thick stems. Chop large bunches of fenugreek into smaller pieces.

Step 2

Juice the fresh fenugreek leaves by adding a bunch at a time to your juicer feeder. Continue juicing the fenugreek until you have about a half-cup of juice. This may take at least four or five bunches.

Step 3

Add fresh vegetables and fruits to the juicer to add flavor to your fenugreek juice. Add 1 beetroot or a few carrot sticks to sweeten the juice. Or, flavor and sweeten by juicing an apple and a lemon. Mix your fresh juice to combine all the flavors.

Step 4

Make a green smoothie by blending fresh fenugreek leaves with berries, apples, bananas, avocados or other fresh fruit or vegetable combinations. Add dried fenugreek seeds and blend until crushed for additional fiber and nutrients in your smoothie.

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