Star Fruit Quencher

Star Fruit Quencher Recipe
Oxmoor House
The star fruit, or carambola, is the "star" of this beverage and tastes like a blend of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The entire fruit is edible. Here, it is pureed and then strained to create a delicious, fragrant juice.

Yield:

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 drink)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 183
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 42.8 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 18 mg
Calcium 17 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup pineapple juice
4 carambolas (star fruit); (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 tablespoons ginger syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup lemon-lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
Carambola slices (optional)

Preparation

1. Place pineapple juice and carambola slices in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve into a pitcher to measure 2 cups. Discard solids. Stir in ginger syrup and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes or until thoroughly chilled.

2. Fill each of 2 glasses with 1 cup crushed ice. Pour star fruit mixture over ice. Add 1/4 cup sparkling water to each glass. Garnish with carambola slices, if desired.

Note:

Cooking Light Chill

May 2013
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