How to Make Lemon Mint Juice (with Spices!) – Pudina Juice Recipe

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Like mint lemonade with Indian spices, this ultra refreshing drink is a must-try if you love mint.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 105 cal
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Time

Prep Time
12:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
15:00

Ready for a unique and refreshing drink that you won't want to put down?

This lemon mint juice recipe is inspired by the popular Indian beverage pudina juice (aka pudina sharbat). It's absolutely perfect for hot summer days.

Pudina means 'mint' in Hindi (the official language of India). Fresh mint leaves are a treasured ingredient over there, being used in everything from curry to rice to drinks.

Traditional lemon mint juice recipes are pretty simple. The ingredients usually include fresh mint leaves (duh), fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, and maybe some spices.

Our resident chef's variation of lemon mint juice is a fair bit different. We're betting you'll be a big fan of the result.

Not Just A Mint Lemonade Recipe

Mint lemonade is tasty enough. But the Indian and Middle Eastern spices included in this recipe really make for a memorable summer drink. Not only that, but our chef decided to ditch the conventional water and sugar, making it a very healthy version.

Here's a quick summary of this variation compared to traditional mint lemonade/lemon mint juice recipes:

  • Pear, apple, and cucumber replaces the water. Talk about a taste upgrade!
  • Pear and apple are natural sweeteners that replace the sugar. Your body will thank you.
  • Our chef's unique Chaat Masala spice blend, plus a bit of ginger, spices up the drink.
lemon mint juice recipe with chaat masala

Ingredients for our Lemon Mint Juice with Chaat Masala

Sound good? Ready to get started? Then click here to jump to the step-by-step instructions for the recipe. Keep in mind you will need to make our Chaat Masala spice blend first.

Read on for health benefits and more.

Health Benefits of This Lemon Mint Juice Recipe

Starting with the obvious: this refreshing drink recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and dairy free.

Now, let's go through each prevalent ingredient to cover every health benefit:

  • Mint. Rich in nutrients. Good for digestion and may improve IBS symptoms. May help relieve indigestion. Masks bad breath. Anti-inflammatory.
  • Pear. High in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Highly nutritious. Antioxidant rich. Strengthens immune system. Helps prevent some forms of diabetes.
  • Apple. High in Vitamin C and Potassium. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant rich. Lowers blood sugar levels. Improves digestive tract.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice. High in Vitamin C. Natural antibiotic. Anti-inflammatory. Promotes healthy skin and heart. Strengthens immune system.
  • Chaat Masala Spice Blend. Contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C. Good source of iron and calcium. May help with digestive issues. Contains coriander, which may be effective for lowering blood pressure.

Speaking of Chaat Masala, you will have to make this delicious spice blend to include in your juice. Learn how to make Chaat Masala here.

chaat masala ingredients for pudina juice

Health Benefits

  • antioxidant
  • reduces inflammation
  • supports immune system
  • lowers blood sugar
  • improves digestion
  • promotes healthy skin

Ingredients

  • fresh mint leaves
    0.1 oz
    3 leaves
  • lemon
    0.6 oz
    1/4 lemon
  • pear
    9 oz
    1 1/2 medium pears
  • green apple
    7.2 oz
    1 1/4 medium apples
  • ginger
    0.2 oz
    2 slices (1" diameter)
  • cucumber
    1 oz
    1/8 cucumber
  • Chaat Masala spice blend
    0.15 oz
    see ingredients below

Chaat Masala Spice Blend

  • fresh mint leaves
    3.375 oz
    95 grams
  • mango powder
    0.44 oz
    12 grams
  • pomegranate seed powder
    0.44 oz
    12 grams
  • garam masala powder
    0.3 oz
    8 grams
  • cumin seed
    0.15 oz
    4 grams
  • coriander seed
    0.2 oz
    5.6 grams
  • peppercorn
    0.2 oz
    5.6 grams
  • salt
    0.2 oz
    8 grams

Directions

If you have a cold press juicer

  1. Make the Chaat Masala mixture. See instructions here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/homemade-chaat-masala/

  2. Quarter the lemons (unpeeled) and place them in the press bag.

  3. Add the Chaat Masala to the press bag on top of the lemon.

  4. Grind the remaining ingredients and press.

If you do not have a cold press juicer

  1. Make the Chaat Masala mixture. See instructions here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/homemade-chaat-masala/

  2. Peel and quarter the lemons.

  3. Juice the other ingredients together.

  4. Combine the juice and Chaat Masala in a blender and blend until smooth.

  5. Strain the whole mixture.

Pro Tips

  • Fan of frozen mint lemonade? Blend the finished drink with some ice cubes. Probably makes great popsicles too!
  • Mojito drinker? Add rum for the best mojito variation you've ever tasted!
  • Make sure you peel the lemons if you aren't using a juice press. The peels may cause a bitter flavor.

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