THE UGU SMOOTHIE YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE!

ugu smoothie
Don't knock it till you try it oh. I remember "in those days" when I was ill momsy would make a rich ugu drink, she go add milk and I think malt, I used to love it! Now back to this smoothie, you go like am and all you need to make it is readily available. The English name for Ugu/Ugwu leaves is fluted pumpkin.
INGREDIENTS
Ugu vegetable
1 small Pineapple
2 Limes
1/2 cup Water

Nigerian food blog

PREPARATION

  • Wash Ugu leaves to get rid of dirt and sand. 
  • Cut pineapple into chunks
  • Squeeze the juice of the limes and set aside
  • In a blender add Ugu, pineapple and the lime juice. Also add water. Blend till it is smooth. 

Place in the fridge and serve chilled.

27 comments

  1. Yummy! My mum always makes this for us back then too, she adds peak milk to it, it's quite delicious and healthy, very good for the body and very good for pregnant women too. Funny enough I wrote about it on my blog yesterday.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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    1. I used to really like it...it was so creamy.

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  2. Nice one Sisi yemmie...could use a bit of detox in my life as it is. Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Sisiyemmie did you sieve it?

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  4. It should be good. Sisi Yemmie nice to know about your blog through Angel Eze. By the way, I am just coming from the personal blog of Angel Eze she shared her personal experiences of her travelling around the world with a lot of beautiful pictures. Click on the post tittled "My Personal World Travelling Experiences" Just Google "Angel Eze's Blogvine" to go into her personal lifestyle blog. Angel Eze's Blogvine is awesome guys! Sisi Yemmie when are you coming to London? Would love to host you.

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  5. Nice! I notice you didn't add any sweetener. How do you make it taste sweet? - www.mochaandfemme.com

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    1. I THINK the pineapple would serve as the sweetener.

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    2. The pineapple is the sweetener...makes it very sweet depending on how ripe and sweet the pineapple is

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  6. Everything is easy to find so I'm up for this.Plus I need some detoxification in my life.

    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. Yay! That's why I've been drinking it

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  7. This won't be bad to try oo been taking too many sweet things lately #sisiyemmieblogaddict#

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  8. I remember I always hated dis drink as a kid cos it just feels like medicine to me, sisi walai I will pass for dis one, i am sooo not interested.

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    1. Try it again as an adult, the pineapple makes this very sweet o

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  9. Can we use spinach in replacement of the ugwu leaf?

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    1. It will then be spinach smoothie...you can try that too

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  10. I've heard a lot about ugu smoothie, I think it's time to give it a try. At least with the pineapple I can take it. xx
    It's Munastic

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    1. Pineapple makes it really sweet....the more, the merrier. Try it.

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  11. Awesome. .I tried this, this morning.I feel good but I hope I don't spend the rest of my day in the toilet

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! It's good detox if you spend the day in the toilet lol 😂😂😂

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  12. hello sisi yemi
    I was expecting you will tell us, if its sweet/taste, after adding milk and malt.
    Also what are the health benefit of ugwu drink {please don't mind me for asking all this question}

    Well done ma

    fab36 Official

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    1. Hey Kay, I'll update the post to reflect that....thanks!

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  13. This is worth trying. Kudos Sisi Yemi!

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  14. wow...healthy!

    www.emetesmind.blogspot.com

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  15. wow. Is this drink okay for a nursing mother as well?

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