Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
From Charmaine Solomon's Encyclopaedia of Asian Food Gotu kola or pennywork is also supposed to be good for joint pains.
- 1⁄2 cup gotu-kola
- 2 1⁄2 cups cold water
- 1⁄2 cup simple syrup
- Wash the leaves well, pinch off stems and, for each handful of leaves, add 2-1/2 cups cold water and 1/2 cup simple syrup made with equal parts of sugar and water.
- (Boil to dissolve sugar, allow to cool and store in a bottle.) Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and blend at high speed.
- Blend the drink just before serving or it will lose its bright colour.