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Chef Basha from Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa serves up some detoxifying drinks

Since the new media talks effusively about fitness and nutrition, terms like ‘wellness’, ‘holistic’, ‘balanced lifestyle’ and ‘detox’ have become common. Of these, ‘detox’ is particularly recognized as a health trend the world over. It is, in fact, so famous that most laypersons know about it. However, few have in-depth understanding of these concepts. While our article, ‘Demystifying Detox’ (Pg XX) explains what exactly the idea is, here we tell you how to create detoxifying recipes to help cleanse your clients’ systems of toxins. Chef Shaik Aslam Basha from Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa tells us of some well-known detox combos and then shares some recipes of effective yet delicious detox drinks. Read on to get ideas for refreshing drinks you can serve at your spa.

Winning combos

Even if you do not have a recipe at hand, using the following combinations will almost always guarantee nutritious and detoxifying results. Listed below are the winning combos and their health benefits.

Apple & Cinnamon

  • Apple may keep you slim
  • It can alleviate breathing problems
  • It’s good for brain – cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory
  • Anti-clotting
  • Arthritis relief
  • Anti-bacterial

Rosemary & Pomegranate

  • Good for migraine
  • Improve memory & mood
  • Good for digestion related problems like upset stomach, constipation & indigestion
  • It has been proven to prevent liver damage
  • Traditional remedy against diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal parasites
  • Seeds & juice are considered a tonic for the heart and throat
  • Pomegranate juice one of the best cancer-fighting anti-oxidants and is believed to contribute to the prevention of breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer

Coconut & Ginger

  • This refreshing drink is composed of many naturally-occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphate, catalase, bioactive, peroxidase, RNA – polymerases etc.
  • It also has minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc
  • Very good source of B- complex vitamin such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine & folates
  • Improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body
  • Helps reduce flatulence.


Sugarcane Lemongrass Juice

The nutritional value of this juice is unbelievable! Sugarcane is sugar in an unadulterated form. Meaning it has not been processed, bleached and ripped of all the valuable nutrients i.e. calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Sugarcane juice has a low glycemic index, contains no simple sugar and is known to lessen the risk of diabetes and can be consumed by diabetics. Sugarcane juice is great for healing sore throats, cold and flu and due to the alkaline nature, it is known to heal the body and fight cancer. On a hot summer day sugarcane is the ideal choice to hydrate the body quickly when exposed to extreme heat and physical activity and it refreshes and energizes the body from the richness of carbohydrates. I know there are many women who are screaming because I said the richness of carbohydrates. Don’t be fearful, sugarcane juice stabilizes the whole body and will not cause obesity.


1 no. large sugarcane

2 nos. lemon grass

Juice the sugarcane and lemongrass through your juice presser or twin gear juicer, strain and enjoy the delicious taste!


Watermelon Kiwifruit Juice!

I love watermelon! This is one of my favorite fruits. I enjoy eating and juicing watermelon during the warm months because of the taste and cooling effect. Watermelon is excellent at cleansing the kidney and bladder. The diuretic components eliminate excess fluids from the body. The water content within this yummy fruit is extremely high, 92%, making this an excellent diuretic for reducing water retention, kidney disorder, bladder disorder, constipation and weight loss. Most of the nutrition is inside the rind therefore you must juice the rind to receive an additional amount of mineral and chlorophyll content.

By combining kiwifruit, the juice receives a boost of vitamin C. In addition, this fruit is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and copper, which is needed to make energy. By eating and/or juicing kiwifruit, a person is less likely to have respiratory related health problems including wheezing, night cough and shortness of breath. Enjoy!


1/4 of a medium watermelon including rind

2 1/2 kiwifruit

Alternate the fruit through the juicer, stir and enjoy!


Daily Deto Juice

Here is a detox juice recipe from the owner of organics, Rex Rhee. I love the combination of chosen vegetables and it is a great cleanser. If you live in New York you’re one of the fortunate people who could order this great juice to go. I modified the juice slightly by adding a 1/2 bunch of watercress. I don’t enjoy the taste of wheatgrass so I omitted the shot. Enjoy!

Recipe (Serves 2)

4-6 carrots

6 stalks celery

1 apple

1 bunch spinach

1/4-1/2 bunch parsley

1/2 bunch of watercress

Cold-pressed wheatgrass to taste

Juice all the ingredients together and enjoy!


Organic Meal On the Go Juice

This juice happens to be one of my many juice meals on the go. The blend of spinach, cucumber, celery, apples and lemon infused with basil and mint is the absolute nutritious meal in a glass. My intent when creating this meal was to provide my body with the vegetables, herbs and fruit I needed for my well being. This juice is ideal for the person who may not have the time to sit down for a nutritious meal. When you drink the juice, you will feel the energizing effects of the ingredients.

I am always looking for foods to increase my energy and improve my hair, skin, nails and lately eyesight. Spinach and cucumber provides me with those nutrients. Each of the ingredients I have chosen has a purpose. The basil and mint were chosen for their settle flavors and as a mild digestive aid. Lemon was added because of the antiseptic qualities within the fruit to alkalize and provide vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. The apples are used for the flavor, pectin and the high amount of vitamin A from the apple peel to improve my skin, eyes, digestive tract and immune system. Be careful with the lemon because too much lemon will overwhelm the juice, making it too tart. Enjoy!

Nutrients: Coumarin, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, K, biotin, calcium potassium, flavonoids, limonim, minerals e.g. chloride, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulfur.


6 celery stalks

4 handful of baby spinach

2 small apples or 1 large apple (include skin)

1 cucumber (include skin)

2 sprigs of mint

1 handful of basil leaves

1 wedge of lemon

Alternate the ingredients through the juicer and enjoy


Celery Carrot and Lemon Juice

Celery contains coumarins, a phytochemical that helps to enhance the activity of immunity defending white blood cells. Coumarins are useful in cancer prevention also the compound lowers blood pressure and may be useful in cases of migraines. Carrots are a rich source of beta carotene. Two carrots provide roughly four times the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds that protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Lemons are alkalizing and an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, potassium and they have antiseptic qualities. This juice is tangy, satisfying and strengthens the body. Enjoy!~


6 Celery Stalks, including tops

2 Large Carrots

2 lemons peeled and quartered

Press the vegetables and fruit through a juicer, stir and enjoy!

Nutrients: Coumarins, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, K, biotin, calcium potassium, flavonoids, limonim


Who is Chef Basha?

Born in Southern India in 1979, Shaik Aslam Basha’s passion for food began when he joined the Sheraton Hotel in India after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality management from the hotel school. He started his career as an apprentice at the Hulhule Island Hotel in Maldives in 2000. From there, he has travelled continents, going from Six Senses, Soneva Gili Resort and Spa to Intercontinental Hotel Muscat as Chef De Partie, to North Africa as Sous Chef at the luxury Sheraton Club des Pins Resort & Tower, Algeria, and then to Oman as Executive Sous Chef for the pre-opening of Six Senses Zighy Bay. His extensive experience, and culinary knowledge, along with his passion for food has made him win a number of accolades and awards. It is with this rich background that he is currently working as a chef at the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa.

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