What is Pandan Drink?
Pandan drink is a refreshing and aromatic green juice, brewed from pandan leaves. Pandan (screw pine) is a native plant of Southeast Asia that thrives in humid, moist areas and has long, green leaves. This delicious drink is also simple to make and nutritious.
How to make Pandan Juice?
Here’s a simple way to brew using fresh or frozen pandan leaves:
- Boil pandan leaves in a pot of water for 5-10 minutes or until a sweet scent and green color comes out
- Sift or pick out the leaves from the water
- Add sugar as desired
Now, you can enjoy it hot. Or chill and add ice for a refreshing, cool taste.
Optional step for a more intense drink:
Blend or crush several pandan leaves until the juices come out. Then add water and sift to remove leaves and particles. Add this liquid to the pot of water with the pandan leaves and boil.
What are the Benefits of Pandan Drink?
Pandan juice offers lots of benefits according to traditional medicine:
- Helps digest food
- Lower blood sugar
- Detox the body
- Reduce blood pressure
- Cool down the body
- Calm nerves and anxiety
- Good for heart health due to antioxidants
- Helps relieve joint pain
- Nourish the skin and treat minor burns
- Nourish hair
Ways to Enjoy Pandan Drink
Pandan drink is delicious, refreshing, and nutritious. Sometimes jelly is added, which gives chewiness to the drink. Pandan drink can also be paired with lemongrass, mint, or lime for even more health benefits.