4 to 8 with 1 cup water. 4 gives a very mild flavor.
Sweetener as needed
Green cardamom powder
For babies above10 months:
2 dry dates soak in 120 ml water.
How to make the recipe
Method: Whether the juice is for a baby, kid or an adult, the preparation process is the same.
Clean up the dates using a brush, as these have lot of debris accumulated on them.
Break open and remove the seed and discard. You can do this in bulk and store them in an air tight dry jar. Alternately you can soak them as it is and remove the seed later. But if you break open, you can inspect for unwanted particles.
Wash thoroughly the required amount of dates in lot of water before you use. Drain
Bring one cup of water to a boil, off the heat and add these dates and leave it for at least 4 hrs or overnight. They will swell and become soft once they are soaked.
For babies: just mash up the soaked dates thoroughly, filter and discard the pulp. Use this juice within the next 2 hours. You can use a feeding bottle to feed this juice.
If you do not like the flavor of dry dates. You can make a juice out of the fresh dates too. Soak them in warm water for few hours, blend and strain. Add your favourite fruit juice or a few drops of lemon.