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Yooyi Limeade (No sugar added)

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Yooyi lemonade

A unique one here, right? Trust me, after the peeling this is one of the easiest and most refreshing drinks you could possibly drink!

Yooyi, or velvet tamarind, is a local fruit found in Ghana typically eaten as a snack. It has many health benefits including the ability to boost your immune system due to its vitamin C content, reduce hypertension due to its potassium-rich nature and the fruit’s leaf is also speculated to even cure malaria!

This limeade was made with only 4 ingredients and made a unique and refreshing drink to look forward to on a hot afternoon! Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Yooyi Limeade (no sugar added)

Servings 2 glasses


  • 3 large handfuls yooyi
  • 1 tsp ginger puree (ground ginger)
  • 1 lime
  • 750ml-1 litre water


  • Peel yooyi and soak in water for 15 minutes.
  • With clean hands, mash yooyi until dissolved in the water.
  • Strain into a mixing bowl/large glass to remove large chunks and the seeds. Add the juice of 1 lime and ginger puree. Mix.
  • Add to glasses or a jug and chill in the fridge until you're ready to drink! Enjoy!
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Yooyi Limeade

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