It has become a habit of mine to drink something hot every morning. Coffee then seemed to be the ideal energy morning booster. Needing something with nutritional value, I now substitute coffee with hot kalamansi juice.
Kalamansi is a native citrus plant cultivated throughout the Philippines. It is a good source of vitamin c. According to the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos 2000 developed by the Technical Working Group headed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, one should consume two servings of kalamansi fruit daily. Said serving ranges from 45 to 300 grams, depending on the size and variety of fruit. Thirty-four medium sized pieces of kalamansi are needed to meet the daily requirement of vitamin C. Kalamansi is also a good substitute to vinegar in making vegetable salad.
Ingredients for Hot Kalamansi Juice (Good for one serving):
.6 medium size Kalamansi fruit
.1/2 tbs brown sugar
.1 cup hot water
Extract juice from kalamansi fruit. Mix kalamansi juice, sugar, and hot water.