The refreshing juice of green apples has the benefits for weight loss and also detox. Asam boi, a type of dried preserved plum is added to the drink for its sweet and sour extra flavours. It is most commonly found in night markets or local casual food stores. https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/green-apple-with-asam-boi
In the busy streets of night markets or local restaurants, you will find delicious local drinks available. One of the favourite thirst quencers is green apple juice with dried preserved plum which is also known as Asam boi. In humid tropical countries like Singapore or Malaysia, the green apple juice with asam boi drink is even more enjoyable when paired with spicy and tangy dishes such as "[udang masak lemak](https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/udang-masak-lemak-nenas)" (curry prawns with pineapple).
Asam boi is also known as "Li Hing Mui" or "Lui Hang Mui" in the Cantonese dialect. The term "lui hang" means traveling while "mui" refers to plum. As asam boi is usually consumed to help one feel better from motion sickness, thus snack is known to be the a companion to many during their travels. In other countries, asam boi powder is used to in gummy candies, rice crackers and even alcoholic drinks. There is another version of asam boi which is red in colour. In this drink, only the white asam boi is used. Asam boi is added to the drink for its light hint of tartness while bringing some sweetness and saltiness as they are coated with powdered salt and sugar.
This recipe offers the basic recipe of green apple juice with asam boi. Here are other ideas you can use to tweak the recipe to make it more fun and delicious.
### Honey instead of sugar
White sugar is usually added to the drink. Since green apples are quite tart in taste, sugar helps to make the drink pleasant. Replace sugar with other sweeteners such as honey or stevia. It would be best if you can accept the natural flavours and can drink it without any added sweeteners.
### Fresh mint
Mint is known for its calming and soothing benefits. Fresh mint, when added to drinks gives an invigorating scent and some mild spicy flavours that makes a drink very refreshing. Fresh mint also [stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorbs fat and makes it into usable energy](https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/food.200390091?utm_medium=291&). This specific benefit of mint may help in weight loss plans.
### Serve frozen
When the weather is scorching hot, enjoy the drink as a popsicle. Pour the finished drink into popsicle moulds. Do not forget to add an assam boi into each popsicle. What is the fun in a green apple juice popsicle without the tangy asam boi? Freeze for at least six hours before serving.