Showing posts with label Smoothie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smoothie. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Avocado-Banana Smoothie is a healthy drink to start to your day. If you want to have a healthy breakfast quickly you can sip in to a glass of avocado banana smoothie. This will give you instant energy and keep your tummy filled for longer duration. Avocado is also known as butter fruit.

Needless to say that avocado has lot of health benefits. This is a fruit packed with lot of vitamins and minerals. Though avocado contains fat however it is considered as good fat which helps to lower bad cholesterol.So it is very important to include avocado in your diet.



Recently I prepared this avocado banana smoothie which turned out to be so creamy. Ripe avocado gives a good result when you are preparing smoothie. If you want to consume avocado next then buy a ripe one. If you want to consume it after 3 to 4 days then buy a green avocado (less ripen) and keep it outside, slowly it will ripen.

As I mentioned it is filling drink, even you can sip it before going for workout. I had it before one and half hour before yoga class and after I came from the class I was not very hungry. You can have it as on the way breakfast. These days mason jars are very useful. You prepare the avocado-banana smoothie and pack it in a mason jar and sip in while you are travelling in a car pool or cab. Isn't it a great idea.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Ingredients
Avocado - 1(standard size)
Banana Robust - 1
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - approx 1 cup to 11/2 cup
Honey - 2 tablespoon (adjust according to your taste bud)

Procedure

1. Cut the avocado and scoop cut the flesh and discard the seed.
2. Take the flesh of avocado, peeled banana and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Now slowly add the milk  and honey into the blender and blend once again.
4. Pour it in glass and serve immediately.

Tips: If you prefer cold smoothie then you can add ice cubes or you can use chilled milk.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Jamun Oats Smoothie Bowl / Indian Blackberry Oats Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast has to be healthy and filling to start your day! You eat breakfast almost after a gap of 8 to 10 hours. After dinner there is a long gap till you take food in the next morning. Hence the breakfast has to be healthy, nutritious as well as filling. However, in today's busy life people often skip their breakfast which is not a healthy choice. Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.



Smoothie Bowls are trending as a healthy breakfast option. You can prepare a healthy smoothie bowl in no time. You can add your choice of fruit into the smoothie bowl. Last month it was the season of Jamun or Indian Black berry. So I prepared a black plum oats smoothie bowl. I have added chia seeds and also added muesli to give the extra crunch to the smoothie bowl.



Black Plum Oats Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

Oats - 1/2 cup, quick cooking oats
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - 11/4 cup
Jamun/Indian Black Berry - 6 to 8
Banana - 1 small, sliced
Muesli - 2 tablespoon
Chia Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Honey - 1 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Soak the oats in 1 cup of milk for 30 minutes.
2. De-seed the jamun and keep aside.
3. Now in a blender add soaked oats, deseeded black plum, remaining milk, honey and yogurt. Blend them until smooth.
4. Next pour the smoothie in a wide bowl and top it with sliced banana, muesli and chia seeds.



Monday, 10 August 2015

Muskmelon Smoothie

I was really busy over the weekends with household, grocery shopping and little outing. Recently, after many years we have started going for movie. I avoid watching action and serious movies these days. Nowadays enjoy fun-filled movies, so watched Bollywood masala movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan!
I was tied up with my writing job. Back to back articles and corrections!! Pheww.. Even I couldn't finish them yet and started writing the post :P.

Today I am sharing a refreshing smoothie recipe, muskmelon smoothie. Simple ingredients and simple way to prepare it. In this smoothie I have not added sugar and used honey instead. I also added lots of curd, so it is 100% healthy.


Muskmelon Smoothie

Ingredients

Muskmelon - peeled and cut into cubes, 2 cups
Curd - 1 cup
Honey - 2 tablespoon
Water - 1/4 cup
Ice - 5 to 6 cubes (optional)

Procedure

1. Take all the ingredients (Except ice) in a juicer mixer and blend till smooth. Pour it in glass and serve with ice cubes. I avoided ice and used chilled water.



Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Banana Strawberry Smoothie

At times your toddler may not like to eat fruits, so you have to think some alternative and successfully feed the fruit to your kid. Actually, toddlers or preschoolers have a tendency to swallow or drink rather than chewing the solid food. Hence, they try to avoid chewing solid foods. This happens because their food habits are slowly changing from liquid or semisolid to solid items. Smoothies are the best option to feed fruits to your child. You should always include seasonal fruits and vegetables in your as well as your kids diet. Here is an example of simple and healthy smoothie recipe. 



Banana Strawberry Smoothie (One glass)

Ingredients

Strawberry -  4 to 5 numbers
Banana - 1, medium size
Sugar - 11/2 tablespoon
Milk - 11/2 cup, boiled and cooled

Procedure

In a blender take all the ingredients and make a smooth paste. Now pour it in glass and garnish using strawberry. You can replace sugar using honey. For adults you can use ice cubes or use chilled milk. Serve the smoothies at room temperature for kids.



Friday, 20 February 2015

Papaya Smoothie

Are you eating fruits daily??

I know many of you answer that not getting enough time to eat fruit. It is very important to include one or two fruit in your diet on regular basis. Most of the science articles recommend to eat a whole fruit. However, shakes, smoothies or juices are also good for health when you are preparing them fresh at home. Now we are approaching towards summer and our body gets dehydrated easily, so need to include plenty of fluid in our diet. Recently, I prepared Papaya Smoothie which was very tasty. Two toast and a glass of smoothie is a good & nutritious breakfast option. I have added sugar as per my taste. You can adjust the sugar level according to sweetness of papaya and obviously your taste bud. You can also cut down the sugar and add honey instead. 



Papaya Smoothie (One long glass)


Ingredients

Papaya cubes - 1 cup

Curd/Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 tablespoon
Milk - 1/3 cup (Optional)
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Procedure


In a blender bowl take all the ingredients together and make a smooth paste. Then pour it in a glass and sprinkle little cinnamon powder from top. You can also use black pepper powder. Keep the glass in the freezer for 30 minutes and serve it chill.










Sunday, 14 April 2013

Mango Smoothie


Spring has not yet gone but Summer has started showing its presence. Mercury is riding high. In these Summer days often you feel thirsty & body also gets dehydrated, you need some cool drink. Today I will talk about mango smoothie. In this whole Summer season only thing I like is the fragrence of mango is in the air. It is quite beneficial and helps to prevent cancer, lowers cholesterol. Mango is also good for skin and eye health. 



Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

Mango ripe - 2 (I have used Raspuri here)
Milk - 1/2 cup (Cold)
Curd - 3 teaspoon
Sugar - 3-4 teaspoon
Green cardamom - two cloves, skin is removed & crushed

Procedure

Peel off the mango skin & deseed it. Take the mango pulp or you can use canned mango pulp. But real mango tastes better than canned one. Take the mango pulp in mixer bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix it properly in the juicer mixer and pour into glass and serve it. you can use ice cubes or crushed ice but I will recommend to use cold milk instead of ice or after making the smoothie keep it in freezer for some time and then serve it. Instead of sugar you can use honey to make your drink more healthier.