Green Monster Detox Smoothie

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Hello my Dear Wonderful Readers!

So, how are you all doing today? I am back with another ‘detox-cleanser’ smoothie. Remember how I said, my mother always says, eat your colours! This smoothie stays true to that. But before I get to that I wanna share something with you all. I have reached an important milestone as a blogger. πŸ™‚ My Instagram page has now reached 1000 followers!! How awesome is that!!

When I began blogging I never knew how rewarding itΒ would feel to exchange and share ideas of food with all of you. Β I turned my private Instagram page to a public page only a few months ago. So yes I am going to say cheers to that with my Green Monster Smoothie. πŸ™‚

This drink is not as filling as the smoothies that I make with oats but its more of a detox juice.

  • Spinach is good source of Vitamin K, C, A and high in iron, magnesium and Folate. Basically that translates to lush hair, strong bones, clear skin and good blood circulation
  • Celery helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body and reduces inflammations. It is high in anti oxidants and vitamin K
  • Apple – An apple a day ….. ??

Together this smoothie is sure to make your feel brighter, fresher and will uplift your mood any time any day!

Ingredients :-

  1. Celery Β – 2 stalks (chopped)
  2. Apple -2 ( cored and chopped)
  3. Pineapple – half ( skin cut off and flesh chopped)
  4. Spinach Leaves – Β 100 gms( cleaned and steam removed)
  5. Orange 1 ( juiced)
  6. Water – 1 cup
  7. Honey – 1 tbsp (adjust according to taste)
  8. Ice Cubes – 6- 10

Instructions :-

  1. In a blender bowl, add all the ingredients except water and honey
  2. Turn the blender on and add water as required to bring to the consistency you like
  3. Taste and add honey accordingly
  4. Add ice and give it a final blend
  5. Serve right away

 

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Sweet and Sour Smoothie – Chikku, Banana, Raisin Smoothie with Pomegranate and Grape

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Hello My Dear Wonderful Readers!

How are you all doing today? So, I am back with another breakfast smoothie, completely inspired by left over fresh and dry fruits from the kitchen counter. But you never know how good they taste till you combine then and taste them. So I was so sceptical to mix these two flavours. Cause the brownish layer below is really sweet ( no added sugar, just the sugar from the fruits) and the brightΒ pink layer on top is slightly sour. But they taste really nice together!

Ingredients :-

  1. Banana – 2
  2. Chikku – 4
  3. Raisin – 3 tbsp
  4. Oats – 1/2 cup
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup
  6. Grapes – 1/2 cup
  7. Pomegranate – 1/2 cup

Instructions :-

  1. In a clean blender bowl, add banana, raisins, chikku pulp, oats and milk
  2. Blend together for a nice thick smoothie
  3. Pour into your serving glass
  4. Now clean the blender bowl and wipe with a dry cloth
  5. Add grapes and pomegranate seeds and blend to form a juice
  6. Add water if necessary to help the grapes and pomegranate blend
  7. Pour the juice over the banana smoothie layer already in the glass
  8. The consistency would be like that of an ice cream so if you like you may either add more milk or use a spoon to enjoy the smoothie

Strawberry Banana and Oats Smoothie

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Hello my Dear Wonderful Readers!

Remember how I said, I am going to make the easiest recipes so I learn to manage time with my baby and the blog? Yeah.. So this one comes in that category. It’s super super simple and it’s also a perfect breakfast. In fact, on lazy weekends, if you end up getting up late and the house is a mess, all you have to do is put all of the ingredients mentioned below into the blender and you won’t be hungry for the next 3 hours. Mr R has been playing cricket often these days (a corporate tournament is happening this Feb), so that results in a very hungry, tired husband coming home after an early morning practice. This usually is the time when my son and I are still rubbing our sleepy eyes and trying to hold our heads up without nodding off again. So this situation usually calls for smoothie breakfasts. Easy to make and I get by without having to make Mr R his morning coffee :p

Ingredients :-

  1. Milk – 2 + 1/2 cups
  2. Instant Oats – 1/2 cup
  3. Strawberries – 3 cups ( cleaned, hulled and halved)
  4. Banana – 3 big
  5. Water – 1/2 cup ( depends also on how thick you like it)
  6. Sugar – 3 tbsp ( optional)
  7. Vanilla Extract – 1 tbs
  8. Almonds – a handful

 

Instructions :-

  1. In a blender add milk, strawberries, bananas, almonds and give it a whirl
  2. Then add the oats, sugar and vanilla extract
  3. Finally check the consistency and add water accordingly
  4. Serve right away
  5. If you like cold smoothies, use frozen bananas and strawberries and skip the water, just add more milk