The heat is getting to all of us here and we supposedly haven’t even hit peak temperatures! Eating anything other than ice-cream or curd rice is an effort and cooking a meal is even more tiring, so how do we keep ourselves hydrated while ensuring that we get our daily nutrition?
The simple answer is a tall, cool and refreshing smoothie, that appeals to both the old and the young. Have it cool, chilled or frozen; sweet, sour or with a hint of spice. Either way these delicious recipes will keep you coming back for more.
Nutty Summer Harvest Smoothie (Serving: 2 glasses)
A summer addition, that will have you raiding the fruit shops.
Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice – 1 cup
Musk melon or any other yellowish sweet melon – 1 small melon or 1/2 a medium sized melon
Almonds – 12 – 15 nuts
Freshly squeezed lime juice – 1 or 2 lemons (depending on personal taste)
Fresh ginger – 1 inch piece
Honey or Palm Sugar – 1 large tbsp
Mint leaves to garnish
Ice cubes – 1/2 cup (optional)
Combine all the ingredients and blend till smooth.
Pour into a tall glass, top with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
Energy in A Glass (Serving: 2 glasses)
For those days when you have a lot on your plate and no time to stop for a meal.
Plain cocoa powder – 2 tbsp + a dash to garnish
Flaxseed powder – 2 tbsp
De-seeded dates – 5 large
Banana – 2 medium or one large (frozen tastes the best)
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Peel the bananas.
Combine all the ingredients and blend, adding cold water if necessary, till the liquid is smooth and at a drinkable consistency.
Add ice to a glass, if required. Pour the smoothie into the glass, sprinkle cocoa powder on top and enjoy.
About the Author:
Niranjani is an entrepreneur and blogger who believes that good quality, affordable healthcare should be available to all. She occasionally puffs and pants her way through a 10k race to feel fit, despite her chaotic life.
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