Posts Tagged ‘juice’

Breakfast and smoothie goes hand in hand in my house. When I am tired of eating regular bowl of cereals and want some exciting and nutritious breakfast, I go for smoothies. I love smoothies…they are so versatile and incredibly easy to make.

I make my smoothie with all the fresh fruits in season but you can definitely go with the frozen ones, its doesn’t make any difference.  And let me tell you, this is the best way to include fruits in your diet. If you have kids, you know how difficult it is to feed them fruits and veggies. So, you can sneak in some veggies in their smoothie and they don’t even know what is in there…believe me it works! As I said, smoothies are so versatile and easy to make that you don’t have to go with an exact recipe – just little bit of this and that.

I keep thinking of all kinds of fruit combos to try , seriously the flavor combos are endless, so be creative.

Ingredients:

  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled and broken into pieces
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp greek plan yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2% milk)

Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. And serve! Doesn’t get easier and healthier than this…Cheers!!

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Mango-Pineapple Juice

Posted: July 21, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipe Yields: 3 servings

Mango-Pineapple Juice

The fruit mango needs no introduction, everyone knows what mango is and everybody indulges themselves with its deliciousness once in a while. In India during the mango season you will get to see different varieties of this fruit in market. And you cannot pass through without buying some. Sometimes it happens that both mom and dad gets some kilos. In hindi we call this Aam and it is also referred to as phaloo ka badshah which literally means king of fruits.

I had some mangoes and pineapple lying on counter for couple of days , So thought of make this refreshing drink which is very simple yet tastes divine with the taste of this fruits together. In every sip you will smell and taste the mangoes and pineapple..Ahh just awesome.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice

For the juice:

  • 1 large ripen Mango, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 medium-sized sweet pineapple, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar( you can adjust depending upon how sweet the fruit is)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Grind all the ingredients mentioned above and serve with some ice cubes on top and enjoy.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Posted: July 16, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

This is the most common smoothie you will find in every home, restaurant and places you can think of. Everyone makes this smoothie either with the frozen berries or with the fresh ones. So, there is nothing to share the recipe here but still wanted to post this as the name itself makes me feel like having a glass of this refreshing drink. Also, summer is the time you can have this kind of smoothies, drink or juices to cool off the excessive heat and use those fresh berries.

Last weekend when we were grocery shopping at BJ’s, I saw this beautiful, fresh strawberries on shelf which I could not pass; we grabbed that 2 lb box. But 2 lb is a bit more to just eat it like a fruit. Hence made this smoothie.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

For the Smoothie:

  • 10 fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 ripen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • water if needed

Grind everything together in a blender and add water if needed to loosen the consistency like smoothie. I have added couple of tablespoon of water to it.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

And Enjoy this drink!

Have a lovely weekend guys!

Kiwi Cooler

Posted: June 9, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipes Yields: 3 Servings

Kiwi Cooler

As the summer is here we get to treat us with refreshing drinks. I am going to make this juice with 7 up soda as I thought it will give a wonderful refreshness to the juice.

Kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and small amount of Vitamin A. When cut open it looks beautiful, sometimes I just scoop out the flesh and eat it but in order to eat that it has to be little ripen so that it tastes sweet.

Coming back to the recipe for the juice:

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripen kiwi, scoop out the flesh
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 can of 7 up soda

Blend Kiwi, orange juice and honey. Fill the serving glass with half of this Juice and top it off with 7-up soda and serve.

Kiwi Cooler

Kiwi Cooler