Posts Tagged ‘smoothie’

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie( Orange Smoothie)

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie( Orange Smoothie)

Time to post another fruit smoothie. I just love-making smoothies. There are so many different fruits combos that you can try, there’s no way you could ever get bored with them! It’s a great way to start the morning and at the same time it’s so healthy and nutritious for you. Just throw in some fresh or frozen fruits in blender and whip up a nice, totally fresh and delicious smoothie for yourself; paired with a granola bar and you are good till lunch. Here’s what I did to make this smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup  pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut in big chunks
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and well-blended. Enjoy!

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie/Orange Smoothie

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie/Orange Smoothie

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Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Posted: August 17, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Smoothie
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Mango Lassi

Lassi(Pronounce Lah-see) is popular yogurt based drink which is almost like smoothie texture originated in the northern part of india.  Traditionally lassi is prepared by blending yogurt with salt and some spices. There is sweeter version of lassi as well but I like to make mango lassi often whenever I get fresh mangoes. Lassi is served chilled and its such a refreshing drink in hot summer days. My mom would make simple sweet version of lassi sometimes with nuts like pistachios, cashews and almonds.  It’s such an easy and quick drink to put together and enjoy without adding any calories.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

 

So, here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh chopped mango
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup 2%  low-fat milk
  • dash of ground cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon  grated pistachios
  • 4 strands of saffron

Blend Mango pieces with milk and yogurt in a blender until completely puree. Add honey, cardamom powder and process until smooth. Garnish with grated pistachios and couple of strands of saffron and serve chilled.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

 

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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