Energizing Green Smoothie | Green Goddess Beverage | No Dairy Smoothie

This green smoothie is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. So, if you haven’t tried adding spinach to your smoothie yet, this smoothie is the answer. Combined with other ingredients you will get a vitamin bomb full of antioxidants and other nutrients good for your body.

Energizing Green Smoothie

I loved the combo of this kiwi, cucumber, and spinach. It was sweet and fresh, but not too sweet. It is best to stick mostly to vegetables when making green juice and only use fruits to accent the flavors or add a hint of natural sweetness.

The more fruits you add to your green smoothie, the more sugar will be in your serving of green juice. In this delicious smoothie, I try to balance vegetables with a small amount of fruit to make it easily drinkable but also not too loaded in sugar. To add sweetness to the smoothie I added grapes and kiwi.

No Dairy Smoothie

Grapes aren’t often blended in a smoothie. Grapes are 80% water, which makes them blend easily and add extra hydration to your smoothie. Cucumbers are so nourishing, and they’re totally in season at this time of year. They’ve got a range of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, and their phytonutrients are linked to anti-cancer benefits. Blended with spinach, mint, and fruits makes this smoothie perfect for summer.

Healthy Beverage

Smoothies are a great way to pack fiber and vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables, protein, and good fats into a drinkable meal or snack. They normally contain less sugar than the fruity smoothies, which makes them a healthier choice but, of course, it all depends on the ingredients. You need to make sure you are not consuming large amounts of sugar by adding too many fruits in one drink.

Green Smoothie

Although this is natural fructose, if you consume very sweet, fruity smoothies daily you might be adding too much sugar to your diet. This is why it’s a good idea to always combine fruits and veggies when you choose your smoothie ingredients.

Energizing Green Smoothie | Green Goddess Beverage | No Dairy Smoothie

But, if you’re looking to boost your nutrition with a mega-dose of whole food vitamins and minerals without added sugar, fiber, calories, or protein, then this a green smoothie would be ideal or “healthier” for sure. Do try it.

Ingredients:

Spinach – 150 gms
Chopped cucumber – 1 small size
Chopped kiwi (with skin) – 1
Grapes – 1/2 cup (I used both green and red grapes)
Water – 1 cup
Juice of one lemon
Handful of mint leaves

Method:

  1. Put all above ingredients with half cup of water.
  2. Blend everything until smooth.
  3. Then add remaining 1/2 cup of water and blend it again.
  4. Use a mesh strainer to strain smoothie into a container.
  5. Pour smoothie into a glass. Garnish with spicy cucumber slice (little red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder with little salt) and grapes.
  6. Enjoy delicious and quick smoothie.
Super Green Smoothie

Parwal Aloo Sabzi (Pointed Gourd Potato Dry Vegetable)

Parwal also known as the pointed gourd is the vegetable is rated as one of the nutritious foods and is offering vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin C. Calcium provides parwal also offers very less calories and hence it helps to keep the cholesterol levels in control.

Parwal

Parwal Aloo Sabzi is a dry, spicy, tasty dish made with potatoes or aloo and pointed gourd or parwal. It is very easy and ready within 20 minutes.

Perfect Lunch Recipe

Ingredients :
Parwal  – 250 gms
Potato or Aloo (chopped)- 2 medium
Mustard oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Sabze masala – 1 tsp
Onion – 2 medium (chopped in thin slices)
Finely chopped garlic – 2
Finely chopped ginger – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped green chilly – 1
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash and peel parwal. Chopped peeled parwal in lengthwise and keep it aside.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan over medium heat and add mustard seeds or rai. Allow them to sizzle.
  3. Add onions and fry till translucent. Now add the ginger, garlic and fry till the raw flavor is gone.
  4. Now add chopped potatoes or aloo with turmeric, coriander powder, sabzi masala, red chili powder, salt and mix well.
  5. Cook on medium-low flame till potatoes are done (covered) for 5 minutes. Check and stir occasionally.
  6. After 5 minutes add sliced parwal and cook uncovered for 10 minutes on medium-high flame stir occasionally.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas.
Parwal Aloo Sabzi

Mango Rava Dhokla ( Steamed Savory Mango Semolina Cake) | Summer Fruit Delight

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. Filled with Vitamin B6, mangoes provide an incredible supply of brain food. B6 is vital to maintaining healthy brain function, mood, and sleep cycle. The enzymes within this nutritious fruit aid in the breakdown of proteins, while high fiber and water levels help maintain regularity.

Mango Lovers Do Try

They fight cancer, alkalize the body, help digestion. We use mango in a various dish like in sweets, ice cream, even in cakes, then why not a savory snack.

Fruit Dhokla

Today I am sharing a recipe “mango rava dhokla” which has very unique taste made with mango, rava or sooji and green chili. Mango lovers do try this …………

Summer Special Dhokla

Ingredients:
For Dhokla Batter:

Rava – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

Mango puree:
Mango – 1 medium size
Green Chilli – 2

Tempering:
Mustard Seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Green Chilli – 2 ( cut lengthwise)
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
A pinch of salt

For Garnishing :
Chopped Mangoes and Kiwi – 1/2 cup

Mango Rava Dhokla

Method:

  1. Peel the mango and grind it with green chili in a grinder to make a smooth paste.
  2. Mix all dhokla ingredients and mango puree (except red chili powder and Eno). Keep it aside for 30 minutes (covered).
  3. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add Eno in a soaked batter and mix it well.
  5. Pour prepared batter into a greased dhokla pan sprinkle red chili powder and steam for 15 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow it cool down completely.
  7. For Tempering: Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  8. Add white sesame seeds, green chili and allow to crackle. Now add water, lemon juice, salt and let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  9. Spread tempering over mango dhokla and cut into the desired shape.
  10. Garnish with chopped mango and kiwi. Enjoy yummy, soft Mango Rava Dhokla.
Perfect Summer Breakfast

Malai Ki Sabzi | Perfect Lunch Or Dinner Recipe

Malai Ki sabzi or fresh cream sabzi is an amazing, creamy sabzi made with malai, onions, and tomatoes. Malai refers to cream and is the word used to refer to cream that is obtained from all sorts of milk. After boiling when it cools down a thick, yellow-toned layer of fat will form on the surface. This malai ki sabji is mild and creamy lunch recipe made with onions, tomatoes, green chili, ginger, and garlic. Do try – it’s yummy

Malai

Ingredients:
Chopped onion (lengthwise) – 2 big
Chopped tomatoes (lengthwise) – 2 big
Finely chopped garlic – 2
Finely chopped ginger – 1 inch
Finely chopped green chili – 2
Cream – 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 6
Turmeric  – 1/4 tsp
Sabzi Masala – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Few chopped fresh coriander leaves

Delicious Lunch Recipe

Method:

  1. Heat an oil in a nonstick pan and add mustard seeds or rai, curry leaves.
  2. Then add onions cook till translucent then add chopped garlic, garlic. Cook for 2 minutes on a low medium flame.
  3. Add turmeric, coriander powder, sabzi masala, green chili, and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes on high flame (covered).
  4. After 5 minutes add cream and mix well.
  5. Now cook it for 5 minutes on low flame and then garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with hot parathas or roties.
Malai Ki Sabzi

Beetroot Apple Jam | Vegetable Fruit Relish

Beetroot Apple Jam is a combination of vegetable and fruit. Homemade, preservatives free, pectin free jam recipe with Apple and Beetroots. I love making jams and that justifies the number of jam recipes in this blog. This apple beetroot jam recipe is a tasty with a combination of apples and beets. Do give a try and am sure you will not go in for store bought ones.

It is very easy to make and it tastes delicious. Beetroots are rich in nutrients that help to boost your immune system and can produce new blood cells.

Healthy Jam

Ingredients:
Apple – 2 medium size
Beetroot – 1 medium
Sugar –  3/4 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Juice of one lemon

Method:

  1. Wash apple and beetroot. Cut them into small cubes.
  2. Heat a non-stick deep pan and add chopped apple, beetroot with 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Cook in low flame for 10 minutes (covered).
  4. Switch off the flame and allow to cool down completely.
  5. Put boiled apple, beetroot grinder and make a smooth puree. It yields 2 & 1/2 cups of puree.
  6. Now add sugar and cook on medium-low flame for 10 minutes.
  7. Once jam starts to thickens switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix it well and cook for a minute.
  8. Allow jam to cool down completely. Then store in sterilized glass jar.
  9. Enjoy jam with hot parathas or with vanilla ice cream.
Beetroot Apple Jam

Tips :

  • Lift jam with a spatula and pour jam, it should flow together and not in drops.
  • Pour a few drops of prepared jam on a plate if it spreads then it’s not ready if it stays firm without moving then the jam is ready.
  • Allow to cool down completely. Then store in a clean and dry glass jar.
  • Keep jam in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon. It last long for 3 months.
Homemade Jam

Amchur Gur Chutney (Dry Mango Powder Jaggery Dip) | Ready in 10 minutes

Amchur Jaggery Chutney is a sweet and tangy chutney made from dry mango powder, jaggery with some Indian spices. This chutney is largely used for the preparation of Indian chaats. Dry mango chutney is most popular in North India and is generally prepared for all festivals and family functions. The dry mango chutney is simple to prepare and with few ingredients. This chutney has a long shelf-life and can be preserved in an air-tight jar for 6 months.

Sweet Sour Dip

Ingredients:
Amchur powder – 4 tbsp
Powdered Gur or Jaggery – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
Crushed Cashews – 1/4 cup

Spices:
Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted Fennel Powder – 1/4 tsp
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Dissolve the amchur in a 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  2. Heat a deep saucepan and put dissolved amchur mixture with remaining 1 & 1/2 cups of water. Mix them well.
  3. Let it boil for 5 minutes on medium flame. Now add gur and mix till to dissolve.
  4. Take 1/4 cup of prepared amchur gur mixture in small bowl and add all spices. Mix them well.
  5. Put prepared spices mixture and crushed cashews back into the saucepan.
  6. Cook the chutney on low flame till to right and little thick consistency.
Easy & Quick Chutney

Tips:

  • You can also make this chutney with brown sugar or white sugar.
  • Keep aside to cool and store in a glass jar.
  • This stays good in the fridge for 6 months.
  • Don’t overcook chutney. It will be thick when cools down.
  • You can add any dry fruits of your choice.
Ready in 10 minutes

Crunchy French Beans Salad | French Beans Tomato Salad With Roasted Coconut, Sweet Dried Red Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

This simple side dish that is easily made with steamed fresh green beans with juicy snack tomatoes (Snoeptomaatjes are known as snack tomatoes in Holland ), red onions and tossed with tangy lemon dressing. Dried cranberries and roasted coconut gives this salad a sweet, nutty flavor.

Crunchy French Beans Salad

Blanching, or lightly cooking the beans, is a great way to ensure they stay bright green and crisp. French beans are a fantastic source of vital nutrients, particularly vitamins C and A. They also include many minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. They’re also low in calories and contain no saturated fat. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, they’re rich in dietary fiber – ideal for good gut health.

French Beans Tomato Salad

Snoeptomaatjes are known as snack tomatoes in Holland. Snack tomatoes are baby plum tomatoes in all sorts of different colors that are sold in a convenient snack package in the supermarket in Holland. They have a sweet taste and a lot of juice. No wonder they are considered the ultimate candy tomatoes and it’s my all-time favorite snack.

Salad With Roasted Coconut, Sweet Dried Red Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

Crunchy French Beans Salad | French Beans Tomato Salad With Roasted Coconut and Lemon Dressing

Green Bean Salad is bursting with fresh lemon dressing. Fresh crunchy green beans are served with snack tomatoes, red onions, and lemon dressing and garnished with dried red cranberries. Roasted coconut powder gives the perfect slightly nutty flavor.

Green Bean Salad

Ingredients:
Fresh french beans – 250 gms (slice beans into 1 to 2 inch pieces)
Red onion – 1 (sliced)
Snack tomatoes – 10 (halved)
Dried red cranberries – 1/2 cup
Roasted coconut powder – 1/4 cup

Spicy orange dressing :
Fresh lemon juice – 1/4 cup
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp

Spices for dressing :
Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1/8 tsp
Dry coriander leaves powder – 1/4
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. For lemon dressing – Place lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil with spices in an airtight container and shake well, or whisk ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add beans, cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes ( until crisp-tender). Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  3. Allow blanched beans to cool down before mixing.
  4. In a big bowl add blanched beans, snack tomatoes, sliced onions with roasted coconut powder and mix them well.
  5. Drizzle lemon dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.
Healthy Salad Recipe