Quinoa Poha | Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Quinoa is low in calories and high in good quality proteins, which works well for any weight loss diet plan. Quinoa is a complete source of protein and a good source of anti-inflammatory, monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. It is anti-inflammatory and also a powerful antioxidant. With all these and more nutritional benefits, it’s difficult to resist adding quinoa to your diet.

Quinoa Poha

But how do you really do it without having to change your palate? You can include quinoa in your morning diet by making quinoa poha. Yes, your regular poha gets a makeover by replacing high-carb rice flakes with low-carb, high-protein quinoa. This sweet, spicy, lemony and hearty, that’s how I would describe the flavors in this Quinoa Poha :). Quinoa Poha is my healthy twist on a popular Indian vegetarian breakfast and snack recipe. 

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Ingredients :
Cooked quinoa – 2 cups
Chopped veggies – 1/4 cup each ( Any veggies of your choice) ( I used beans, carrots, string beans, broccoli, red capsicum, frozen peas)
Finely chopped onion – 1 big
Finely chopped green chilli – 1
Roasted peanuts – 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 7
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Juice of half lemon
Himalayan pink salt to taste
Few fresh coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds allow them crackle.
  2. Add curry leaves with green chilli.
  3. Now add finely chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Add all chopped veggies with himalayan pink salt and saute for 8 minutes on low heat.
  5. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric and chaat masala. Mix well.
  6. Then add cooked quinoa and saute for 5 minutes on low heat.
  7. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice with fresh coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot.

Tofu Matar Bhurji | One Pot Recipe | Tofu Scrambled

Tofu is a soy-based food made from curdling soy milk and forming it into a solid block. Tofu is a good source of plant-based protein that can be used in all sorts of ways. It’s a great addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. Tofu is an incredibly versatile ingredient. When blended, it has a great texture – you can use it in a curry or pudding or even in Mithai (Indian sweets).

Tofu Matar Bhurji

Recipes with Tofu :

  1. Palak Mushroom Matar Curry
  2. Gulabi Tofu Kalakand
  3. Tofu Kalakand
  4. Tomato Beetroot Based Curry
  5. Tofu Spinach With Quaker Oats
  6. Tofu Black Pepper White Curry
  7. Broccoli Tofu Cashew Curry 
  8. Tofu Matar Masala
  9. Tofu Lababdar No Onion No Garlic
  10. Tofu in Yogurt Gravy | Dahi Wala Tofu Sabzi | Recipe with Greek Yogurt
  11. Kadai Tofu | Tofu Bell Pepper Curry
One Pot Recipe

While tofu has been on the world’s platter for a long time, Indians have much recently started to experiment with the versatile food. Since it has a subtle, neutral flavor, it can be used for both sweet as well as savory dishes. It also takes on different textures, from silky soft to crispy or golden fried – different textures of tofu are used for different cooking preparations.

Served with Whole Wheat Spinach Naan

Bhurji means scrambled in English. So, in this recipe, the simple scrambled tofu gets an Indian-style makeover with the addition of a few traditional spices. Sounds yum, right? This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is a great option for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Serve this with tandoori naan is the best combination.


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Ingredients:
Tofu – 375 gms (crumbled)
Frozen peas – 3/4 cup
Finely chopped onion – 2 big
Grated garlic  – 2 tbsp
Grated ginger – 1 inch
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Greek yogurt – 2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Add ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.
  2. Then add chopped onions and cook till they turn translucent. Then add ginger, garlic and saute for 5 minutes on low heat.
  3. Add chopped green chilli and tomato. Saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  4. Add salt to taste, turmeric, red chilli powder with coriander powder. Mix and roast for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Now add frozen peas and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add crumbled tofu and mix gently.
  6. Add greek yogurt and cook for 5 minutes. Its ready to serve.
Tofu Scrambled

75th Independence Day | Celebrate Independence Day With Healthy Sandwich | Open Veggies & Fruit Sandwich

As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day on 15th August 2021, we must remember the rich and diverse culture of our country that has been carried forward for so many years. It starts with hoisting the national flag early in the morning, kids singing patriotic songs as well as an exchange of sweets and greetings. People enjoy the day with their families at home by watching patriotic programs on television and fly kites with friends that symbolize a culture of free spirit and freedom.

Reyansh Made Indian Flag with Lego

Since the day is all about celebrating the country’s freedom besides vibrant and diverse culture, what better than celebrating it through food? Food is one of the best ways of celebrating an occasion or expressing your emotions. Whenever there is an occasion for celebration, the first thing to come to our minds is to cook delicious and elaborate meals for it. So it is only given that we celebrate such an important event of Indian history with food.

Healthy Sandwich

This Independence day while we may not be able to go out and watch the Indian flag being hoisted, here’s a simple and healthy recipe that you can make that both adults and kids will enjoy. Sandwiches are very easy to make and for a tricolor sandwich, you can use different ingredients to give it Indian flag colors. For orange, I used grated carrot and snack tomato. For white, mozzarella cheese. For green, avocado, and green kiwi. Just take a few slices of bread and include ingredients of your choice. As it’s a non-heat recipe, your kids can easily make it too.

Open Veggies & Fruit Sandwich

Ingredients :
Fresh bread – 2 slices

Avocado Spread :
1 Ripe Avocados, pitted and peeled
Black salt – 1/4 tsp
Juice of half lime
Black pepper to taste, optional

Toppings :
Sliced cucumber – 1 small
Snack Tomatoes, sliced
Few Blueberry
Green Kiwi (sliced) – 2
Mozzarella cheese & slice
Grated carrot– 1 small

Other Ingredients :
Juice of one lemon, Salt to taste

Breakfast Sandwich

Method :

  1. Lightly toast your sliced bread until golden brown in a toaster.
  2. Chop, slice, and keep topping ready.
  3. In a bowl add grated carrot. Mix little lemon juice and salt. Keep it aside.
  4. In a bowl, mash together 3 ripe avocados with the help of frock. Mix lime juice, black salt, and black pepper. Mix it well and Avocado spread is ready.
  5. First sandwich – Place sliced snack tomato, mozzarella cheese and then avocado spread with some cucumber slices. Finally place a blueberry on mozzarella cheese.
  6. Second sandwich – Place sliced snack tomatoes , mozzarella cheese slice and then sliced kiwi with some avocado spread. Finally place a blueberry on mozzarella cheese slice.
Open Sandwich Recipe

Besan Dhokla | Steamed Gram flour Sweet Savory Cake | My Favorite Breakfast

Besan Dhokla is one my favorite breakfast. Dhokla is a Gujarati recipe made using besan, baking soda or Eno, and tempered with curry leaves. This vegetarian snack is an ideal dish for occasions like kitty parties, family get together or picnic. It is protein-rich, healthy and very easy to make with very few ingredients.

Besan Dhokla

Besan Dhokla | Steamed Gram flour Savory Cake | My Favorite Breakfast

Dhokla is not only tasty but is healthy and nutritious too as it made by steaming instead of frying. Also Besan (Gram Flour) which is its main ingredient, has fewer calories and more proteins as compared to wheat flour. Dhokla is very easy to make and can be enjoyed as a snack at any time of the day. It is also a great option for a light and healthy breakfast.

Steamed Gram Flour Sweet Savory Cake

Ingredients:
For Dhokla:

Besan – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Eno or Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Black mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 8
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Water – 1 & 1/4 cup
Green chili – 2
Juice of one lemon
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

Steamed, Juicy Besan Dhokla

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients mentioned under dhokla except Eno. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  3. Pour Dhokla batter into greased pan and steam for 15-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow dhokla to cool completely.
  4. For Tempering: Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add chopped chilies and then white sesame seeds and curry leaves.
  5. In bowl mix water, sugar and add this mixture to tempering and boil for a minute.
  6. Then switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix it well.
  7. Then pour this hot mixture over steamed besan dhokla and cut into the desired shape.
Perfect Snack

Avocado Toast With Fruits & Veggies | Open Avocado Spread Sandwiches | Perfect Brunch Recipe

Creamy avocado spread onto warm toasted bread is one of my favorite quick meals. It’s so delicious and very easy to make. These sandwiches can be assembled in under 5 minutes and they are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Avocado Toast With Fruits & Veggies

To begin, simply toast bread until crisp. You can use any kind of toast or sliced bread you have but I like to use crusty bread or whole-grain toast. Then, mash an avocado in a bowl with a fork. Add lime juice, salt and pepper then spread the mixture on the toasted slice of bread. Top up with your favorite fruits, veggies, or nuts.

Creamy Avocado Spread

Avocado is one of my favorite fruitAvocado has a very rich, creamy, and buttery texture. It also has an earthy and mildly sweet taste. It is also packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. For an open sandwich, look for avocados that yield a bit to a gentle squeeze, but avoid using avocados that are mushy on the inside. Cut avocados in half, remove the pit, scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash it up with a fork.

For these open sandwiches thick-sliced, whole grain bread is best. Golden, well-toasted bread gives a good base. Mashed avocado is more creamy and luxurious than sliced avocado.

Grilled Golden Toast

These open-faced sandwiches are topped with tons of tasty ingredients: Cucumber, Snack tomatoes, Oranges, Kiwi (Green and Yellow), Pineapple, Carrots, and Garlic Mushroom Spinach. 

Healthy Topping

Avocado toast has become my new favorite breakfast. It’s healthy, simple, and delicious and best of all, it’s super easy to make and ready in under 5 minutes. This recipe is for simple avocado toast but the possibilities are endless. Sometimes we like to zest up the avocado toast and top it with snack tomatoes, cucumber, oranges, or kiwi pretty much anything else.

Veggies & Fruit Toppings

Avocado Toast With Fruits & Veggies| Open Avocado Spread Sandwiches | Perfect Brunch Recipe

A great substitute for mayonnaise, creamy avocado offers a similar smoothness and mouthfeel while providing nutrients and healthy fats. A colorful, easy-to-make sandwich that makes for a quick brunch or lunchtime meal.

Ingredients :
Fresh bread, sliced into 8 to 10 half-inch slices (6 slices of bread)

Avocado Spread :
3 Ripe Avocados, pitted and peeled
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one whole lime
Black pepper to taste, optional

Toppings :
Cucumber Noodles – 1 small cucumber
Fresh Spinach, rinsed and dried, Mushrooms, Garlic powder, little oil, salt to taste
Snack Tomatoes, sliced
Kiwi (peeled ) – 2
Pineapple (Small Cubes) – 1/2 cup
Apricots (thinly sliced) – 1/2 cup
Oranges wedges – 10
Grated carrot – 1/2 cup

Mix Seeds – Coconut flakes, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, melon seeds, pumpkin seeds. 2 tbsp each and mix them with a little salt, dried coriander powder, red chili flakes.

Method :

  1. Lightly toast your sliced bread until golden brown in a toaster.
  2. Chop, slice, and keep topping ready.
  3. In a bowl, mash together 3 ripe avocados with the help of frock. Mix lime juice, black salt, and black pepper. Mix it well and Avocado spread is ready.
  4. Add a generous layer of avocado spread over each piece of toast. Add your desired toppings, and enjoy quick, easy, and healthy breakfast.

I made six open sandwiches –

Seeds Sprinkle Open Sandwich –  Add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. Sprinkle mix seeds mixture.

Seeds Sprinkle Open Sandwich

Sunshine Open Sandwich – Add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. Top with orange wedges, and sprinkle with grated carrot and little black salt.

Sunshine Open Sandwich

Cucumber Noodle Tomato Open Sandwich – For making cucumber noodles I used a julienne peeler and squeezed extra water. Add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. Top up with cucumber noodles and snack tomatoes sliced.

Cucumber Noodle Tomato Open Sandwich

Tropical Open Sandwich – Add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. In this open sandwich cubed pineapple and sliced apricot are used as a topping.

Tropical Open Sandwich

Veggies Open Sandwich – In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms (5 mushrooms) and saute until tender. Then add garlic powder (1/2 tsp) and cook 1 minute. Add chopped spinach (1 cup) and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle salt and keep aside. Let it cool down completely. Now add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. Put 4 tbsp of garlic saute mushrooms and spinach.

Veggies Open Sandwich

Kiwi Open Sandwich – In this open sandwich green and yellow kiwi is used as a topping. Add a layer of avocado spread over a piece of toast. Top up with crushed kiwis.

Kiwi Open Sandwich

Papaya Mango Milkshake | Sunshine Summer Beverage

Healthy Way To Start Your Day – Papaya Mango Milkshake

This Mango Papaya Smoothie is a nutritious easy smoothie made with tropical fruits and canned coconut milk – it a nutrient dense tropical refreshing drink :). This Mango Papaya Smoothie is a getaway in a glass. I blend mango and papaya, give it a whirl with some milk – a refreshing drink you can probably order poolside somewhere tropical.

Sunshine Milkshake

It’s nutritious, flavorful, colorful milkshake made with milk, papaya, and mango. Both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Papaya Mango Milkshake

Ingredients :
Chilled Milk -2 cups
Honey or Sugar – 1 tsp ( Optional)
Papaya – 1 cup (Chopped )
Mango – 1/2 cup (Chopped)
Mix Dry Fruits – 2 tbsp

Pomegranate Pearls – 2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Mix all the above ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Blend it until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish with nuts and pomegranate pearls. Serve chilled.
Summer Milkshake

Orangey Besan Dhokla | No Sugar | Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as the main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. Being steamed besan dhokla is healthy and nutritious too. It is my favorite breakfast.

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No Sugar Dhokla

Made from besan this dish is nutritious, low calorie, protein-rich recipe ideal for breakfast or snack time. But this Dhokla is little different. It’s Sugarless. Generally, we add sugar to make dhokla little sweet. So I replace sugar with orange juice or mousambi juice. It makes dhokla tastier and healthier.

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Juicy Dhokla

Ingredients:

For Besan Dhokla:
Besan – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Eno or Baking soda – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Green chilli – 3
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Fresh orange juice – 1 cup
1/2 cup Pomegranate for garnishing

Method:

  1. Mix all above Dhokla ingredients except Eno and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in deep kadai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  3. Pour Dhokla batter into greased pan and steam for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Check with a toothpick if it comes out clean then it’s done. Allow dhokla to cool completely.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add chopped chilies.
  6. In bowl mix water, lemon juice and add this mixture to tempering and boil for a minute.
  7. Then pour this hot mixture over steamed besan dhokla.
  8. Keep aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes add fresh Orange juice and serve immediately.

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Besan Orangey Dhokla

Tip :

  • Add juice just before serving.
  • Mosambi juice gives more sweet and tangy taste.
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Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Yellow Moong Dal Dhokla (Savory Steamed Lentils Cake) | Protein Rich Breakfast

Moong Dal Dhokla is a savory steamed cake recipe for breakfast made with yellow moong dal, besan (gram flour), curd, soda, and tempered with curry leaves, sesame seeds. It is best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea.

Healthy Breakfast

Yellow Moong Daal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split so that they’re flat, yellow and quick-cooking. They’re easy to digest.

Moong Daal Steamed Cake

Ingredients :
For Dhokla:
Yellow moong dal ( washed and soaked for 4 hours or overnight ) – 3/4 cup
Green chilies – 2
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Besan – 1 tbsp
Curd – 2 tbsp
Eno – 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Green chili  – 3
White Sesame – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 6
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Water – 1 cup

Method :

  1. Combine soaked yellow moong dal, green chilies, salt, sugar, oil, turmeric powder, besan, curd and blend in a mixer using a little water (2 tbsp) to make a smooth paste.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  4. Pour batter into a greased dhokla pan and steam for 15 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done.
  5. Allow dhokla to cool down completely.
Light & Healthy Breakfast

For Tempering:

  1. Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  2. Add curry leaves and white sesame, and allow to crackle.
  3. Then add green chili, sugar. Now add water, lemon juice and let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  4. Spread tempering over dhokla. Cut into the desired shape and enjoy.
Tea Time Snack

Vegetable Vermicelli with Quinoa Puffs | Easy Breakfast Recipe | Semiya Upma | One Pot Recipe

Semiya upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish which is also known as Vermicelli Upma. It is prepared with vermicelli, mixed vegetables, and some mild spices. It is a quick and healthy recipe that you can cook easily in just 20 minutes with simple ingredients.

Vegetable Vermicelli with Quinoa Puffs

Vermicelli is made from semolina, it is used in various cuisines. Now ready roasted vermicelli is easily available in the stores which makes the cooking faster and quicker. But I prefer to use the normal raw Vermicelli. I find the texture of pre-roasted Vermicelli slight chewy (But you can use roasted vermicelli ).

Easy Breakfast Recipe

I like to use lots of veggies when I am making this upma. I have added grated Zucchini, Carrots and Beetroot (My favorite veggie) OR french beans, green peas, corn, capsicum all works great in this recipe. You can also add nuts like cashews or peanut for some crunch. But I replace nuts with Quinoa Puffs.

Semiya Upma

Quinoa is a grain that contains all essential amino acids unlike the other grains. Furthermore, quinoa has a high protein value as well as high quantities of fiber. Puffed quinoa also makes a crunchy addition to yogurt, oatmeal, and granola bars. It’s packed with high-quality protein, fiber and iron so it not only tastes great but is also great for you.

Topping with Quinoa Puffs

Vegetable Vermicelli with Quinoa Puffs | Semiya Upma

A light and healthy upma recipe is made from vermicelli, a traditional type of pasta round in section similar to spaghetti. This simple to make instant pot recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or dinner.

One Pot Recipe

Ingredients :
Vermicelli – 1 cup
Grated zucchini– 1 medium size
Grated carrot – 1 medium size
Grated beetroot – 1
Finely chopped onions – 1 big
Finely chopped green chilly – 2
Water – 2 cups
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Pav bhaji masala – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Puffed quinoa – 1/2 cup
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

With lots of Veggies

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds and let it pop. Then add chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  2. Then add grated zucchini, carrot, beetroot, and cook for 5 – 8 minutes on high flame.
  3. Lower to flame and add pav bhaji masala, green chili, salt. Cook for 15 seconds and then add water. Bring the water to boil.
  4. Now add Vermicelli slowly. Carefully mix while adding so that there aren’t any lumps.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and cover partially and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and let it cook in medium-low heat for 5 minutes until the moisture is all absorbed.
  7. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and Quinoa Puffs . Mix them well and cover the lid. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with adrak wali chai.
Breakfast Recipe

Cinnamon Fruit Smoothie With Oats | Breakfast Smoothie | Fiber Rich Smoothie

Consuming the daily recommendations of fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. Blending a fruit or vegetables into a smoothie helps ensure you meet your body’s daily nutritional needs. Smoothies are delicious and super easy to make. Smoothies are one of my favorite things ever. Weekdays mornings are always a rush. SMOOTHIES are the lifesavers – Just throw fruits or veggies of your choice, milk or yogurt, blend and its ready within a minute.

Fruit Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed with nutrition and flavor, you’ll love this cinnamon and apple combo. The banana adds additional fiber, as well as potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6. Oats is the main ingredient in this smoothie not just for creaminess but a great nutrition source as well.

Smoothie With Oats

Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. This smoothie is light and refreshing with just enough sweetness from the apple to make it enjoyable.

Cinnamon Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:
Apple – 1 (Peeled and cubed)
Banana – 1
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Oats – 1/2 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Skimmed milk – 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Heat a 3/4 cup of water in a nonstick saucepan and add oats. Cook oats for 6 minutes on medium low flame stirring continuously.
  2. When oats are cooked switch off the flame. Let it cool down completely before grinding.
  3. Now blend cooked oats, banana, apple with milk together in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Pour smoothie into a glass, garnish with cinnamon powder and chopped walnuts.
Easy, Delicious Smoothie

Tip:

  • You could even make oats in advance and use accordingly.

Pomegranate Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie | No Dairy Drink | Fruity Red Smoothie

Blending a glass of smoothie made up with your favorite fruits, vegetables, and superfoods, you would easily be able to get your daily need for nutrients. Blending produce into a smoothie preserves fiber—and a smoothie can deliver an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals because it often includes fruit skins and pith. If your smoothie includes yogurt or milk, you get some calcium too. In this smoothie recipe, I used fresh pomegranate juice instead of milk and curd.

Easy to make & healthy

Smoothies are easy to make, especially when it’s packed with pomegranate and strawberries that are particularly high in nutrients and antioxidants. Pomegranates are a good source of vitamins A, C, some B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and iron. Whereas, Strawberry is a highly nutritious fruit, loaded with vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. It has a pleasant aroma, a vibrant color, a juicy texture, and a sweet yet mildly sour taste.

Vegan Smoothie

Ingredients:

Fresh pomegranate juice- 1 cup ( Juice of 2 pomegranates)
Apple – 1 (chopped with skin)
Chopped strawberries – 1 cup
A pinch of salt

Method :

  1. In a blender add a chopped apple, strawberries with fresh pomegranate juice and salt.
  2. Blend everything until smooth. Enjoy delicious and quick smoothie.
Breakfast Smoothie

Mango Lassi (Mango Yogurt Smoothie) | Summer Refreshing Drink | King Of Fruits – Mango

Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt (dahi) based drink. It is a blend of yogurt, water, with some spices and sometimes fruit. A sweet and refreshing mango lassi is the perfect drink to enjoy when mangos are in their peak of the season. Mango Lassi is thick and creamy in texture with the flavour of king of fruits – ‘Mango’. It is a very healthy drink prepared with just three ingredients within few minutes. It is the amalgamation of fresh ripe mango pulp, curd and sugar.

Mango Lassi

Traditional lassi is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits and flavored with cardamom instead of spices. Mango lassi is a sweet, rich and creamy drink made with delicious ripe mangoes, creamy yogurt, milk and a dash of cardamom powder. Mango Lassi is one of the most popular drinks in the subcontinents of south Asia. It is prepared in almost every house multiple time during summer. In fact, Mango Lassi is one of the most sought-after summer drinks of India sold by small street vendor’s to renowned restaurants during summer.

Summer Refreshing Drink

Ingredients:
Ripe Mango Pulp – 1 Cup ( 2 medium size mango)
Curd – 1 cup
Milk – 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar – 2 tbsp (optional)
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Ice cubes – 1/2 cup

For Garnishing :
Cube Mango – 1/2 cup
Sliced Pistachios – 3 tbsp
Sliced Cherries – 4

King Of Fruits – Mango

Method:

  1. Wash, peel and puree the mangoes.
  2. Now put mango puree, curd, milk, sugar, cardamom powder with ice cubes in a blender.
  3. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  4. Garnish with cube mangoes, sliced pistachios, and cherries. Serve chilled.
Sunshine Lassi