Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Berrylicious Green Smoothie - Strawberry and Raspberry Smoothie - Vegan

Today I made a Berrylicious Green Smoothie with Strawberry and Raspberry. So what is the green in my Smoothie? I ditched the usual Spinach and added Cucumber. Hope you love it. We totally Enjoyed it. The Sweetness depends on the how sweet your berries are.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Pimms and Virgin 'Pimms' - Berry Grape Lemonade

Pimms is a very popular drink served in England and is especially popular during the Wimbledon Season. It is a very refreshing drink to sip in Summer. So when the sun is shining, no doubt we also made some and enjoyed it this week. The original recipe used Lemonade that is fizzy. I do not like any fizzy drinks. So I have made this with Still Lemonade.

And why the Virgin? We had a few people who did not drink alcohol and I wanted to make something they will love, equally refreshing, similar looking and tasting. So what do you think of that version?

Friday, 10 July 2015

Vegan Carrot Cake Breakfast Smoothie

As you have seen from my last few posts, I have been going crazy about making some smoothies. Though it started off as an attempt to make green smoothies, I have diversified. All the smoothies are super healthy. No sugar or sweetners. Whole fruits, Vegetables etc. Oats and Flax to make it filling and add to the health benefits. And then this one has cinnamon, ginger etc quite good for you. And best of all, this tastes like you are eating carrot cake. Yes trust me or better still try it to believe it..

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Vegan Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie

I love Apple Pie and anything that reminds me of the pie is a big yes for me. When I make an Oats porridge I always add some apple to it. It makes it sweet and adds texture to the breakfast. I decided to make this smoothie and I knew it will be a big winner. No added sugar, Healthy ingredients like Oats, Flax, Apple, Banana and Cinnamon, Quite filling. What's not to like.


Banana Frozen 1
Apple cubed 1 (no need to peal)
Oats 1/2 cup
Flax seeds 1 tbsp
Cinnamon Powder 1 tsp
Soy Milk or Milk 1 cup

Method of Preparation

1. Powder the Flax seeds. The add the Oats and powder that as well.

2. In the blender (I use a food processor with regular blade), pulse the banana till it crumbles.

3. Add the apple and blend till it starts to becomes paste.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients. Give it one final blend.

Enjoy! And don't forget to let me know how you like it. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Healthy Strawberry and Chocolate Smoothie - Strawberry Chocolate Frappuccino - Vegan

Strawberry and Chocolate are a match made in heaven. Who does not like dipping Fresh Strawberry in Melted Chocolate! Its Summer time, Strawberries are in Season. It would be a sin not to enjoy this indulgence. Summer time is also about Frappuccino. I am always tempted by them at Starbucks. And in this hot weather, I can never say no to it.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Green Smoothie - Pear, Banana, Spinach - Vegan

Most of us have seen or read a post about the benefits of drinking a green smoothie. Leafy greens are high in Vitamins and Minerals in addition to being a great source of fiber. The leaves can be a little bit bitter and a green paste is not what you want to drink. That is where the fruits come to play. They add some sweetness to the drink in addition to increasing the number of 5 a day that you are consuming. Other things I am planning to do it to add things like peanut butter (yumm), flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger.

We as a family are pretty good at consuming our greens. When i say that, I do not mean that we all love a bowl of salad. That's where things get tricky. We make loads of sides with spinach, broccoli etc. And we all love it. But when it comes to raw greens, we all say a big no. I have meant to try these green smoothies for a long long time. I even buy all the ingredients for making one, but never end up making it.

Recently I read an article about it in a magazine and wanted to give it a go. The interesting thing is when I made it, I actually did not taste the spinach at all. Awesome. Now hopefully (fingers crossed), I will make many many variations of this Green Goddess! Are you with me? Lets do this together.