Monday, February 6, 2017

Recipe of the month: Banana-Berry Smoothie

This has got to be the shortest and most easiest recipe on my blog! Since the recipe is so short and sweet, let me keep the intro the same way 😉  

Smoothies are a great way to start the day and the perfect 'snack' to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Not to mention, a refreshing and nutritious drink to cool off in the summer (which is of utmost need in this part of the world!). It can be a lifesaver especially for busy moms. On the rare occasions that my toddlers get off their highchairs after no more than three tablespoons of food, all I have to do is whip up a smoothie and it disappears within a few greedy gulps! And you can rarely go wrong with them....chuck in a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies with some yoghurt, milk and a dash of honey and voila! within a matter of minutes you have got yourself a delicious drink containing energy boosting proteins and healthy fats.

Some of the ingredients I prefer to use in smoothies are bananas, assorted berries, mango, papaya, peaches, sapota, honeydew, avocado, peanut butter, blanched almonds and chia seeds. I usually don't fancy citrus fruits, pineapple, kiwi, carrots, cucumbers, kale and spinach but that is just me. When it comes to smoothies, anything goes! 

Feel free to get creative and tweak this recipe any which way you want. 

Happy chugging! 💦


Banana-Berry Smoothie 

Total time: 5 min
Serves: 2
Recipe category: Drink/Cold
Recipe level: Easy peasy!

Ingredients:

1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 tsp agave nectar (you could substitute with honey or maple syrup)
a pinch of cinnamon powder
4-5 ice cubes

Method:

Chuck all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.

Enjoy cold!


Cheers,
Megha


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