OH, FOR SOME COOLING SMOOTHIES TO SMOOCH OVER ON A HOT AFTERNOON!

By Our Special Correspondent

THIS summer is a killer in more ways than one. The heat is on and one may if inclined go on a fully liquid and light diet to stay cool and light. As usual the Taj Group of Hotels’ kitchens have been busy with Chef Abhishek Dhyani of the Cidade De Goa and Chef Nitin Mathur of the Taj Santacruz coming up with special summer smoothies featuring the ingredients of the good life of health and immunity boosting to keep even the novel corona virus at bay!
Goan Observer’s Life & Living pages take pleasure in presenting some of the smoothie recipes here for readers to make the most of and cheer up for lockdowns will be over soooon…. something to look forward to. Enjoy.

RECIPES COURTESY CHEF NITIN MATHUR

GRANOLA & FRUIT SMOOTHIE

GRANOLA & FRUIT SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:-
1 banana sliced, 1 apple medium (Peeled & Diced), 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey, 1 tbsp flaxseed powder,
1/2 cup granola, 1/4 cup ice
Method:-
Crush granola coarsely in the blender
Add Greek yogurt, soy milk, and honey to blend it well
Add rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth
Voila! Granola smoothie is ready

AVOCADO SUPER SMOOTHIE

AVOCADO SUPER SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:-
1/2 cup of almond & walnuts, 1 ½ – 2 cups of spinach leaves chopped, 1 firm ripe avocado,
1 ½ cups almond milk, 1 tbsp of liquid apple syrup or honey, 1tbsp sunflower seeds,
1tbsp pumpkin seeds
Method:-
Add mixed nuts (almond & Walnut), sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in blender and blend it well
Add spinach, avocado & soya milk in a blender. Blend until smooth
Add liquid apple syrup or honey and blend it for another 10 seconds.
Pour into glasses and serve.

PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY OAT SMOOTHIE

PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY OAT SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:-
2 cups of rolled oats (pan roasted), ½ yogurt, 1 cup almond milk, 1 large banana, 3tbsp. peanut butter, 2 tablespoons honey, 1tbsp flaxseed powder
Instructions:-
Place oats in blender and process
Pour milk into blender and allow processed oats to soften in milk for about 2-3 minutes
Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately

HEALTHY MANGO
COCONUT SMOOTHIE

HEALTHY MANGO   COCONUT SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:-
1/4 = 0.25 cup oats, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup fresh mango,
1/3 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1tbsp sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup ice
Method:-
Dry roast oats in a pan and let it cool
Add pan roasted oats in a blender and blend it well till the texture appears powdered
Place rest of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth
Serve immediately

MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE

MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:-
1 mango peeled and diced, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup ice, ½ tsp cinnamon powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1tbsp pumpkin seeds
Method:-
Add yogurt, lime juice and cinnamon powder in blender and blend it well
Add rest of the ingredients in your blender and blend for 1-2 minute or until the mixture is smooth.
Divide between two cups & serve immediately.

ALMOND & SPINACH SMOOTHIE By Abhishek Dhyani – Executive Chef, Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions INGREDIENTS: Milk 200 ml, whole raw almonds 12-18 nos, Fresh Spinach Leaves 8-10 nos, a pinch of Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg and crushed Black Pepper Corns. METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Overnight soaked almonds with skins slipped off give a smoother smoothie!

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