Woodapple or bel is rich in nutrients and a great source of fibre, vitamins, calcium and phosphorus. It is also nature's wonderfruit for any stomach troubles. This recipe to prepare bel juice with jaggery as a sweetener, makes it a great sugar free summer cooler. Bel has cooling effect on the body and is good for the stomach as well. Serve this homemade bel sharbat to your guests in place of aerated drinks or packaged juices, they may end up following you for the recipe!
This papaya drink is yet another simple, quick-to-do recipe with minimum ingredients. It is an alternate way of consuming papayas, especially for toddlers who sometimes resist eating papayas. You can make them drink! Adding honey accentuates the sweetness and lemon lends a little tanginess to this drink. A great way to replace sugar laden shakes and juices for a healthy breakfast! Get the ripest papaya you can find with your fruitvendor, and churn into a smoothie.
Try this recipe to discover for yourself how those soft, mushy and sweet fruits, blended with figs could create a healthy juice that your kids may end up asking for more! Figs are extremely high on fibre and calcium - excellent to be meet the nutritional needs of growing kids. Blended along with fruits enables kids to consume figs, which otherwise they may resist. A dairy-free shake recipe you could put together in just about 20 min, with a little arrangement in advance. Simply soak some dry figs about 3-4 hours prior to making the drink.
Figs are a great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals. They are also a great source of natural sugar. Undoubtedly a great addition to your family's dietary intake! But then, how to consume figs? This Banana, Strawberry and Figs recipe is the ideal answer. The trick is only to use fully ripe bananas and fresh strawberries. Fresh figs, if available is good else you could use soaked dried figs as well. An ideal breakfast option, this drink is very satiating and can also be taken as a between-the-meals snack.
A chilled, dairy free, sugar free, burst of goodness in a bowl. Fruits are the best way to break your fast, first thing in the morning. Fruits are the most ideal foods to start the day with since they are easy to digest and very hydrating. This wholesome smoothie bowl made of frozen fruits will help you stick to fruits for breakfast.
Do you know the benefits of this colour Orange? Rich in antioxidant beta-carotene this colour having lot of Vitamin A and C in store. Beta carotene helps in hair, skin and Vision. This fruit juice combination is having beta-carotene in excess. So, say Hi! to good skin and healthy Vision. Try out my orange story.
Fruits are pre-digested foods i.e. they are the easiest to digest and hence take the least amount of time to get absorbed by the body. They are provide the much required energy to the body to carry out its vital functions. Fruits should therefore be a substantial part of our dietary intake. Incorporate fruits as smoothies to up your intake of fruits. Experiment with different combos and relish! Here is a recipe that combines juicy pineapples with papaya and pomegranate.
This recipe is power filled as it gives you and your kids energy and prevents dehydration this summer. And what is better about it? It is filled with antioxidants which will build your immunity and help you fight against all the bacteria in the air. Oranges are full of vitamins and minerals, Indian gooseberry amala is always high on vitamin C, and black grapes another rich source of Antioxidants together are here to help you build up your energy. They are a good source of natural food instead of synthetic supplements for Vitamin C. Do try to put together this fresh vitamin-rich food and stay healthy and hydrated this summer.
High on fibre and nutrients, dates can be easily added to your daily diet. As you up your dates intake, you will notice your sweet cravings go down. When feeling low on energy, or too hot in summers the natural sugars of dates in this sweet and tangy drink works wonders to hydrate and energise. A great substitute to packaged health drinks!
This recipe adds the power-packed nutrition of dry fruits along with your favourite fruit to give you an option of a wholesome meal to start the day or an in-between meals snack. The texture and flavour of dry fruits makes it too good to resist! Do note, there is no nuts added in here. Only soaked dry fruits and a choice of regular fruit
A power packed smoothie, enjoy the yumminess of mangoes in summers with the creaminess of ripe banans. Perfect for kids as a meal first thing in the morning or after the park time.You can choose to have only mango smoothie or mix it with any other fruit or dry fruit of choice. Smoothies are great way to get over the boredom of eating fruits whole, and also a perfect way to make sure the body gets perfect material to keep any illness at bay!
Strawberries are loved by most kids. They could be had as is or made into yummy smoothies combined with different fruits. Smoothies are not only relished by kids, it's fun to engage them in making their own smoothies. Encourage kids to have fruits by having them make this strawberry smoothie.
Sweet lime or mosambi juice is a common summer drink to beat the heat. Mosambi is a citrus fruit, which is nature's storehouse of Vitamin C and is, therefore, a must have in your daily intake. Simple and quick to make, mosambi juice also has a detoxifying effect on our body - flushes out toxins and neutralizes the harmful effects of stress and pollution. Juice some fresh, sweet mosambi and enjoy this divine drink for taste or for health or both! You could use an electric juicer to extract the juice. Don't have one, no worries! Check out how to get your favourite mosambi juice without an electric juicer.
This power packed energy drink made from bananas, dates and chikoo is a great treat for any time of the day - be it and energetic start of the day, after school snack or a post-play drink. Chikoo adds a distinct texture to the drink. Works as great post-workout drink for adults too. Relish chilled!
That time of the year when you get pineapple galore. Well! Make the best of it, eat and drink pineapple! This recipe combines those sweet, juicy pineapples along with strawberry to create a yummy, refreshing juice. This can beat a packaged juice hands down -- so offer to your kids in their favourite glass as an evening snack or an after-play drink!
Orange ginger juice is an incredibly refreshing and healthy way to start your day. This blend of orange with ginger gives a juice with mild to medium sweetness, with a little zing from ginger. Orange is citrus fruit, which is practically omnipresent during the winter months. Orange juice combined with ginger juice is a potential contender to other detoxifying drinks that may lose out on taste factor! Yes, a tastier way to get rid of toxins. Taste bhi, health bhi! Orange juice is a great hit with kids as well! But then packaged orange juices are full of refined sugar and preservatives. Here's a homemade way to get the favourite drink with a little twist of ginger!
Fruits smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body and taste buds both. They lend a different texture & variety vs. eating fruits whole. Adding dates, and bananas to smoothies make it a complete meal both for adults, and kids alike. This unbelievably quick-to-do recipe can be served as an evening snack or even as a meal replacement - a good break for your digestive system (remember, fruits are extremely light on your stomach and are digested the fastest).