Sunday, 23 April 2017

Plum and Orange Juice



Plums are also helpful in bone metabolism and protect you from bone diseases caused due to aging. This juice will help regulate the digestive system, helps against constipation and good blood pressure. Oranges are the great source of Vitamin C and hence helps in immunity for the growing kids. This juice is also ideal for weight loss thanks to the high amount of vitamin C. Orange and plums are packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, copper, manganese and potassium .Plums are good sources of chromogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid, compounds in the phenols family which have been well-documented to possess strong antioxidant and anticancer effects.Thus this drink was made. Loved the color and taste of it...

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Prep time
Cooking time
Serves
10 mins
       5  mins
 4 persons

Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients
  • Fresh Plums -6 no’s  (Peeled and pitted)
  • Oranges -2 no’s
  • Grated Ginger -1”
  • Sugar -4 tbsp.
  • Salt -2 pinch
  • Lemon Juice -1/2  tsp

Method

1. Deseed the plums and wash, pit and chop the plum to small pieces with skin on. Boil the water and sugar and when sugar dissolves add the plum and cook for 5 to 8 mins.
2. Slightly mash the plum pieces to extract juice from it.Turn of the heat and sieve the mixture using a fine mesh. Strain such that there is no flesh in the strained juice.


3. Squeeze the juice from the oranges. Pour all the juices into a blender with the grated ginger or food processor and blend until smooth.
4. Plum skin adds the sourness to this juice. If you need more tangy taste to the drink add a spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
5. Add about a cup of chilled water to the drink. Serve chilled. Serve immediately. 

Serving Suggestions
Decorate with slices of plum, if liked, and serve immediately.

Notes

Addition of ginger is optional.


Important facts 1. Immunity, heart and cardiovascular health, development of sex hormones, stress management, health and repair of skin and effective wound healing
2. Frequent infections, poor wound healing, skin complaints, fatigue and listlessness, depression, easy bruising, bleeding gums and varicose veins
3. Bone building and repair, blood clotting and preventing heavy menstrual bleeding
Easy bruising, osteoporosis and heaving menstrual bleeding
4. Packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene; copper, manganese and potassium.
Plenty of vitamins B3, B5, B6; magnesium and phosphate.
5. Also contains vitamins B1, B2, B7, E, K, folic acid; calcium, iron, zinc; fiber; flavonoids and omega-3

Mango Avocado Pasta Salad


Mango season is always the best time of year and I find a way to incorporate mangoes into just about everything. This pasta salad recipe is simple to make and absolutely delicious. This recipe is full of flavor and makes you feel like you're eating a big bowl of summer. The perfect healthy summer recipe! Knowing that both mango and avocado are spring seasonal produce and being that I’m a fan of both (individually and as a combo), So I thought why not share this summer-fresh pasta salad with you all. A fresh sunny salad like this one for perfect for my lunch.
April month Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge discussed as “Salad” as topic.I have paired again with Mayuri Patel, who gave me two lovely secret ingredients Mango and Pasta. Frankly speaking,my pasta is colourful and healthly .Thanks dear for making our day wonderful with pasta salad and our family enjoyed.

 
Prep time
Cooking time
Serves
5 mins
       15 mins
 4 persons

Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients
  • Fusilli Pasta -2 cups
  • Ripe Mango (Cubed) -1 no
  • Ripe Avocado (Cubed) -1 no
  • Mint leaves –few sprigs
  • Olive oil -1 tbsp. (tossing the pasta)
  • Salt and Pepper –to taste
  • Lemon Juice -1 tbsp

Method
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, mix together the lime juice and olive oil. 2. Once pasta has cooked, run it through cold water, drain, and then transfer it to a bowl. Add half of the lime juice and olive oil mixture, toss, and set aside or put in refrigerator to cool.
 3. In a large bowl, place all the ingredients for the salad. Now mix avocado, mango, lime juice and olive oil, fresh mint leaves and toss well.
4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


 Notes
Add about 2/3 of cooked pasta. (You can use more or less depending on how much pasta you’d like in your salad.)
Lime Dressing not just adds zing in this simple salad but also prevents sliced avocados from blackening quickly. So I always have some extra dressing in refrigerator.
In morning, add sliced avocado mixed in remaining dressing and this salad will easily sat fresh for next 5-6 hours

Carrot Pineapple and Orange Juice



A simple and refreshing juice made from carrots, pineapple, and orange.It  is so tasty, kids and adults will love it ..Each flavor went really well together making for a delicious juice. It was naturally sweet and tangy so I always get excited when I find a new and yummy way to enjoy healthy foods. The pulp doesn’t need to go to waste! There are so many great ways to use it! It made them so moist and delicious.

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 Now let’s go to the recipe,
Prep time
Blending time
Serves
10 mins
       10  mins
 3 persons

Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients
  • Carrots –3 no’s
  • Orange juice -2 cups
  • Ripe pineapple chunks -1/2 small
  • Water –as required
  • Ginger -1/4 “
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper powder (optional)

Method
1. Cut the ingredients into the right size for the juicer. Turn on the juicer and add the ingredients slowly. Turn off machine, pour into a glass and enjoy! (Add ice if desired.)
2. Wash your fruits well before juicing. Remove the peels from pineapple and carrot.

3. Add the chopped fruits and ginger to the blender, along with a small amount of water. Pineapple, contain enough juice that your blender can easily blend the fruit without added water.4. Strain it if desired, then add honey, sea salt, black pepper, some pineapple chunks and few ice chunks.. Stir well; pour in glasses and Enjoy...   

Notes
If you want to make a "green" carrot pineapple orange juice, add 3 handfuls of spinach. I serve my juice on ice.


Important facts
1. Addition of ginger for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent and anti-microbial properties.
2. Pineapple is storehouse of many health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.
3. Citrus fruits, as such, have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties, oranges, by virtue of their richness in vitamins and minerals.

Chia Detox Water



Chia Seeds are gluten-free and a good source of calcium.  They are also supposed to help curb your appetite. When added to a glass of water they swell up and take on a gel-like consistency.   I am trying to drink this detox water first thing in the mornings.  It helps wake me up and gives me the energy to get going. They make black and white ones. Another thing is that lime juice is an anti-inflammatory.  

All round this detox water is super good for you. Staying hydrated is incredibly important for your body and overall health. Sometimes it is hard to get in your daily water intake, so here’s some tasty ways to make it easier to drink more water. Water helps to flush toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to cells, among many other benefits like improving your skin condition and reducing the frequency of headaches. 

One of my favorites right now is lemon-mint water. So flavorful and satisfying. I love the lemon and mint combination because it’s so fresh tasting.I like to add chia seeds to beverages when I can, because they are so incredibly good for you. They are small, but mighty. 

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Now let’s go to the recipe,
Prep time
Soaking time
Serves
10 mins
       20  mins
 3 persons

Recipe type: Drinks

Ingredients
  • Glass of water -12 oz.
  • Sugar syrup -1 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice -1 tbsp.
  • Mint leaves –few sprigs
  • Ice cubes –few

 Method
1. Fill a glass jar with a lid with drinking water .Add chia seeds to water. Place lid on the jar and shake well. Let set for 10 minute.

2. Add juice from 1 lime and sugar syrup. Shake again and drink.

Notes
Lemon water also helps if you are looking to lose weight! It is excellent for cleansing and great for detoxing your body

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