Monday, May 24, 2010

Strawberry Mint Smoothie



Hubby and I enjoy eating healthy. However, I've been feeling that we dont eat a lot of fruits.. and it almost gets impossible to get the daily recommended doze. I like juices, but I often wonder if drinking packaged juices is any good?
Gradually we have been introducing changes into our eating habits to ensure we consume more fruits.. at least a few varieties everyday. My smoothie series is all about getting more fruits into our routine. The Smoothie thought is inspired by a very close friend who loves to cook and is always ready to whip up new recipes every time we meet up!! Thanks Suraj for your inspiring ways....


INGREDIENTS:

Fresh Strawberries - 5 to 6, cut in half and 1 to 2 chopped or sliced
Ripe Banana - 1/2
Ripe Guava - 1 small OR
Guava Juice - 1/3 cup
Fresh Mint Leaves - 4 to 5
Plain Yogurt - 2 to 3 tbsp

COOKING TIME: 10 minutes

SERVING: Serves 2



METHOD:

1. Cut all the fruits. Strawberries in halves, Banana into coins, Guava into 4 to 6 pieces.
2. Put all the fruits into a blender and blend in.
3. Add the yogurt and 2 to 3 Fresh Mint leaves, blend again.
4. Add the chopped strawberries to the bottom of your beverage glass.
5. Pour out the smoothie into beverage glasses.

To Serve -
5. Top it up with sliced Strawberries and Mint leaves.

Enjoy !!

This recipe is part of:
Divya's "Show me Your Smothie" Event !
"RC - 23 Smoothies & Milk Shakes" - An IHM Event !

8 comments:

Priti said...

Hi Amrita!

Got the link of ur blog from IHM. The smoothie looks so tempting!!! Its a delicious way to introduce fruits to our diet. Loved the way u topped it with the strawberry and mint! :)

Amz said...

Thanks Priti..
Please follow the blog... the growing numbers are very encouraging to me.

Renu said...

very nice recipe.....great way of introducing fruits to my little kiddo who hates to have fruits -:)

Amz said...

I'm glad... Let me know what your kiddo thinks of the drink.
Best !

Mrudula Nagarajan said...

Hey lovely recipe. I was wondering that by introducing more fruits into ur daily diet in d form of smoothies, were u in any way adding more calories from sugar but as the recipe doesnt call for it, its superb.( m a dietician so this thought was spontaneous). Keep up the good work

Amz said...

Thanks Mrudula ! I greatly appreciate your thought. I was hoping people notice that none of my smoothies add any sugar. It is amazing how much sugar we have on a daily basis and I did not want my smoothies to add more.

I go for the best fruits I can find. Ripe fruits by themselves can add the sweet taste that most people crave in smoothies. I think that selecting the right ingredients is the key to a good recipe and its success!

:)

Medifast Program said...

That looks delicious. Love the presentation of the strawberry on top.

Amz said...

Thanks so much !

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