PINEAPPLE +PALAK JUICE


Today’s immunity strengthening drink is with

Spinach leaves and pineapple with my basic

additions.

Spinach the cartoon figure Popeye’s drink.

My daughter forces me to drink spinach saying

‘Mom it’s what Popeye drinks for strength , so

do drink it always ‘🤪😋

Please do not add white sugar . If you like only white sugar please use sulphur free sugar .

INGREDIENTS

A handful of Spinach leaves

2 cups pineapple cubes

A pinch of salt

Sweetness to your choice

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of nutmeg powder

METHOD

Blend all ingredients together with water.

Strain or serve with pulp.

HEALTHY CILANTRO JUICE


Make your juices green,for the extra boost to

immunity building!

Some suggestions for the addition of greens

Cilantro or coriander,Spinach or Palak,Moringa

Mint ,are the greens which I usually include in

breakfast drinks.

When it comes to addition of green vegetables,

it is a long list . I will be posting combination of

vegetables too.

It’s always best to include a vegetable with the

fruit juice.

As gooseberry is considered to be the little

wonder it’s best to include it daily in any form.

So …to today’s drink with the gooseberry /Amla/Nellikai.

INGREDIENTS

A handful of coriander leaves

Amla 2-3

1 Pear / green apple

2-3 gooseberry ( Amla , Nellikai)

A tiny piece ginger

Honey to taste

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of pepper

A pinch of salt

METHOD

Blend all ingredients together with water.

Strain and serve!

CARROT,PINEAPPLE,ORANGE JUICE


As we are in a stage ,where we have to think of

all possible ways to be healthy , and boosting

the immunity of our family I’m posting juices

along with my other recipes.

This is not a remedy ,these are just measures

you could take when you serve juices like this .

In my previous post,I have given pointers for

making juices ( please do check it).

Today’s juice recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped pineapple ( remove core)

1 big carrot

1 orange

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of nutmeg powder

Salt

Country sugar/brown sugar/palm candy/ honey

METHOD

Blend all these together fine .Add water

Strain and serve.

I’m not giving the amount of water to be added ,because some drink like smoothies , some like. it with more water ,so it’s your choice!

PINEAPPLE,ORANGE,PEAR JUICE


A juice with high content of Vitamin C .A good

immunity booster. Mostly yellow fruits and

vegetables should be included in your diet .

•Always use country sugar or honey .

•Add a pinch of Himalayan salt to any juice you

make.

•If you are not adding ginger , make it a habit to

add a pinch of dry ginger powder.

•Add a pinch of turmeric compulsorily.

Add a pinch of nutmeg powder to any juice you

make .

Some pointers I thought to share,and to the

recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped pineapple

2 pears

1 orange / sweet lime

A pinch of salt

A pinch of dry ginger powder

A pinch or turmeric

Honey / country sugar / palm candy to taste

METHOD

Blend all the fruits , in the juicer fine .

Add water to your choice

Strain and serve!

POMEGRANATE BEETROOT JUICE


Another healthy juice to my healthy juices list.

Beetroot and pomegranate are one of the best

nature has offered us.

Best to strengthen your immunity system,best

for anaemic patients .

Tip for the healthy juices: Always include a

piece of ginger , and a pinch of turmeric.

Do not use white sugar , use only country

sugar honey or palm candy sugar.

Now to the red,red healthy recipe!

INGREDIENTS

3 pomegranates

1 beetroot

1 small piece ginger

A pinch of salt

Country sugar/palm candy/honey

A pinch of turmeric

METHOD

Blend all the above ingredients with a little

water fine .

Add 2-3 cups water , mix , strain and serve!

So do try this immunity booster , and post in

your comments!

ORANGE LASSI


Refreshing drinks are the need of the season

now in Chennai.

Fizzy drinks and bottled drinks is a big ‘No‘ in

my home.It’s always fresh fruit,vegetable,lassi,

or buttermilk.

So, I keep mixing and matching fruits and

vegetables to make juices .( at times I don’t

have time for photos, and not able to upload).

Well,for today’s absolute refreshing lassi.

Before I go any further I would like to enlighten

the word lassi for those who don’t know .

It relates to a pet name for some ,but in India

it means thick curd whipped with salt or sugar .

It is really a great refresher served with fruits

nuts or served plain with its uniqueness !

Healthy and excellent body coolant.

You could use your favourite fruit to make this!

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup curd

2 oranges

A pinch of salt

2-3 tblsp palm candy sugar (use sweetness of your choice)

METHOD

Blend the oranges ( remove seeds) with sugar

and salt.

Add the curd and whip up smooth.

Serve chilled.

COFFEE FALOODA


Summer is dawning in Chennai , so cold drinks

are the need of season.

Got the idea from yesterday’s post on coffee

jelly pudding.

Who doesn’t love ice coffee?Everybody does,

and that too with a scoop of ice cream is

irresistible . Yesterday’s post and this post is

interlinked,so do try this and post in your

comments and suggestions!Those who love

liquor , can add a tsp.of brandy or rum!

INGREDIENTS (Serves 1)

1 cup ice coffee

1 cup cut pieces of chocolate jelly pudding

1 tblsp chia seeds ( soaked)

Few nuts ( optional)

1tsp.brandy/ rum

A scoop of vanilla/coffee/chocolate/mocha ice

cream

METHOD

Mix all together,top it with your favourite ice

cream and serve!

BA-PINACOLADA SMOOTHIE


Do not be confused with the title of the drink .

It’s christened by me as I have added banana,turmeric to this healthy pinacolada

smoothie.

As Coconut milk is used widely, nowadays due to the enlightenment of it’s health benefits

i bring this recipe to you.

INGREDIENTS

1 -2 bananas

1/2 of a ripe pineapple

2-3 cups of fresh coconut milk

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 cup coconut water ( optional)

A pinch of salt

A pinch of cinammon powder for each serving ( optional)

Sweetner of your choice .( I did not add any sugar as the sweetness in the fruit is enough for my folks)

METHOD

Blend the fruits together fine and smooth .( You could strain if you like)

Add coconut milk and mix well.Serve chilled with a sprinkle of cinammon powder .

COCONUT ‘N’ ROSE MILK (NATURAL)


I’m really excited to share this healthy recipe with you all.

As I told you earlier I always see health related programs and when I get an idea and

have tried it too ,I always love to share it.

The rose flower is not only a beauty but also has loads of health benefits .

In India the famous ‘ Gulkand’ is prepared with these Rose petals.Many people consume

this concoction in milk or as it is stored, because it consists properties to strengthen the

body.

Now pointing to the benefits of the natural rose milk drink .”

Coconut milk and rose petals have simultaneous benefits.

They help to remove toxins from the body and strengthening the heart intestines .

Blood flow is regulated in the body thus keeping your arteries strong.

This does not taste like the Common Rose milk we make at home or served commercially.

This is non- chemical natural drink, tasty and healthy.So… do take these drinks

frequently.

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

3 cups coconut milk

1 cup rose petals

1/4 tsp.cardamon powder

Honey to taste

1 tblsp palm sugar/ jaggery

Soaked chia/ falooda seeds

METHOD

Grind the petals to a fine paste and add to the milk with the rest of the ingredients.Serve

chilled.

You can add jelly pieces of you like.

 

HOME MADE GOLDEN SYRUP


The recipe called for golden syrup,and I had to get it quick within a day.Checked online shops

as no stores closer by ,had this.Hmm…it would take minimum 2 days.I thought to hit the

google search for home made golden syrup….and there it was …was too zealous to make it

right away and I succeeded.The only flaw I did was…just allowed to simmer and went away

from the kitchen trusting it will not flow over the limits…but NO..quarter of the syrup was

overflowing.So …please have a wide eye on the pot,or use a wide ,and bigger

saucepan.The only change I made was, I used cane sugar for the first boil,and regular sugar

for the next.I liked to try the cane sugar version to get a darker colour.Anyway let’s now move

to the recipe …Do try as homemade has no preservatives….and the process is easy..

INGREDIENTS (200-250 gm syrup)

100 gm cane sugar (you can use normal sugar too)

3 tblsp.water


500 gm sugar

300 ml boiling water

1/2 lemon

METHOD

Heat the first set of ingredients till sugar melts.

Add boiling water gradually.

Add 500 gm sugar and mix till sugar dissolves.

Add the slice of lemon into the boiling water and cook on a low fire for 45 minutes.

The sugar syrup will not be thick at this stage.Once it starts to cool it will thicken like syrup.

Remove the lemon and strain into a glass bottle and allow to cool.

I will update the shelf life soon.(As on November 16-11 2018 the syrup is lovely and i hope to use in the baking this time .I did not refridgerate.)

You can store in the refrigerator and use in your cakes and desserts.