Collection Of Smoothies 

Navaratri beginnings from October 1st.

Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped.

Many people observe fast these days. . Fasting people abstain from consuming meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, onions, garlic, dishes made with common salt or any kind of spice. Some people live only on milk, fruits and fruit juices for the entire length of fasting. Apart from tea, coffee and milk, sago and potato cooked with rock salt are extremely popular dishes among devotees observing partial fast. Milk products and dry fruits can also be consumed.

Smoothie is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruits and vegetables. It can be nutritious and continent meal replacement. So here is some delicious, filling and power packed smoothies and cooler  for your fasting days. I have combined all the smoothies in one post for your convenience. All are low calorie and some are dairy free.

 

 

Apple orange banana grape and carrot smoothie

Pomegranate apple banana smoothie

Coffee banana chocolate smoothie

Papaya and orange smoothie

Papaya smoothie

Dairy free smoothie

Apple almond raisins smoothie

Smoothie with green tea

Thandai flavoured fruit punch/mocktail

Kiwi ginger lime cooler

Cucumber apple smoothie

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Cucumber Apple Smoothie 


Navaratri festival is just around the corner. And many of you  observe fast these days. Smoothie is perfect for fasting days. Filing and yummy.
Dairy free low calorie cucumber apple smoothie. Perfect for health conscious people too. 

Do you want a glowing skin? Then add this smoothie with your daily breakfast. 

It is an easy way to get rid of oiliness in skin and leaves you with a glow. 

The older you get, the fewer antioxidants you have in your skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage. Cucumbers can help restore some of these.  Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging. It  can resolves many skin problems and ensures healthy and younger looking skin.

And low calorie vitamins enriched cucumber keeps us hydrated and cool. It helps  in digestion, stabilize blood pressure and good for diabetic. 

Its lowers the uric acid levels and keep the kidneys healthy. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral. And also have anti-cancer properties.

This smoothie has apple too. Apple is extremely rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

The recipe is very simple. Just blend both add some flavour of your choice. I have used cinnamon but If you don’t like it you can use mint or any other flavour. Make it sweet or salty, both are yummy. You can add small spinach leaves or tomato too.

 

Recipe 


Cucumber – 1

Apple – 1

Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Lemon – 1/2

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon 

Honey or salt to taste 

Ice cube as require, optional 

Method 


Peel and chop the apple and cucumber. Taste the cucumber, it shouldn’t be bitter. 

Combine everything. You can add few small spinach leaves or 1 chopped tomato too. If you are using salt add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper powder too. You can use rock salt if you want to take it in fasting days.

 Blend everything until smooth and frothy. Add lemon juice and mix well. Taste and add more lemon juice if require. If you don’t like cinnamon you can use mint leaves or any flavour of your choice. 

Pour the mixture in your favourite glass. Add ice cubes. 

Garnish with cucumber, apple and lemon wedges. Serve chilled .