Virgin Watermelon Mojito 


Virgin mojito with watermelon and cucumber. 

A refreshing, delicious and chilled drink to keep your body hydrated. Watermelon and cucumber both have high water content. So its a perfect drink to beat the heat.

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally mojito is a cocktail or alcohol based drink consist of mint leaves, lime juice, sugar sparkling water and white rum.

But alcohol free virgin mojito has lime juice, mint leaves and sugar syrup.

I have made this mojito sugar-free.  You don’t need to add sugar because this mojito has natural sweetness of watermelon. But you can add little sugar or sugar syrup if you want your drink more sweet. 

Watermelon is a most refreshing fruit of this summer season. Its low in calories but high in vitamin A, C and many healthy plant compounds. This fruit have high water content so its help you to keep your body hydrated and help you feel full.

And some benefits of cucumbers are 

Cucumbers are predominantly made of water.

Some people use cucumbers to soothe sunburn.

Early research shows that a compound found in cucumbers might help fight cancer.

Cucumbers contain lignan, which may help fight cardiovascular disease.

Cucumber is a versatile foodstuff and can be added to a variety of dishes.

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Our this week’s #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is watermelon. My contribution is this virgin mojito with watermelon and cucumber. 

This mojito is not only refreshing and delicious but healthy too. And mint, lemon and back salt makes this mojito super yummy.

Recipe 


Seedless watermelon cubes – 2 cup 

Cucumber – 1 small peeled and chopped 

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon 

Mint leaves – 1/4 cup 

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon 

Club soda – 1/2 cup

Black or pink salt – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste 

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste 

Mint leaves and lemon wedges for garnishing
Crushed ice optional 

Method 


Combine seedless watermelon cubes, peeled and chopped cucumber, grated ginger, lemon juice and black or pink salt. 

Blend in a mixer blender. Blend until smooth. 

Strain the mixture. 

Add club soda. Taste and adjust salt  pepper and lemon juice if require. You can add sugar or sugar syrup if you want your drink more sweet. 

Pour the mixture into a glass. Add some crushed ice. 

Garnish with mint string, lemon and watermelon wedges. Place a mint leaf in the glass. 

Serve chilled. Enjoy…………. 

Orange Grapes Frozen Cooler With Lemon And Mint 

Orange grapes frozen cooler with lemon and mint.

A very refreshing and delicious cooler to beat the heat. You can serve it as a dessert too. 

I have used fresh orange juice  grapes, lemon and fresh mint in it. 

A drink or dessert for this scorching hot weather. Serve it to your kids instead of fruits. I am sure they will love it.

Oranges are easily available and one of the most popular fruits in the world. Oranges are excellent source of nutrients but low in calories. And oranges are well known for vitamin C and significant antioxidant properties.

They not only promote healthy skin, also can help to prevent from many diseases.

And the queen of fruits grapes are known for numerous health benefits. Many studies proved that grapes can protect us from heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.

You can get some more cooler or mocktail recipes here. 
Watermelon cooler with Tulsi and aloevera 
Kiwi ginger lime cooler 
 Thandai flavoured fruit punch or mocktail 
Virgin mojito 

Our this week’s #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is frozen cooler. And my contribution is this fruity frozen cooler.

A chilled drink with all the goodness of fruits. You don’t need to add sugar in it. Just enjoy the natural sweetness of fruits. A dash of pink or black salt and lemon juice makes the drink super delicious.

I have used fresh orange juice but you can make it with canned juice too. 

Recipe 


Orange juice – 2 cup frozen 

Grapes – 1 cup 

Lemon juice – 4 teaspoon 

Pink salt or black salt – 1/2 teaspoon 

Mint – few leaves 

Lemon wedge and mint leaves for garnishing 

Method 


I have frozen fresh orange juice but you can use canned juice too. Keep the juice in freezer till set. 

Combine frozen orange juice, grapes, salt, mint leaves and lemon juice in a blender. 

Blend until smooth. 

Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice according to your taste. I have used 1 lemon and 6 – 7 mint leaves. You can reduce or increase as per your taste. 

You can use any fruits of your choice instead of grapes. 

Pour the mixture into a glass. 

Garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves. 
Serve chilled. 

Enjoy the healthy and super yummy fruity frozen cooler as a drink or dessert 😊

Guava Banana Smoothie 


Guava banana smoothie.

Smoothie is an easiest way to nourish your body with essential nutrients. It gives you essential minerals and vitamins too. You need only some fruits, milk or yogurt and a blender to make this healthy and yummy drink.

Most fruits are high in vitamins A and C. This smoothie has guava, which is high in folate too.

And banana is a most popular and delicious fruit. It contains fiber, several essential nutrients and antioxidants. Its good for heart, digestion and weight loss.

I have used cinnamon in it. You can use any flavour. But cinnamon is one of the most healthy spices on the earth. It is packed with antioxidants and it can lower blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease risk. And I love the aroma of cinnamon so I use it in most of my smoothies.

If you want to make it dairy free you can use any fruit juice instead of yogurt. You can use any fruits of your choice. Sometimes I use 1 apple too in it.

 

Recipe 


Yogurt – 1 cup

Banana – 1

Guava – 1

Honey – 2 teaspoons or to taste

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Ice cubes as require, optional

 

Method 
Peel and chop the banana. Chop the guava too. Combine all the ingredients. Blend till smooth and frothy. If you want to add apple in it, peel and  chop 1 apple  and mix with other ingredients before blending.

Place some ice cubes in a glass and pour the smoothie over it.

Garnish with pistachios. Serve chilled.

Litchi Watermelon Dates Peach Tulsi And Almond Smoothie

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Watermelon, litchi, peach, dates, Tulsi/holy basil and almond smoothie.
I always like to take a glass of smoothie in my fasting days. On these days salt and grains are not allowed.

Refreshing, filling and delicious smoothie is a best way to hydrate us in this scorching summer. And its a without sugar and dairy free smoothie so perfect for everyone even diabetic people too.

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I have added little cucumber too which provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.

A smoothie with litchi. This juicy summer treat is not only yummy. It is highly rich in nutrients and offers numerous benefits for your skin, hair, and health that make it more irresistible.

Peaches also offer a rich treasure of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper.

Peaches are low in calories, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Refreshing Watermelon soaked with nutrients. Contents vitamin A. B6, C, antioxidant and amino acids.
Its detoxifying, support immune system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar.

And we all know that Tulsi or Holy Basil, which has the scientific name Ocimum Sanctum is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herb that has been discovered.

So make this super healthy and yummy smoothie to beat the heat.

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Recipe

Watermelon juice  – 1 cup

Litchi – 5

Peach  – 2

Dates  – 5

Tutsi or holy basil – 5-6 leaves

Almonds  – 5 soaked and peeled

Cucumber  – 1/2 peeled and grated

Cinnamon powder  – a small pinch

Juice of 1 lemon

Ice cubes as require

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Method

Peel the litchis. Remove the seeds of litchis, dates and peach and chop them.

Now combine everything in a blender. Blend till smooth and frothy.

Place some ice cube in a glass and pour the smoothie over it.
Enjoy chilled, healthy and delicious smoothie with the goodness of fruits.

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Watermelon Cooler With Tulsi And Aloevera

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Watermelon cooler/mocktail with tulsi or holy basil, aloe vera, and lemon. A perfect drink to beat the heat in this scorching summer.

Aloe vera, tulsi or holy basil and lemon made this Watermelon cooler super healthy and yummy too.

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Summercool

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Presenting a chilled, healthy and delicious summer cooler.
Refreshing Watermelon soaked with nutrients. Contents vitamin A. B6, C, antioxidant and amino acids.

Its detoxifying, support immune system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Its also excellent for digestion and an easy way to boost our vitamin and mineral intake.

Benefits of aloe vera seem endless. The Sanskrit meaning of aloe vera is kumari which means princess for it’s ability to help you maintain youthful beauty and a healthy glow. So try to use little aloe vera gel in your daily diet.

Holy basil or tulsi is one of the best medicinal herb. Its very effective in treatment of respiratory disorders, fever asthma, lung disorders, heart disease stress and many more.

Lemon is well known for it’s weight loss aid because it’s juice is digestive and liver cleanser.
Lemon contains strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting power.

So try this super healthy and delicious summer cooler to beat the heat.
Some clicks by my daughter Suchismita Roy. Lovely isn’t it!!

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

Recipe

Watermelon  – 5 cup cubed

Holy basil or tulsi – 5-6 leaves

Aloe vera gel – 2-3 teaspoon

Black salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Water – 1/4 cup

Juice of 1 lemon

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Method

Deseed the watermelon cubes. Mix holy basil or tulsi leaves, aloe vera gel, black salt, lemon juice, water and black pepper.

If you don’t like the hotness of pepper, add only 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder.
Place every ingredients in a blender and blend till everything mix well.

Taste and adjust the salt and black pepper.
Strain the mixture in a strainer.

Your healthy yummy watermelon cooler/mocktail is ready.
Take a glass and put some ice in it. Pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. Garnish with tulsi or holy basil leaves and watermelon scoop.
Serve chilled. Enjoy……

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I would love to hear from you. Please give your feedback if you like the recipe.

Papaya And Orange Smoothie

 

 

 

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Dairy free low calorie smoothie. I have posted a papaya smoothie earlier.
This time made it with cucumber and orange.

Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like cucumber decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
And a perfect food for hot summer to prevent dehydration.

Orange is known to have several benefits and is among the most popular fruits around the world.
An excellent source of vitamin C.

This smoothie is little different from other smoothies. You will like its tangy taste.
Its very easy to make.

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Recipe

Papaya  – 2 cups peeled and chopped

Cucumber  – 1 peeled and chopped

Juice of 2 oranges

Grapes  – handful

Mint leaves  – few

Rock salt or black salt to taste

Pepper powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Method

Blend all the ingredients till smooth and frothy. Taste, adjust salt and pepper. Pour in your favourite glass and enjoy.

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Papaya Smoothie

 

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Papaya smoothie.
We should include papaya in our diet not only for it’s sweet taste but lots of health benefits.

They are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients, vitamins and minerals etc.

It helps in weight loss and boost immunity.
Rich in fibre which helps to lower cholesterol.

Some more health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.

 

Healthy filling refreshing and yummy papaya smoothie.
I don’t like papaya but in this way just love it.

And its dairy free smoothie. No milk or yogurt added. A smoothie without any calorie.
So perfect for health watchers too.
And very easy to make.

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Recipe

Papaya – 1 and 1/2 cup peeled and chopped

Grapes  – handful

Mint leaves  – few

Honey  – 1 teaspoon

Juice of 1 orange

Few drops of lemon juice (optional)

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend till smooth and frothy.
Pour in a glass.

A perfect blend for fasting or dieting people.
Start your day with this yummy and healthy smoothie.

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