Quick Fix/Summer Coolants and Smoothies

Summer Coolants

Life is getting busier and busier everyday and we all want something quick and easy,  but nothing short of “divine”. I have a solution, some recipes  might you all be having for ages but some are with a twist.

As I mentioned earlier in my post as per the suggestion of a friend I am starting to put all these quick  things under the category “Quick Fix”.

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These are really refreshing and in summers you can’t expect more.  Smoothies are now becoming a trend, more fashionable, more easy. Instead of having a  proper breakfast of milk, fruit, cereal and nuts and feel good and  fill for the next 4 -5 hours, we all prefer to  put all together in a blender and ready to go.  We find them more refreshing. They are my personal favorites.

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Children are also liking it,  just add their personal favorite like chocolate, hazelnut or a fruit and they drank it without showing any tantrums. Flavor can be changed accordingly and one day  I was googling the net and I found numerous possibilities.

Some of us don’t like oats,  so adding a spoon or two in this way without knowing a member,  can be a healthy cheat.

Summer coolants, we can have any time of the and in the growing humidity what else we all want than a cool drink.

Lemonade

Ingredients

  • Mint – 2 sprigs
  • Juice of  1 small lemon
  • Slices of lemon – 2 to 3 thin slices
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Aerated soda – 1 cup
  • Ice as required

Method

  • Crush 1 sprig with 2 thin slices of lemon in a glass.  Add ice cubes.
  • Before serving add soda.

Watermelon Sprite

  • Lemon juice – 1
  • Watermelon juice, seeds removed (sieved) – 1 cup
  • Black salt – ¼ tsp
  • Some pieces of watermelon ( I used melon scooper)
  • Ice as required
  • Mint sprig for garnishing

Method

  • Add all. Garnish with sprig.

Quick Aam panna

If you are like me who loves to have aam panna but scared to have the grueling process of peeling, boiling and sieving then try it.

Ingredients.

  • Mango pulp – ¼ cup (take some pieces and blend in a mixer)
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Black salt – ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper  – ¼ tsp
  • Ice as required
  • Water – 1 cup

Method

Blend all together.

Mango Lassi

Ingredient

  • Mango – 1 cup cubes of mango
  • Sugar – 2tbsp
  • Curd – ¼ cup
  • Milk – ½ cup

Method

Blend all together.

Oats and banana smoothie

Oats – dry roasted  and soaked in ½ cup of milk

Almonds – 4 blanched

Banana – ½

Milk – 1 cup

Blend oats, almonds and banana.  After they smoothed down add milk now again give a quick mix.

Kiwi Smoothie

  • Kiwi – ½
  • Curd- ¼ cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 cup

Blend all together.

Spicy Chaas

    • Mint – 2 sprig
    • Black salt – ½ tsp
    • Roasted cumin seeds  slightly crushed – ¼ tsp
    • Ice as required
    • Curd – ¼ tsp
    • green chilly – 1/2

Blend all together.

Nutella Coffee Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Coffee powder – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Ice as required
  • Nutella – 2 tbsp

Method

Beat sugar and coffee powder with little water till it change into light brown color. Blend milk ice, nutella and coffee mixture.  Serve it cold

Super easy chocolate shake

Ingredients.

  • Cocoa powder – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – 2 cups

Method

Blend all together.

Oreo Shake

Ingredients

  • frozen oreo cookies – 2
  • Sugar  – 2tsp
  • milk – 1 cup
  • ice cream scoop – 1

method

Blend all ingredients.

Kiwi Smoothie

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