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4 March, 2017

Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option

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There  is  no  denying  that  in  today’s  busy  world  smoothies  have  become  an  ideal  snack  or  meal-on-the-go.  With  the  daily  time-crunch  we  need  more food  that  is  nutritious,  easy  to  carry,  faster  to  inhale   consume.  Smoothies  are  here  to  stay.

The  flavour  permutations  and  combinations  are  endless:   fruit,  nuts  or  nut  butter,  yoghurt  or  coconut  water,  endless  flavours  and  garnishes.

Among  the  rainbow  coloured  smoothies  that  are  popping  up,  the  green  smoothie  has  a  special  place  with mainstays  of Spinach,  kale,  green  apple.  I  must  confess  that  despite  how  valued  these  green  smoothies  are,  we  don’t  get  along  very  well.    Sorry  Popeye,  I  do  not  mind  spinach  in  other  forms  (sauteed!  salads!),  but  not  in smoothies.

I  have  worked  out  a  green  smoothie  that  I  like  and  that  doesn’t  have  spinach.  Isn’t  it  a  win  win  situation?  I  can’t  wait  to  share  the recipe  with  you.

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Recipe:  Serves  2.

Ingredients;

Kiwi  peeled  and  sliced                                                                       4

Frozen  peas                                                                                                1  cup

Yoghurt  or coconut  water                                                                1  cup

Chia  seeds                                                                                                   1  Tbsp

Almond  butter                                                                                          1  tsp

Chaat  masala                                                                                            1/4  tsp

Lemon  juice                                                                                               1  tsp

Salt,  pepper                                                                                                to  taste

Fig  slices,  mung  sprouts                                                                  to  garnish

Method;

Soak  the  chia  seeds  in  half  cup  coconut  water  or  yoghurt  overnight.

Blend  the  Kiwis,  peas,  almond  butter  with  Yoghurt  or  coconut  water  for  vegans.  Consistency  can  be  thicker  or  runnier  by  adding  or  reducing  the  amount  of  water  or  yoghurt.  Add  the  soaked  chia  seeds,  salt,   pepper, lemon  juice,  chaat  masala  in  it.  Taste  and  tweak  to  your  liking.

Take  a  dry  serving  glass,  stick  a  slice  of  fig  or  kiwi  on  the  inside.  Pour  the  smoothie  in  it.  Garnish  with  Mung  sprouts  and/or fig  slices.

There,  the  green  goddess  is  looking  at  you..

Inside  Scoop;

Chaat  masala  is  available  in  the  International  food  section  of  Walmart  or  any  Indian  grocery  store.

The  sweetness of  peas  balances  the the  salt  and  spice  really  well.

By  Ratna

4s COMMENTS

4 thoughts on : Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option

  • March 16, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Love the green smoothie and the photos are so pretty!

    • Ratna
      March 16, 2017 at 5:57 am

      Thank you dear Sonali for your continued support.

  • March 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    What gorgeous colours Ratna, and such a delicious looking recipe too. I am blown away by how beautiful your photography is. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Ratna
      March 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Aww, you are too kind Ev. It is so white outside, I grab any chance to show off some colours. Happy weekend.

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