4 March, 2017
Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option
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 i
nhale 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.
Recipe: Serves 2.
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
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..
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.