CARROTT AMLA POMOGRATE JUICE

I love juices and keep trying them with different ingredients every time.
In my city Indore, there are many juice shops with a variety of healthy yet attractive juices like apple beetroot juice and spinach juice. Seeing these I decided to try them at home. The hero of the drink is amla with a blend of other veggies like a carrot.
The wonderful blend of carrots, amla and pomegranate with a slight hint of sweetness from honey gives a thick texture and a lot of fibre content. You can have this healthy beverage after your workout sessions or breakfast or as a snack at any time of the day.
All the three ingredients used are packed with nutrition and this juice is simply blended to give a thick juice full of texture from the fibre.
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 Try this easy juice recipe at home and keep yourself energized throughout the day! My family simply loved it. Try it and tell me about yours.
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Preparation Time: 10 M
Cooking Time: 10M
INGREDIENTS :
2 Carrots (Gajjar)diced
2 Amla (Nellikai/ Gooseberry) deseeded and chopped
1/2 cup Pomegranate Kernels
1 inch Ginger
1 tablespoon Honey
1/2 tsp black salt
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
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INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. For making the juice, simply blend all the ingredients- carrots, amla, pomegranate, salt, honey, Ginger, cumin powder into a blender until you get a smooth mixture of the juice.PicsArt_11-23-10.01.32.jpg
  2. Sieve it if you want.PicsArt_11-23-10.03.33.jpg
  3. (*You will find the juice has a lot of texture from the pomegranates and the fibre from the carrots.)
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NOTES:
  • You may use sugar instead of honey.

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MINT FLAVOURED WATERMELON COOLER

Natural juices are always a great alternative to unhealthy soft drinks. I always prefer fresh juices and prepare for breakfast or after school time.
It’s a super simple, summery recipe!! It’s perfect especially when you want something sweet, healthy and refreshing during hot days at the same time. This refreshing  Mint Flavoured Watermelon Cooler give the cool effect to our body on these hot days!
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I had this Watermelon drink in a bowl made out of watermelon only first time in Mediterranean restaurant at Hotel Sayaji Indore. I liked the idea of this interesting drink with a creative way of presentation and I tried it at home & everyone loved the same.
Honestly, it’s such a simple and beautiful way to serve watermelon juice, don’t you think? Even hassles of washing jars & cups can be avoided with this kind of innovative way.
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Prep time: 10 mins
Total time:10 mins
INGREDIENTS
Watermelon according to your requirement of juice.
Knife
Blender
black salt as per taste.
Few fresh mint leaves, adjust to suit your taste
Ice cubes (optional), gives coolness to drink, so I  recommend.
INSTRUCTIONS 
  1. With a big knife, half the watermelon and place it into a bowl.1526140864477
  2. Scoop the flesh of the watermelon with a big spoon into a blender.1526140949772
  3. Add black salt and mint leaves and blend into juice.
  4. Carve out the rest watermelon and pour the drink into the bowl.
  5. Definitely, you will love this and as it’s healthy, beautiful and quick to prepare so can be easily served at any time during this summer season..1526139302107
NOTES 
  • Add sugar or honey if Watermelon is not sweet enough.
  • You can also add some lemon juice to give it a tangy twist.
  • You can add some red chili powder too.

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LEMON MINT COOLER / NIMBU PUDINA SHARBAT

Pudina (mint)is my all-time favorite. Mint has many medicinal properties.It is cooling to your body, good for easy digestion good cleanser for the blood and body.
I like it very much and so I try and use it in everyday recipes like salads, chutneys, raitas, juices etc.
It is the perfect sidekick for summers.1522134639865

To give you relief from the hot weather here is a recipe for Lemon-Mint cooler /Nimbu Pudina Sherbat
I am adding lemon in this.Don’t worry, it will still retain its green color, even the next day, and it also gives some punch and flavor to this drink.

So give a try this healthy cooler /sharbat/juice this summer.1522134676566

other cold beverages-Aam Ka Panna (Raw mango Mint Shots), WATERMELON BASIL SEED COOLER , 
Watermelon Orange coolerHOMEMADE FRESH PEACH JUICE

PAAN SHOTS / DESSERT DRINK RECIPE

Prep Time -10 minute
Total Time -10 minute

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 Cup Mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar/honey
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp black salt (kala namak)
1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 cup Chilled water or use ice cubes 1522139329827

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Remove the mint leaves from stems and wash them very well.15221391939811522139008324
  2. Place the mint leaves in the mixer jar and add  sugar to it. Also add  black salt , roasted cumin powder and black pepper.1522139154497
  3. Squeeze out one lemon and add its juice too. Add ½ cup water as well and grind finely.
  4. Strain it through the sieve, remove if there are any leftovers.1522139282140
  5. Put ice cubes in a glass. Now add sharbat to the glasses. Fill half the glasses with prepared sharbat. Fill rest of the glasses with water.
  6. Garnish with some lemon slices and mint leaves.Refreshing and chilled lemon mint sharbat is ready to serve. Apart from soothing and refreshing this sharbat aids digestion as well.
  7. Have this refreshing Lemon Mint Cooler /Nimbu Pudina Sharbat to beat the scorching heat of summer.1522134711885

    NOTES:

    You can adjust the quantity of sugar as per your preference.
    You can also use soda water instead of water.

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STRAWBERRY COCONUT WATER COOLER

🍓 Love Strawberry Season !!
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love them so much that I wait the whole year for their season to come.I have tried a lot of strawberry desserts, so this time I tried a drink.
Nowadays, we are practicing for the Indore marathon and this drink would be a wonderful way to start the day.

Strawberry coconut cooler is a refreshing drink. Ripe strawberries combined with fresh coconut water to create a perfect simple drink. Its a healthy drink liked by kids.
This drink is not only tasty but also healthy. It has all the goodness of fresh strawberries and coconut water.
Strawberries are the rich source of antioxidant, vitamin C, and coconut water is a rich source of various minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium etc. The color of the drink is bright pink making it more irresistible. It is a quite simple and quick to make a drink. Hope you would like it!!!

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INGREDIENTS :

Strawberries- 4 to 5
Coconut Water-200 ml
Powdered Sugar/Honey-1tsp (if required)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Chill the strawberries and coconut water well before use. Slice the strawberries into 3-4 pieces.1516709251180
  2. Blend all strawberries, coconut water and sugar in a food processor.1516709360102
  3. Pour into serving glass and garnish with some more strawberries.1516709473124
  4. Enjoy fresh and healthy strawberry coconut water cooler !!
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    NOTES:
    I have used fresh strawberries and coconut water in this recipe.
    If you don’t have access to fresh produce for both the items, you can use canned strawberries or strawberry crush along with coconut water tetra packs.
    Sugar is totally optional in this drink.
    If the strawberries are sweet enough you can skip the sugar. Instead of sugar, you can add honey also.

 

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PAAN SHOTS / DESSERT DRINK RECIPE

Paan Shots is a refreshing, mouth freshener drink that is inspired from the Meetha pan that we Indians usually consumed after a heavy meal.

Sharing a very easy to make rich and tasty shot drink recipe that you can also serve as a mouth freshener after meals. Paan shots recipe is a unique way to serve pan but you can totally customize it make it kids friendly too.
The main ingredients of this paan shots recipe are betel leaves and gulkand. Betal leaves and gulkand are very good for health when consumed in moderation.

I must tell you guys it was such a refreshing drink!! I insist and highly recommend you to try this at home; you will absolutely love it.

Serve paan shots as mouth freshener in shot glasses or small glasses after a meal.

I made this recipe for my cookery show swad ki rasoi on IBC 24 news channel  …It’s superhit …IMG-20171012-WA0032.jpg

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INGREDIENTS:
2 Paan/Betel leaves
1/2 Tsp Sauf/Fennel Seeds
2 Tbsp Gulkand/Rose Petal Jam
3 Tbsp Whipped Cream or Vanilla Icecream
2 Cups Chilled Milk
1 Tsp Sugar Optional
2 Drops Green Food Color Optional
Sprinkles
white chocolate melted

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Tear apart the paan leaves using your hand and add to a mixer.
  2. In a mixer, jar add betel leaves, gulkand, saunf and sugar if you need more sweet add splash of water and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. To the ground, paste add cream and food color(optional) pulse twice till well combined.
  4. Add the ground paste to chilled milk and whisk well serve chilled in the shot glass…Enjoy…:)IMG-20171012-WA0049.jpg

 

To Serve:

  • Take some melted white chocolate in a bowl. Rim the edges of the shot glass with chocolate and directly invert it onto the sprinkles to coat the rim.
  • Pour the paan drink into the shot glasses and enjoy.1508943384153

 

NOTES:
Points to note please do not add more vanilla ice cream the taste and flavor will change. add sugar if needed only…

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HOMEMADE FRESH PEACH JUICE

I tasted this juice first at my aunt’s place about a year ago and found is really wonderful.So this year when the peach season has come, why not try this refreshing juice?Making homemade peach juice is

Making homemade peach juice is simple, and can be made using a blender or a food processor, following this easy juice recipe.

Fresh, homemade juice made with fresh peaches is a healthy, easy and delicious way to enjoy peaches when they are ripe locally.

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 ripe medium peaches

2 cups cold water

1 tbsp. lime juice,

1-2  tbsp. granulated sugar, optionalPicsArt_07-12-02.08.29

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. Slice the peaches in half. Cut or scoop out the peach flesh.PicsArt_07-12-04.30.23
  2. Drop the peach flesh into a blender. Add the water, lime juice, sugar and ice cubes.PicsArt_07-12-04.31.28
  3. Blend to liquefy the ingredients.
  4. If there are large pieces of peach still remaining, pour the juice through a strainer to remove them, if desired.PicsArt_07-12-05.17.11
  5. Pour into a pitcher or jug for storage. Alternatively, pour direct into glasses for immediate serving. Add some ice cubes, and a garnish of a peach slice and mint leaf.
  6. Stir before serving, and ENJOY the summertime flavour of healthy, homemade peach juice.

 

NOTES:

  • Select peaches which are somewhat soft to the touch, and that are producing a “peach” smell.
  • It can be drunk on its own, or combined with other juices, cocktails, or punches to add peach flavor to the drinks.
  • You may add honey instead of sugar.

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