Drinks Recipes

vegetable-based soups are a great option nutritionally as they combine a high nutrient density with a low energy density – this means that we get lots of key nutrients including vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.

The nutrients in kale can help boost well being and prevent a range of health problems.It contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and vitamin K, among others.Even the chlorophyll in kale may have health benefits.

Pears contain many antioxidants like vitamin C and chlorogenic acid. Antioxidants seek and neutralize average cell-harming free radicals that can destroy cells or turn them into cancer cells.Pears are an excellent source of fiber. Dietary fiber can aid to prevent constipation, helping to make your bowel movements easier to manage.

Pineapple is full of amino acid tryptophan that your body uses to produce serotonin – the “happy hormone”. Getting enough amino acid, along with other nutrients like vitamin B is essential to keep your neurological system up and running smoothly – for enough energy and positive mood hormones.

Pineapples contain a good level of several B vitamins which propel your brain to function better and boost your ability to deal with stress efficiently.

Pumpkins are packed with carotenoids, helping to protect your cells against free radical damage. Like carrots, this orange fruit is rich in beta-carotene, as well as alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin.

Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.

Pecan nuts are fiber-packed, they promote colon health and facilitate regular bowel movements. Pecan nuts prevent constipation and reduce the risk of hemorrhoids and colitis by cleaning out the gastrointestinal system.

Carrots contain vitamin C, an antioxidant. This helps boost the immune system and prevent disease. Vitamin C can help reduce the severity of a cold, and the length of time it lasts.The antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots may help regulate blood sugar.

Peaches are low in calories (100 g just provide 39 calories), and contain no saturated fats. Nonetheless, they are packed with numerous health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidants and vitamin C which is required for the building of connective tissue inside the human body.

Bananas and Blueberries are terrific superfoods that can help you and your family fight off infections and diseases, as well as improve your overall well-being. Some of the best superfoods to add  include bananas and blueberries.

Loaded with fruits, this Mixed Fruit Smoothie is a must try for summers. A refreshing blend of fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas and guava, this smoothie recipe is enough to make your summer days delightful.

Berries are tiny, tasty, and tantalizingly colorful – and they're also powerful allies for your health, protecting everything from your head to your heart.What makes berries so special is their high levels of phytochemicals — those naturally occurring nutrients that help protect cells from damage.

Pineapples are a storehouse of several health benefits due to their nutrients. They contain bromelain, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, and soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.The vitamins in these fruits include vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, thiamin, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6, and folate.

Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy, skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases as part of an overall healthy and varied diet. 

The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration, and prevent cataracts.

Watermelon is incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system.

The health benefits of peach fruit include relief from hypokalemia, cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood stasis, and neurodegenerative diseases. It helps in eye care, skin care, maintaining a healthy nervous system, bones, and teeth.

Apricot are healthiest and even considered as superfood due to its high nutrient profile.It is quite dense in nutrients that make it adorable for any health conscious people. Even it’s taste is loved by everyone.

Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Studies suggest that apples may protect against osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Apples may help prevent lung, breast, colon and liver cancer. Apples have been shown to lower cholesterol, help manage diabetes,and help with weight loss.

A green smoothie is a smoothie that is blended with fresh leafy green vegetables, such as collard greens, kale or spinach. Some people also use fresh green herbs such as mint or parsley in their green smoothies.

The fiber present in almonds helps in detoxifying the body. It enables food to move through the digestive system more efficiently. This process cleanses the digestive system. Almonds contain copper, iron and vitamins, which work as a catalyst in the synthesizing of hemoglobin. Therefore, almonds can be used as a preventive measure for anemia.

Ingredients:

  • 150 almond, peeled
  • 20 ginger
  • 5 white pepper powder
  • 10 Honey
  • 2 jeera
  • for topping cream
  • 10 refined oil
  • 5 saunf
  • 2 cinnamon
  • to taste salt
  • 200 veg stock

Method:

  • Blanch the almonds, make a puree and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat a little oil,add ginger and green apple dices with a little water to boil.
  • Cool it down to make a puree.
  • In a separate sauce pan, add a little refined oil, saunf and cinnamon and saute well.
  • Add almond puree to cook for sometime then add apple puree
  • After that, add a good vegetable stock cook for 20 minutes, add honey, pepper and jeera powder.
  • Finish with cream and almond flakes which are toasted and are with skin.

Iron and calcium are key minerals found in some vegetables, with very important roles in the body. Calcium is of vital importance for healthy bones and teeth, and normal muscle function, while iron is involved in cognitive brain function, immunity, normal red blood cell oxygen transport, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

While bulking meals up with low calorie options such as vegetable soup on a regular basis is a great way to load up on nutrition in general, for those wanting to drop a couple of kilos quickly, replacing the heavy meal with a vegetable based soup is a safe way to do it.

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cup (3/4 cup + 1/2 cup)
  • Sweet Corn boiled 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Corn flour (cornstarch)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped Spring Onion (green onion)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Butter or Oil
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Dissolve 1/2 tablespoon corn flour (corn starch) in 1/4 cup water and keep aside.

  2. Pureed Corn - Add 3/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels along with 1/4 cup water in  a mixer grinder.

  3. Grind it to a smooth puree.

  4. Heat 1-teaspoon butter in a large pan over medium flame. Add chopped carrot and spring onions. Stir and cook for a minute.

  5. Add pureed corn and mix well. Stir and cook for 2-minutes.

  6. Add remaining (1/2 cup) boiled sweet corn kernels.

  7. Add 2-cups water and black pepper powder.

  8. Add salt to taste and mix well. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Add dissolved corn flour mixture. Stir continuously for a minute to mix well.

  9. Cook until soup turns little thick, for around 4-5 minutes. Turn off the flame.

  10. Serve hot with chilli flakes & coriander leaves garnishing.

Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene and when consumed, you benefit from a safe source of vitamin A. In fact, when you consume just one cup of pumpkin, you benefit from nearly twice your recommended daily intake. This important vitamin helps to promote optimal vision health, reducing your risk of degenerative eye conditions, while also promoting healthy teeth and bones.

The vitamin C  along with the phytochemicals present in onions helps build immunity.

The coconut is a natural water filter. It takes almost 9 months for a coconut to filter every quart of water stored within its shell. This makes the resulting coconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions.

An extra thick Caramel Milkshake that you want to have everyday... Just  5 minutes is all you need to make this homemade milkshake.Caramel Milkshake is one of the best stomach filling and healthy drinks to kick start your day.

Protein is one of the building blocks of bone, muscle, and skin. The body needs it to produce hormones, enzymes, and other chemicals.Protein powder is a popular nutritional supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help people tone their muscles.

Beans make an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. They are also lower in calories and saturated fat than some other protein sources, such as dairy products.

Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. Too much cholesterol build-up can lead to several heart diseases including heart attack and hypertension.

Dates contain vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C. If you have a few dates every day, you won't have to take vitamin supplements. Not only will it keep you healthy, there will be a noticeable change in your energy levels as well because dates contain natural sugars such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose, too. 

Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels. That’s because it contains a stimulant called caffeine — the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.

This healthy  shake will both fill you up as well as give you that extra burst of energy that will refresh & rejuvenate your body in the morning.It keeps you full for a longer time so you avoid eating junk snacks.

Date Almond shake is a good option for kids. You must give it a try once!

Hot Date Almond Shake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups milk (whole or skimmed)
  • 10 Almonds
  • Soft Dates 

In separate bowls or cups, cover the dates and almonds with water and soak overnight. In the morning, drain the almonds and peel them by pinching them and popping the nut out of the skin (if the skins do not come off easily, try submerging the soaked almonds in very hot water before you peel them). 

Method:

  1. Bring the milk to a boil. While the milk is heating, place the peeled almonds, the soaked dates(Unseeded) and the soaking water from the dates in a blender.

  2. When the milk froths up, add it to the blender and add hot water until the total volume is about 2½–3 cups.(Please be careful at the time of blending as milk is hot).

  3. Blend for 2–3 minutes or until smooth and frothy. Drink warm.

You can vary the thickness of the shake by adjusting the amount of hot water you add. You can customize the quantity and density of the shake by changing the amount of dates or almonds depending on your taste.

Chilled Date Almond Shake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups- chilled milk-(whole or skimmed)
  • 10 almonds, blanched/peeled and crushed
  • 10 soft dates, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice-cream( Optional)

Method

  1. In a blender, add the deseeded dates, almonds and 1 cup of the chilled milk.

  2. Blend until the dates are well combined and smooth. Add the remaining milk and vanilla ice-cream. Blend until frothy.

  3. Taste and adjust consistency by adding milk to thin the shake or ice-cream to thicken or sweeten it.

  4. Serve cold.

Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates. Their potential health benefits include improving digestion, decreasing risk of depression, and protection against cancer.

Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshake Recipe-A creamy concoction with flavours of chocolate, cocoa powder and hazelnut.

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil 2 tsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • celery 3 sticks, finely chopped
  • garlic 3 cloves, finely chopped
  • preserved lemons 2, flesh discarded and rind finely chopped
  • red chillis 2, deseeded and finely chopped
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • potato 1 large (350g), cut into 2cm chunks
  • chickpeas 400 gm tin, drained and rinsed
  • spinach 80 gm
  • flat-leaf parsley a bunch, roughly chopped
  • lemon 1 ½ juiced and ½ wedged to serve

Method:

  • First heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and add the onion, celery and a pinch of salt. Put on a lid and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the garlic, preserved lemons and red chillies, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree and spices, and cook for a further 2 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes, potato, chickpeas and 1.25 litres of boiling water.

  • Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Tip in the spinach, flat-leaf parsley and a little seasoning, and stir for 1 minute until wilted. Add the lemon juice, then spoon into bowls with lemon wedges for squeezing

Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body. This is because the fiber in broccoli helps bind with bile acids in the digestive tract. This makes excreting cholesterol out of our body easy.

You may regard sweet potatoes as too starchy, but their high fiber content makes them a slow burning starch—meaning they won’t spike blood sugar and insulin levels. One cup of sweet potato provides about 6 grams of fiber, which is more than a quarter of the daily recommended minimum.