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Veggies Made Easy – Smoothies

31 July 2010 34 Comments

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Don’t you leave the carrots… finish the greens,  If you eat all the veggies in your plate you’ll get the ice-cream”  Remember my mom struggling hard to include carrots, greens and other veggies in our diet. The cycle is repeated after 40 years and I find parroting the same golden lines to my kids :)

The inception of Veggies Made Easy is to help ease the problems many of us face when it comes to veggies and our kids. I think many of us know to turn a simple veggie in probably 7-8 various exotic dishes when a guest arrive.

An Okra (ladies finger, Bhindi) for example takes the form of stuffed okra, yogurt okra, crispy fried, cashew paste okra and so on.  But when it comes to daily cooking its the same old plain, quick and time tested okra recipes for me.

In Veggies made easy series I try to bring forth the simple ways to enjoy the vegetables in its natural form. Apart from various cooked recipes, you can find salads, raitas and smoothies made with veggies.

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Blushing Smoothie

The first in the smoothies series is this lovely and blushing smoothie.  Easy and quick to prepare it is a beautiful blend of beet, cucumber and carrots.

Its a good idea to get a juicer as a life long investment on health. Mine is the good old loyal juicer which is with me for the last 12 years and going sturdy still  🙂  You can find many hi-tech juicers available in the market with more efficiency and less of mess.

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Ingredients;

(makes one serving)

  • 1 small Beetroot
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 an Apple

Method: Wash and cut all the vegetables in small pieces. Blend all in a juicer with or without ice cubes.  A blushing smoothies is ready for a healthy start of your day.

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Note:

  1. Apple in the above smoothies gives a sweet and lovely flavor to the otherwise bland smoothie.
  2. Sprinkle roasted and ground cumin powder and a pinch of salt if you wish.
  3. It is best advised to drink it without any spices.
  4. Do not store the smoothie for long as the nutrition in the veggies diminish with time and due to oxidation.
  5. Dilute the smoothie with little water for better digestion.

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Smoothie Sorbet

An interesting and creative option will be to add 2 tsp. of sugar in the blushing smoothie and freeze it to make a sorbet or ice candy. Use different moulds to set the sorbet.

A fun way to add veggies to your kids diet.

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A glass of vegetable smoothie in the morning will go a long way to healthy living.

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Go with the vegetable power with Veggies Made Easy!

More on healthy smoothies soon, stay connected, take care.

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34 Comments »

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    That is surely a great idea to get veggies in our tummies, let alone kids 🙂

  • renuka said:

    i just luv this tip.Tomorrow i’ll make this and inform u.Thank u

  • Raji said:

    I love the sorbet option 🙂 yummy during summer !!

  • Sayantani said:

    ohh the name itself is so cute. the blushing smoothie looks awesome. though I love my veggies but beet is something I detest…will try this sorbet idea to bring it in our diet. awesome clicks as well.

  • Suman Singh said:

    veggie smoothie looks very colorful and delicious to me..worth try..thanks for sharing this healthy recipe!

  • Lyndsey said:

    This is a lovely idea! I love to see good recipes to get more veggies and fruits into our everyday diet. My daughter is so good about eating her veggies and I usually prepare them simple like steaming or roasting. She doesn’t like anything on them. I think I would of liked cooked carrots better that way as a child, than with all the stuff my mom would put on them! 🙂

  • RV said:

    This is a fab idea to include veggies in kids diet. They look so yumm

  • Sharmilee said:

    Wow refreshing and interesting smoothie

  • swathi said:

    Nice Smoothie and sorbet. Love the color, healthy too.

  • Treat and Trick said:

    Love the idea of turning veggies into smoothies which is quick and full of nutrients. So attractive and great presentation dear….

  • rebecca said:

    oh this is cool, great color

  • chaitrali said:

    very healthy and wat colour………….and lovely clicks

  • FOODESSA said:

    Sanjeeta…I’m such a fan of pure veggie and fruit smoothies. I’ll even add parsley, celery and other goodies to tropical fruits. The only veggie I’m not a fan about is Okra…too gelatinous for me.

    Your photos turned out superb. Aren’t you the matchy poopooh with the smoothies and the beautiful flower background. These images will convince anyone to drink up this healthy beverage ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

  • veena said:

    wow!!!! what a beautiful colour!!!! i am sure no one can refuse such a smoothie:-). Thanks for stopping by my blog

  • Rosa said:

    A unique combination! That smoothies looks delicious and so healthy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • nisha said:

    That sure is one healthy looking smoothie

  • Deepa said:

    What a lovely and healthy idea to enjoy veggies. Awesome clicks

    Hamaree Rasoi

  • girlichef said:

    YUM! I have wanted a juicer forever, but still haven’t gotten one. My dad used to have one and we’d juice everything!!! This sounds fabulous, I love the sweetness of beets. Lovely 🙂

  • ruchikacooks said:

    what a great way to incorporate veggies into a drink! With the color I thought it was berry smoothie but beets and carrots?? Cool!

  • Juliana said:

    Beautiful smoothie, love the idea of the ice…love the color of it 🙂

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    Thanks for your nice comment and I am glad to discover your great blog in return 🙂 I have subscribed to the new posts, so that I don’t miss anything!
    When the fenugreek is first soaked in water for 24hours, it looses most of its bitterness, so the chutney is not bitter. However, the consistency is a little like jelly (one more thing I did not know about fenugreek…)

  • Divya said:

    Looks so pretty..blushing beauty!!

  • Julie M. said:

    How beautiful is that? I bet my kids would definitely take a try at this! I love that you turned it into sorbet as well. Nice work!

  • Azita said:

    This is a refreshing and healthy smoothie, great summer recipe!

  • Sadhana said:

    Very tempting dear….nice pics..

  • varsha said:

    Wow! These recipes are so tempting and beat any cola or mazza hands down!
    Rocking!

  • Krishnaveni said:

    Wow…what a great visual treat, beautiful

  • praniskitchen said:

    sanjeetha what a refreshing one.. and so healthy really nice idea of combining all these veggies in a very different way.. sure kids really enjoy this one. with the color and taste its so good

  • Kalyani and Gayatri said:

    Nice click. Please collect an award from my site

  • Pacheco Patty said:

    Beautiful and healthy smoothie, great recipe:-)

  • mita said:

    VERY DELICIOUS, VERY VERY HEALTHY, VERY VERY VERY GOOD LOOKING, VERY VERY VERY VERY EASY , VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY EASY TO DIGEST. ( I THINK DIGEST IS THE MAIN ANSWER. U GET FIVE 5STAR.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    Thanks Mita for the Very’. I now have a good collection to keep for long 🙂

  • archana said:

    i hv nt tried cucumber, I’ll try that. am big fan of veg-frt smoothie, freezing it looks really tempting ……. gr8 pics, thanx Sangitha …..

  • Mary said:

    What gorgeous color! My grandsons will adore that sorbet and their grandmother will love the smoothie. You’ve made us one big happy family:-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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