Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Berry , Coconout and Sesame Smoothie

Berry Coconut Sesame Smoothie Rich and creamy with a hint of nutty taste from sesame makes a great recipe for a quick smoothie ready in 5 minutes. Serves 3 Ingredients: Strawberry, Coconut milk, Sesame seeds, add as many ingredient tags as you need.
Boston is known for its unpredictable weather. When I was surprised of early spring this time, snow happened just when it was about to be the time for cherry blossom. Well, happy that weather is settling down a bit and  50 F is fair enough to go out comfortably with  minimum layers. I usually have a list of seasonal recipes, well , how much I end up making is a different story.



Now coming to the smoothie story, My son shine had an early release and he had a plan for his play date. All his mind was on the play date that he didn't even focus on lunch. I knew that he will be famished when he is back home and  would need an energetic healthy drink to cope up with swim lessons later. I had made this berry smoothie a bit ahead and I was relaxing ( read as acting as if I don't care much about him). The boy came home and immediately he was opening the refrigerator. Mom I see a colorful drink , is it for me ? I said No , Dad wanted me to make a healthy drink for him as he will be heading to Gym, A reply came back as a bullet " Even I have swimming today, i too need energy mom". Exactly what I was waiting for.



Sometimes I do this kind of tricks to him as you know, kids of this age , have a kind of ego, no matter how you tell , they are not ready to follow until they reallywant to. You need to do some tactics :) :) . Let go sometimes helps a long way. He gulped down a glass of drink in no time and wanted a refill. If you are looking for more options check here .



I like to add sesame seeds where ever possible . They are a good source of iron, copper , manganese, phosphorous , magnesium . Also they are rich in calcium and dietary fiber. For vegetarian , these tiny seeds are as good as gold. Little bit every days makes a great impact in your health.More probiotic and calcium and protein from yogurt  and  minerals rich coconut milk together contribute to a healthy drink here.


Ingredients

Strawberry ........................................1 1 /2 cups (fresh / frozen)
Plain Yogurt ....................................... 1 cup ( refer notes for vegan)
Sesame seeds ..................................... 1 tbsp heaped
Coconut Milk ..................................... 1/4 cup
Honey .............................................. 2 tbsp ( or any other sweetener)

Method

  • Wash and hull the berry, place everything in a blender and blend until done.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Transfer to serving glasses and serve immediately.

Note:-

  • I recommend serving immediately as the frozen berries tend to release more water later.
  • Use berries of your choice.
  • Replace yogurt with non diary yogurt and sweetener for vegan and lactose free smoothie.



8 comments:

  1. lovely idea. Ignorance always works like a charm with these little nuggets. Beautiful clicks sujata. Love your space

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  2. Beautiful clicks Sujatha! Loved the combination!:-)

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  3. Great idea to include sesame seeds to this healthy smmothie!

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  4. Hehe... I totally agree to what you have done, have to be like that with them... I am intrigued by the addition of sesame seeds to the smoothie, will try it... Amazing pics as usual...

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    1. Sometimes we need to think smart and handle them. Try and let me know how you liked the shake.

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