• Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

    May 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 3 I constantly to get to hear mums complaining about kids not eating. They tend to force feed toddlers and as a result meals becomes a constant battle between the mother and child. Your lunch time may not be your child’s lunch time. When my kids were growing up, my mother in law and I followed one rule, feed the children when they were hungry. No child can go without food. At some point they do feel hungry. Make meals an enjoyable part of their lives and not a chore or a battle. The other rule we followed as the kids grew up was, they ate what we ate. No special…

     
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  • Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie

    May 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 2 As I mentioned in the Day 1 post for healthy drinks for kids, I want to refrain from using artificial flavors, additives, colors and today to the list I add harmful fats like hydrogenated vegetable fats. These are found in baked goods, restaurant foods, sold as margarine, finds its way into products like peanut butter, other nut spreads etc. Peanut butter in moderation is good for health. Making peanut butter at home is so easy. Roasted peanuts are processed in a food processor till it becomes a smooth paste. Its that simple. Why should kids have peanut butter included in their diet: Its rich in protein. Has good fat. Keeps…

     
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  • Strawberry Finger Millet Smoothie

    May 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 1 For the next 3 days I will be preparing healthy drinks for kids. Yes, I know I don’t have kids at home, mine are all grown up. Usually its this fact that prevents me from taking part in the monthly Kid’s Delight theme that is organized by Srivalli. However, for the month of May, I participated in this event. The good part is that fellow members who host this event can decide on the theme. I will be hosting the kid’s delight healthy drinks from 16th May to 16th June. There is a specific reason why I chose healthy drinks. When we have so many options of serving healthy home made…

     
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  • Carrot Cake Smoothie

    March 21, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Enkare Nyrobi – Cool Water      I’ve been spending some time in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Nairobi gets its name from the Masai phrase Enkare Nyrobi which means cool water. It perhaps was names so as its got the Nairobi River flowing through it. However, the river is no longer what I remembered it as. Its polluted and the flow has reduced due modernization.  I was born and brought up in Nairobi but have been living in Mombasa for the past 35 years. Usually when hubby and I are traveling abroad, we do not bother to come into the city and prefer to catch our connecting flight. The traffic in Nairobi is a nightmare in spite of all the new highways and numerous…

     
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  • 556.banana,mango and peanut butter smoothie bowl

    May 1, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Healthy start to the day Many of us cannot begin the day without breakfast, some don’t have breakfast at all and some just need their daily mug of coffee or tea to begin the day. I cannot skip breakfast especially when I am not fasting. I love to have bread and tea or cereal. However, I have recently got hubby dear to have oats instead of cereal as they say even though he has bran flakes, all cereals contain sugar. I prefer to have a nice thick smoothie. Whatever ingredients I use for his porridge mine go into the blender. My day begins with work in the kitchen before the water disappears, yoga and then after a cold shower, and my prayers I relax and…

     
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  • 384.blueberries and grapes smoothie

    May 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a cool breakfast Woke up a bit late after tossing and turning half the night as it was pretty humid. Suddenly it has become very hot in Montreal. After doing a bit of housework, it was time for breakfast. Didn’t want to have toast, cereal or anything hot. Out came the yogurt and fruit. Instead of having everything on its own I made a nice cool smoothie. Filling, cooling, satisfying and delicious. I love using Neel’s Gordan Ramsey 3 in one hand blender. Within seconds had the smoothie ready. Its a powerful blender. Try out  a smoothie with all sorts of fruit and yogurt. Blueberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants, are an excellent source of  manganese and Vitamin C. Low in fat, and are said to help…

     
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  • 219. jambu banana smoothie

    February 1, 2013mayurisjikoni

    let’s go purple Jambu or jamun season in Kenya is in full swing at the moment. Like the red plums, the season is very short. I came back home with nearly half a kilo of the jambus and both my daughter and husband, stated as a matter of fact that they don’t like them! I had them all to myself. Tongue gets all fuzzy and purple, but I love the fruit. Oh, sorry I am not talking about jamun as in the gulab jamun but jamun the fruit. You know the purple black berry like fruits grown in India, Kenya and many parts of south east Asia. Note the word berry like…. they are not black berries. The actual word is jambul. It is known…

     
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  • 172. breakfast smoothie

    August 30, 2012mayurisjikoni

    wholesome breakfast   This recipe is just right for people who are always rushing or fighting to get out of the house on time to reach work. No more skipping breakfast. Put everything in a blender, whizz it and gulp it down or carry with you. Easy, quick and of course you will have a bit of washing up to do when you get home. Silly …. remember the blender ! BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE Just for 1 2 tbsps quick oats 1 cup of fruit chunks like banana, mangoes, berries, fresh figs or chikoo ¾ cup chilled milk or yogurt ½ tsp cinnamon powder Put everything into the blender. Whizz  till it becomes smooth. Drink up. Tips: Seriously you’ve got time to read the tips? Ok then, add…

     
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  • 169. banana fig apricot smoothie

    August 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling    A few dry figs (anjeer) along with some dry apricots (alu, khubani) and a banana. Now that’s a lot of fiber and anti oxidants all served in a glass along with calcium and potassium. What am I talking about? It’s a smoothie. If constipation is a problem, have this smoothie as its full of fiber. It’s also a good start to the day when you have to fast. Good for patients recovering from an illness as it provides a lot of energy and vital nutrients. updated 6/01/2016     BANANA FIG APRICOT SMOOTHIE For 2 1 frozen banana  6 dried figs 8 dried apricots 10 to 12 almonds 2 cups chilled milk ½ cup water Wash the figs and apricots to remove…

     
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  • banana beetroot smoothie

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated : 01/08/2018 Smoothies are a rage all over the world. Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for in between meals, smoothies for lunch, smoothies for desserts, the options are endless. What is actually a smoothie? Hadn’t even heard of the word smoothies when I was growing up. Smoothies are drinks that usually are pretty thick in consistency, are cold and very filling. Its like having a meal in a glass. What do you need to make smoothies? a) A liquid like water, milk, yogurt, juice b) fresh fruits or vegetables like spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots to name a few c) sweetener can be sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, stevia etc d) spices which is optional like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg etc e) nuts or nut butters…

     
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