Showing posts with label Summer Treats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Treats. Show all posts

22 May 2011

Mango Shake

The English word "mango" originated from the Malayalam word for it 'manga'. It is India’s national fruit and why not…India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world.

This summer (mango season) how can anyone go without a recipe with mangoes.. a perfect drink to beat the scorching heat outside. It is so easy that even kids can make them.

Kids usually love to enjoy them when topped with a scoop of ice cream. So here it is..


Mango                          - 2 large
Milk                              - 2 cups
Sugar                            - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Ice cream           - A scoop in each glass


Chill the mangoes and freeze the milk.
Peel, chop and blend mangoes in a blender or with a hand blender.
Add milk and sugar. Blend again.
Serve chilled in tall glasses with a scoop of ice cream.

I know you all are thinking why so many snaps :) Just shows that I am kind of enjoying Food Photography. Hope you all enjoy it too...

Rinku Naveen

27 April 2011

Almond and Banana Smoothie

Even though it has been raining during the nights in Kannur, its really HOT  and humid outside during day time. So here is my COOL experiment for a HOT day.. a big glass of refreshing smoothie!!

Almonds known to be the small but MIGHTY nut had been considered too fatty to be a healthy snack. But recent research has shown that 90% of the fats are unsaturated - which is good news for all the health conscious and almond lovers. Almonds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants. And the best part is it is available throughout the year.
So let’s make a smoothie with almonds and banana and have an ENERGY EXPLOSION !!

Serves 3-4

125 g  / 4 ½ oz  Whole blanched almonds
600ml                Low fat Milk
2                        Ripe bananas halved
1 tsp                  Vanilla Essence
6 tsp                   Sugar (Optional)
Ground Cinnamon for sprinkling


Boil 1 1/2 cups of water. When it boils put the almonds in it for about 10 secs and remove from water.
Now remove the skin of the almonds.
Powder it finely in a food processor
Add milk, banana and vanilla extract, sugar to this and blend until smooth and creamy.
Chill the glasses.
Pour the smoothie into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon.