Pina colada (non alcoholic)

I tasted Pina colada recently in our friends house. Me and my husband like it instantly. My husband was in search of Pina colada in stores and we bought one. It tasted good but not the same. When I saw ingredients, it said in soy milk. So I thought of making my own using coconut milk. It surely came almost similar to what we had. You to give a try and you will love it.

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Ingredients

Pine apple chunks – 1/4 cup

Coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Sugar / honey – as required

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Best served chilled.

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Notes

  1. You can use fresh or canned fruit. Tastes best when use fresh pineapple.
  2. You can increase or decrease coconut milk to the desired consistency of the smoothie.
  3. You can add ice cubes when you blend.

 

 

 

 

Mango pistachios smoothie

A yummy, healthy smoothie for breakfast can kick start your day positively. This is one such smoothie with loaded yumminess of mango and pistachios.

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Ingredients

Mango – 1 cubed

Pistachios – 10 to 15

Milk – 1/2 cup

Sugar / honey – as required

Water – as required

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

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Notes

  1. Add required water to get the consistency you desire.
  2. You can increase or decrease the number of pistachios as per your taste.

Cantaloupe/ Mulampazham milkshake

Cantaloupes are rich in vitamin A , potassium etc. They have many health benefits .When you have this milkshake in a sunny day you can feel your body cooling.

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Ingredients

Cantaloupe – 1 cup deseeded and scooped

Milk – 1/4 cup

Sugar – as required

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Best when served chilled.

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Notes

  1. You can  add a little amount of water if you like to dilute the consistency.

Mango juice

This is so refreshing juice with all juicy pulp of mango.

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Ingredients

Riped mango – 1/2 cup roughly chopped

Sugar – as required

Water – less than 1/4 cup

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

 

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Notes

  1. If you like to bite chunks in your juice like me, then don’t blend smooth. Just pulse it.

Water melon juice

Have to feel refreshed in a sunny day? Then try this watermelon juice.

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Ingredients

Watermelon – 1/2 cup cubed

Water – less than 1/4 cup

Sugar/ honey – as required

Salt – a pinch

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

 

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Strawberry coconut water refreshing smoothie

This is really a refreshing smoothie to have in a sunny day. You can make this with your choice of fruit. I used store bought coconut water. If you can,use fresh coconut water.

Recipe adapted from -www.lushiouseats.com

Ingrdients

Strawberry – 5 or 6 chopped

Coconut water – 1 cup

Sugar / honey – as per taste

Salt – a pinch

Method

  • Take all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

 

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Notes

  1. You can use frozen or fresh strawberries. I used fresh here.

 

 

Frozen banana milkshake

When life gives you overripe bananas, do not throw it, just freeze it and make this yummy milkshake.Kids will love it when you top it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

Frozen banana – 1 chopped

Milk – 1/2 cup

Sugar / honey – as required

Method

  • Take all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

 

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Notes

  1. If you like chunks of banana in your milk shake like me then just pulse it.
  2. Adjust milk for your required consistency.

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