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Recipe for Nutritious and Delicious Fruit Smoothie

I would like to share with you a recipe for making a highly nutritious and healthy fruit smoothie. This recipe is really easy to make yet the results are just delicious. This has been my most favorite drink for breakfast over the years.


Smoothie fruits

I am very fond of tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapple, banana, pomegranate, papaya etc. In general, I am what you can call a "fruitaholic" – I just like all types of fruit, including apple, pear, grapes, strawberries and all the rest. For my typical fruit smoothie, I just gather all the fruits that I have in my refrigerator. I wash the fruits thoroughly, core the needed ones like apple and pears and put them in the blender. My most common mix of fruits consists of mangoes, pineapple, grapes, oranges, banana and strawberries. To this mix I add a cup of home-made non-fat yogurt and let the blender do its job. I personally don’t enjoy getting grape skin in my mouth so I end up running the whole thing through a filter and put it all back in the blender. Now I add some nuts to the mix – almonds, cashew, walnut/pecan nuts etc. I blend the whole mix one more time and voila! the most delicious and nutritious drink is ready to be devoured.

As I mentioned, I like most fruits in my smoothie. However, there are two that I found do not render great taste in the smoothie – papaya and melon (even though I love eating them otherwise). I tried these a couple of times but now I have decided not to use them.

Instead of yogurt, you may also like to try fat-free/low-fat milk or soy milk.

To really enjoy the drink, I drink it really slowly, one sip at a time, enjoying the taste of the crunchy nuts and of course all the fruits that are in there. Please try this recipe and let me know how you like it. Along with this drink, I also have a piece of toast made of home-made multi-grain bread. I will share the recipe for the home-made bread in another post.

Do you have a favorite breakfast drink or another favorite recipe? Please share your recipe with us.

13 comments to Recipe for Nutritious and Delicious Fruit Smoothie

  • Sharon Norton

    This smoothie sounds great! I will try it.

    Thank you,

    Sharon

  • Subhash Mittal

    Please do let us know how you like it after you have tried it. Thanks.

  • Shaila Mohe

    Thanks for sharing, I am going to try it out and let you know, Satish enjoys smoothies. Try the one below…

    Strawberry Smoothie with Dates

    A strawberry smoothie with a surprise of sweetness, dates! The almonds add a nice unexpected flavor as well. This is slightly unusual strawberry smoothie.
    Ingredients:
    * ½ cup strawberries
    * ¼ cup almonds, soaked
    * 3 dates, pitted and soaked
    * 1 cup water
    Soak the almonds and the dates separately (for at least several hours), then rinse. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

    Very nutritious. Not my receipe, got it from the “Friday” magazine here in the UAE.

  • Gulzhan

    I am thinking about starting to make this type of smoothies. Thanks for recipe and idea!

  • Gulzhan

    Thanks, Subhash! We tried and we like it!
    I actually realized that I can substitute my regular breakfast (oatmill ) with this smoothie. After I had one cap of smothie I could not finish my oatmill. I probaly will alternate from now on.

    • Subhash Mittal

      Hi Gulzhan,
      That’s pretty much what I have been doing. On a couple of days in the week, I have a hot cereal as breakfast and on others I have the smoothie. The smoothie by itself is a pretty complete meal – rich and nutritious.

  • Subhash Mittal

    I received the following email from a friend of mine, Vasudha Gupta – enjoy this lovely variation on the recipe for smoothie:

    I have been preparing my fruits smoothie now for several years and have been taking it as my only standard breakfast. I can not even recall how it came about. But surprizingly after 6 months I went for my routine yearly medical check up and my blood test showed that my good cholesterol had gone up from about 49 to 65! My bad cholesterol had come down so that my total cholesterol was still under 190 as it usually is! Since then my husband too got converted to taking this smoothie for breakfast. I have shared it with many many people, but not everyone uses it as religiously as I do.
    So here is the recipe.
    1) one banana.2) A bunch of blueberries.3) A bunch of strawberries.4) Any other seasonal fruit like mango/pomegranate/pineapple.5) A spoonful of Flax seeds grounded.6) A spoonful of Wheat germs.7) 1/4 cup dried raisins/dates/cherries etc,soaked overnight in a small amount of water.7) 2 to 3 walnuts.8) A little piece of ginger and a little piece of fresh tumeric.8) 12 to 16oz. of no fat milk.

    Blend it in a smoothie.

    It is delicious and a powerhouse of energy, a whole day’s diet of omega 3; proteins and fiber.
    It is so darn healthy and deliciously satisfying all at the same time.

  • [...] Add more fruit in the diet. In order to consume a lot of different fruits, I have been making a fruit smoothie with yogurt base. I drink it at breakfast. You can see my recipe here. [...]

  • Laura

    Subhash ji,

    I agree, smoothies are nutritious and delicious! My favorite includes frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, 1 cup vanilla soymilk, 1 cup orange juice, a tablespoon or so of almond butter, and a teaspoon or so of ground flax seed. Goji berries are nice, too. I’m going to try out the variations from your website. Thanks!
    Namaste,
    Laura :)

  • Pradnya

    Hello

    Thank you for your valued update on lowering cholesterol through diet and exercise. Per ayurveda, isnt combining yogurt and fruits not recommended ? I used to have lot of cold before as a teenager and through my early 20′s and I remember taking a lot of banana milk shakes which i stopped after finding out. Please advise.

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Pradnya. Unfortunately, I don’t have any background in Ayurveda. All I know is that there are specific diet guidelines in Ayurveda depending upon your “dosha” – vata, pitta or kafa. I have not consulted any Ayurvedic specialist in this regard. Putting yogurt into a fruit smoothie is a common recipe followed by many. I seem to enjoy it a lot. If you are particular about this Ayurvedic guideline, please feel free to substitute yogurt with any other base – soy milk or nothing at all- just enjoy pure fruit smoothie!

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