Tuesday, August 23, 2022

No Bake Snacks for Kids: Granola

 It back to school time and we all need easy to make snacks. So lets try this No Bake Snack loaded with nuts , seeds and dry fruits that every one will love. - No Bake Granola .


1. 1 cup old fashion oats

2. 2tbs brown sugar or jaggery.

3. 1 tsp gee ( clarified butter )

4. Slightly roasted nuts chopped in small pieces( almond , cashew ,  walnut ) quantity as per your choice 

5. Mix Seeds  - Sunflower seeds , Pumpkin seeds etc ( quantity as per your choice )

6. 2 tbsp Dry Cranberries 

7. 2 tbsp Raisins


In a pan put oat and butter ( Ghee ) and roast for five minutes on stove top .

Add sugar and roast until sugar melts. Roast for few more minutes until raw smell goes away. 

Now switch off the stove.  

Transfer in a big plate. 

After granola cools down add all nuts , seeds and dry fruits.

Store in air tight container .

Granola is ready to serve .

Read More: Cookbook for Kids 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

3 Smoothie Mistakes Making them Unhealthy

 Smoothies and Smoothie Bowl are latest fad in diet and considered healthy. However there are some common mistakes you might be making that are making your smoothies unhealthy and infect causing weight gain.

1. Adding Ice or drinking smoothies cold:

All the smoothie videos I see,  add ice to the smoothie, or freeze the fruit and then blend them to make smoothies creamy. However do you know that this cold smoothies are dousing your digestive fire. 

Per Ayurveda (age old and time tested Indian health science) digestive fire is the building block that helps you digest food properly and help body absorb nutrition properly. 

When your smoothies are ice cold, they are choking this digestive fire and hence it is not getting digested. Which causes inflammation and in-turn gut related disease. 

2. Mixing Yogurt/Milk or other improper combination in fruit based smoothies:

Fruits are supposed to be eaten with fruits since they take lowest time to digest. When you add dairy, protein powders, nuts or vegetables to fruit based smoothies, it makes it difficult to digest fruits and causes digestive issues.

To make smoothies heavier you can add various seeds like flax seeds, chia seeds etc. 

3. Mixing too many different fruits:

Fruits should be eaten with same type of variety. So alkaline fruits should be mixed with alkaline variety and acidic fruits should be added with acidic for most benefit. 

So keep your smoothies simple with 2-3 similar fruit varieties.  

Hoping these simple tips will help you make your smoothies healthier. 

Read More:  3 Ingredient Blueberry Smoothie

Check out more health and wellness content on my other site Simply Cheerful Life

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Detox Smoothie - Pina Colada Smoothie

 Welcome friends. You must have read that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So what kind of breakfast you eat will define your entire day. Breakfast or any meal containing fresh and unprocessed food will help increase your energy level and vibrancy.

Read More: Everyday Zen Habits for happy and healthy life 

As mentioned in my last post about 3 Ingredient Blueberry Smoothie, here is another healthy breakfast smoothie. This smoothie along with pineapple and coconut cream will detox your body and at the same time add good fat in your system.  

This is very simple recipe with bananas, pineapple and coconut milk.  

You can add shredded coconut for additional taste. To make it more filling you can top with overnight soaked chia seeds.

1/2 Banana
1/2 cup Pineapple
1/4th cup Coconut Milk
1/4th cup Pineapple Juice
1 Tbsp soaked chia seeds (optional to make it more filling)
Mix and blend all ingredients well. Top is with shredded coconut for additional taste.
Serves 1.

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