Guide to Making the Perfect Banana Smoothie

While I was away from the blog, I received quite a few emails asking me for recipes for the Children’s Area. The Kids Zone blog was an extension of Sailu’s culinary blog where I published child-friendly recipes that I prepared for my son, Nehal. Unfortunately, due to technical problems, we have lost most of the content of Kids Zone. Given your repeated requests for children’s recipes, I will post some old recipes from the Kids Zone blog. I will also post new recipes that I am preparing for Nehal.

I want to post all the foods that I prepare daily for Nehal, be it breakfast, snacks or evening tiffin. But due to time constraints, I am not able to do this. This month I’m going to give it a try and see if I can include a section on the blog where I can post an image of Nehal’s daily food (any meal of the day) followed by the recipe. These meals will usually be egg dishes, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and shakes, quick snacks and breakfast recipes.

There are many requests for pregnancy and post-pregnancy food recipes, toddler food, infant care and home remedies for minor ailments in children. I’m not sure I can do these aspects justice. But I will try to answer some requests based on my own experience as time allows

Summer smoothies that fill and cool

The warm season is upon us and its time for summer coolers and smoothies. One of our family friends brought some avocados grown in their garden to Uganda. We all love avocados at home. Most of the time, I prepare an avocado shake or an avocado banana shake similar to those sold by street vendors in Ooty, Kodaikanal and Mysore. I also use avocados to make a spread for wraps, salad and guacamole.

The avocado fruit is named after makhanphal or butter fruit in India. Personally, I don’t like adding other fruits to the avocado fruit smoothie. I like it plain with a pinch of cinnamon and date syrup to sweeten it. Garnish with flowering sweet basil seeds and crushed nuts of your choice and your summer morning smoothie is ready in less than 5 minutes. If you want to thin out your smoothie, add boiled and cooled milk. Those who are lactose intolerant can omit milk and use fresh coconut water, soy or almond milk. This makes it a vegan smoothie with avocado and banana. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder which adds a nice flavor to the avocado and banana smoothie.

3 Health Benefits Of Avocado Smoothie

  • Avocado is a refreshing fruit.
  • This fruit with a buttery texture contains polyphenols beneficial for health.
  • Makhanphal also has a high content of dietary fiber.
  • It is rich in antioxidants.
  • And it has the highest monounsaturated fatty acid, a good healthy fat.

If you add a fruit with pulp, it gives a good flavor and improves the texture of the smoothie. Fruits such as strawberry, pineapple, apple, papaya give it a velvety creamy texture. An avocado smoothie is a delicious way to get your dose of energy-boosting proteins and healthy fats. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, heart-healthy, high in fiber, low in carbohydrates and perfect for those of you who are on a weight loss program. A simple avocado and banana smoothie recipe that is vibrant, refreshing and just great.

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