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Given that it is summer and it is very hot, I thought I would bring you a cold drink, fragrant and full of vitamins. It cooks very quickly and you need very few ingredients.
- 1 banana (very ripe, with brown spots on the skin);
- 250 ml. cold milk;
- 1 teaspoon honey;
- a teaspoonful of cinnamon;
- praline nut (optional);
- thick cherry syrup
Preparation time: less than 15 minutes
RECIPE PREPARATION Cold drink with milk and frozen banana:
Cut the banana slices. We put it on a plate and put it in the freezer. Leave for at least 4 hours (I left from evening to morning).
Put the pieces of frozen banana in the bowl of the hand mixer, add honey, milk and mix for a few minutes until you get a thick cream.
Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the cup / glass, pour a little cherry syrup, add the rest of the composition, level. Sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon.
Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until serving.
Lassi - an Indian cocktail for hot days
The Indians consider it a divine drink, but not necessarily because it gives you the feeling of coolness when the asphalt is hot underfoot or because it takes the fire off your tongue when you eat spicy dishes. It is said that Lassi is the cocktail that was prepared centuries ago for the gods and was used in Hindu rituals, so its connection with divinity is well established.
Lassi & ndash traditional drink in Indian restaurants
Lassi is included in all Indian menus because it is the best partner of spicy dishes. It will be easier for you to taste a spicy Indian rice with a Lassi and it will be easier to digest such strong spices. In folk medicine (ayurveda), Lassi is used to treat various diseases of the digestive system, especially due to the content of cumin which is supposed to help digestion.
A cold cocktail with a sweet aroma
Lassi is a cocktail based on yogurt and whipped milk, combined with water, mango, banana or rose water. It can be easily prepared in any kitchen because you only need a blender and some fresh fruit. It can be thicker or thinner depending on the amount of water added. Every restaurant and every chef has their own recipe, so in Lassi you might taste coconut milk, soy milk and various spices: cumin, chili, cardamom, turmeric (Indian saffron).
Lassi in 4 different flavors
In some regions of India the cocktail is also prepared with garlic or fresh vegetables, but the best variants of this drink are the sweet ones with fruits or honey.
Lassi with a dizzying smell & ndash is prepared with yogurt, rose water, lemon, strawberry and sugar.
Leave with mango & ndash is a popular drink in both India and Paksitan. It is made with yogurt, water and mango pulp, sometimes decorated with fried pistachios. Banana can also be used instead of mango.
Lassi sarat & ndash is the fruit-free version of this drink, prepared especially in the Punjab region (on the border with Pakistan). It is made only with yogurt, water, salt and other local spices.
Bhang Lassi & ndash The drink that can take your mind, contains a liquid cannabis derivative. It is a legal drink in many parts of India and is sold especially during the Holi Hindu festival which takes place in the spring.
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Milkshake with raspberries, bananas and rose water
Milk, peeled banana, raspberry and rose water are placed in the Breville Active Pro blender container.
Optionally, you can add sugar, honey or sweetener.
Screw the blender container to the engine, fix and mix the shake for about 15 seconds.
You can garnish with mint leaves.
Delicious smoothie with bananas, pears, almonds and nuts
A healthy drink, a delicious smoothie, perfect for the little ones, the combination of pears, bananas,
Apple and raisin smoothie
Put all the ingredients in the glass of the Breville Blend Active Pro blender, close using the lid
TRICKS for preparing the best banana smoothie
Did you happen to consume a banana smoothie so that half an hour later you would be hungry again? You got the wrong consistency!
A new study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looks like dense smoothies with a thick consistency maintain the feeling of satiety longer than watery ones. And no, that's not a euphemism for something else the consistency of the drink.
The study called 'Empty Calories and Phantom Satiety' was conducted by Dr. Guido Camps and colleagues at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, with the aim of studying the relative effects and interactions between viscosity and caloric density on gastric emptying and perceived satiety.
The researchers conducted an experiment with fifteen male participants who were given to drink four types of milk-based smoothies, with different consistencies (thick and watery) and different caloric densities (from 100 to 500 calories).
Study participants underwent a series of abdominal scans and were asked to rate satiety on a scale of 1 to 100 every 10 minutes after digestion for an hour and a half.
The 100-calorie aqueous smoothie had the fastest gastric emptying, followed by the 100-calorie smoothie and the 500-calorie aqueous smoothie. In terms of appetite, the 100-calorie smoothie has a higher degree of satiety than the 500-calorie watery smoothie.
The results of the study bring great news for those who want to lose weight without constantly facing the feeling of hunger. The consistency of the drink is more important than the caloric density in maintaining the feeling of satiety, so the next time you eat smoothies add as little milk as possible.
One of the biggest drawbacks of liquid meals is that they cannot have the right consistency to install and maintain satiety.
Add one or more ingredients rich in protein, fiber and good fats for a rich taste and nutritional intake:
Gives a creamy texture and can save at the last minute a smoothie that did not come to your liking. Only half an avocado (100g) brings you 7g of fiber, a quarter of the recommended daily dose.
In addition, it is rich in monounsaturated fats and oleic acid, vitamins and minerals essential for the health of our body.
No other ingredient manages to change and enrich the texture of the banana smoothie as well as the nut butter does. Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter, almonds or other nuts to the banana smoothie to enjoy a creamy texture.
Rich in fat and protein, with half the sugar content of regular yogurt, it gives a creamy texture and does not influence the final taste of the dish. If you are a follower of a vegan diet, choose a simple organic tofu.
For a creamy texture and a fiber intake, cook a few tablespoons of oatmeal and add them to your favorite smoothie. An aqueous smoothie turns after a few pulses of mixer into a dense and consistent one.
And oatmeal combines great with bananas.
If you want your banana smoothie to bring in a considerable amount of protein to keep you hungry and replace a meal or snack before a workout, add the protein powder you normally eat. If you are vegan, replace whey protein powder with pea isolate.
Although you wouldn't believe it, a banana smoothie and protein powder has a delicious taste.
A few slices of chilled banana for a few hours or overnight will change both the texture and the temperature of the smoothie. You will enjoy a cool drink in the middle of summer that you will enjoy breathlessly.
Ingredients Banana milk
1 large and ripe banana
200 ml cold milk (soy or almond milk for the vegan version)
1 sachet of vanilla sugar (bourbon, Dr. Oetker)
1 cinnamon plug
1 nut socket
1 cardamom knife tip (fff a little because it has a strong aroma)
10 ground hazelnuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc. optional)
a little cocoa for decoration
Preparation Banana milk
- Put the banana slices, flavors, hazelnuts and half of the milk in the blender. Mix well.
- Add the rest of the milk and mix until it becomes frothy.
- Powder the inside of a glass with a little cocoa (or chocolate powder) and then pour the banana milk into it. Serve immediately.
Oats are a cereal rich in phosphorus, fiber, zinc, manganese, vitamin B1 and magnesium. Consumed on an empty stomach, it stimulates intestinal transit, improves digestion, prevents cancer and lowers blood fat levels.
In addition, oats are an excellent choice for diabetics or people with insulin resistance.
Oat milk is a vegetable drink obtained by processing in a blender a mixture of oatmeal and water. You can get some delicious oatmeal smoothies if you enrich the nutritional value of this cereal by mixing it with fruit.
Chocolate pudding with avocado
You are looking for a recipe for raw pudding? I found the perfect consistency and delicious taste that will be hard to get enough of.
The banana manages to perfectly mask the aroma of the avocado that cannot be missing from the recipe, being the one that gives the creamy texture and nutritional value to the finished dessert.
You can use any type of vegetable milk, sweetening the pudding to taste with a natural sweetener.
If you are on a low carb diet, use a stevia-based sweetener and if you can afford a few extra grams of carbs, choose agave syrup or maple syrup. The latter gives the pudding a light caramel flavor.
- 1 baked avocado, pitted, cut into pieces
- 1 ripe banana, peeled, cut into pieces
- 1 glass of almond and coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons grated coconut
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Raw chocolate pudding with avocado
Imagine a simple pudding for which you don't even need fire. It is 100% vegan, does not contain lactose or gluten, is easy to digest, with a creamy, buttery consistency and a sweet, aromatic and delicious taste.
It does not contain added sugar, and can be a suitable dessert even in a low carb diet.
Prepare the above ingredients and add them all in the blender. Place the lid on and beat a few times until you get a homogeneous paste.
Transfer the raw pudding into containers, place a plastic wrap over each container and place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to harden.
It is enough to try it once to fall in love with its simplicity, consistency and taste. Raw chocolate and avocado pudding can be served with fresh berries or whipped cream.
Preparation of milkshake with bananas and chocolate it will not take you more than 10 minutes, one more reason to prepare this drink as often as possible.
1. Peel a banana and place it in a blender, along with the milk and ice cubes.
2. Put the milk and banana mixture in a tall cup or cocktail glass.
3. Add chocolate ice cream and banana over the cream and garnish with chocolate syrup.
For a special flavor, decorate the milkshake with bananas and chocolate with mint leaves and serve as cold as possible.
When it comes to cool drinks, I am sometimes satisfied with the combination of milk and some fruits, provided it is cold. Usually, during processing, the milk heats up slightly due to mechanical work. To solve this problem, I either put an ice cube (two or three, depending on the amount of milk) in the processor, or I put the drink in a bottle that I leave in the freezer for a few minutes.
What combinations do I like? Strawberry, banana, condensed and sweetened milk, sweet milk. Banana, blackberry, raspberry, cranberry (I don't mention the two types of milk, I use them every time). Watermelon, peach, nectarine, to which I add two tarragon leaves, a pinch of Maldon salt and a teaspoon of honey. If I put honey, I don't put condensed milk anymore.
If I use fruits with small seeds (raspberries, blackberries, currants), I pass the drink through a sieve after removing it from the blender jar. As for the proportions, I think they have to come to taste, and here they are each on their own. However, I can tell you that I add 250-280 grams of fruit to a liter of milk. I don't like the drink to be too thick, too thick.
I'm not afraid to use herbs, but I'm careful not to jump the horse. Basil and strawberry match, tarragon and peach match, mint and raspberry match, lemon goes almost anywhere, but beware, too much of any flavored leaf can push the taste of milk drink in the wrong direction.
Both for today. Stay healthy.
Recover from the effort at the gym! 3 energizing and invigorating drinks
An exercise, running, yoga or aerobics session can leave you weak because it consumes your protein and nutrients and dehydrates you. Fight the effects of fatigue and help your body take advantage of the physical effort made by choosing the right drink.
With a single glass containing well-chosen ingredients you can compensate for the effort made by bringing energy back into the body. Here's what you could drink after class at the gym or in the park, depending on your workout.
If you pedaled or ran on the treadmill
Choose a smoothie with coffee, banana and chocolate. The two types of training are intense cardio exercises after which you need a good dose of energy. Bananas contain potassium, essential for proper muscle function, chocolate is the protein you need after exercise, and coffee will stimulate your metabolism to work harder.
Recipe: & frac12 frozen banana, 180ml almond milk, 60ml cold coffee, 1 teaspoon protein with chocolate and ice flavor. Mix them all in a blender.
If you kickboxed
Choose a smoothie with banana, almond butter and protein. It is true that after such a training in which you have combined weights, push-ups, strokes and cardio exercises, you need water. However, you also need a drink that will restore your energy because otherwise you will not make progress and you will not notice either the increase in endurance or the development of muscles. Therefore, after such a training you need banana carbohydrates, good fats from almond butter and protein.
Recipe: & frac12 frozen banana, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 120ml almond milk with vanilla flavor, 1 teaspoon protein flavored chocolate. Mix the ingredients in a blender and serve the drink with ice.
If you did yoga or cardio dancing
Choose a juice with red and grapefruit feathers. You need hydration after this workout, but you don't want to add too many calories. That's why it's good to rely on watermelon that helps rehydration and grapefruit that will cut your appetite for a few hours, so you don't quickly swallow a sandwich.
Recipe: Mix in a blender 300g melon core, half grapefruit, stevia (to taste) for sweetening and ice if desired.
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