It's been a while since I posted recipes for you to try out and indulge in (if you get it right). Well, since I promised you healthy Ramadaan recipes to help you stay focused and in shape, I decided to share some with you today as part of our 'Healthy Ramadaan' series.
So we know how important having Suhoor/Sehri is and I hope we are not skipping it. Suhoor/sehri is our 'start of the day meal', if you don't have it, you'll probably pass out or break your fast at 12 pm (which is sooo avoidable if you just have suhoor/sehri). This week's recipes are all about smoothies which you can make in no time and enjoy at suhoor/sehri (or iftaar because it's just too awesome to not have more). By the way, if you didn't know, A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit, vegetables and, in special cases, chocolate or peanut butter. They can be enjoyed any time of the day, month or year.
First on the menu is a power date smoothie.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
- 5 dates
- 1 banana
- 2 Tblsp peanut butter
- 2 Tblsp oats
- 2 Tblsp honey
- Pinch of cinnamon
What to do:
Soak oats and dates in milk and refrigerate overnight. In the morning (suhoor time), add the milk/oats/date mixture with all other ingredients to a blender. Let it blend lekker and serve when smooth. This recipe makes 2 servings.
You can replace the peanut butter with about 4-5 strawberries and replace the oats with your favourite flavour of Future Life.
- Your favourite nut butter (aka crunchy peanut butter)
- Low fat milk
- Frozen raspberries
What to do:
Blend all the ingredients together and serve :) You can garnish with some raspberries. Yep, that's about it.
Blueberry Green tea smoothie
I do not like green tea at all, but the blueberries I just love. They are my favourite berry and not just because of their distinct violet/purple colour, but also because they help burn stubborn fat. Combined with green tea, we have an antioxidant nutritional powerhouse.
- 3 Tblsp water
- 1 green teabag
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberrie
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup vanilla milk (or just normal milk)
What to do:
Make the tea the way you make normal tea, but make sure that the teabag releases all that green goodness. Stir in the honey until it dissolves.
Combine berries, banana and milk in a blender.
Add tea to the blender and blend together. When it's smooth, it's ready to serve.
I don't know about you, but these smoothies are making me hungry. I'm off to make myself a smoothie or two for iftaar, yes, cold n all. That's all I have for you for today. More recipes to follow soon so make sure you keep your eyes glued to your LCD's. Oh yeah, don't forget to enter the Ramadaan competition on my Facebook page. It's a collaboration with Baitul Salaamz as well as Dhaakira Health and Children's Organisation.
Enjoy the rest of the fasts. Until my next blog post.
Peace, Love, Unity, MwaHugs