Comforting concoctions

It's time to indulge in some winter smoothies

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

Who said smoothies are only for the summers? These highly nutritious drinks are perfect for the chilly season, too. These comforting concoctions are perfect for winter breakfasts. Along with fruits, incorporate lots of nuts to create a delicious and healthy smoothie.

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

100 ml unsweetened coconut milk

50 gm soaked rolled oats

200 gm low-fat yoghurt

1 pineapple 

For the toppings

Fresh strawberries, passion fruit, fresh kiwi, mango slices, banana slices, shredded coconut.

Method

Blend all the smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Place in a smoothie bowl.

Top with the toppings.

Serve chilled.

Peach, raspberry & nuts smoothie

Ingredients:

100 gm fresh raspberries

3 ripe banana small

50 gm soaked almonds

100 gm fresh peach slices

200 gm low-fat yoghurt

For the toppings

Fresh raspberry, peach fruit slices, soaked almonds.

Method: 

Blend all the smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Place in a smoothie bowl.

Top with the toppings.

Serve chilled.

Watermelon & strawberry smoothie

Ingredients:

100 gm fresh strawberries

1 tablespoon honey

150 gm low-fat yoghurt

50 gm chopped watermelon

For the toppings

¼ cup of chia seeds

Method:

Blend all the smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Pour the blended smoothie into a glass.

Top with chia seeds.

Mix the chia seeds with the smoothie before consuming.

(The author is executive chef, Grand Mercure Bangalore)

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