April 10, 2012

SugarFree Carrot-Raisin-Ginger Smoothie | Summer Recipes

For this month's Magic Mingle, we had chosen Raisins and Carrots - two healthy ingredients for this summer. The other members have already linked their delicious entries here. Sugarfree Carrots-Raisin-Ginger smoothie is a quick beverage that can be made in a couple of minutes. Carrots is an universal favourite while raisins are excellent both for kids and elders as a great dry fruit. Ginger is added to this recipe to beat the acidity that accompanies most summer days, and lime to give that punch to the mocktail. I have also used Honey in place of sugar to make this a healthy and sugarfree mocktail.
For older kids or elders, you may also add in a handful of roasted Oats  (which I did) to make it more healthy and filling. With a dash of ginger and a twist of lime and served chilled, this is a perfect way to start your day at breakfast or for a quick beverage for kids back from school or the playground. 
Sending this to my own event Magic Mingle, Srav's CC-Spring Seasonal FoodPreeti's Jump' N Jive @ Icypritz, Anusha's  Summer Spirits as well as Radhika's Chilled Delights . So, without any further delay, lets get to the recipe. 

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Prep time - 10 mins
Cook time - Nil
Serves - 2
Difficulty level - Easy
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Ingredients:
  • Carrots - 2 (peeled and cubed)
  • Raisins - a handful
  • Roasted Oats - a handful (optional)
  • Grated Ginger - 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Honey- 4 tsp (Substitute with brown sugar or Agave Nectar if preferred)
  • Low fat yoghurt- 2 TBSP
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Black Salt - a pinch
  • Ice cubes - few and mint - for garnish

Method:
1) Soak raisins in warm water for 10 mins.
2) Grind carrots,raisins,yoghurt,Oats & ginger with 1/2 cup of warm water till smooth. Strain the juice now.
3) In a bowl, mix salt, black salt, lime juice, ice cubes, sugar and the juice. Mix well till sugar dissolves.
4) Fill two large glasses with this smoothie. Top with ice cubes and garnish with mint.
5) Serve chilled on a hot afternoon or for breakfast.

15 comments:

  1. that is a delicious cooler for the summer!!

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  2. Super healthy cooler, feel like grabbing that glass and having rite now..

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  3. VEry nice clicks. The sugars in carrot and raisins are perfect for the drink.

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  4. delicious and refreshing drink .......

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  5. I love smoothies.. especially super healthy ones like this.

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  6. Healthy and colourful smoothie for summer!!!!!!

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  7. Lovely colour and sugarfree. perfect for diet freaks.
    FOODELICIOUS
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  8. Lovely pics Kalyani.. I love your blog's new outlay ..

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  9. Very delicious and colourful smoothie...

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  10. Refreshing and healthy smoothie...perfect to beat the summers heat

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  11. Lovely and refreshing

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  12. Look so Awesome......thanks 4 linking this wonderful recipe with my events....waiting 4 more wonders :)

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  13. Healthy combo and quiet refreshing drink !! Thanks for linking to the event ~~ Appreciate It :)

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  14. loved the clicks kal.. very delicious cooler idea

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Kalyani

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