(Recipe credit: www.sharan-india.org)
Learn why smoothies are important. However, I also believe that eating fruits helps in achieving our optimum health. Please learn more from Gaurav Goyal and his group Eat Fruits and Heal. This information is shared in Hindi. Here’s a simple explanation that Gaurav Goyal shares.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important for anyone with diabetes, hypertension or other lifestyle disease to check their sugar and blood pressure levels or other relevant parameters every day when they start having a green smoothie, as it naturally heals the body and the medication will need to be reduced under the supervision of their medical doctor.
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled, frozen and chopped
- 1 apple/pear/mango or ½ a pineapple
- ⅓ cup greens
- ¼ cup water
In a blender, blend bananas and other fruits with 1 tbsp of water for a few seconds. Then, add the greens and remaining water (or ice-cubes) and blend until it is a smooth green drink. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Note: It is advised not to use spinach every day. The oxalate present in it may prevent the absorption of certain nutrients and could become problematic.
Greens that you can use are any that you make a sabji with including shepu (dill), methi (fenugreek), spring onion, amaranth, mustard greens, chavli, ambat chuka, kale, lettuce, etc. Add a de-seeded date or two, the juice of a lime, cinnamon powder, etc to flavor it to taste it the way you like it. Go ahead and enjoy experimenting!
This is a Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) recipe!
There are many plant-based doctors in India like Dr Nandita Shah of SHARAN, Dr Rupa Shah of Circle Of Health, Dr Vidya Chakravarty of Promotive Health, Dr Rashmi Menon and Dr Nishita Dodhia Shah in Mulund, Mumbai, Dr Saravanan in the South, Dr Achyuthan Eswar of Sampoorna Ahara, etc. to consult with if you wish.