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Monday, November 11, 2013

Spiced Apple Smoothie

"An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away". Most of us have heard this as a kid, from parents or a teacher or anyone trying to cultivate a healthy eating habit into us.
But who says you gotta eat those boring slices of an apple day after day and gulp them down to keep you healthy. Well, you can dice them up, spice them up, blend them up in a smoothie and call it a breakfast or a post workout health drink or even serve it to your kid as an after school snack. This nutritious Spiced Apple Smoothie is loaded with apples, yogurt, almonds and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves to warm up your winters.

Spiced Apple Smoothie
Spiced Apple Smoothie
Spiced Apple Smoothie - Recipe
2 Apples, peeled and deseeded
2 cups Yogurt
2 Almonds soaked overnight
3-4 tablespoons of Sugar. Substitute this with honey to make it healthier.
A small pinch each of ground Cinnamon powder, ground cloves, nutmeg powder and dry ginger powder (Soonth) or a very small piece of fresh ginger.

Blend the apples, almonds, yogurt, sugar and the spices together. Adjust the sugar and spice as per your requirement. Tone down the spices if you are making this for kids.
Add a bit of water, if you prefer a lighter consistency to your smoothies.

And there you are with a quick pick me up breakfast smoothie or a healthy after school snack for your kids.