10 April 2021

Unniyappam Bonda - A twist to the traditional snack recipes

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What you see is PEACE ! ~ Kisi mahapurush ne kaha hai ,down on one knee! .✫*゚・゚。..*。・゚✫*.😁 Now that's like a gentleman!!😊πŸ’ͺπŸ™‡ And in my language, what you see above/post is also, a piece of TREAT-y meaning my way of accepting, appreciating, and acknowledging the peace proposal wholeheartedly !! To peace, understanding, and harmony !!πŸΉπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Š✌

Well, we (my friend gang ) saw it coming meaning we were expecting a comeback from you guys since I mentioned the secret out in my blog .:) ...Our gang believes that sir, U were under the influence of your queen or whatever, your gang's drama, just performing to their tune !! #Peer-pressure probably! So, we have got no hard feelings towards you specifically. Rest your gang is FIRED !!😎


The truth be told, we only had cordial interactions sometimes but right from the start, it was being blown out of proportion including that dramatic show, out of pure jealousy/superiority complex/cheap thrill/mind games, by your girlfriends' gang and boys' friends' gangs.😎😏😐😈

AMEN!


I was also playing/got tagged along (from the start ) to see where or how far it goes /how much you all will stoop, simply!:) (Even the name "Meera" was given by one of his friends and it is such a pious name that I gladly accepted it .)

But I never had any intentions to hurt someone..that's not my style !!:)



However, our intentions were/are good (with child-like innocence) and pure (at least I can vouch for mine 😁) but got maligned by the external factors/people playing behind the back. It's that simple !! And God will see to it !! AMEN!! 

So, I've no hard feelings towards U especially, more power to our complicated friendship !! It was not even a friendship but guess what all these super-intelligent wacko people playing around, making rumors forced/brought us more closer.SO, What the heck ....the bond created now, nothing, and no one except God will be able to destroy it!✌ Jao ukkhad lo jo ukhaadna hai,tapori ishtyle..alla pinney...πŸ˜‹

All blame game aside, it was how everything was pre-destined to happen as per God's direction ...It's as simple as that !!



Acho ko bura sabit karna , duniya ki purani aadat hai.....😊

To one of your post,you all are always welcome to my virtual place,we treat our guests like family as God (Koi shakk?) :) and bheed ki kami kabhi nahi thi shayad,wo hum dhyan hi nahi de rahe theyy or na hi bheed ki koi shok hai humey,you know, maybe it is God's way of saying to me, don't you ever forget your worth, there is always something/someone better out there for you if you would just pay attention and wish for !:))) ~ God's child!

I was taught by my parents, life is not a bed of roses but it is a present from God and so,I know how to count my blessings, be grateful and be content/happy by myself! :)

Also, nobody is a saint here in Kalyuga, like Mark Twain said, "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” 

Anyways, this post or recipe is exclusively dedicated to U, a peace deal gladly accepted!!😊

This recipe is for your queen/girlfriends, hope they won't mind making it for you!😊

What is Unniyappam Bonda?

Unniyappam / Unni Appam is a very popular traditional Kerala snack. Usually, small round-shaped snacks made up of rice, Banana, Jaggery, roasted coconut pieces. These round brown fritters are usually served as evening snacks with a hot cup of tea / naadan naal mani palharam in Malayalam. A special type of cookware called Unni appam maker/chatti is used for the preparation.

Bonda is a medium-size round-shaped fluffy deep-fried snack or fritter made up of potato or another sweet or savory version. Usually, it doesn't need any special cookware to prepare them.

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So,I wanted to make the Unni appam without the Unni appam maker. But the original Unniyappam batter is a little thin and flowy so it may not come out like how typically Unni appam looks like. So,I thought of using the Unni appam batter and keeping the batter thick like Bonda's and deep fry it without any special cookware and well,that's how I came out with my tweak or twist to the traditional Unni appam or Bonda and created a two in one snack called "Unniyappam Bonda "! Smart na ? πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‹



Well,Unni appams and gothamb puttu shown in the video are my hubby's favorite food items. He liked the tweaked version as well.

Usually, whether it's a puttu or unni appams , they are traditionally made with rice flour but here I used the wheat flour for both recipes. So,these Unni appam bondas are not that soft and fluffy but very very tasty .

How to make Unniyappam Bonda?

Unniyappam Bonda 

Ingredients

Wheat flour -3 cups

Jaggery- 2 - 2 &1/2 cups

Water - 3 cups

Cardamom powder 1 Tsp

Baking powder 1 Tsp

Banana,red-colored preferably - 2 Nos.

Coconut pieces as needed

Black sesame seeds / Kalonji as needed

Oil for deep frying

Water for dipping fingers

Ghee - 1/4th cup (optional to make it taste richer, I skipped)

Mixer grinder

Preparation method to make Unniyappam Bonda :

  1. Mix baking powder with the wheat flour in a bowl and keep it aside.
  2. Boil water in a pan, add jaggery and cardamom powder to it, once jaggery melts. Put off the flame and let everything cool off.
  3. Then place a sieve onto the mixer jar and strain the jaggery liquid for any impurities. Into it add the wheat flour mixture little by little without over-filling the jar and the broken bananas.
  4. Now ground everything into a THICK batter.
  5. Add broken dry coconut pieces and black sesame seeds and mix well with CLEAN HANDS to ensure it is lump-free.
  6. Let it rest overnight or for 6- 8 hours for fluffier Unni appam bondas.
  7. Then heat a pan on medium-low heat. Add a little bit of batter into it, if it springs back then the oil is ready to fry.
  8. Then on the low-medium flame without over-crowding, the pan, dip the fingers into the water and take little batter, like a round shape (approx) and fry them one by one ...Make sure not to fry them on high flame, so that the fritter is well fried inside -out.
  9. Then using a slotted spoon, transfer the bondas onto some tissue paper so that all excess oil is well-observed.
  10. Then allow them to cool a bit and EAT THEM fresh and warm...Store the rest in an airtight container for sure or it will become hard to eat especially if you don't have any molar teeth like my amma (I always tease her so eeehhaa πŸ˜‚) ...(Don't tell me I  didn't warn you ! )
  11. That's it my Unniyappam Bonda is ready. Serve them with hot cuppa tea or coffee.

You can watch my youtube video ,a stormy day in my life ,making puttu kadala and fresh Unniyappam bondas....



So, dear sir here is my virtual edible feast for you. Hope U will like my Unniyappam BOND-a πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ✌ Ye fevicol se bhi majboot bond hai jo tootega nahi InshaAllah !! #SoulBond

Aneesha Manji, Spiritual Coach + Reiki Master explains, “When you meet someone from your soul group, you’ll instantly have this sense of familiarity (beyond physical attraction)…whether it’s a romantic relationship or not, you’ll connect effortlessly. And while the relationship you share may or may not last forever, you’re sure to learn something new by the end. It may sound like a cliche from a movie but it can happen in real life. There are no clear reasons and no room for any doubts. Your instincts just tell you to go for it and encountering them will change your life in some dramatic way." πŸ™Œ

Exactly !! Though (the journey) may look chaotic, I feel blessed, a blessing in disguise and I call it Godsend for good !! To understand, tolerate and accept this concept one should be purely spiritual !! Though I am not an expert ...but my strong faith in the almighty is enough for me ... 😊

In this kaliyuga, all these won't ring a bell otherwise...


They are called soulmates, kindred spirits, twin flames,past lives connections in the spiritual world..

That's how I started paying attention to psychic readings, tarot cards, etc, for some clarity and guess what now almost all tarot card readers are following me. How come and why I wonder? Some are giving me tips or pulling leg, like how to manifest or how to fulfill wish etc. Well, to them, I am myself very highly intuitive,a beginner psychic perhaps and so I do believe in your profession and respect it wholeheartedly. Having said that, the way I believe in God, he will always give me whatever is in my highest good without demanding and weed out the rest and I trust him and his ways totally. Wahi hota hai jo manzoore khuda hota hai !! #MyLifeIsSurrenderedToGod

That being said, I don't believe in the boy friend concept, for me it simply means a friend who is a boy but if anybody doubts/insists and it will make them happy / give them some kind of relief ...On a funny yet thought-provoking note, we have so many Hindu Gods who have more than one DIVINE counterparts ...and we worship them ..πŸ˜πŸ™So, simply a spiritual connection I will insist!


Rest, like Sadhguru ji said," I'm stoned in such a way that I haven't lost my judgment at all. And at the same time, whichever way you judge me, has absolutely no impact on me because I'm completely stoned. I've not given anyone this privilege to make me happy or unhappy. What others say doesn't determine how I am ! " πŸ™ŒπŸ™

I believe, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.

So, clean slate and peace in and out,all the best to U !! Feel free,no worries and enjoy your life to the fullest !!😊

Yesterday, today and forever,all I had/have to offer was/is ..

Best wishes !!😊

Take care!








25 March 2021

The Sunshine smoothie - A dedication !!

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Continuing my edible love for a smoothie, here is my other favorite smoothie, "The Sunshine smoothie",a healthy blend of Mango,Banana,Yogurt,Ice cubes, and milk , topped with raisins.Sweet na ?😊

This smoothie is actually a dedication, a "Thank You ! " smoothie to all those people who made me smile, seen, heard, supported, and special. The ones who gave me good vibes !! Thx for the love!πŸ’

Every day I silently do and once again, thanks to all the celebrities who gave me company for the past ONE year, and excuse me if I sounded a little harsh in my previous posts. Well, that was my sure-fire way to stop you from wasting your precious time on me anymore...Can't thank you all enough for tolerating me !!

Kuch rishton ke naam nahi hote !!πŸ’žπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’Ÿ

One of the best things that happened in my life !! Every day, you all are one of the reasons I smile :).I will always cherish every one of you, jab tak hain jaan...Excuse me for not mentioning your name particularly as well...It is overwhelming for me to even mention your prestigious name in my little blog, some people may think I am bluffing.πŸ˜€Please accept my heartfelt gratitude by default !! 

However,I would like to thank three young, ravishing, promising ladies from Bollywood :

Janhvi (especially) ,Khushi Kapoor , Suhana Khan, and Navya Naveli ...Thank lovely ladies for your time and for noticing me! <3😊



For your inner beauty,a song -

"Tumsa koi pyara koi masum nahi hai , Kya cheez ho tum khud tumhe malum nahi hai ."

For your outer beauty :

Chandan sa badan, chanchal chitvan , Dhire se tera ye muskana
Mujhe dosh na dena jag walo , 
Ho jaau agar main deewanii.....πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ’—

May your kaatil ada and jawaani rub on me somehow !! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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In my "Pantry tour" video,😎😁when I asked I would like to hear from you, the only fun response I got was from India's top music band, "SANAM'S" !! I was speechless and dumbstruck !!I felt like the "Mere samne wali khidki " song kinda resonated with one of my blog posts and initially it irritated me πŸ˜πŸ˜‹and I didn't thank them ...My bad !!!.. THANK YOU SO MUCH !! 😊

I saw your pictures SANAM,saw your girl,chand se bhi sundar πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘, and is indeed a beauty queen/Miss Nepal and in spite of that, you dedicated a song for me ...even before seeing your pics, this thank you post was in the draft .....Very sweet of you all to make me feel special !! My daughter qualifies for that song.😊

πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘☝πŸŽΆπŸ™ŒπŸ™‡

They are professionals and they were kind enough to make a song for me (I guess ) ,thank you mujhey itna layak samjha :) ...It was so fun !:D ..By all powers vested in me,I declare you four talented hunks, my kiddo chaand ka tukdas....Rock on, rock stars !!:) God bless!

I still remember the day I found your channel,I told my hubby that Sanam looks like the Indian version of David Beckham and since then, your songs are my gym songs :))...I love your name as much as I love your songs especially since it ends with M .πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ A huge fan I am is an understatement !!

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I also felt like the celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur's "Thai rainbow salad" kinda resonated ...but the recipe after that,got me thinking, is that what you think sir?😎 πŸ˜„πŸ˜‹πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š If you are also chef like "seen,heard and supported "..Thank You Sir g!!:)..Rab Rakha !! Yummmm..πŸ™‡

Last but not the least,I was successful in wooing women out there on YouTube I feel.Well, I was always good at wooing girls at school and made them blush ,in Shammi Kapoor style singing,"Ye chand sa roshan chehra... " (Just for fun,I am straight by nature !! Zamana kharaab hai,ek mein hi achchi baaki hu πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹ )


I was always a great friend material than girlfriend material. 😍😊😊 .Thanks to all you tubers not only Indian but also International You tubers who were kinda cheering me up and especially all my foodie Youtubers with famous channels, cooking colorful foods,healthy recipes, and thanks for offering me cold drinks :D:D etc etc...Stay cool huh ? :)...Okkie dokkie g...I am always super cool by heart #Dilwale!! I've got an invisible divine protection shield all over me too! 

To cook something and show support, is loads of effort. I can only imagine what else they will be juggling in their life.So, "Thanks a bunch !" is an understatement !! Wish you all loads of success and happiness !! God bless !!

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Also, I felt like some people were kinda, just kick***, some were excited for me, and some raising eyebrows for some silly reason.HELLO, this is life, not a movie !!:) A simple (if you know me personally ), complicated (If you don't know me personally ),  super old school here who appreciates and fights for everything worth, relations including soul connections and refuses to be misunderstood, taken for granted, or played with! It's that simple !! 

I live in reality, not in some illusion or influenced by moh-maya !!


I also believe that whatever happens in MY life, happens as per almighty's will only. With faith in God, I just go with the flow. I just pray and hope for the best of ALL !! Amen !!

Kuchh reet jagat ki aisi hai har ek subah ki shaam hui..

tu kaun hai tera naam hai kya Sita/Mira bhi yahaan badnaam huyi

phir kyon sansaar ki baaton se, bheeg gaye tere naina

(This world's tradition is such, that every morning has an evening..

You're a nobody here, even (the goddess) Sita/Mira were slandered here.

So why did your eyes grow moist, hearing the world's talks..)


Kuchh to log kahenge, logon kaa kaam hai kehna

chhodo bekaar ki baaton mein kaheen beet na jaaye rainaa...........

(People will say something or the other, it's their business to talk,

Ignore it, lest the life would pass in these useless things..)


And life is short and a precious gift from God and one is only answerable to almighty !! πŸ™πŸ™‡

Also,I am neither a beauty queen ( but phir bhi mein apni favourite hu !!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰πŸ’Ÿ) nor looking for someone (I am getting that vibe perhaps ), I've my man !..I may look for a bodyguard with a lakshman rekha though ,just in case πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ˆπŸ’ͺand FYI :😎πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰


Khoob ladi mardaani....This is my manifesto !!πŸ˜ˆπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘½πŸ‘Ίand that's my Hollywood father,Liam !:D

All dhamki/threatening apart,I admire people who go out of their way to make others smile and special !! Keep going/doing more !...God's visible angels, God bless !! :)) Thanks for bringing a ray of sunshine into my life !:) Thanks for all your love, respect, and support !! Wish you all, best of everything in life !! Pls, mind your own business now !! (No pun intended!) πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ™ 

Last but not the least, looking up and winking at God, thank you for making someone unknown to kinda known, thank you for bringing all these amazing people into my life! πŸ™‡πŸ™‡

Waittt ,don't forget to drink my smoothie..Help yourself Sunshines !! ( I may be the first one to offer smoothie in small wine glasses I believe, well what else can you expect from me πŸ˜‚...They are so cute, little ,fancy and I am too lazy to make more ....ek chutki bharr smoothie dil se...Sunshines samjha karo !! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž la la la..Suraj hua madham.....mmmm πŸŽΆ)

Take care! πŸ’—






11 March 2021

Oat-sie Fantasy SMOOTHIE - A Layered smoothie recipe

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Smoothie is a versatile healthy drink made up of varieties of vegetables, fruits, milk, and or yogurt mainly, that is neither too thick yet like the name, smooth-ie. Smoothies are so flexible to make that almost anything edible can be whipped into a healthy drink that can serve as a meal supplement /replacer. It can be served as a healthy breakfast item, or any meal of the day/night, as a pre-workout energizer, or a post-workout replenisher drink as well.

Smoothies are also a great quick-to-make,ready-to-go healthy cum filling drink. And I LOVE smoothies because it activates the idle cells in my mind, awakens the creative part, and tests the extremity of my innovative capability without compromising health or wealth or taste. Smoothie is one of my favorite food that I can't get bored of I believe, as it is not restricted to just one recipe and variety is the bottom line. 

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The ease of preparation within less time is certainly a leaning factor. However, unlike me, a smoothie is hardly filling for my hubby. For him, it is just a variety of liquid that ain't enough for his pot ooops a bulged flat belly πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹ ...(My pett/vayyarru/stomach is gurgling ...I think it wants to say ,"Excuse me, How about me ? " ...Verdict: Yeah right, we are in the same pot I mean boat as per our seniority lvl..Sigh !)...

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History of smoothie 

As per the records in the web-o-sphere/Internet, Smoothie has been around since the 20th century but it was more like fruit juice back then. After 1930, with the invention of blenders, people started experimenting and taking a simple fruit juice to the next level making it more healthy adjusting it to personal tastes and that's how smoothie came into existence. Just about anything can be added to whip up a smoothie keeping it healthy yet insane (taste/recipe-wise limitless ) ...And gradually smoothie has become a rage around the world, keeping up well with the busy lifestyle, from the high-end restaurants to our humble homes and rest as they say is history!

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SOoo, me being a super fan of smoothies, today's recipe is a layered super healthy smoothie I made with my favorite food items - Oats, Yogurt, Banana, Dates, Raisins, Cashews, Avocados, Pears, Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, a pinch of spices and whole lotta milk. Sounds like a jugalbandi/mishmash of superfoods ?? Well ,for me YES yES yeSssss!!....A healthy blend of fruits, greens, dairy proteins, dry fruits, little spices makes me smile big and happy. My kinda go-to healthy meal! 


And I have named my healthy combo smoothie as an "Oat-sie fantasy smoothie" !! ( Perfect na ??) I mean I look at my smoothie and I am like WOW it has something of everything healthy in a shot ...It should be a fantasy !!...Then I gulp it down to make it a reality and I devour the fantasy into me ...and there goes,"Manju in wonderland !!" and then I turn into a desi version of a Wonderwoman πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜...Ok, that's enough of all fantasy!

Quick-smoothie-recipe

I think I am drifting awayyyy into my fantasy island and before it becomes too much otherworldly, misty and gibberish..(I know if you are a regular reader of my blog, you might have already certified me as an ET/Extra-terrestrial being πŸ‘½πŸ‘»πŸ‘ΊπŸ˜‚ .Duh, guilty as charged !! πŸ™Œ)...I am gonna tell you some interesting facts I learned about all these healthy products,that I used for making my amazing yummy smoothie......They are as wonder FULL as me !! ..πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡ #ILoveMe

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DID YOU KNOW? I DIDN'T!

  1. Avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable as it is usually considered to be by people with weak general knowledge like me.
  2. Some famous celebrities in America are Avocado farmers like Tom Selleck ,Jamie Foxx .. (Yayyy to all farmers and farming !! )
  3. An Avocado a day keeps bad cholesterol away in people struggling with obesity or are overweight. 
  4. Avocado can be substituted for butter for baking. (NOTED !!) (1 - 4 SOURCE )
  5. Pear belongs to the family of roses .( So I should first smell them and then attack ..Gotcha ! )
  6. Pears are one of the highest-fiber-filled fruits, offering six grams per medium-sized fruit, which meets the recommended daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams.
  7. Pears have all vitamins and minerals especially folate not found in many foods which are good for expecting or nursing mothers. 
  8. The most expensive pear of this world is Buddha-shaped pears which cost $9.00 each. They look exactly like a Buddha statue, right from the facial details. (I WANT THEM !!I think I've $9 )
  9. In 1900, Pears was named "butter fruit " because of its soft buttery texture.
  10. Before tobacco became popular, pear leaves were used for the preparation of cigarettes.
  11. The pear was considered a sacred fruit by Greek and Roman goddesses. (5 - 11 SOURCE )
  12. Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside. The average berry has approx. 200 of them.
  13. Strawberries also belong to the rose family. They produce sweet fragrances as they grow on bushes.(Gosh now I've to stop and smell pears, strawberries, and roses !!)...
  14. The ancient Romans considered Strawberries had medicinal powers to treat everything from depression to fainting to fever, kidney stones, bad breath, and sore throats.
  15. Research suggests that people who consume strawberries before exercising have greater endurance and burn more calories.
  16. Strawberries are also considered to be an aphrodisiac .(No wonder why strawberries are so popular in western countries πŸ˜‰πŸ‘„πŸ’‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚...oops no offense !)..
  17. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in spring . (12 - 17 SOURCE )
  18. As mentioned exactly here , "The health benefits of blueberries include the ability to boost heart health, lower cholesterol, stop DNA damage, reverse aging, promote weight loss, and boost brain health. Considered a superfood, blueberries can help fight cancer, soothe inflammation, boost immunity, enhance digestion, and prevent hair loss." (I gotta buy a blueberry plant then !)
  19. Strawberry is not a berry actually but the banana is scientifically.
  20. Research states that bananas can actually help lower the risk of stroke and heart attack due to the high level of potassium they contain by lowering the risk of stiffness in the aorta and hardening in the arteries. (19-20 SOURCE )
  21. As exactly mentioned here ,"Singers Alicia Keys, Adele, and Katy Perry all have Bananas as one of their backstage demands when performing." (Maybe I should eat Banana and sing ...that's why !πŸ™‰) 
  22. Kiwi fruit, not the bird :D:P... can treat asthma and help to manage wheezing in youngsters.
  23. Kiwi can also help to enhance mood and they are very good antidepressants. 
  24. Kiwi not only helps to deal with blood pressure but also can really lessen blood clotting.
  25. Kiwis can also help us to secure against vision loss - the mascular degeneration. (22 - 25 SOURCE )
  26. Kiwi has folate ,good for pregnant or nursing women.
  27. Kiwi is a good source of high vitamin C.So,it helps in improving the skin texture and making it glow and beautiful.Also improves sleep !! (26 - 27 SOURCE ) (Kiwi you are my fruity beautician then - I am sold and you too !πŸ˜πŸ’š)
  28. Oats are known to reduce hunger, make you feel full.And the beta-glucan in oatmeal stabilizes blood sugar. 
  29. A UK study found that eating oatmeal about three hours before exercise helped boost endurance.(28 - 29 SOURCE )
  30. Dates have the highest concentration of isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen that helps to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
  31. Dates can help to stabilize blood sugar and manage low sugar episodes . (30 - 31 SOURCE
  32. Greeks and Romans adorned their places of worship with raisins, and they were awarded as prizes in sporting events. 😲
  33. In ancient Roman times, one slave could be traded for two jars of raisins. (32 - 33 SOURCE )
  34. The colloquial name for the cashew nut comes from the Portuguese name for the nut, caju.Like in Hindi ,"Kaju." ( SOURCE
  35. Eating Yogurt/curd improves bad breath and complexion . ( I will eat more now !!)
  36. Yogurt got its name from the Turkish word ,"Yogurur" meaning long life.(34 - 36 SOURCE )
  37. There are studies which suggest that milk consumption could lead to the aggravation of certain cancers. 
  38. Farmers who called their cows by name reported 258 liters higher milk yield than those who did not. ( Now I understand why my grand parents used to address their cow with so many names and pampered them like their own kid ..Trade shhh..ecret !!)
  39. People who drink whole milk are less likely to be fat than those who drink low-fat milk. ( 35 - 37 SOURCE)
  40. India is the world's largest milk producer .(SOURCE ) Jai Hind ! Jai Go Mata !!
  41. As exactly mentioned HERE ," According to Japanese Scientific Research, a fully ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has, the higher its immunity enhancement will be; Hence, the riper the banana the better the anti–cancer quality. Yellow skin bananas with dark spots are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green skin versions."πŸ‘πŸ’›
SO, though we all know that all those healthy edible things used for the smoothie are filled with vitamins,mineral,antioxidants etc , there are also some unknown/least known interesting facts too !! 

PHEWW...that was quite a research and good to know OMG ! πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‡πŸ‘€Well, at least like this my GK is improving !! If only I would have studied like this during my school days, I would have been a country topper something !!Well,I will blame it on the late bloomer,"The IT era" ...(Having said that,I did my Masters in IT and also my profession was too...Since didn't have a computer/laptop at home, didn't get the chance to research like I do here on my blog πŸ˜‹but then thank God I would have been hooked to social media which ain't my thing !)


Now let me share with y'all, how I made my oat-sie fantasy smoothie - my kickall healthy drink !πŸ’ͺ

OAT-sie Fantasie Smoothie recipe 

Serves 2

Ingredients

Oats - 1/4 th cup
Dates - 3 Nos.
Raisins - A few
Cashews - A few
Strawberries - As needed
Blueberries - As needed
Kiwis,peeled and chopped - 2 Nos.
Pears,peeled,chopped - 1/2 No
Bananas ,peeled and chopped - 1 Nos.
Avocado,peeled ,deseeded and chopped - 1/2 Nos.
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1-2 Cups
Turmeric powder and cinnamon powder ,a pinch
Ice cubes as needed
Water as needed

A blender / Mixer
Glasses ,straw and spoon

How to make this smoothie / Preparation method :

1. Boil some water in a pan.Then add oats,dates (remove the seeds,if any),raisins,cashews to it and reduce the flame.Cover it until they become soft.Put the flame/gas off .Let it cool down .
2.Meanwhile from strawberries to water as mentioned above in the ingredient list, transfer them to the blender/mixer ..
3.Once oats mixture cools down ,add it to the blender and blend everything into a thick yet smooth drink.
4.Then transfer them into glass. Decorate/ layer it with chunks of kiwi pieces, followed by chunks of strawberries and a few blueberries .Chunks of these fruits will stay in place,a few may sink and will hardly get into the straw while sipping.
5. Straw them and enjoy .
6. Then like me get lost to the edible fantasy island .....Suck it in...slurp it out...smoothie-ly ...

Note :

  • Well, all ingredients can be adjusted to your taste. More or less! If you are allergic to anything that can be skipped too, still I bet will come out insanely awesome.
  • Greek yogurt is preferred as it is more thick,creamy and has high protein compared to regular yogurt and I always use whole fat yogurt mostly.
  • You may need a spoon to eat those layered fruits - Kiwi, strawberry,blueberry at the top ...

So,that's my oat-sie fantasie smoothie !! Wonderful inside out !! For a minute I kept on staring at her mystical colorful beauty and devoured to make her mine forever ...πŸ’‹πŸ’• #ILU

The best thing about my smoothie recipe is that there is no sugar or un-natural stuff and it meets the recommended daily fruit requirements as well...What an edible natural beauty for the beast in me !! 😈

This is my go-to breakfast item nowadays ! Every time I drink any smoothie I make ,I try to make it super-duper bumper healthy and I feel as if my body is saying,"Hey , thank you ...keep it up ! " 😍...You take care of me,I will take care of you ....

Like Shri Gautham Buddha said , " EVERY HUMAN BEING IS THE AUTHOR OF HIS OWN HEALTH OR DISEASE."

Cheers to a healthy, colorful, flowy life !!πŸΉπŸ’“


Yours truly,

The drama queen / vintage (this is going to make some people smile and I love to make others smile :D and true to an extent !) but above all, I am God's favvvv brat!πŸ™πŸ™‡

(That being said , what an auspicious day today it is ,"Shubh MahaShivratri ! " ..When I was little, Lord Shiva was my ishtt dev,when I grew up Maa Shakthi became my ishtt devi .Now I am understanding that they are one,Ardhanarishvara / ShivShakthi ! πŸ™)


Jai Bhole nath / Jai Mata di !












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