Golden Latte For Sleep

Turmeric is the golden yellow spice used in Indian kitchen for cooking and beauty treatment. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties of turmeric make it worth to include in your diet.
Turmeric milk is an infusion of either dry turmeric powder or fresh turmeric root (rhizome) in milk.

  • Turmeric milk is an excellent tonic to improve your immune system against many diseases. A cup of turmeric milk in the morning or just before bedtime at night will build your immune system.
  • Turmeric helps to purify blood which helps to make your skin clean and remove skin issues related to impurities in blood.
  • A cup of warm turmeric milk can ease headaches whether it is due to sinus congestion or stress.
  • Anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric can ease arthritis pain, but if you don’t like then prepare turmeric milk with coconut milk or almond milk.
  • Drinking warm milk at bedtime is a well-known remedy for sleepless nights. Adding pinch of nutmeg powder will induce sleep.

English Version

Hindi Version 

Ingredients
1 cup Milk (whole Milk, Almond Milk, coconut milk, etc)
1 tsp turmeric powder or 1 medium size turmeric root
Optional spices
Cardamom 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Stick or 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
2 strands of saffron
pinch of nutmeg
Sweeteners of your choice like sugar, honey, dates

Method:
Soak turmeric in water for 5-6 minutes and peel off the skin.
Grate the turmeric
Take 1 cup milk and keep on low medium heat.
Add Grated turmeric or 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
Add cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder .
You can also add 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder, ginger powder(juice), saffron (optional)
Let it simmer on low medium heat for 5-6 minutes.
Add Sweeteners of your choice.
Serve Warm.

Banana Milk Shake

Banana is the power food and Dates good source of iron, Almonds will give added benefit of vitamin E. This milk shake is good during busy time and you dont have time to eat food. This will keep you feeling for a long time.

Ingredients
1 Ripe Banana /पका हुआ केला
Glass of Milk/ Almond / Rice /Soy 1 गिलास दूध
2 dates desseded/दो खजूर
5 almonds /5 बादाम
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder/1/4 चम्मच इलायची पाउडर

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Hindi Version 

Method:
Soak almonds in water for 4-5 hours and remove skin.
Remove seeds from dates.
Cut banana roughly.
Add all the Ingredients to the blender and blend well.
If you want thicker version , add less milk.
You can also add few ice cubes. I used cold milk.

* You can add flax seeds to milk shake or smoothies. Flax seeds are good for skin, hair and eyes. They are store house of omega 3 fatty acids.
* If you are using almond milk then replace almond with walnuts.

Mango Milk Shake

Mango Milk Shake

Mango is the king of all fruits. Mango milk shake is served chilled during hot summer season. Mango with milk feels your tummy but still you would want more. The fresh smell of mango and fresh milk make it even more tempting.

Ingredients
1.5 cups mango chopped 1.5 कप आम कटा हुआ
2 cups Cold Milk 2 कप ठंडा दूध
5 almonds 5 बादाम
2 – 3 tbsp Sugar 2 – 3 चम्मच चीनी
1/4 tsp cardamom powder 1/4 टीस्पून इलायची पाउडर

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Hindi

Method
Clean and peel off the mango skin.
Remove mango seed and chop mango roughly.
Add mango, milk, sugar, almonds and cardamom powder to the blender.
Blend it until puree.
You can add few ice cubes or ice-cream while blending if you like mango shake to creamy and rich.
Mango and vanilla ice creams are my favorites with mango shake.
Serve in glasses.
You can decorate glasses with fruits, dry fruits, saffron, ice cream, chocolate as per your choice.

Strawberry MilkShake

Ingredients
1 cup chopped strawberries 1 कप कटा हुआ स्ट्रॉबेरी
2 cups chilled milk 2 कप ठंडा दूध
2 1/2 tbsp sugar 2 1/2 चम्मच चीनी

For Garnish
finely chopped strawberries पतले कटा हुआ स्ट्रॉबेरी
Chocolate syrup चॉकलेट सीरप
Ice cream आइसक्रीम

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Hindi

Method 
Clean strawberries with water.
Remove green calyx and white part along with stalks. ^
Chop into pieces.
Add chopped strawberries, milk and sugar into the blender.
Blend for few seconds.
If you want thick and rich milk shake add some ice-cream to the blender.
Serve into glasses and garnish with fruits, chocolates and icecream

Gulkand Milk Shake

Gulkand milk shake is healthy drink for kids, good to cool down the body in summer and one of the fertility food.

Ingredients
2 tbsp Gulkand Rose petal Jam
2 बड़े चम्मच गुलकंद
2 cups Milk boiled and chilled
2 कप दूध
1/3 tsp cardamom powder
1/3 टीस्पून इलायची पाउडर
Rose syrup – 1 tbsp (optional )
Ice cream – 1 scoop (optional)

English 

Hindi

How to make gulkand milk shake 

Using a hand blender or mixie, blend boiled and chilled milk,cardamom powder, rose syrup and gulkand till smooth and frothy.
Pour into glasses, add ice cubes and serve.

TIPS
• You can add a scoop of icecream of your choice for a richer flavor.
• You can decorate glass with rose syrup and organic rose petals.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt based drink from the Indiaa. Main ingredients in recipe are mangoes, yogurt. I have used dates in place of sugar.
This Mango lassi recipe is very quick and easy, I have used alphonso mango in this recipe.
How to make mango lassi

Ingredients
Mango chopped 2 cup आम 1 कप कटा हुआ
Yogurt 1 cup
दही 1 कप
2 tsp Sugar
1 चम्मच चीनी
2 dates
2 खजूर
3-4 saffron strands optional
3-4 केसर स्ट्रेंड्स
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
¼ टीस्पून इलायची पाउडर
Chocolate sauce 2 tbsp. optional
चॉकलेट सॉस 2 चम्मच
Ice cubes as required
बर्फ की क्यूब्स
Cashews, Almonds, Pistachio, raisins
काजू, बादाम, पिस्ता, किशमिश
Ice-cream optional
आइसक्रीम

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Hindi

 

Method

1. Peel and chop mangoes.
2. Soak few strands of saffron in water for 10 minutes.
3. Blend yogurt, mango, and dates, cardamom seed powder, saffron soaked in water and taste before adding more sugar. How much sugar is used depends on the sweetness of the mango and the yogurt.
4. If it is thick, add some water to desired consistency. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with dry fruits, ice cream and chocolate sauce. .
Tips
Take ripe mangoes and yogurt should not be too sour. Use fresh yogurt
Adjust ingredient quantities depending on the sweetness of the mango and the sweetness and thickness of the yogurt.
Make sure mangoes are ripe and not fibrous.

 

Anjeer Fig MilkShake

Ingredients
7 Figs (अंजीर)
10 Almonds (बादाम)
Milk (दूध) 1 Glass

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Hindi

Method
Soak Fig/Anjeer and almonds in water for 3-4 hours.
Peel off the almond skin.
Add little bit of milk to anjeer/fig and almonds and make a smooth paste.
Add rest of the milk and blend it.
Fig has natural sugars but if you like you can add dates, honey or sugar as per taste.

 

Banana Strawberry smoothie

Banana Strawberry smoothie

Ingredients
1 Banana 1 केला
5 Strawberries 5 स्ट्रॉबेरी
2 Dates 2 खजूर
1/2 cup Yogurt 1/2 कप दही
5 Almonds 5 बादाम
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder 1/4 चम्मच दालचीनी पाउडर (optional)
1/4 tsp Flaxseeds 1/4 चम्मच अलसी
2 tbsp. walnuts 2 tbsp अखरोट
1/2 Orange 1/2 नारंगी

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Hindi

Method
Chop Banana, clean strawberry. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend it. You can add few ice cubes during summer season.
Serve this cold.

 

Banana Berry Smoothie

Healthy smoothie with strawberry, Orange- vitamin c, banana-potassium, Dates- iron, walnuts, flaxseeds- omega 3, Almonds- Vitamin E, Yogurt- calcium and vitamin B12. Smoothie has all healthy ingredients and quick to make. You can also add blueberries or any other kinds of fruits you like.

Banana Berry Smoothie 
Berry banana smoothie is healthy smoothie and can be made within few minutes. It is loaded with VItamin A, C, Iron, anti oxidants, etc.

English Version

Ingredients
4 strawberries 4 स्ट्रॉबेरी
1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 कप ब्लूबेरी
1 small banana 1 छोटा केला
1 Date 1खजूर
4 Almonds 4 बादाम
1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 चम्मच
दालचीनी
1/4 tsp Flax seeds 1/4 चम्मच अलसी
1/4 cup Milk( Soy, Almond, coconut
or dairy)
1/4 कप दूध (सोया, बादाम, नारियल या
डेयरी)

Method 
Clean strawberries, blueberries and peel banana skin.
Remove green part from strawberry.
Add all the ingredients above to the blender.
Blend well and serve.

*If you are using almond milk then do not add almonds.