Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 3 – Pista Apple Chikoo & Almond Milk

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As the New Year draws closer,I am sure everyone is enjoying the holiday season with family and friends…partying hard and feasting harder. The cold air is filled with the irresistibly delicious aromas of baked goodies everywhere. They inevitably find a way into our homes even if we are not whipping them up in our kitchens. I wonder how many of us can keep our hands off these tasty treats. Not me at least. After all they are being baked for a reason 😉

Anyway, as it is difficult to resist trying out these yummy delicacies, even if in small portions, our fitness and diet plans go for a toss. Nutritionists suggest starting the day with a cup of warm green tea, followed by a healthy smoothie for breakfast. Keep a gap of an hour between the two.

If you have been following my blog, I have shared some nutritious and tasty breakfast smoothies designed by a nutritionist to kick start your day.This is week 3 of the smoothie series. You can find the recipes of the previous weeks by clicking on the following links-

Pista Apple Chikoo & Almond Milk Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 200ml Almond milk
  • 5 Pistachios
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Chikoo

Blend into a smoothie and drink fresh.Notes:If you cannot find a Chikoo substitute it with a pear.

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Chikoo or Sapodilla is a brown berry with a grainy texture and a sweet malty flavor. Being rich in dietary fibre it helps in digestion .Minerals found in chikoo are good for the heart. Magnesium helps  reduce blood pressure.Vitamins and antioxidants present in this delicious fruit boost immunity of the body and are also good for hair and skin. The presence of simple sugar and other compounds,revitalizes the body by replenishing energy.This makes chikoo ideal for breakfast  and serves as a quick bite  for athletes and marathon runners.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Delicious & nutritious smoothies !

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Megala😊

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  2. So healthful and beautiful, Ana! It has to be delicious. And green :mrgreen: I love green. Your photos are always beautifully done. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Teagan for stopping by and for the kind words. I love green too. Go green Go healthy!👍🏻
      Lots of hugs back to you💖

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  3. Health and beauty are hand in glove with each other. Irresistible.

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    1. skd says:

      I agree with you Payal👍🏻And thank you for stopping by😊

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  4. looks delicious and lovely presentation.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Rozina. Have a wonderful year ahead💖

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      1. Thanks skd for new year wishing, same to you 🙂

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  5. Aquileana says:

    Delicious!…. I hope that you had a great Xmas and I wish you the best for 2018 ahead… Sending love ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot dear Aqui for your warm wishes and love. I wish you have a wonderful and blessed year ahead too.
      Love and hugs✨❤️

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  6. Looks really good Ana. I love smoothies too but they are probably not so healthy. I’ll have to go back and look at week 1 – that sounds good too!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Judi. I hope you had a nice weekend. These smoothies have been designed by a nutritionist to help with weight loss and are a part of a diet.So unless a person is diabetic they should be healthy.
      Happy holidays and wish you have a wonderful year ahead💖

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  7. Sandhya says:

    Oh wow! This make s healthy eating a treat Ana. love the combination of flavors!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Sandhya! All the smoothies we tried this season tasted good though there was no addition of sugar to it. And they kept us full till lunch time without needing to munch on a midday snack.
      Happy holidays💖✨

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      1. Sandhya says:

        I need to do this as my new years resolution Ana….eating too much these days 🙂

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  8. This is a great series!! I so need this – I am so carbed out from Holiday food!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Mollie! I started this after getting invites to almost every other evening (weddings and other events)the whole of December and the first week of January😅 Have a wonderful year ahead💖

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  9. Sophie says:

    I made your tasty drink & loved it so much! tasty!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for trying and also for the wonderful feedback Sophie. Have a wonderful week ahead🌸

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