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
- 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.
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.