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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mango Chia Overnight Oats | Healthy Breakfast


Recipe of Mango Chia Overnight Oats :- Overnight Oats is like music to my ears. The popularity of these easy to make Overnight Oats are un-matachable, reason being many like incredibly easy fix for breakfast, simple to prepare the night before, power packed energy jar in no time to count a few. So if you have been trying to cut down time to prepare healthy breakfast, Overnight Oats is your answer. And the options are unlimited ! I now make 3 bottles at a one go for a quick rush free morning breakfast. Be creative and you can add any variety of your favorite toppings. 



Today's post is Mango Chia Overnight Oats recipe. The choice is endless with dry fruits, chopped nuts, flower seeds, maple syrup and so on. All the below recipes are made with Old fashioned Oats also called regular old oats. Don't try to settle down with the steel -cut oats as they when soaked with milk overnight turned out chewy. The thumb rule is to add fruits, nuts, crunchy toppings at the last minute so that the chopped fruits, nuts remains fresh. Where as previous night you can add the seeds, spices along with yogurt and milk with old fashioned oats. After my workout session a glass of chilled Banana Oats Smoothie , Mango Lassi or Kiwi- Cucumber Juice along with few walnuts becomes my mid-time snack. I only use Quaker's old fashioned oats as the taste is really good.

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup Old fashioned oats {NOT THE QUICK OATS}
3/4 cup Almond milk
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 cup diced Mango
1 tsp Chia seeds
1 tsp Honey

Method:
In a bowl mix together chia, oats seeds, honey and milk and pour in a mason jar. Keep in mind that next day we will be filling the diced mangoes on top of this overnight soaked oats, so make sure to leave 2 inches of room at the top of mason jar. Close the lid and refrigerate overnight.

Next morning just pop it out from the refrigerator, add diced mangoes. Top with desired optional toppings. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Special Falsa or Phalsa Juice | How To Make Falsey Juice


Botanical name of Falsey / Phalsa is Grewia Asiatica, a tiny looking purple fruit which is available during peak summer months (May- June). This delicate fruit, Phalsa, is a native of India and other sub-continent. During summers in North when heat wave is at it's peak, Falsey's consumption gives cooling effect. In most homes Falsa is eaten raw with a sprinkle of black pepper and salt. I still remember during our way back from school to home, a street vendor would be there at a corner selling huge batch of Falsey placed on a small wet jute, to keep it cool and from drying. It came with a special kind of Chat Masala which was a must to have with Falsa. And within few hours the huge batch of Falsa would be sold out in no time. Falsey is sweet with a hint of tanginess and is so refreshing that it vanishes as soon as it hits the market during summer. 


The health benefits are plenty ! Rich in Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin C, low on Sodium and many more health benefits. It is the nature of Falsey that it's shelf life is short so it can not be transported to other cities, hence only in Northern region the small time street vendors are often seen selling Phalsa. Sadly they are rarely sighted these days selling these beautiful purple gems. Lack of knowledge of conservation and it's benefits could also be another reason of it's disappearance. 

If you are looking for similar summer juices then click on the below recipes:-



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Falsey / Phalsa
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Chat Masala powder or Black Salt
1/2 cup Chilled water + 1 cup for making sugar syrup
1/2 cup crushed Ice

Method:
Wash the fruit thoroughly in water and leave it for 15 minutes. Mix sugar and water to make sugar syrup. Boil water for 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Soak the cleaned falsa in sugar syrup and let it sit for 5 minutes. Add chilled water and pass it through a strainer, rub the pulp through the strainer to get rid of seeds. Pour into glasses over ice and serve them with mint leaves (optional). Generally the fruit seller give a special masala with it which is khatta-meetha. I love adding it to the juice as it brings out the best taste.


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