Friday, 20 July 2012

Avocado Fig Smoothie and an Award :) and an experiment with diff backgrounds

I am now an official Avocado fan!!! Since i first tasted avocado , i am a fan of the fruit...fruit in the smoothie form...i recently chanced upon a video on youtube  and that is the source of this avocado smoothie.
This is again a Moroccan recipe( i am in love with middle eastern food..so is N)..so Moroccan, Emirati...will keep on adding ...........


Moroccan Avocado Smoothie



Filled with health benefits..that's how i will define this smoothie.This is a smoothie with avocado and figs(anjeer).
The health benefits of Avocado were already given  here.
While reading  more about figs I came to know that fig though considered a fruit is actually an inverted flower and the seeds are  the fruit!!(according to California Fig advisory Board)
Dried figs are also very nutritious and beneficial for our health. Am listing out some of its nutritional and health benefits.
  • They are very high in fiber.
  • Figs contain more calcium than most other fruit.
  • Consuming dried figs can help you meet your daily potassium needs and help lower your blood pressure.
  • Figs are a good source of iron.
Read more: here

Health Benefits
  • Consuming figs helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Eating figs relieves fatigue and boosts memory power.
  • Due to their laxative effect, figs are helpful for treating chronic constipation
  • Daily consumption of soaked figs (2-3) is an effective remedy for curing hemorrhoids or piles.
  • The soluble fiber, called pectin, in figs helps in reducing blood cholesterol.
  • When applied on skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and boils.
  • Due to their high water content, mashed figs act as a very good skin cleanser and help in preventing and curing acnes and pimples.
Read More:here

I also experimented with different backgrounds for the pic.. which is your favourite.. let me know. :)

Moroccan Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:

Ripe Avocado-1
Dried Figs-6( I used jumbo figs)
Milk-2cups
Sugar –almost 2and 1/2 tbspn
Moroccan Avocado Smoothie



Method:

Cut the fig into small pieces after removing the hard tip .
Put the avocado,chopped figs, milk and sugar in the blender and blend till smooth..Voila.. you have your smoothie ready!!!
Enjoy a nutritious healthy smoothie for breakfast!!:)
Moroccan Avocado Smoothie

Recipe source:Cookingwithalia
Now going to the award ..
Preeti of Indian Kitchen has shared the Fabulous Blog Ribbon with me.


Thank you Preeti.. this award is a  big encouragement for me and I thank you for that..
I am supposed to pass this award to five bloggers..
I am sharing this award with the below bloggers..

1)shabbu at Shabbu's tasty Kitchen-I seen some awesome recipes there which I was not aware though we come from the same part of the world.. made me realise that kerala cuisine is not just sambhar , kalan, kappa and meen curry..
2)Julie at Erivum Puliyum- another simple blog with great recipes.. a variety of recipes actually..
3)Anisha of Flavours- this blog is my visual treat… i  love looking at the pics..grt recipes.. grt pics.. and my new found friend!!
4)Dassana of  Veg Recipes of India- can I put a ditto here???? "I cant.. so I repeat.. visual treat .. grt recipes .. grt pics…
5)Faseela of Good food ends with good talk- many non-vegetarian recipes which i hope to try soon...

Event Participation:

at ohtastensee  by  krithiskitchen
  at sumee's culinary bites

Recipe Source:Cooking with alia

20 comments :

  1. Congrats on your award dear,Thanx a lot for sharing those with me & the sweet words about my space:-)
    Delicious shake too!!

    Ongoing Events of Erivum Puliyum @ Palakkad Chamayal-Fenugreek Leaves OR Green Chillies

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  2. Very healthy smoothie

    New to your space & happy to follow u, do drop by mine & follow if you like

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks Renu for sharing the award, it really mean so much to me.....I will be posting it in my space after the break....Thanx again dear for remembering at this moment.

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  4. Congrats on you award renu :) i liked the first and fourth background..
    healthy and yummy smoothie..

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  5. Delicious smoothie....congrats on ur award and wishing many more....

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  6. thank u all .. and thanku preeti for letting me know teh backgrounds u like..:)

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  7. Congrats Renu :) Wish you many more.. And I liked your trial with diff backgrouns I liked the 2nd pic, smoothie looks perfect :) BTW I ahve answered your query about my recipe, please do check it out :)
    ~Recent Recipe~
    Less Oil Mango Wheat Paniyaram (Pressure cooker method
    -You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  8. thanks renu. i liked the black as well as white background pic as i am partial to both black & white backgrounds.

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  9. I eat avocado only in salad form so far. Made ice cream once, came out real bad. Haven't tried a smoothie or chocolate pudding with avocado, it's in my try-once list till now :D

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  10. thank u divya ..w ill check teh answer..thanks dassana
    and nisha try it out.. may be u like it..anyway this doesnt take much time.. just blend everything togethr... do it with half an avcado.. u will get a glass or a little more if u choose a thinner consistency

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  11. Congratulations on your award Renu :) very well deserved
    I think I like the black background best but the last one is really nice too
    I love avocados too and I totally agree, they are great in smoothies

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  12. Healthy and yummy smoothie..
    Congrats on your award and wishing more..
    Thanks a lot for sharing the award with me...
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  13. thank u sawsan.. black seems to be the leader:)
    thanks divya ..will check it out..
    thanks shabbu.. u really deserve that award

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  14. Figs are my all time favourite... avocado fig combination is good... I like the blue background but I feel the picture with white background is the best coz of the angle at which it is taken...

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  15. Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing it with me.. :)

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  16. Love the combo.. Thanks for sending over to the event... I like the white bkground..

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  17. I love avocados too, I think I've tried it in India- called butterfruit shake. Heathy and super yum option for breakfast, I think. Great space redo, Renu, love the title :) Congratulations, Ms. Fabulous Blog Ribbon!

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  18. thank u anisha, krithi and tisa..
    tisa.. am happy that u liked teh title..:)

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  19. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe

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