March 26, 2008

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Everyday, we carry a huge lunch bag. My mother would be surprised to see me do this. As a child, I hated carrying a lunch bag. I always wanted to carry one bag that could house just about everything I needed to take to school. All my classmates seemed to be doing that. There was just this small, teeny weeny problem. They carried dry lunch. Upma, mixed rice, parathas etc. I had a 4-box tiffin carrier. And a water bottle. To add to my woes, my lunch always included a serving of curd rice. I’ve done crazy things like pack that huge stainless steel monster into my bag (and have curd leak into the bag’s fabric!!). I figured how my classmates brought those light lunches to school. Their mothers made them eat a three course meal (the one I had for lunch) before they left for school. In an attempt to switch my breakfast and lunch, I even tried that. But there was (and is) no way that I can actually eat a three course meal at that hour!

Now, I know better. And I carry a big (but very smart) lunch bag to work everyday. This has, on all days, my lunch, a small container with curd, and a fruit box. On some days, I even carry a small snack like a salad, a granola bar, or some crackers. The idea is to always have something in my bag should hunger pangs strike so I can reach in instead of reaching out (to crisps, corn grits, chips, etc).

Our fruit box has a combination of whatever fruits are in season here. One day S brought his fruit box home as he didn’t have an opportunity to even open it during the day. It just so happened that I didn’t get a chance to touch my box either. So, I emptied the contents of the boxes into the liquidizer and ended up with this lovely smoothie.

1 Apple, cored and chopped
1 Pear, cored and chopped
1 Orange, deseeded
1 cup Guava Nectar

Blend all of the above in a liquidizer and pour into glasses. Add ice if you like and some honey if you want it a little sweeter.

This super simple smoothie is off to Abby who is hosting this month’s Monthly Mingle. It is also off to me as my second entry to this month's AFAM.

Please send in your entries to me on or before the 1st of April. You have a week left before the fruit changes to something else altogether. So, act now!


amna said...

nice idea :)

Sia said...

he he... i too had separate tiffin bag with tiffin, water bottle, snack box, towl, spoons etc etc... it was fun days to share with other kids and eat different things for lunch:)
gosh, only 1 week left for AFAM... i almost forgot abt it:(

Anonymous said...

i have a fruit smoothie every morning - it's a great start to the day and helps ensure i eat enough fruit. thanks for sharing this healthy drink with the monthly mingle.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of adding guava nectar to the smoothie. I like my smoothies without banana or dairy - this just fits the bill perfectly. Will definitely try it soon.

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Arundathi said...

My 2 year old dislikes anything slightly sour and so won't eat any fruit! I've tried everything short of pouring sugar over it - even then she might just lick the sugar off!
So now I make fruit smoothies with a bit of milk and apple juice, which gives it a thick, sweet taste. I put blueberries, bananas and/or apples and/or grapes. She loves it! :)

Anonymous said...

arre...i seem to do something like this...when i have cut fruit left over specially melon, papaya... (from breakfast), languishing in the fridge and you know that it will lose its taste ... i'd put it all in the blender with some milk and drink it while making dinner...some days this is all i have for dinner.... the guava nectar sounds like a nice addition!!

Meeta K said...

I was really expecting something fantastic from you - and you did not let me down. I love smoothies - especially when it is warm outside - the fruity taste is great!

Lovely entry Raaga!

KayKat said...

Smoothies rock! I'm totally addicted to my morning one now :)

This looks delicious, I'll bet the guava makes it totally awesome.

Laavanya said...

Smoothies are so perfect - they have never disappointed me, whatever the combination of fruits I choose to experiment with.

Sameer said...

Great idea.. Neha and I always wondered what to do with fruits that are left over- Smoothies are the answer! :)

Cynthia said...

Is this..? Did you make this for me? :) I love it! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love this smoothie! Especially with using pears! I've gotta go find out more about this event! So far I've seen 4 entries already!