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August 6, 2011

Mango Melon Smoothie



I know a lot of people who start their day with a bowl of oatmeal porridge. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. I've always craved some sort of a breakfast routine and am very envious of those who manage to stick to one. My parents, for example, will start six out of seven days in a week with a bowl of oatmeal. Outwardly, I make fun of them and ask them whether they never tire of it. But secretly, I wish I could be like them. Amma doesn't miss out on the poha, upma, idli, dosa, bread routine at all. She puts them on the dinner table instead of the breakfast table.

For the past few weeks, I have managed to eat oatmeal every morning. I usually mix some curd and left over veggies/dal and eat it. Some days, I blend it with some cumin powder, salt and curd into a salty lassi of sorts. On days when I have fruit on hand and am in the mood for something sweet (which isn't often that early in the morning!), I turn it up into something like this.

1/4 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
1/4 cup Mango cubes
1/4 cup Melon cubes
1/2 cup Milk

Cook the oats with the water for 3-4 minutes and allow to cool. Blend this along with the other ingredients in a liqiuidizer. Add more milk if you like your smoothie a little thinner.

Pour into a glass and enjoy your breakfast. I can guarantee that something like this will keep you satisfied until lunch time and that you're quite likely to not reach out for something else in between.

7 comments:

Vidhya said...

thats absolutely new to me and looks really refreshing. Would love to try it tomorrow itself

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. looks refreshing and delicious :)
Indian Cuisine

La said...

Didn't expect oats in there. That definitely looks delicious and filling. I am one of those who can stick to eating oats in milk or yogurt for breakfast everyday, but thats more out of laziness. I don't mind someone cooking up idli, dosa, upma for me :-)

Spandana said...

I never really liked oats, but I guess adding them to a smoothie is a nice way of having them :-)
I too posted a smoothie on by blog today :-)
By the way this is Cinnamon, I hope u remember, was quite active in 2007 and 2008.
Now back with new name!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks so good and refreshing :)

Ciccia said...

I found you on my daughter's blog hungrycaramella.blogspot She loves mango smoothies. We used to drink it a lot when we lived in India. We were 5 years in New Delhi and miss it a lot. Here in Rome luckily we can find Indian spices and Indian restaurants, but in Trapani, where we live, there aren't any. We love Indian songs by the way. I'm following you from Rome!

lakshmi said...

Some things never change, like the comment section of blogger. Painful as ever. Your pound cake bounty is making me want to dust my under utilized pound pan. The oats I shall pass, perhaps you can maje me a version i like when we meet. Feels good to be catching up, after the two year hiatus from the Internet, specifically, the food blogging world.