Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Sunrise To Sunset...GoKul..... ! Reposted

Here in the U.K sun is a rarity...so when April starts, people have their eyes on the weather forecast! With merely 17-18 degree we Brits count ourselves lucky...we worship the sun here...summer maybe short lived but, summer fashion lingers on much longer....yeah we make a big deal of it, don't we?...:-)) OK, I know people in India would think "wot's all the fuss about?"....but believe me when you live 5-6 months in freezing weather, one would appreciate it...Like in SR K's movie dialogue "Ekt chutki sindoor ki kimat tum kya jano?" for us, a few rays of sun is priceless....but after a long spell of winter we are glorified with Beautiful sunshine..last week we had  fantastic weather..Temperature reached around 30 degrees,(i know right)...:) I know today it's only 18, but hey we're lovin it...we  prepared ourselves for the blistering sun..so naturally, I planned my menu and my wardrobe for it..we hoped to enjoy ourselves and make the most of it... So in the process I made several cool drinks which can be served around the clock..

From Sunrise to Sunset.....सुबहा से लेकर शाम तक....

Summer is the time for juicy fruits and for ice cream, so why not mix the two; it saves scoffing ice cream straight from the tub whilst chilling out....Simple way to boost your consumption of fresh fruit...

BREAKFAST:-


1-Mango,Papaya and Passion fruit Smoothie

A thick Mango flavoured smoothie with tropical touch, certainly appealed to us...Ideal for breakfast as it is filling, nourishing and quick, can be enjoyed as a delectable dessert...


  • 1 ripe Mango (peeled and cubed) or you can use pulp
  • 1/2 cup cubed papaya
  • 1  passion fruit (take out the pulp)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 200 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp sugar(optional)
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp vanilla frozen yogurt
Method:-
Place all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and blend until mixed and frothy.  Serve immediately...Enjoy !

2 - Celery and Pineapple Juice

Pineapple and celery juice is packed with fibre...Pineapple is full of vitamin c and celery has vitamin A...In hot days this juice will give you cooling effect..
  • 1 bunch Celery
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1 tsp black salt
Method:-
Take out the juice from the celery and pineapple...Mix well, add black salt and serve...Enjoy !

BRUNCH:-
3-Orange and Carrot Smoothie

Tasted and looked fabulous and contains abundant health-giving beta-carotene and vitamin C.
  • 200ml Fresh carrot juice
  • 200ml Orange juice
  • 200g vanilla ice cream
Method:-
Blend both juices, until well combined, add ice cream and process until thoroughly blended.  If you want you can add ice cubes and process once more..Serve..Enjoy !

Lunch:-
4- Pineapple Soda

Refreshing ice cream soda for everyone, a luscious mix of pineapple, coconut milk and ice cream was irresistible.
  • 150ml pineapple juice
  • 75 ml coconut milk
  • 200g vanilla ice cream
  • 75 g frozen pineapple chunks

  • 175ml sparkling water

Place  everything except water in a food processor, blend until smooth..Pour the mixture into a glasses until two-third full.  Top up with sparkling water and serve..Enjoy!

5-Mango, Peach and orange fizz

A luscious combination of fruit pureed together with a little fizzy ginger ale, makes a wonderfully refreshing fruit drink with deference-ripe and fragrant fruit for the smoothest fizz...
  • 1 ripe mango (peeled and cubed)
  •  1 ripe peach (peeled and cubed)
  • 100ml orange juice
  • 500ml low calorie ginger ale
Method:-
Place mango, peach and orange juice in a blender, blend till smooth. Pour over enough ginger ale just to cover the fruit, then blend until completely smooth.  Pour in the remaining ginger ale and blend again..Quickly pour into glasses over the crushed ice.  Enjoy!

6-Pineapple and Coconut Shake

The perfect partnership and a lovely way to wind up down at the end of a busy day with your own perfect partner..
  • 350ml pineapple juice
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 150g vanilla ice cream
  • 140g frozen pineapple chunks
Method:-
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth..Serve and Enjoy!

7-Rose Sunset

Beautifully fragrant drink, with it's romantic name, has an equally delectable and illusive flavour....
  • 100ml natural yogurt
  • 500ml milk
  • 2tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
Method:-
Pour the yogurt and milk into a food processor and process gently until combined.  Add the rose water and honey and process again.  Now add the mango and blend until smooth.  Serve and Enjoy!

These are just a few, many more to come......
Please keep sending your entries to ongoing event Home remedies # 3
Sending all these to Natasha's 5 star makeover Announcement : Smoothies and Shakes..

70 comments:

  1. I love the weather in the UK, i know!!!
    Anything to get respite from the heat here:-)
    But more than anything i love the array of refreshing drinks here...a splendid collection truly !!!
    Love evryone one of them and yeah the honey and rose rocks, so does the coconut with....oh i might as well say again that i love everyone with the pretty pics!!!

    Am planning a few more giveaways for India too !!!Stayed tuned dear , i know ud love to send something to ur family back home!

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  2. Hahhhhhhh...that was a thanda thanda cool cool..experience...all the summer fun in one day...wow..

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  3. Wow Jags...that's a array of drinks...all looking so yummy...best for SG weather !

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  4. Wow..Excellent collection of refreshing drinks Jagruti..Loved everyone ot it...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  5. Weather is very imp for us too. It's usually lot better in the South than North. We have 90F here today and it's muggy. Then on Saturday, we have hail and thunderstorms. We have long Memorial day weekend (BBQ weekend) but very freaky weather. Hope it will not rain on Monday.

    All of the Thandas looks gorgeous, particularly Celery green one.

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  6. wow so many great drinks in one page. so refreshing and cooling/ love the peach-nabgo fizz...will try it sometime.

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  7. LOL!..I know how you feel with the sun in UK..:)..
    Amazed to see such a feast with various smoothies!!!
    Love all!..

    Enjoy the summer! :)

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  8. what an range of refreshing drinks!
    loved the write up at the start.. ek chutki sindoor! :)

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  9. Wow..that is quit a refreshing collection! Love to try the first one with papaya,mangoes and banana....yumm. And very cute pics!

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  10. Beautiful fruity smoothies and drinks!

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  11. hey jagruti..i really dont know where to start frm...such lovely and wonderful healthy combination of shakes,juices,smoothies,sodas..all together in post ..omg !! amazing dear gr8 job !! have bookmarked the mango panna cotta too..wht lovely colour ..i went ga ga over the italian dessert ..now i know for the summer soothers where to look upon..thanx for sharing babes :)

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  12. Oh dear, these drinks are excellent, one better of the other! I don't know which one I prefer, they are all very tempting. Weel done, bye bye

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  13. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. mouth watering.. looks soo perfect and delicious.. :)

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  14. Same here in seattle Jagruti... we do worship sun ;) and about drinks... they are refreshing punch...

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  15. SO MANY RECIPES AT A GO. U R AMAZING LOVE ALL THE JUICES. NICE CLICKS AND PREPARATIOJN. WILL TRY SOME OF THEM SOON.

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  16. Jagruti, I totally agree with it. I never understood the value of sunshine in India. But here in Germany I long for brighter, warmer days. Gr8 way to enjoy the summer. So many refreshing drinks !!! I could understood how much u missed the warmth of the sun :). Wish we have much warmer and brighter days ahead!!!

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  17. I love passion fruit send me som... jag...
    I want each nd every smoothie :)
    Lovely

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  18. I'm glad you guys are getting some warm weather there...These drinks all look so refreshing!

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  19. OMG!!The array of cool drinks is fantastic!!Love all of them

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  20. hey jags, thanks for the comment on the guest post in my space...lovely cooling array of drinks, dear!

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  21. Excellent array of tempting juices and smoothies. I loved the pineapple-celery combination in particular.

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  22. Wow..That is a wonderful line up of refreshing drinks..Loved each one of them...

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  23. jagurti,

    You have good collection of drinks. I love all of them.

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  24. Hey Jagruti this post sure shows how much you awaited the sun and how well you are cherishing every moment of its presence.From start to the finish each and every concoction of juice,smoothies,shakes and sodas sure refreshed me with those lovely pictures.A wonderful collection thank you for sharing.

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  25. Woww mini thanda mela dear, everything looks refreshing and catchy..

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  26. What a great collection of drinks! Very difficult to choose which one is the best....

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  27. Jagruti, that is just perfect, wow, so many things from morning till evening, lovely concept and amazing looking drinks.

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  28. jag how many are there..which one to choose..really refreshing one. really liked he celery pineapple juice nice combination.
    here nowadays its too hot. i think the best part is we can enjoy the all 4 seasons ..on winter waiting for summenr sunny days..now really waiting for the cool days..

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  29. yummy refreshing drinks, perfect for summer! did u change the background (pic on top)in ur blog?

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  30. Wow..Jagruti..they are delicious, refreshing and colorful collection of drinks..

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  31. so many varieties of smoothies , juices , sodas ..wow beautiful and excellent presentation....

    why don't you take part in this event ...have a look at it ..
    http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2010/05/show-me-your-smoothie.html

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  32. Wow so many cool drinks @ one spot. Loved all..:)

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  33. wow awesome juices its really cool , thanks for post today is jolly day i will prepare all juices

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  34. Yup we too enjoying the warm weather now..But today it was a cloudy day with showers in btw nah..Weather is unpredictable here :(Nice collection of drinks.

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  35. What a lovely and wonderful array of refreshing drinks. I feel like having it now. Absolutely fantastic and perfect for summer season.

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  36. all look lovely and delicious..........superbbbbb

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  37. Just amazing Jagruti. So many juices...Wow

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  38. Thank you guys! glad you liked it all drinks...yes I loved all of them but most fav.was celery and pineapple as a healthy treat..

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  39. wow.wonderful n delicious arrays of refreshing drink...perfect colors...........hope this bank holidays will have wonderful weather

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  40. What an excellent collection of drinks ya! Simply loved them all! I do mix pineapples with celery! yumm yumm! ;)

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  41. hope ur enjoying the weather with these yummy drinks.awesome clicks

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  42. WOW...so many varieties of drinks...all looks so refreshing...thanks for sharing this!

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  43. Hy Jagruti,
    Have been to my Mom's house for 2 days, and missed your lovely recipes...
    Amazing post...Hats off to your energy level, cute presentation, creative food ideas, lovely recipes & maintaining a beautiful space here...!
    Bookmarked this page dear.

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  44. Wow, so many refreshing drinks.. i am bookmarking them all.. healthy and delicious! cheers

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  45. AAhhhh ...so many cooling drinks.
    At around 45 degrees here nothing can be more refreshing.

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  46. Wow..i love every one of them..interesting concept..
    oh temme abt the weather...thoroughly enjoyed last weekend...but bad luck....bank holiday weekend is supposed to be crappy weather:(
    i had all my shorts and skirts out and exactly at that time, the weather turns horrible again...what a bummer

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  47. Forgot to add, for the celery and pine apple juice you made, I am gonna try this with a dash of vodka this evening. I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again!

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  48. So many refreshing drinks at a one go!!!! great job Jag! Fantastic collection.
    Have a nice weekend dear

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  49. J'aime beaucoup ton blog.
    Il y a une grande variété de recettes très bonnes.
    Je reviendrai.
    See soon.

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  50. Wow such a great collection of cool refreshing drinks..great dear
    Great clicks..

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  51. wow the mocktails looks refreshing and wonderful.Love the different combination and ingredients you have used.

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  52. I totally understand urpoint.Here too in China after the harsh cold winter spring/summer is a welcome thought.Loved all ur shakes and smooties and can't wait to try them out.Thanks for sharing

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  53. Fantastic collection of refreshing drink to make.
    Mimi

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  54. Hi jagruti, will you send me each one of these yummy drinks, for a couple of days.. absolutely yummy ones for this summer heat..

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  55. What a great collection , bookmarking this to try through out the summer

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  56. These are all terrific! But the rose sunset is really spectacular! I would love to include it in my 5 star makeover if you'd like to submit it, just let me know.

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  57. this looka 100% delish t cook this summer.. Love all the recipes

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  58. Wow....such cool and refreshing drinks! They all sound so yummy!

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  59. wow ! this is so cool..even the pictures are making me feel cool :-) It's getting warmer here too...Only during my stay in Germany (my first foreign country stay),6 years back, I realized why westerners go crazy when they see sunlight :D

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  60. hi jagruthi ,how are you
    i am so happy to see your comment,

    be in touch

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  61. Hi. What an array of drinks, loved all of them and nothing can be more refreshing than these.

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  62. elles sont toutes savoureuses ces boissons j'ai vraiment du mal à choisir!!!
    allez hop...je les prends toutes
    bon weekend

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  63. Wow Jagruti, first time here and am blown away by all the refreshing drinks. Am gonna try to make one everyday starting with the mango, papaya, passion fruit smoothie.

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  64. Wow Jags, Yummy, Healthy Smoothies & Shakes!!! BTW Thanks for ur comment on Mambazha Morekuzambhu, Actually the dal gives u the taste in the gravy, if u dont want to add tuvar dal u can even try adding some(1 or 2 tsp) roasted urad dal and grind with Coconut, ginger and Green Chillies.

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  65. these smoothies are exactly what I'm craving! I definitely need to try all of these!

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  66. All the smoothies look so refreshing!! This page is to be bookmarked and each of these is to be made one a day for the whole week :) I love the cute little umbrellas you've used as props! Reminds me of the beautiful beaches in Goa, Phuket and the wonderful times spent! :)

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  67. Awesome collection of drinks- now all we need is the weather :)

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  68. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.


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