Category Archives: Juice and smoothies

Matcha tea power green smoothie

Another variation of my daily power green juice for the morning. There is not much of a recipe but inclusion of cleansing and reinforcing ingredients. Make sure the ingredients are fresh and organic as it all gets quickly absorbed in your blood stream. I also added an Ayurvedic herb called Ashwagandha for its blood cleaning properties ( optional)

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Matcha Green Smoothie
  • Handful Kale
  • Handful fresh spinach
  •  1 inch Ginger
  • 1 inch turmeric root
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha tea
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 baby Cucumber
  • sprigs of Cilantro and mint
  •  1  1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • Wheat grass
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional stevia if you need the sweetness

Run everything through a high power blender, add water if needed and enjoy! There will be enough to share.

Sweet Basil seed drink- Bebr-i-buel

Bebr-i-buel made with sweet basil seeds is a popular drink in Kashmir primarily used during the month of Ramadan to break fast.

It can be used year round and has a cooling effect. Similar to Chia seeds, basil seeds have been used in food preparation for a long time in the Indian subcontinent. Basil as a herb is used in a variety of cuisines. The seeds form a gelatinous substance in the water that has a cooling effect and other medicinal properties.

Basil seeds are soaked in water for hours before they are mixed milk and sugar. Sometimes people also mix granules of gum arabic (kateer in local parlance) along with it to add cooling effect of the drink.

Apart from refreshing the body it acts as cardio tonic, helps in blood purification, proper functioning of kidney, and cleans urinary system.

Soak a couple of tablespoons of the seeds with a pinch of ground Katheer ( optional) for a couple of hours or overnight.

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A refreshing drink that will lift your mood!

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Power Green Juice

Power Green Juice

This is my daily power green juice for the morning….variations are many but I will share the cleaning and reinforcing ingredients in this one. Make sure the ingredients are fresh and organic as it all gets quickly absorbed in your blood stream. I also added an Ayurvedic herb called Ashwagandha for its blood cleaning properties ( optional)
Kale
Bitter melon ( blood cleaning properties)
Ginger
Green Apple
Cucumber
Cilantro
Coconut Water
Wheat grass
Run everything through a high power blender and enjoy