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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Dry Fruits Smoothie

Last post too was a drink. The only difference this time is that, it is a smoothie and that too a dry fruit smoothie. We consume a lot of dry fruits during Ramadhan, and this time hubby purchased a lot of it and it seemed that it was not going to be over before Ramadhan ends. As Ramadhan drew close to its end, we decided to prepare this smoothie and it turned out to be a hit for both of us adults, being it a filling and healthy drink to have during Iftar.


All that you needs is to plan ahead, as dry fruits needs to be soaked for half an hour and milk needs to be frozen till it start to get solid.
Add in more or less sweetener as per your wish. Mine I felt was little extra sweet. But I feel it really depends on the quantity and quality of dates and dried figs you use.


Ingredients:

  • Walnuts- 6-7
  • Dried figs- 6-7
  • Dates- 6-7
  • Almonds- 6-7
  • Condensed milk- 1 tbsp(optional)
  • Honey- 2 tbsp
  • Milk- 1 1/2 cups (chilled in the freezer for 1 hour)
  • Vanilla icecream- 2 scoops+ 2 small scoops for garnishing
  • Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
  • Chocolate sauce - to garnish
  • Nuts - to garnish

Method:

  • Soak dry fruits and nuts in hot water for half an hour.
  • Peel the skin of almonds and keep aside.
  • Now in a mixer jar, put all the soaked dry fruits and nuts and grind to form a paste. It is ok to have a few chunks. Add some milk while making the paste if required.
  • In a juicer jar, add in the milk,condensed milk, honey, iceecream, vanilla essence and dry fruit paste.
  • Blend everything well.
  • Pour in 2 serving glasses.
  • Put 1 small scoop of icecream on top in each glass.
  • Pour some chocolate sauce and garnish with nuts.
  • Serve cold and enjoy!