Lockdown Recipes: A Smoothie And Beans To Build Your Resistance
1.Orange probiotic immunity boosting smoothies
•1 large carrot, peeled
•1 large orange
•200ml fresh orange juice
•1 tsp chia / sabja seed
•150 gm plain curd or plain yogurt.
•3 to 4 dates
•1/2 tsp Cinnamon
•1/2 tbsp grated ginger
•1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
•Optional 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
•2 cups (2 small bowls, or 1 large bowl).
-Peel your carrot and oranges.
-Place carrots, orange, and juice in a blender. Blend under a thick juice if formed.
-Next add your chia seeds, yogurt, spices, ginger.
-To make smoothie bowls, add an addition 1 tsp chia seed and let the blended smoothie mix sit over night, (or at least for a few hours) in the fridge. The chia see will help it thicken. Pour into
bowls and garnish with orange slices, cinnamon, 1tbsp oats- can be added as optional along with honey.
2. Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
•2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
•1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
•3 tablespoons butter
•2 large garlic cloves, minced
•1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
•2 tbsp roasted crushed peanuts
•1 tablespoon lemon zest
-Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from
-Heat a large heavy pan over medium heat. Add the oil and the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and continue to saute until coated in the butter and heated through, about 5 minutes. Add Crushed peanuts and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
(The author is a lifestyle coach and diet counsellor. She tweets @Bipasha1sugati)