Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pomegranate Pick Me Up

         Wishing you a Glorious Navratri to all!
 
'તારા  વીના શ્યામ મને એકલુ રે લાગે, Pomegrante Pick Me Up પીવા ને વહેલો આવજે '
       Today's Navratri special is the most favorite smoothie in my family. Me and my family love this smoothie from Jamba juice. It's like whenever we see Jamba Juice anywhere, our car goes to it's parking lot by itself..:) no seriously! Nothing is better than Pomegranate Pick Me Up from Jamba Juice.  Basically it's  a inspired recipe from Jamba Juice, but of course I added my magically secret ingredients in it. I tried it at home with some my favorite ingredients and it came out amazingly great. So I thought to share with you and boost your energy for this Navratra with this amazingly great smoothie, "Pomegranate Pick Me Up." Navratri is a period of fasting. Some people fast all the nine days and some only for some days. During the fasting period, people make various dishes which follow the strictures laid down as to what kind of foods can be consumed and what not. The diet is strictly vegetarian and based on only fruits, juices, milk, potato and some other root vegetables.
       Even though it is a period of fasting there is fantastic array of sweets and other foods that one can enjoy. For that reason, I'm going to share  a unique combination of ingredients, which will end up a healthy version of a smoothie. All the nine days of navratri are devoted to Maa Durga and Maa Amba, Goddess of Shakti(Power). One of the best part about Navratri is Dandiya and Garba performed on evenings of Navratri. The dancers strike the sticks with their partners and dance in circular motion, to the rhythm of th emusic played in the background.. Oh my god, my legs started playing garba already.:), and yours too, right? Stop before you go to play Dandiya or Garba, pick up the glass of 'Pomegranate Pick Me Up' smoothie and get energy to play all night.

     Also, #foodiemonday #bloghop and today's challenge is #smoothiemonday. How cool is that to celebrate #foodiemonday #bloghop #smoothiemonday with this navratri special. It's my second Monday challenge, and looking forward to reach on top of the expectation with this "pomegranate Pick Me Up", recipe.(just like last week's #foodiemonday)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup frozen Berry Medley(strawberries, blackberries, blueberries & raspberries)
1/4 cup Pomegranates
3/4 cup Mix Berries Juice
3/4 cup Pomegranate Juice
1/3 cup Yogurt
1 cup Raspberry Sorbet
1 tbls Sugar(I used brown sugar)
1/3 cup Kale, Spinach, Chard Mix
1 cup Ice
Method:
* Place ingredients into a blender.














* Blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.












* Pour in to glasses.
* Garnish with some Pomegranates.
* Serve is chilled.
       So.... Hooray #foodiemonday #blohop #smoothiemonday Challenge.!! You will automatically wait for our next challenge after this awesomely delicious #smoothiemonday , right? Yay! Have a great week ahead. Take care & Happy Cooking till next time. 
 
      May the festival of light and music bring bright and beats in your life with joy and blessings. "Happy Navratri To All"
    "Monday Is The Perfect Day To correct Last Week's Mistakes", For this reason, nail the recipe and grab your glass of 'Pomegranate Pick Me Up' now.