Sunday, April 26, 2009

Super Healthy Refreshing Falooda (Cooler)

Chia Gel-Fruits and Beet Shake Cooler

Know What you Eat: Do you know Chia seeds are much healthier than flax seeds and much easier to digest than flax seed. The chia seeds are great for athletes because they are highly hydrophilic. Being hydrophilic means it absorbs large amounts of water. Chia Seeds can absorb over 10 times their weight in water making them a great enhancer in hydrating our bodies. They absorb the water we drink holding it in our system longer. So instead of drowning in gatorade when it is sizziling hot, try chia gel to keep you hydrated.
It is sizzling hot here in east coast with spring temperatures reaching unusual high of 90 degrees. I thought of making some falooda, but thinking of all the sugar that goes in the falooda making made me think twice and i came up with this healthy but yummy alternate.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Chia seeds - 4 large tablespoons
Water - 16 tablespoons
Beetroot - 1 medium sized
Milk - 2 cups
Ice cubes - few
Rose water - few drops
Banana - 1
Apple - 1
Mango - 1
Chopped dates and nuts - 4 table spoons
Ice cream - 4 scoops.

Method:

1) Soak 4 tablespoons in 16 tablespoons water and leave it for 15-20 mins
2) Peel and cut beet root and pressure cook till three whistles.
3) Cut banana, apple and mango into pieces and keep it aside.
4) Make a puree of the beetroot with little bit of water accumulated when pressure cooked.
5) Add the ice cubes, milk, rose water to the beet puree and blend to make a milk shake out of it. The beet puree will give enough sweetness to the milk shake, if required add some more sugar to your taste and blend it.
6) Take four tall glasses, divide the chia gel into four parts and transfer equally into 4 glasses.
7) Combine all the cut fruit pieces and add one part to each one of the glass on top of the chia gel.
8) Add 1 tablespoon of dates and nuts into each one of the glass.
9) Add 1 scoop of ice cream into each one of the glass.
10) Pour the beet shake equally into all the four glasses and serve immediately.

3 comments:

Priti said...

Looks real yum...and indeed healthy..thanks for the wonderful entry

Sweatha said...

Thanks for the refreshing entry.Falooda is very perfect in summer.

Lore said...

We too are having a hot hot summer this year. Wish my screen wasn't really a screen so I could just reach out and grab the glass in the pic.
Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Original Recipes Round-Up!

 
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