Smoothie has always been my favorite treat on a warm summer day. Until I realize how much money I can save by making my own blend at home, I have always visited franchise smoothie stores that serve overpriced sugar-filled smoothie. Then I bought myself a blender and became almost obsessed with trying out different recipes for a refreshing smoothie.

Smoothie has always been my favorite treat on a warm summer day. Until I realize how much money I can save by making my own blend at home, I have always visited franchise smoothie stores that serve overpriced sugar-filled smoothie. Then I bought myself a blender and became almost obsessed with trying out different recipes for a refreshing smoothie.

Fruits, milk and yoghurt are no news for smoothie recipes. In fact, these are the core ingredients. Yet, the trick for a real comfort-tasting smoothie is to add a touch of your own culture in it. Recently, I have experimented with a few common ingredients in Asian cuisine that really soothe my appellate and have many health benefits.

Black sesame—key to shiny nourishing hair

Long ago in ancient China, people have discovered that regular intake of black sesame can contribute to grow beautiful long hair. Just a spoonful of black sesame can add delicious aroma and taste to your smoothie.

Ginger—a calming root

Not only does ginger adds a kick to your smoothie, it is a natural remedy for stomach pain, heartburn and digestive discomforts. Try to add a few slices of ginger to your papaya smoothie, it gives you a warm feeling in your belly as soon as take a sip of it.

Tofu—great source of protein

When you don’t feel like having eggs in the morning, try to blend half a cup of tofu with milk, banana and honey. If you love the taste of soy, you are in for a treat.  

Recipes:


Black sesame avocado smoothie
Black sesame 1 tsp
Half of an avocado
Milk  ½ – ¾ cup
Honey 1 tbsp

Tofu banana smoothie

Tofu ½ cup
A whole banana
Milk ½ – ¾ cup
Honey 1 tbsp

Papaya ginger smoothie

Chopped fresh ginger 1/2 tbsp (if you a fan of ginger, go for 1 tbsp)
Papaya 1 cup
Chopped cilantro (or mint) 1 tbsp
Milk (or plain yoghurt)1/2 cup
Honey 1 1/2 tbsp

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