At this time of the year, the virtual food world is swamped with rich comforty holiday recipes. With no doubt, they are a feast for the eyes as we collect and
This smoothie also features tamarind which is good for diabetes and helps to assist in weight loss (if that is your goal) while mint leaves boost its cleansing properties. This tangy winter smoothie may not keep the chilly days at bay but it will sure mightily help to brave it!
Cranberry Cucumber Detox Smoothie (Serves 1-2)
1/3 cup fresh (or frozen) cranberries
1/2 cucumber, peeled (if desired)
10 dates (yes, this is a high-energy low-gi smoothie!)
1 ripe pear
Juice from 1 orange
5 - 6 mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon tamarind pulp (+ half cup of water to remove the seeds)
Water as required to adjust consistency
- Remove the seeds in the tamarind pulp by diluting it. (You can watch this video where I show how to do this process).
- Then add all ingredients to a blender including the tamarind water. Add some water and blend until smooth.
- Pour in a tall glass and drink up!