Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are usually made with all purpose flour but the whole wheat pancake is much more healthier as it has more fiber content.You can also substitute sugar with sugar-free powder or simply top it with honey.

Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour-3 cups
Salt-a pinch
Sugar-free powder-2 spoons
Cardamom powder-1/2 teaspoon
Raisins-a handful
Cashew nuts-2 teaspoons,finely chopped
Water-2.5 cups
Oil- 1 teaspoons for each pancake

For Garnishing:
Ripe bananas-1,sliced
Honey-2 teaspoons

Method:
-Take a bowl and add the whole wheat flour and all the above ingredients except water and oil and mis well with a  ladle spoon.
-Slowly add water to make a thick batter.Do not make the batter too watery.
-Heat a pan and add a teaspoon of oil and add 2 ladle spoons of the batter on the pan and gently spread it to make a small round.
-Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip to the other side and cook the other side too.
-Serve it on a plate and repeat with the rest of the batter.
-Garnish with thinly sliced ripe bananas and top it with a little honey.

Mango-Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies are packed with vitamins and are a good source of energy.This smoothie is great during the hot summers when you get lots of sweet and juicy mangoes.I have used strawberry crush but it would be even better if you use fresh strawberries.

Ingredients:
Mango pulp-1.5 cups
Strawberry crush-3 tablespoons
Thick yogurt-2 tablespoons
Milk(Low fat)-2 cups
Honey-2 tablespoons
Ice cubes-4-5

Method:
-Put all the ingredients in a mixer jar and blend to make a nice smooth paste.
-Pour in a tall glass and serve immediately.