With the lashing rains and cool weather settling in, its a boon to eat a warm meal. We’ve selected a few healthy an nutritious recipes for the monsoon that will work wonders to building up your immunity levels too. These foods are homemade and not require to be fried or unhealthy for the body.
Recipes for the monsoon
Try these simple and easy to make recipes that you’ll love to experiment this season. They are healing and perfect food for you too! Ready? Go on and make these simple recipes for you and your family.
Golden Milk with almonds
This is one of the favourite recipes that is made in most homes. It is a blend of all ingredients that give not just nutrition, but also help to boost the immunity levels. Include this glass of golden milk in your must-have monsoon routine.
Making the Golden Milk
Bring 2 cups of milk to a boil. Add to this about a teaspoon of freshly ground almonds. You will need to soak and peel the almond skin first before grinding. Let it simmer for a 3-4 minutes on the lowest flame. Take it off the heat, add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and let it cool a bit. Add a bit of natural sweetener like stevia and mix well. You can add a pinch of nutmeg powder to this for the extra taste!
Most of us have grown with a steady diet of tomato soups! This is also one of the most often used ingredients in Indian cooking. However, with the soup, the sole focus in just on the tomatoes, so you get the extra dose of health benefits it has.
Making the tomato soup
Mix together two large tomatoes that have been roughly sliced, one small potato diced and a few cloves of garlic in an open pan with 2 cups of vegetable stock. Cover the lid and let it cook till the ingredients are soft and tender. Cool and blend the contents of the pot till smooth and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
Carrot Orange Juice
This is probably one of the most preferred recipes that is loved by kids and adults. Oranges are packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, while carrots are rich in Vitamin A. When combines, oranges and carrots provide a powerhouse of nutrients that are good for you and your body too. Drink this super immunity booster at least once a day in this season.
Making the orange and carrot juice
Squeeze out the juice of 1 orange. Add to this peeled and chopped carrots. Blend these with half and inch of ginger. While this is best consumed like a smoothie with the fibres still in the juice, it is also alright to strain the juice if you like.
Eating right and eating healthy are the two aspects that you must focus on this monsoon. Avoid foods that are deep fried or too oily, they’ll just mess with your stomach. Eat warm meals at regular interval cooked at home. So which recipe are you going to try today?
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