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Healthy Japanese Shakes and Smoothies
This is A very simple but healthy and tasty smoothie, anyone can make it and all you need is the below:
1 - Kiwi
1/2 - Banana
A large tablespoon of plain yogurt
100-150 cc of soy milk
All you need to do is put the ingredients into a mixer and blend until smooth!!! simple.If the kiwi is too tangy then simply add more yogurt to even out the flavor.
For the summer, if you freeze the fruits, you will get more of a shake texture.
Amazake Banana Soya Milk shake
A Healthy drink with a kick in the flavor which can snap you out of tiredness. Amazake is a very sweet low or non alcohol Japanese sake made from rice and is a common ingredient in Japanese food.
Amazake - 100cc
Soy Milk - according to taste and thickness
1 - Banana
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Empty all the ingredients into a mixer ready container and aim to fill to around 400cc. Then using the mixer, blend all ingredients into a smooth texture. Transfer into a glass and enjoy.
The ratio of the lemon juice and banana has a big effect on the resulting color. Also the amount of Amazake you put it will make quite a different in the taste.
Cold / Flu Prevention Shake
This is a delicious special shake that include Echinacea extracts to strengthen your immune system against the cold or flu virus.
Ingredients: (For 1 person)
Cranberry juice - 150cc
Echinacea extract - 5cc
Yogurt - 150cc
Honey - 1 Tea sppon
Frozen Blueberries - 2 Large tablesppons
Basically, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Milk or even orange juice can be added for a different taste. It is the combination of the Cranberries and the Echinacea extract which is what protects you from cold and flu viruses.
Simple banana shake with chocolate topping
A delicious shake for when the summer heats gets you down. Add this to your diet for an instant energy boost for the day.
Ingredients (For 2 people)
2 x Bananas
Small amount of lemon juice
1. Cut the banana into chunks and then freeze.
2. Put the frozen banana, lemon juice, milk, 3-4 ice cubes, (and honey if you like) into a blend and mix until smooth.
3. Melt some chocolate in a microwave
4. Finally - pour the shake into a glass and pour the melted chocolate over the top. The chocolate should harden immediately.
Avocado Smoothie for Beautiful Skin
Not only is this tasty and healthy, it has a McDonald's texture to it. Perfect for both your skin texture and dieting.
Ingredients: (For 2 People)
Avocado x 1
Milk - 200ml
Sugar - amount depending on taste
Ice - Around the same as milk
Cut into and around the Avocado, finally cutting it in half, than remove the seed. The with a large spoon remove the insides. Place all the ingredients into a mixer and then blend until the ice disappears. You can then add sugar or milk for flavoring. To finish off, this can be topped with Chocolate, banana or even apple.