May 1, 2016

Carrot Walnut Smoothie topped with caramelized walnuts


Smoothies are always the best option to serve as a breakfast during busy mornings as it is healthy and also keeps our tummy full. Got a lovely chance to prepare this delicious smoothie for a group shhh secret challenge. I am excited to be part of this group after a long gap and according to the rule, every month, members will get paired and two secret ingredients will be shared among them. And for this April month, the group decided for the theme "smoothies" and I got paired with Mayuri from mayurisjikoni.blogspot.in. she gave carrot and walnuts as my two secret ingredients. Using those couple of ingredients, prepared this yummy and tasty smoothie. To enhance the taste and flavor, I have used walnuts in a two ways. The crushed caramelized walnuts gives a crunchy taste while drinking and also makes the smoothie rich. This can be served as breakfast or mid morning or evening drink.


Ingredients :

1 Cup Milk 
2 Carrots, chopped 
2 Walnuts 
1 1/2 Tbsp Honey 

For Caramelizing walnuts :

1/2 Cup Sugar 
5 walnuts 

Method :

Heat sugar in a low flame and let it caramelize.

Brush little oil on a plate and arrange the walnuts without gap.

Now pour the caramelized sugar on the walnut and leave it aside till it gets set.

Boil the measured amount of milk and switch off the flame.

Add the chopped carrots along with walnuts, close it with the lid and keep it aside for 10 - 15 minutes.

Transfer the carrots along with walnuts, honey and milk to the blender and blend it to smooth paste.

Meanwhile, take the caramelized walnuts and crush it coarsely.

Transfer the smoothie to a glass jar and top it with the crushed caramelized walnuts.

Serve chill.



3 comments:

  1. Nice colour...thx for the recipe

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  2. My favorite smoothie with the goodness of walnut.....yummmy

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  3. A lovely recipe Priya. I know normally smoothies are with fruits and maybe spinach or kale. But trying carrot must have been challenging.

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