Healthy Recipes: Banana Malunggay Calamansi Shake

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Ingredients:

Malunggay leaves (as much as you want)
Banana (2 medium sized)
Calamansi (8-10 fruits)
Honey or Sugar (as much as you want)
Ice (4-5 cubes)

Instructions:

1. Peel and chill bananas

2. Juice all calamansi

3. Blend the sliced chilled bananas and malunggay leaves. When done, add calamansi juice and honey/sugar, then blend some more

4. Add ice cubes then blend until ice cubes are thoroughly crushed.

All done! Easy, delicious and healthy! No reason not to try 😉

Special thanks to Kiara for the tip! ❤ The baby loved it! (Finished a whole glass the first time he tasted it)

 

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Healthy Recipes: Camote tops and Calamansi Cooler

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Ingredients:

A handful of Camote tops (o para mas madali at wala nang sukat sukat, isang tali ng talbos ng kamote galing sa palengke ^__^)

About 2 glasses of water

5-8 Calamansi fruit

Sugar/Honey

 

Instructions:

1. Boil Camote tops in water

2. Pour and strain boiled water in a glass

3. Juice all  the Calamansi

4. Mix camote tops water and Calamansi juice together (Watch the color change from dark, almost black liquid to a beautiful maroon/wine red color. It almost feels like a Science experiment! Super fun!)

5. Add honey or sugar to sweeten according to desired taste (Tip: Less sugar for babies and kids. Warning: No honey for babies below 1 year old)

6. Stir, add ice, then serve! (Makes about 2 glasses)

 

It’s amazingly easy to prepare and it’s loaded with vitamins. Your kids will surely love the tangy flavor and the bright color! I know my boy does.

 

What alternative ingredients can you think of for a healthy concontion? Share please! 🙂

 

Don’t forget to have fun today! ^__^

Healthy Recipes: Infused Coconut Water

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So recently I’ve been having a hard time trying to adjust to my new schedule as a work at home mom. There are days when I feel super exhausted.

When I feel down, I’d always crave for chocolate candy or drink. But we all know how unhealthy and fattening those are. (Pero masarap eh!).

I wanted to try to change my go-to stress food/drink. So here’s my first candidate – Infused coconut water.

It’s refreshing, a little sweet, a little citrusy, cool, and healthy! All the good stuff to give you a boost on an especially tiring day. =)

What You’ll Need:
-Coconut water (Sabaw ng buko!) – I didn’t have fresh options as of the moment so I used the one from Tropicana
-Few slices of lemon – Tip: Use the sliced lemons sold at grocery stores (these are the old stocks) since they come in really really cheap prices. We all know lemons are expensive in the Philippines.
-Few slices of cucumber
Optional: Peppermint leaves (1-2)
How To Do It:
Just mix everything together in a glass container, chill, then enjoy! =)
Do you have other healthy beverage recipes? What’s your healthy comfort food/drink? Share them below! ^__^