I love food and I love ingredients and I love reading recipes. It's just a great pleasure.
Once Sonshine started school (which translated into lots of free time for me), a well equipped kitchen, high speed internet, a laptop at my disposal - all these created a perfect scenario to get hooked on to cooking.
I lo-o-v-v-e-e reading blogs, recipes, trying them & understanding the different techniques. Everyday is a new learning experience.
Before I started this blog, I was aware of a few famous blogs that had been in existence for a long time. After launching my own blog, I realized that there is a
world universe of blogs out there, each different, each unique. I started religiously following these new food (as well as non-food) blogs that I discovered. The food blogs that I discovered recently are not the run of the mill kinda blogs, instead they have delicious & creative dishes, beautiful photography, and amazing people behind them.
I am super excited about bringing these people as guest authors to Framed Recipes and to learn from them. This is the beginning of that part of the journey. I have a long way to go, meet and greet many of these awesome people behind these great blogs and bring their creations to you. I am super thrilled, aren't you?
Ready, Set, Go...
Meet Prachi Garg. Prachi is a designer by profession and a passionate cook and the woman behind the amazing blog - Divine Spice Box. What a beautiful name for a blog, I say. As of now, she has over 100+ recipes that she has posted. Though it is hard to pick a favorite, Besan Laddu, is a visual treat. I love her fusion dishes, her photography and her unique skill to use the props in her photography. We met each other through a food group on Facebook called Euphoric Delights (ED, we call it lovingly), and connected. We discussed about blogging, and she was kind and patient enough to answer my questions (there were probably a gazillion of them) and she readily agreed to do a guest post for me. Within a couple of days, she sent me the post content, the recipe and the images.
Drum rolls, please....
Here is Framed Recipes' first ever guest author, Prachi Garg.
I would like to start the post by thanking Sreelatha for inviting me for a guest post on her beautiful blog 🙂 Sreelatha is a fun person to talk to and we connected well during our first conversation on facebook. She is an extremely talented lady and it is my pleasure to be sharing space with her on her blog today! Thanks Sreelatha 🙂
Now, to begin, let me introduce myself to all you lovely readers. I am Prachi Garg, a culinary enthusiast and a food blogger. My blog goes by the name of Divine Spice Box.I am a vegetarian and love to experiment with different ingredients and explore International cuisines. My specialty lies in creating simple, healthy fusion dishes combining ingredients and techniques from various cuisines of the world.
Recently i have started incorporating homemade smoothie in my daily breakfast routine and this is my first recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie drink. I am really excited about my experiments with vegetable and fruits blending and really happy to inaugurate it on Framed Recipes! Packed with the goodness of the beets and banana, this smoothie has all the nutrients you need to power pack your morning 🙂
This smoothie is really simple to whip up and at the same time, so delicious. If you have been
reluctant about trying out smoothies, try this recipe and i am sure you will fall in love with it!
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 banana, cut into chunks
- 1 beet root, boiled and peeled
- ½ cup yogurt, plain , 1% fat
- ½ cup strawberry
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tsp flax seeds powder or 1 tablespoon flax seed oil (optional)
- 1 tsp Chia seeds (optional)
- In a powerful blender, put the ice cubes and crush them into snow like consistency (i use ninja prep for the same – really convenient)
- Next, add in the banana, beet root and strawberry and churn in the blender into a pulp.
- Now, add in the yogurt as required (depending on your desired consistency, u can increase the quantity of the yogurt). Adjust the consistency of the smoothie by adjusting the quantity of yogurt.
- Finally, add in the honey, Chia seeds, flax seed powder/ oil and give a quick whisk.
- Your lovely healthy pink “Beets Banana Smoothie” is ready.
If you are trying smoothies for the first time, you can leave out the chia seeds and flax seeds.
Here is how you can keep in touch with Divine Spice Box.