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Is the Beetroot Crunchy, Tasty & Awesome enough to be Called CHIPS?

We BUY it to TRY it. This review is not sponsored or paid by any party. This is my personal opinion on the product after buying it with my hard earned money.

From mindless snacking and overloading on salty chips and chewing our way to obesity we have now moved to mindful snacking. We all believe that munching is good for us, every few hours when we feel a lack of energy or just bored, we munch, but it matters if those snacks are healthy.

So, you can imagine how righteous I felt when I bought this packet of dehydrated (NOT BAKED, NOT FRIED like the pack says) CHIPS. These are oil-free chips that are simply dehydrated to crispy perfection. There is no added salt in the beetroot variety although a spinach variety I saw had added natural flavours. I tried two varieties from DesiVDesi Beetroot Chips & Chikoo Chips.

The Beetroot Chips

These beetroot chips made me feel so good, simply to know that they are pure, good quality beetroot that have been dried to make chips and nothing more. They don’t have added colour or salt. There is no other spice or oil that is added to make this variety. The flavour is very earthy with a sweetish undertone. It would taste awesome if you sprinkled some Kala namak and black pepper on it. I think they would work brilliantly as a garnish on a rich dish or even with a dessert like a chocolate mousse. They are earthy and neutral in flavour so they can be used with both savoury and desserts. I would love to enjoy them as chips with Dal Chaaval. For Rs40 a pack of 15 to 20g, I found to be a bit steep.

 

The Chikoo Chips

The chikoo chips are great for sweet cravings or small nibbles for energy and good taste. These too are simple dehydrated chikoo with no added oil, salt or sugar. Read the nutrition facts on the label. Even though the fruit may not have the same nutrient value as its fresh counterparts, it is a far healthier alternative to candy and other sweets with refined sugar. The natural sugar in chikoo keeps it sweet and tasty. It is slightly chewy and since it is an all natural product each bite and fruits looks and tastes different.

You can buy these online on the DesiVDesi website. They are healthy and affordable snacks. I am looking forward to trying the spinach option. If you try these, or any other flavours from Desi V Desi  do let us know what you thought of them in the comments below.

3 Minute Breakfast by MTR – Have you tried this?

MTR 3 min Breakfast

MTR 3 min Breakfast

We BUY it to TRY it. This review is not sponsored or paid by any party. This is my personal opinion on the product after buying it with my hard earned money.

I read about this ‘Desi’ answer to a quick cornflakes breakfast. MTR launched their 3 minute breakfasts earlier this year to give the work force of India a quick and desi breakfast option. A lot of us tend to skip breakfast because we don’t have the time in the morning. Even though there’s the chaiwala, wada pav and samosa close by, we don’t always have the luxury to enjoy warm upma or freshly made poha while rushing for work.

I tried this 3 minute breakfast because although I love to cook, while rushing for work in the morning is not my favourite time to spare more that 5 minutes to prepare breakfast. As a result, my breakfast is almost always same old boring fried egg and bread. The most effort I put in it is add some chilli or cheese.

MTR 3 minute breakfast seemed like a good option to add variety to weekday breakfasts. I have to admit, I became more willing to try it out because I was seduced by the BUY 1 GET 1 sign in the supermarket aisle. So, I bought two 3 minute breakfasts for Rs 45, instead of one. One Upma, and the other poha. That should work well because the airtight packaging must have cost more than the food in it!

Ease of Use

You might say that one has to be really stupid to not get this right. All you have to do is measure and add hot water. But since I thought I was too smart to measure the water to be added, my MTR upma turned out great but the poha became a bit soupy, and quite honestly, not good to taste. It isn’t rocket science but I just added the water on a whim, assuming I already knew how much was needed! The good news is that both upma and poha were ready in 3 minutes as promised on the box. Although I gave it an extra minute just to be sure.  It was a quick desi breakfast after all.

Health (Ingredient Label)

While I was impressed that the poha had minimum added preservatives or artificial flavours. The upma ingredients included to artificial additives to stabilise and maintain the texture and taste of the upma. The texture of upma turned out to be moist and fluffy. I’d rather pick the poha over upma because it had fewer artificial ingredients.

Taste

Taste wise I enjoyed the upma more, also because it had turned out to be the right consistency unlike the poha. I did find the salt in both breakfast options to be a bit on the lower side to what I generally eat but I find that a good thing since it makes the breakfast healthier and gives you an option of adding salt to your taste.

Who should buy it?

When I said that I’d rather take time on a Sunday and roast some poha and some rava to whip up a quick homemade breakfast instead, my dad was quick to point out that I would always feel too lazy to do that. Also, people like my dad, who are non cooks or too lazy to make breakfast, they deserve a quick and easy option and MTR 3 minute breakfast serves this purpose. It most definitely wins because of the time factor. Because even if I do pre-roast a batch of poha or upma for a quick breakfast, it will not be as fast as 3 minutes. MTR has definitely won this one of saving time.

Value for Money

In India we still get fresh homemade poha or idli chutney or Rs 20 for breakfast. If these options are available to the salaried worker, I don’t see why one would find it feasible to buy breakfast for Rs 45. The price is not very steep and it is a good back up to keep in office or at home for those sudden hunger pangs,

 

I would not buy this product if I could spare a few minutes on the weekend to roast my own poha and rawa. On the other hand if I were a non cook, or lazy to cook at rush hour, this would be a perfect breakfast solution with sufficient options to begin with. I believe that it is bad for health to skip breakfast. So depending on the nature of your work every morning, you can make a healthier choice.

4th Variety of Chocolate Invented! Ruby Chocolate is naturally Pink, berry flavour

Ruby Chocolate

Ruby Chocolate

INVENTION of Ruby Chocolate

80 years after White Chocolate was brought onto our dessert plates, a new variety of naturally pink chocolate was revealed by Swiss Chocolatier giant Barry Callebaut. After Dark, Milk and white chocolate, this is the 4th variety of chocolate that has been added to our dessert table.

What does it Taste Like?

The fourth type in chocolate offers a totally new taste experience, which is not bitter, milky or sweet, but a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness. To create Ruby chocolate no berries or berry flavor, nor color, is added.

How is it Made?

There’s no doubt that every Chef is waiting to get there hands on this baby and explore its flavour, texture and natural colour tone. NO COLOR is added to this naturally pink chocolate. According to Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, the fourth type of chocolate in ‘Ruby’ is made from Ruby Cocoa bean. It has an intense taste and characteristic red color.

  • Ruby chocolate is made from the Ruby cocoa bean; through a unique processing Barry Callebaut unlocks the flavor and color tone naturally present in the Ruby bean. No berries or berry flavor is added. No color is added.

The Ruby bean is unique because the fresh berry-fruitiness and color precursors are naturally present. The cocoa beans are sourced from different regions of the world. The bean has a specific set of attributes, which Barry Callebaut managed to unlock through an innovative process that took many years to develop.

The Future of Ruby Chocolate

According to quantitative research performed by independent international market and consumer agency Haystack, Ruby chocolate meets a consumer need no chocolate ever did before. It’s expected that Ruby, like Dark, Milk and White chocolates will be introduced in different product categories.

This is so exciting, I cannot believe that there’s a naturally pink chocolate in the world. The world is most definitely a better place now. I can’t wait to try this amazing new chocolate. Wondering when it will be launched in India? Stay tuned and keep watching this space.

 

Eggless Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe by Australian MasterChef


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Eggless Chocolate Avocado Mousse
4 Ingredient Recipe of Easy Peasy Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Course Sweets
Cuisine Contemporary
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
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Ingredients
For Chocolate Mousse
For Plate Presentation
Course Sweets
Cuisine Contemporary
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Chocolate Mousse
For Plate Presentation
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Add the coconut milk and mix.
  3. Add the soaked gelatin and mix. You can use 1 tbspn of powder gelatine if leaf is not available.
  4. Puree the avocados and add the puree to the mousse and blend together. You can add powdered sugar at this stage if you find it less sweet for your taste.
  5. Put the chocolate mousse in a piping bag made of butter paper.
For Plating
  1. Pipe the chocolate mousse on to a plate. Use a spoon dipped in water to gently flatten the top part and make a pillow.
  2. For Garnish Add cherry on top The raspberry. Put some chocolate pills Break and place the chocolate biscuit at angles. Springle beetroot powder.
  3. You can see the step by step plating technique in the video above. Now, Let's eat!
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Chaayos v Coffee Shops – Restaurant Wars

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We recently visited Chaayos in Versova Mumbai. Then we visited it again, and again, and again. We began wondering why we were visiting this little meeting point more frequently than say, a Bru World Cafe, Cafe Coffee Day or our next door Snacks Centre.

Here’s why

  1. The Location – like many of its wisely located competitors, Chaayos too, is located in areas with a high footfall. It is located in a place which is perfect for an semi formal meeting or catching up  with a friend for a quick chai.
  2. Novelty – While Bru World Cafe offers a wonderful variety and blends of locally sourced coffee, and a few chais too, and Cafe Coffee Day keeps reinventing their menu, there’s novelty in an All Chai place. India is still essentially a chai drinking country, and after the initial infatuation of teenagers sipping frappes at CCD in the 90s, we are all getting back to the good old chai. Inevitably so! So it is a bit of novelty and a bit of nostalgia.
  3. Price Wise – They are all roughly the same price wise. It costs around Rs 400 to 500 for two people. I was under the impression that Chaayos is cheaper, cause you know, its chai, but no, it isn’t cheaper. It seems cheaper somehow.
  4. Menu Wise – They have everything very desi, very healthy and very relatable on their menu. From Kulhad wali chai to Kaadha style to Chamomile tea. From bhajiyas to chana chaat to muffins. Something about the menu makes you feel at home. It is fresh, it is healthy, it is local. I think it is the reliability of the menu that makes you believe that this place is cheaper than other coffee shops even when its not.
  5. Crowd wise – While CCD reminds me of teenage couples and loud streaky girls around tables sharing a single pastry or coffee, the crowd in the Brus and Chaayos of the world is very different. In the Chaayos I visited I found the crowd to be more mature. In fact, Bru World and Chaayos have WiFi, and a very semi formal meeting kind of culture going. It is a quick chai, no involvement or whiling away time whatsoever.
  6. Comfort wise – The seating of Chaayos is not comfortable. I understand that they don’t want you to get too comfy because these places run on shorter turn around times, but their seating and crowded layout in the Versova outlet wants me to carry my own cushion for the narrow wooden classroom benches that barely accommodate an adults buttocks..!! Pardon my language, but the seating will not allow you to enjoy your chai comfortably for an hour.

What We Didn’t Like

The fact that you MUST enter your phone number each time you place an order, so they can send you promotional random messages every now and then.

I also did not like their seating arrangement and uncomfortable wooden benches.

 

I would love to go to Chaayos again. You should try it if you are more a Chai guy, or Chai gal. They do offer coffee, but the options are limited. Their menu is very fresh and desi, so perhaps the healthier pick when compared with the many a, often stale smelling bakery items from some of the coffee shops we have mentioned above. They make you chana chaat and fry your bhajiyas in front of you, which makes me find it safer to eat than the stuff in which I have no idea what ingredients might have gone.

Anyway, do try it out and tell us if you agree or disagree with out opinion about Chaayos.

Celebrate BIG Weekends on a Small Budget; Rose Sparkling Wine

Rose Sparkling Wine

Budget Champagne

We love to celebrate..!! And if anything you’re like us, the kind that like to celebrate everything from “new fax paper in office” like Chandler to welcoming the weekend, then this Budget Sparkling wine might be the right pick for you too.

At MRP Rs 590, as on date in Maharashtra this baby is the small budget version to celebrate the little joys in life. Honestly speaking, I’m not wine connoisseur but I like the emotion attached with bringing in a celebration by popping a bottle of Champagne. If you love to celebrate every little thing too, but don’t wish to spend two grand on it each time, then you should try the ceremony of this Frizzano bottle by Good Drop Wine Cellars in Nasik.

I’d say the wine is best paired with spicy Indian curry, or may be even a creamy butter chicken. I also tried pairing it with some fruit for the little sweetness to complement the tartness in the wine. There is Champagne for the more sophisticated palates among us, then there is something like this affordable bottle, you buy this more for the fun of it than the flavour. I’d say the loud flavours of a nice spicy curry with garam masala would mask some of its less flattering notes.

This little celebration will not burn a hole in your pocket. If you do happen to try it, let me know what you paired it with and whether that pairing was a success.

10 Unbelievable Benefits of Eating Dal-Rice-Ghee Everyday; Why is Dal-Chawal the ULTIMATE Desi Superfood?

Health Benefits Dal Rice Ghee

Health Benefits Dal Rice Ghee

The Everyday Dal-Rice-Ghee

When raindrops pitter patter on freshly washed leaves and even when beads of sweat trickle down my neck on a summer afternoon, when I sit cozy wrapped in a blanket on a chilly December night and also after a tiring day at work, I crave a warm bowl of Dal-chawal & ghee. It is the most comforting desi meal that was ever made! Call it Varan-Bhaat ani toop in a Maharashtrian home, Dhal-Bhaat in a Bengali home or even Sambhar-Rice with ghee; Dal-Rice with ghee is eaten as a complete meal across India and for good reason.

The ULTIMATE Desi Superfood – Dal-Chawal-Ghee

Dal and Rice together are a complete vegetarian protein; the ghee tadka not only enhances the flavor but also helps us absorb the nutrients from the dal-rice, turmeric and cumin. Adding desi cow’s ghee increases the benefits of our everyday meal. While a variety of dals and rice can be used to make our favorite meal, the most common preference is arhar or toor dal with fragrant basmati rice and cow’s ghee. This combination is made in heaven, and executed to perfection by our mothers. In their kitchen, the secret ingredient is warmth and lots of love.

 

Unbelievable Benefits of Eating Dal-Rice-Ghee Everyday

Now, let’s talk about everything that goes into making Dal-Chawal-Ghee that makes it so great. Every ingredient that is added in making dal chawal compliments other the ingredients enhances flavours and also makes the dish more nourishing for the body in that combination.

#1 Building Muscle – Complete protein for vegetarians

Dal-Rice is considered to be the perfect protein for a vegetarian. The proteins and amino acids in dal are complimentary to those in rice. Dal and rice are both incomplete proteins but eating them together makes the combination a complete protein for vegetarians. Grains, such as rice or wheat can act as complementary proteins for legumes such as lentils. They contain the cysteine and methionine that lentils don’t have, and lentils provide the lysine that grains do not have enough of.

 

#2 Digestion Dal, Cumin and Hing

My mother often tells me to take a pinch of hing or asafetida with warm water when I have a stomachache or indigestion. Hing is taken as a home remedy for indigestion because it has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Dal on the other hand is rich in fiber and more fiber improves our digestion. Cumin is known to trigger our digestive juices and enzymes, it is also high in fiber and has anti fungal and anti microbial properties. Ghee also stimulates digestive juices. Cumin and asafetida used in Dal tadka together help in preventing intestinal gas that might be produced when digesting high fiber foods like dal. Such an intelligent recipe!! The counter action of all the ingredients together promotes good digestion.

#3 Anti-inflammatory and Healing

Spices like cumin, turmeric and asafetida are added in dal tadka along with ghee when preparing Dal Chawal. Turmeric, cumin and asafetida are loaded with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing. If you have a cold, indigestion or aches and pains, the combination of these spices in dal-chawal that is soaked and cooked down helps in speedy recovery. Ghee helps in absorbing the nutrients from these spices, and adds to the flavor. Proteins in dal chawal, helps in repair and building of new tissue and muscles making this the ultimate comfort food.

#4 Hair, Skin & Beauty

Turmeric, which is an important ingredient in Dal is known as the beauty spice. It is not only applied externally for glowing skin, but it also heals your skin and hair from the inside. For the best benefits, turmeric needs to be heated and mixed with fat such as ghee and black pepper. When this combination is added in making Dal Chawal along with pure cow’s ghee, which is also good for moisturizing skin, it increases your beauty and skin glow. Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and these properties make them very beneficial for skin and hair. Curry leaf tadka along with ghee and turmeric boost the beauty factor of Dal Chawal Ghee.

#5 Rich in Antioxidants

As I had mentioned earlier all these spices that are added in the tadka including turmeric, cumin, asafetida, curry leaves are loaded with antioxidants. The presence of antioxidants helps us fight cancer, diabetes and lifestyle related diseases.

#6 Rich in nutrients & also helps absorb nutrients

Other than being a good source of protein, fats and carbohydrates, the spices and cow’s ghee are also rich in Vitamins like A, D, E and K. Ghee is not only rich in nutrients, the fat content in it helps us absorb the nutrition from the other ingredients in Dal Chawal as well.

#7 Boosts Metabolism

High fiber, antioxidants and nutrients in dal, rice, ghee and the spices help speed up our metabolism. The turmeric also reduces inflammation in the gut and as such, which improves digestion and makes our metabolism better. Cumin is also known to speed our metabolism.

#8 Fat Loss

Better metabolism and good digestion results in fat loss. Fat loss might be linked with eating salad or starving yourself , but in reality, better nutrition and eating dal chawal will encourage long term fitness and fat loss. This food will make you look and feel good. Eating ghee also supports fat loss and reduction in belly fat, read more about this here.

#9 Helps in fetal development and specially good for women

While Cow’s ghee is beneficial in good memory and brainpower, immunity building of a baby in mother’s womb, toor dal being rich in folic acid helps in fetal development. Folic acid in toor dal is especially beneficial for women’s health.

#10 Prevention of Heart Disease

Fiber in Dal, healing properties of turmeric and cumin along with the benefits of pure cow’s ghee, which contains good fats, protects our body from heart disease.

 

Comfort Food & Super-meal for the Family

If these reasons weren’t enough, I’d still eat Dal-Rice-Ghee everyday for the sheer comfort and warmth filled in that meal. It is now being scientifically proven that positive thoughts and feelings impact the physical being. When a loving mother prepares Dal-Rice-Ghee for her family, the positive feelings in that meal will make a gloomy day brighter, and heal our body and mind.

I believe that Dal-Rice-Ghee is a Desi Superfood and Supermeal, and one should eat it everyday of the week. It can be in the form of Dal-Chawal-Ghee or khichdi, you can also experiment and create your very own Dal-Chawal-Ghee creations. I, for instance, came up with Dal-Chawal cheesy bites, which were fried in ghee, a bit rich, but also totally worth it! It was delicious. But if you’re in the mood for simple, then simple boil dal and rice, add some tadka, lemon and coriander on top, drizzle with some pickle masala and bite into a crunchy aloo papad along with it, and you are set for the day! Do share you Dal-Chawal-Ghee creations in the comments below and tag me in your Instagram pictures here.

Health Benefits Dal Rice Ghee

Health Benefits Dal Rice Ghee

9 Everyday Foods for Mind Blowing “Honeymooning” at any age!

Honeymoon Food

Honeymoon Food

Do you remember the priceless Bollywood moments when the bride brings a glass full of Badaam milk to her new husband on their wedding night? He smiles, she blushes, he drinks the milk and then the camera moves to the burning flame of a candle kept by their bedside. Very suggestive, and yet very relevant! Considering that almonds boost our stamina and energy, drinking Badaam doodh might ensure a happy marriage for the couple! Do you ever wonder what is the correct “recipe” for a good marriage or a legendary romance and how to get it right?

So here goes, this little checklist is for those who want to maintain their exciting sex life, and even for those who are about to embark upon a new journey. These little kitchen hacks are easy to do and they are good for your general well being, so even if you are not into “mind-blowing honeymoon-ing” (I judge you a little), you can still eat these yummy dishes and thank me later. If you are allergic to nuts or are pregnant or wanting to conceive, I suggest you research these foods in great detail before you consume them.

#1 Why eat Badaam Doodh, Badaam Katli or Badaam Halwa?

Almonds are rich in nutrients and good fats. They are known to increase energy levels and were eaten in ancient times to increase stamina, so eating some Badaam katli or drinking badaam kesar milk at night, might not be a bad idea after all! Almonds are rich in zinc, selenium and vitamin E, they contain vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that can improve sexual health and reproduction.

#2 Saunf after dinner! ~Fennel is Lovers’ Food~

Our ancestors really knew what they were talking about when they recommended we chew a little saunf aka fennel seeds after dinner. Not only do fennel seeds refresh your breath, they are also known to increase libido! Fennel is even mentioned in the Kama sutra. It is known to have powerful properties that act as an aphrodisiac and also boost the female libido. If you are using fennel seeds, you can add it to your drinks, desserts and even your curries. The classic Bengali panchphoran also contains fennel seeds.

If you are eating fresh fennel as a vegetable, you can pair it with orange, dill perhaps some prawns and make yourself a refreshing salad!

#3 Honey coated Makhana popcorn

Honey too has been mentioned in the Kama sutra, to be taken with ghee. It has also been mentioned in the Bible; being rich in nutrients it was traditionally given to the groom in Indian weddings. Honey can be drizzled on makhana roasted in ghee to make a tasty treat. Makhana is also nutrient rich and is known, in Ayurveda, to increase sperm count and boost male fertility. So clearly, these two paired together are a great snack for you! In fact, in ancient scriptures like the Kama Sutra there’s also mention of having milk, honey along with fennel soaked in water and mixed dried fruits and nuts for building stamina and for its aphrodisiac properties. Do try this at home!

#4 Seafood Curry

While oysters are known to be the ultimate aphrodisiac, other seafood like crabs, prawns, lobster and even clams or mussels are also good for you. In fact, the French soup, Bouillabaisse, had it been easily available locally, would have been the perfect foodmantra for good sex life. Since we don’t have access to this French recipe, we will have to make do with its Indian counterpart, the traditional and therapeutic coastal seafood curry. Simply cook shellfish with some coconut milk and turmeric, or add in some Goan fish curry masala, curry leaves or even kokum for yumminess with rice. Pick a curry you like, and the bigger the variety of shellfish and seafood you can add, the better. Bon A petit!

#5 Roasted Beetroot & Cheese Sandwich

Beetroot is good for building stamina and it also increases blood flow and boosts your general health. No one can deny this gorgeous colour of love that it brings to your table. Beetroot, when roasted, tastes amazing with salty cheese. So you can simply make a sandwich with multigrain bread, few slices of cheese alternated with roasted beetroot. Grill it in butter and you are good to go!

#6 Watermelon & Beetroot (Viagra) Juice

Watermelon, like beetroot is also known to increase blood flow. In fact, watermelon juice has been called “Viagra” juice. If you’re trying to conceive soon, some studies say that watermelon might not be the best choice. So do look it up once before you start overloading on watermelon juice. In 2008, research conducted at Texas A&M demonstrated that watermelon may have a Viagra effect. The phytonutrients known as lycopene, beta-carotene and citrulline found in watermelon help relax blood vessels.  So together with beetroot, this juice can do wonders for men!

#7 Ghee wala Dry Fruit Halwa

Ghee and honey are among the most important foods mentioned in the Kama sutra. Pure Cow’s Ghee, organic and made by following the ayurvedic process is the best option to choose. It contains Vitamin K and is known to increase sexual power and sperm count. Dry fruits and nuts including almonds and makhana are known to increase energy, stamina and when paired with ghee, they work wonders. Ancient tales also talk about dry fruit halwa made with ghee being served on the wedding night. You can sweeten the halwa with organic honey to increase its benefits.

#8 Almonds coated in Dark Chocolate

There’s no doubt that chocolate lifts our mood! Research has shown that chocolate consumption leads to the release of phenyl ethylamine and serotonin, leading to some aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects. Since we have already established that almonds are good for ones sexual health, dark chocolate coated on almonds would be the perfect gift for your loved one. As you may know, refined sugar is not our friend so when it comes to making wise choices, try opting for dark chocolate with low sugar. You can simply make these chocolates at home by dipping almonds in tempered cooking chocolate available in most kirana stores.

#9 Jaiphal ki Kheer

While spices like nutmeg (jaiphal), cardamom (elaichi) and laung (clove) are rich in antioxidants and good for our health in general, they also help in improving libido. Nutmeg is also known to be a natural aphrodisiac food. Adding it to a bowl of mashed sweet potatoes or flavouring your kheer or milk shake, or even buttered mushrooms with it, is a good idea. Adding dry fruits and nuts to the kheer including makhana, almonds and pistachios will make this dish perfect if you want to show some love.

 

Other than these dishes that can be made easily, other simple food like banana, strawberry and even sesame seeds are often used to increase the “love quotient” in your daily meals. You must remember though, that these foods are less immediate and more appropriate for long term ambitious goals, be it for general fitness or in the bedroom. I have read up on various articles about the Kamasutra, on ancient Indian customs, research done by scientists and literature found in the scriptures by Indian historians to put together this information. There are some interesting books on this subject. If you’re interested in knowing more about them, then do write in the comments section below and I will be happy to share a post dedicated to great books on the subject of food and seduction. Until you get to the next level, try these everyday foods.. Happy Honeymooning!

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Reasons to Drink FRUIT INFUSED WATER, Say No to Cola

Have you tried adding pieces of fruit, berries or even lemon and herbs to your water this summer? You will forget about Cola and sugar loaded orange drinks. While coconut water is loaded with nutrients, let’s face it, it becomes expensive in the summer, and it’s not as cheap as Cola in the fridge. I get it, no one wants to drink excess sugar, but what do you offer when people come over? There’s a simple solution, it’s called Fruit Infused Water.

Benefits of Fruit Infused Water

We have all tried cucumber water or water with slices of lemon and mint at some point. But this summer, it’s time to get creative. Fruit infused water combined with citrus slices and herbs,

#1 boosts our metabolism,

#2 detoxes our body,

#3 improves our skin

#4 Prevents us from drinking excess sugar and empty calories

#5 Is yummy and encourages us to DRINK MORE WATER in the summer.

So what’s stopping you? Get creative, chop up some fruit, throw in some berries and herbs in a pitcher of water. Keep it to infuse in the fridge overnight, and in the morning, you are good to go. You can store the fruit infused water to serve guests, you also get fruit infuser water bottles to carry your flavoured water along. Try making different flavours in little jars and serve a variety to kids! I’m sure you’ll love it once you start getting creative with the flavours.

5 Infused water Ideas you can try

  1. Cucumber – Mint – Lemon Water this no-brainer detox water is made with simple ingredients that are easy to find in your refrigerator and it works wonder to flush out the toxins from our body.
  2. Watermelon – Strawberry – Mint – I love the flavours in this one, a little sweet, a little sour and very refreshing. It is packed with vitamins and helps in boosting the metabolism. It is a great combination to add in your bottle for after a run.
  3. Apple Cinnamon – lemon This simple apple and cinnamon infused water tastes even better with a few drops of honey in it. Lemon is a natural fat burner. Infuse the water overnight before you drink the yumminess in the day.
  4. Pineapple – Orange – Mint This combination goes very well if you have a few cherries to add in. But even without it, this water will replace the artificial flavours of cola with its naturally sweet and refreshing taste.
  5. Ginger – Black Tea Bag – Pomegranate – Lemon  Ginger with it’s healing properties will keep your stomach happy. Pomegranate and lemon with pump up some useful vitamins into your system.

Go wild with experiments , a popular FAT Burner drink also included lemon along with cayenne pepper and honey! This one is known as a magic drink to lose weight fast. But I suggest, drink it for taste, not shortcuts. You can get creative with ingredients like aloe vera, spices, any citrus fruits, any season fruits except for fruits like mango that might get smooshy. Add herbs, variety of teas and even turmeric and black pepper to get the best out of your flavour infused water.

I found these amazing Fruit Infuser water bottles online which you can carry along anywhere. The glass bottle were slightly more expensive, though totally worth it, but it you want to try out something reasonably priced there are a few plastic bottle available too.

Try glass Fruit Infuser bottle here

Plastic bottle here

Honestly speaking, I haven’t bought either of these bottles, I want to, but I haven’t. For now, I simply add some fruits and wedges of lemon and some mint every night in my water. In the morning I have very flavourful refreshing water to drink.

Let me know if you tried any creative ideas to make your own flavoured water. If you did, do share a recipe and picture in the comments below. If you liked this post or this idea that we shared, then please like the post and tell us what more you would like to learn about, so we can share it here!

 

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