Thursday, September 01, 2016

Banana Greens Smoothie - Weight loss diet Recipe

This space had been silent for a year now due to some personal commitments and Iam now back for good. It was a hard time for me to stay away from blogging which I was passionate about. With my hubby and girls' support and encouragement, I could now get back on my toes. And it is very much exciting and motivating to start with a Mega Blogging Marathon which will last for this month of Sep. Blogging Marathon is the brain child of Srivalli who comes up with innovative themes every month. This month, we, a bunch of blogger friends will be coming up with an array of yummy recipes on all days with only Sundays as holidays. Come, join me for a Cooking Carnival at IndianVegKitchen. I have picked up Indian Veg Diet Recipes as my theme with Sub-themes for each week. 

Week 1 - Weight loss Breakfast Smoothies
Week 2 - Low-calorie Indian Veg Recipes
Week 3 - Healthy Snacks
Week 4 - High-protein Indian Veg Recipes
Week 5 - Diabetic-friendly Indian Recipes

Though I would love to choose Eggless baking as my theme, I was really concerned about the calories. Iam trying to stick to a healthy diet regime that would help with some weight shedding. I don't want to give myself a chance to get tempted and so I chose a theme which goes well with my current lifestyle. Am glad about my choice as Iam constantly getting enlightened with knowledge on Healthy Recipes for a Healthy living.

This Banana Greens Breakfast Smoothie recipe is from a friend who has been taking such healthy, nutritious Smoothies for breakfast for sometime and has benefited a lot in terms of overall health and weight loss. Today's recipe features mint, coriander,Palak greens which are all rich in antioxidants and also helps with digestion. Cinnamon and lemon is one of the best weight loss combo. Amla / Goosebery is a simple yet highly nutritious fruit. It slows down the ageing process, purifies blood and boosts immunity, to name a few. Just one Amla a day does wonders to the body. The fruit which is added gives body and texture to the Smoothie. Coming to the taste, I would not say that this Greens Smoothie is lip-smacking but neither would I say it is unbearable. It has the fresh flavours from the greens and a mild spiciness. You could play around with different fruits or add a veggie of your choice.

Off to the recipe now...


Palak  - A fistful
Coriander leaves - A fistful
Mint leaves - A fistful
Fruit of your choice - 1 (I have used 1 small banana, karpooravalli variety)
Amla / Nellikaai - 1, deseeded and chopped
Jeera powder - 1/2tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2tsp (adjust to your taste)
Chaat Masala - 1/2tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1tsp
Rock salt - As needed
Lemon juice - 1tsp


Wash the greens and add all the ingredients to a blender with 1/2cup water and run for a good time to make a really smooth, wholesome and refreshing Weight Loss Breakfast Smoothie. Enjoy and start a refreshing day!!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


  1. Welcome back and I must say... What a healthy welcome!! With all these healthy foods for the whole month, you are surely going to motivate me to keepa check on my increasing weight... Looking forward to ask your health recipes

  2. Welcome back Sujatha and what a great set of themes you have.. Loving it and its a great recipe to start with.

  3. Welcome back Suja and I love your themes for the series. I would have enjoyed your eggless bakes as well, but agree that it is hard to be eating that much of goodies :)

  4. That is a great theme. Looking forward to see those healthy recipes and I am bookmarking this recipe.

  5. Wow that is a lovely smoothie to start off the Marathon. Healthy and lovely!

  6. Wonderful choice of theme Suja.Eagerly waiting for your rest of the recipes.Smoothie sounds so healthy and inviting..

  7. Welcome back Suja. That is an interesting theme you have chosen. Though I would love to shed the extra fat, I am not much into drinking palak in juice form. But still this sounds like a nice drink for those who are serious abut shedding weight..

  8. Very interesting breakfast smoothie. A healthy start indeed!

  9. very interesting theme and recipe...this essentially green smoothie will be finely balanced by banana's taste...great one

  10. Good to have you back Sujatha..and your theme is rocking!..can't wait to read about them daily..smoothie looks wonderful..must try..

  11. Very interesting theme.The green smoothie is loaded with health benefits.

  12. That is a nice theme and looking forward to your sub themes every week. It is great idea to pick themes that fit our current lifestyle. Green smoothie is nice way to start the day, healthy and nutritious.

  13. Such a beautiful theme and am sure you gonna rock, welcome back to blogging Sujatha. This smoothie looks absolutely prefect to kick start this mega marathon.

  14. That is a great theme and looking forward to your recipes. It is a healthy soup to start the day.

  15. Wow that is a great theme. Good to have you back

  16. Lovely themes keeping the health in mind ! N welcome bk with this wonderful

  17. wow nice theme over there. interesting drink. would be very apt for the weight watchers

  18. Welcome back Suja! You have chosen a wonderful theme and the smoothie looks so good!