Kim Wyatt has created incredible Ramadan smoothies. Find the recipes here
Time Out Doha staff
May 01, 2018 8:18 AM
Inspired by the exotic fragrant flavours of the Middle East, these super smoothies are loaded with goodness, making them perfect to whip up and serve during iftar or suhoor. Filled with a delicious range of superfoods such as turmeric, almond milk, berries and dates, they’re full of flavour and a great way to keep your health in check.
Recipe 1 - Green Almond Karak Green is good. Boost up your green intake with Qatar’s unofficial and much loved national beverage, karak, which is the inspiration for this spiced up smoothie. Spinach is rich in iron and adds a punch of vitamins and fibre.
Ingredients 1 x ripe banana – chopped 2 x cups baby spinach – rinsed and dried 1 x cup almond milk ½ x tsp ground ginger ½ x tsp ground cinnamon ¼ x tsp ground cardamom ¼ x tsp ground clove
Method Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
Recipe 2 - Date and ginger An essential ingredient during this special time of year, dates are naturally sweet, sticky and full of fibre. Ginger has many purported health benefits and adds an aromatic flavour to this smoothie. Ingredients 1 x ripe banana ½ x cup laban ½ x cup milk 4 x dates, pitted and chopped 1 x tsp ground ginger Dash of honey (optional)
Method Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Taste, and add a little honey if desired.
Recipe 3 – Honey, Rosewater and berry Readily available in Qatar, rosewater is a classic Middle Eastern ingredient used in both sweet and savoury dishes. A little rosewater goes a long way so be sure to use sparingly. Berries are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Ingredients ½ x cup berries of your choice (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 x small ripe banana, chopped ¼ x cup Greek yoghurt ½ x cup milk ¼ x tsp rosewater 1 to 2 x tsp honey Ice (optional) Method Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Add more milk if too thick.
Recipe 4 - Golden turmeric, mango and chilli The superfood spice turmeric is used in Qatari classics such as machboos and has been used for centuries in India for its powerful anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties. Chilli aids digestion, plus gives a tinge of heat.
Ingredients 1 x cup coconut water 1 x small ripe banana, chopped ½ x mango, deseeded and chopped ½ x tsp turmeric powder ½ x tsp cinnamon powder ½ x tsp ginger powder dash of chilli powder (or chilli flakes) Ice (optional)
Method Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Add more coconut water if thick.