Spring Recipes

As we commence the New Year, there is a glimmer of hope for spring. After this weekend’s blizzard, spring seems even further away. It’s hard to remember that spring is actually awakening when we can’t even feel our toes. But inshallah we must remember to have patience. The Quran states:

Oh you who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer, for God is with those who patiently persevere. (Chapter 2, Verse 153)

We must remember to have sabr (patience) with everything and remember that Allah (SWT) does not test us with anything we cannot handle. With MSA’s Spring Awakening event and these 3 smoothie recipes, you will have the patience when remembering what it was like to embrace a spring breeze.

 

Breakfast Smoothie

A good way to say good morning. Bananas are packed with vitamins, energy, and potassium.

 

(3 Servings)

2 Banana, Sliced

1 Cup Blueberries

2 Cup

2 Dates, pitted

½ Cup Yogurt

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

2 Tbsp Honey, to taste

 

Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve.

 

Raspberry & Strawberry Smoothie

 

Raspberries and Strawberries are a good source of potassium and vitamin C. Raspberries have been credited to help with healing processes.

 

(2-4 Servings)

 

1/3 Cup Raspberries

½ Cup Strawberries, halved

1 Cup Yogurt

1 Cup Milk (or Almond Milk)

2-3 Tbsp Honey, to taste

 

Press the raspberries through a strainer into a bowl using the back of a spoon. Discard the seeds in the strainer.

Put the raspberry puree, strawberries yogurt, honey and milk into a blender. Process until smooth and combined then pour into glasses and serve.

 

Tropical Smoothie

 

Pineapple and papaya are rich in anti-oxidants and contain digestive system stimulating enzymes

 

(2-3 Servings)

 

1 Cup Diced Papayas (or mangos if papayas aren’t your thing)

½ Cup Diced Pineapples

2/3 Cup Milk

1 ¾ Cup Yogurt

2 Pitted Dates, to taste (or Honey)

 

Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve.

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