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Craving for Something Delicious During the Lockdown? We Got You!

We know that you’ve been spending your time working from home and being committed to your fitness goals. But, what about those cravings that sneak up on you once in a while? Well, we are here to tell you that there’s a way to fulfil your sweet tooth and not mess up your months’ worth of efforts. The answer is fruits!

Fruits are nature's sweet, delectable treats that come in bingeable bites. Not only do they add colour to your plate, but they're also rich in nutrients like vitamin C, antioxidants, flavanols, folate, and more. They're a host of goodness playing a key role in your well-being. And they're so versatile! The pandemic has changed the way we consume food. Our lifestyles have witnessed an overhaul too. During a time like this, it’s best to get nutrition from all things natural. From desserts to snacks, fruits accentuate the dishes they're present in. That’s not it; they help control your blood sugar levels, enhance skin health, protect bones, aid eyesight, and fight free radicals too. We could go on about how fruits are both flavoursome and a gateway to good health, but you get the point.

Fruits are great for you!

However, who wants to eat fruits in the usual boring way, right? Well, we have something that can jazz up your fruit plate or bowl. We’ve curated our favourite recipes that you should definitely try at home:

Delicious Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Unlike the ice creams available in the market, this one's pretty healthy and is not dripping with sugar. In fact, it's a healthy frozen treat for your taste buds. The best part? It's dairy-free and super simple to create.

What you'll need:
  • 4 large frozen bananas
  • 4 large frozen strawberries
  • Chocolate of your choice

How to make:
1. Put the strawberries in a bowl and microwave them until they soften. 2. Cut the frozen bananas into pieces and put them in a blender with the softened strawberries. 3. Blend them until the consistency is creamy. 4. Transfer the mixture into a container and freeze it for 2 to 3 hours. 5. Scoop out the ice cream in bowls and top it with chocolate crumbs.

Note: Since you're not adding any preservatives to the ice cream, it'd be great to leave it out for 10 minutes before you consume it.


Yummy Berry Smoothie

You can never go wrong with smoothies. This famous delicacy is the perfect combination of taste and nutrients. It’s great as a snacking substitute too. Imagine sipping on something refreshing during one of those hunger pangs. Smoothies are rich in proteins that satiate your hunger while making sure your diet isn’t ruined.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of water or milk

How to make:
All you really need to do is cut the frozen banana into pieces and put the pieces and the berries into a blender. You can add milk or water to achieve the desired consistency and texture.


Fruit Cookies

Cookies are truly a sight for sore eyes. If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t want that affecting your healthy lifestyle, we have just the right thing for you. A chewy, gooey cookie that can be stored for longer periods.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 bananas
  • 1½ cups/150g rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp blueberries

How to make:

1. Crush the oats so that they turn into a powder; the texture shouldn’t necessarily be fine.
2. Mash the bananas, add the blueberries, and combine them together.
3. Put the mixture into a non-stick pan in the shape of cookies and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden, at 180° C.

It’s not easy making fruits a part of your diet especially during this time. We understand that. You don’t necessarily need to munch on them separately either. There are plenty of recipes available that will satiate your love for sweets in a healthy way. Dark chocolate has flavanols and antioxidants that help to reduce toxin buildup in your body. Combine dark chocolate with your nutrient-rich fruits and you’ll be signing up for goodness that’s yummy. One last thing: make sure that you choose your fruits wisely as there is a possibility of them being treated with pesticides that can affect their quality. Good fruits mean a healthier, happier you.