We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it -George Eliot.
Its true that we all still miss our childhood. If I ever get a chance to own a Time Machine, I would have asked it to take me back to those carefree childhood days. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
Those special bond and relationship we have with the toys that shared our childhood with us is amazing. How we protect them from other naughty boys ,how we snatch them from the guests' kids who wanted to take them along and how we showed it to others to make them jealous. I still remember when once my cousins and sisters shared a bundle of toys brought by my uncle from B'lore and there was a small one left for me. I felt so upset and when my uncle saw this he scolded them for not asking his permission before sharing them and that he bought all those for me. Hurray!!! I was so happy that I took all of them and I still remember my sisters' faces.lol !! ( I hope they won't read this). Those were a small carrom board, a wooden ring toy and other two. All these memories still bring a smile in our faces.
Now, its our time to cherish our kids' childhood days so that they might bring a glow to their faces whenever they think about them. Time passes by and we never realize that they are not gonna be with us for entire life and its only their Bachpan (childhood) that we can spend with them. Bubbles in the bathtub , freshly baked brownies, a good movie with a pack of chips, offering 2 bucks to go to the groceries to pick up anything they want or a surprise visit to the ice cream parlour.. this is all what they need and you can see that glow you need on their faces.
The chilli twist in this recipe is just wonderful. Avocados are so healthy as it provides 20 essential nutrients. It keeps a check on cardiovascular diseases as well. Choose a well flavored avocado, such as a knobbly, dark-skinned Hass, for this slightly spicy, hot and sour smoothie. Cucumber adds a refreshing edge, while lemon and lime juice zip up the flavour, and the chilli sauce adds an irresistible fiery bite. This is one little devil that is sure to liven up even the most lethargic days.
Courtesy: 75 smoothies by Suzannah Olivier
(Makes 2-3 glasses)
Avocado 1 small ripe
Lemon juice 2 tbsp /30 ml
lime juice 2 tbsp/30 ml
Caster sugar 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Apple juice or water 1cup
Sweet chilli sauce 2-4 tsp
Red chilli curls, to decorate (optional ) avoid for kids
Halve the avocado and use a sharp knife to remove the stone (pit). Scoop the flesh from both the halves into a blender or food processor.
Peel and roughly chop the cucumber and add to the blender or food processor, then ad the lemon and lime juice, the caster sugar and a little salt.
Process the ingredients until smooth and creamy, then add the apple juice or mineral water and a little of the chilli sauce. Blend once more to lightly mix the ingredients together.
Pour the smoothie over ice cubes. Decorate with red chilli curls and serve with stirrers and extra chilli sauce.