Three Yummy to Tummy Recipes for Weight Watchers!

Three yummy to tummy recipes for weight watchers. Healthy, Nutritious and low in calories. 
Green Smoothie
1. 3 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
2. 1 Cup diced Carrots
3. 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh mint leaves
4. Juice from half a lime
5. 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Method of preparation-
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add water to get the desired consistency.
 Red Kidney Bean Soup
1. Red kidney beans – ¼ cup
2.Onions – 2, medium, finely chopped 3.Garlic – 4 cloves, peeled, minced
4.Ginger – 1 1inch piece, peeled, finely grated
5.Tomato -1, medium, finely chopped
6.Carrot – 1, medium, peeled, finely grated
7.Skim milk – ¼ cup (can skip this as well)
8.Salt – to taste
9.Red chili flakes – to taste
10.Oil – 2 tsp
11.Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Method of preparation-
Thoroughly wash the kidney  and pressure cook with washed, grated carrot. Add 1 tsp oil to a preheated skillet and sauté onions, ginger, and garlic until golden brown. Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes turn pulpy. Keep aside the water from the cooked beans and keep aside half of the beans. Mash rest of the beans well. Add mashed beans and enough salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Take off from the heat and allow it to cool down.Transfer to a blender along with red chili flakes and blend to a smooth puree. Add to the skillet again, mix in the non-mashed beans, and simmer for 2 minutes.Add water to adjust the consistency.Add milk if desired.Check the seasoning. Add the coriander and serve hot.
Papaya Chia Seed Pudding
1. 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
2. 3/4 Cup diced papaya
3. 2 Cups unsweetened Almond milk
4. 1 tsp Vanilla essence
Method of preparation-
Combine all ingredients in a jar/bowl/container, mix together, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve cold with optional toppings such as unsweetened coconut flakes or diced papaya.
Dr Arya Krishna
About the Author
Dr Arya Krishna graduated in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She brings more than 5 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and owns Fellowship in Orthopedics Rehabilitation from the prestigious Appolo group of hospitals, Hyderabad. Currently she is serving as Associate Editor of American Journal of Ayurveda. She is a member and is a consulting physician and panchakarma expert at House of Ayurveda, Chicago. Specializations include spinal disorders and orthopedics as well as gastroenterological disorders. She is experienced in treating women’s health probelms like menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea and PCOD. She is efficient in administering all panchakarma therapies and has good knowledge of classical Ayurveda. She is efficient in prescribing Ayurvedic diet for lifestyle disorders and possesses knowledge of yoga and pranayama. She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals.


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