Summer Special Fruit Salad

Summer brings to us an array of colourful fruits and veggies. An easy fruit salad can be very fulfilling and delicious for summers! It will give you all the essential vitamins and fibers you need to keep you hydrated and healthy. A bowl of fruit salad will keep your tummy full and help you to get rid of your binge eating. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of essential nutrients and help you to stay fit within minimum calories. You can have this salad as your evening snack and ditch those fries and oily snacks. A bowl of delicious salad is easy to digest and is light on the tummy, perfect for hot summers!
Let’s go to the recipe ➡️
All the ingredients needed for this salad is easily available or can be bought from your nearby store. You may add or replace the fruits and veggies according to your likings! Some innovation is certainly going to come out of your head. Lastly, it is an extremely easy recipe, will be done in a jiffy!
What all do you need –
1. Apple(1) – Chopped into pieces
2. Cucumber (1)- Chopped into pieces
3. Tomato (1)- Cut into pieces
4. Watermelon(1cup) – Cut into pieces
5. Curd – 1 cup
6. Honey – 2 Tsp
7. Sea salt – 1/2 Tsp
8. Chaat masala ( Indian mix of spices) – 1tsp
9. Red Chilly Powder- A pinch
10. Lemon juice – 1 Tsp
11. Chia seeds: 2tsp (Optional)
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Procedure:
1. Whisk the curd in a big bowl and mix all the spices.
2. Add the chopped vegetables, and top it with the tomatoes cut into rings.
3. Garnish with a drizzle of honey and some chia seeds.
4. Sprinkle a pinch of red chilly powder and drizzle a teaspoon of lemon juice for that extra tangy and spicy taste.
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Nutritional Facts :
1. The curd is ideal for summers and aids in digestion. It has similar benefits as milk and contains phosphorus and calcium. Calcium helps to prevent the formation of cortisol in your body and helps you shed extra fat.image_search_1525020731624
2. An apple is an ideal fruit with less than 100 calories, it is one of nature’s superfoods. It is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and phytonutrients. Apples are free of fat, sodium, cholesterol and has ample amount of fiber.
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3. Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Tomatoes contain lycopene and beta-carotene and are extremely beneficial for heart health and skin.image_search_1525020148035
4. Cucumber is an ideal fruit for summer, it contains up to 95% water and works a cooling agent. It is extremely low in calorie and has an array of Vitamin and minerals. It contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains Vitamin K, B, C, Potassium, and Manganese. It is a fiber-rich fruit and helps you to control weight.image_search_1525020589644
5. Watermelon is one of nature’s superfood. For knowing more about this fruit, please read our article Watermelon Cooler | Shake It Make It.77335_adapted_1080x1920
6. Chia seeds are one of the essential seeds to be included in your diet. To know more click the given link 9 Super Healthy Seeds For Your Well-Being.
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Hope you all will like this simple yet nutrient-rich salad recipe. It will be extremely easy to make but will surely be appetizing. Do share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comment box.
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Happy Reading.
Article: Debolina Ghosh

Believe … Become

Belief, this may be a 6 letter word for many of us. But look closely this isn’t just a word from an English dictionary. This can propel a person to unimaginable heights and unfathomable success. If you take the examples of famous personalities this becomes even more vivid. Let us take the example of Apple Inc Founder, the iconic Steve Jobs, a Stanford dropout who changed the way the world looked at technology. I can bet for a million bucks that not many of his peers may have given him a chance when he dropped out. But hey, that turned out to be the turning point in his career. He had his ideas like all his fellow batch mates but the one thing that stood out was his belief. He had his share of ups and downs but that didn’t deter him from achieving what he set out to achieve. He failed a hell lot of times but he held on to his greatest asset and that is belief. He is an icon, a role model for the generations to come.  He may have left us but his legacy will go on and the next time when a kid looks at a half-eaten apple, we will all know that the kid will be looking at the legacy left by a certain man who goes by the name Steven Paul Jobs.

 

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If we talk about sports there are many that come to my mind. Let us take our very own Sachin Tendulkar, a 5’5’’ random bloke from India’s commercial capital city, Mumbai who took the cricket world by storm during his playing days. He started playing at a young age but he never really may have dreamt that he would end up as the highest ever run-getter in Tests and ODIs and the only cricketer to have scored a century of centuries. He is also the recipient of the coveted Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in India among other national awards. The winner of 2011 World cup may have added numerous feathers in his highly decorated cap but while he was a child the only thing he ever wanted to do was to wear the Blue jersey of his nation and take the field in front of a packed Wankhede. When he debuted at the age of 16 against Pakistan in Karachi, they already had a fearsome pace attack led by the legendary Wasim Akram. He failed in his initial days and given his age could have given up altogether. But he held on to his belief, worked hard on his game, piled on the runs and never really looked back. He had broken numerous records, set new records but he himself had said: “Records are meant to be broken”. Even during the twilight of his long illustrious career, he was among the first person to come for practice and one of the last to leave. Such was the dedication of this Mumbai boy who always believed that he can chase his dreams and make them a reality.

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Such instances are numerous. We are all born with certain talents and abilities, the ones which we don’t have control over. But the one thing that can be inculcated among all of us is belief. We will all have our bad days at some point in our lives, that time when will think about giving up. But its only belief that can hold our hands and let us cross the troubled waters and we have to remember there is always light at the end of a cave. No matter what happens, we have to promise ourselves that we will never stop believing. We will never back down and never give up because we need to push ourselves by believing that we are closer to our success than we think. Every little step will make a difference, and with a strong belief, we can even surpass the toughest barriers coming in our way.

“The absolutely awesome incredible power of belief is the genie in your life.”                                                                                                                               – Eldon Taylor

 

Article –Sankhadeep Dey