Saturday, July 19, 2014


The best five sources of calcium are food, food, food, fortified food and supplements. In that order hence I strongly recommend getting much of your calcium through food since these foods contain other nutrients the body needs. A body with a low calcium intake is a body that’s low on other nutrients, as well. So here are a few interesting calcium enriched recipes using my KitchenAid cordless hand blender and the KitchenAid stand mixer … Happy Eating!!


Serves: 2
Ingredients                          Quantity      
Full cream milk                     ¾ cup            
Skimmed milk powder           ¾ cup
Instant coffee                        ½ teaspoon
Cocoa powder                       2 teaspoons
Sugar                                     1 tablespoon
Salt                                         one pinch
Ice cubes                               5 no
Blend the full cream milk and skimmed milk powder in the KitchenAid cordless hand blender.  Add coffee, cocoa, sugar and salt and blend until smooth.  Add ice cubes, and blend on low speed until smooth.  Blend on high for 30 seconds, until thick and frothy. Serve.

Calories per serving: 163
Calcium per serving: 391 mg
Milk is the best source of calcium, not only for children but also for adults. Moreover, the calcium is in a form that can be easily digested and absorbed by your body.


Serves 4
Ingredients                          Quantity
Broccoli                                 400 gms
Yogurt                                    400 gms
Olive oil                                 40 ml
Sugar                                      5 Gms
Lemon juice                           40 ml
Salt                                         to taste
Freshly ground pepper           to taste
Sprigs of fresh mint               for the dressing
Cut Broccoli into florets and blanch in salted water. Quickly cool them in chilled water and drain well, hold in the refrigerator.
Quickly blend the curd, sugar, olive oil, black pepper, lemon juice, mint leaves and salt together in the KitchenAid cordless Hand blender. Check seasoning.
Toss the blanched drained broccoli in yogurt dressing and serve.
Calories per serving: 142
Calcium per serving: 300 mg
High in protein and containing healthy bacteria for your gut, yogurt is said to offer 400 mg of calcium in a single serving. Choose non-fattening flavored yogurt for a satisfying and healthy snack. Besides milk and yogurt but dairy products like cheese is also a good dose of calcium.
Two cups of boiled broccoli have 124 mg of calcium.

Serves 10
Ingredients                          Quantity
Sugar                                     1 cup
Butter, softened                    1/3 cup
Eggs                                       3 no
Vanilla essence                     1 ½ teaspoons
Almond powder                    325 Gms
Flour, whole-wheat              3 cups
Baking powder                     2 teaspoons
Skimmed milk powder         ½ cup
Baking powder                    1 ½ teaspoons
Salt                                       ½ teaspoon
Yogurt plain                         1 ½ cup
Grease a cake tin and dust it with flour and keep aside.  Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in the KitchenAid stand mixer.
Combine flour, baking powder, skimmed milk powder, baking powder and salt; blend into egg mixture alternately with yogurt. Pour batter into the greased tin and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees centigrade about 1 hour, until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes, and then remove and keep. Slice and serve

Calories per serving: 315
Calcium per serving: 141 mg
The amount of calcium in a cup of whole almonds, 378 milligrams, is slightly more than in a cup of milk, about 300 milligrams.

No comments: