Avocado & Matcha Chai Shake

by Kiran on October 11, 2013 · 119 comments

in Beverages, Frozen Treats, Vegan

Hi friends!

Its Friday and supposedly, a relaxing day before weekend hits. But unfortunately, I’ll be ranting today. And I hope you’ll chime in with opinions and advice. So here it goes….

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Dear Spiteful Souls,

Thank you for reading this space and trying the recipes here. However, every recipe on this space is not for everyone. There’s no way I’ll be able to create recipes to suit each and every palate out there.

Wish I could, but it’s impossible ;)

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I wanted to thank you personally for your attempts at ruining my day when I read that spiteful comments or emails sent my way. Whatever your motives were, let me assure you it didn’t work on me. My days weren’t ruined. In fact, I feel sorry for people like you who go around tearing others down.

Perhaps you need a reality check in the morale department? Whatever may be your issues, I suggest you begin seeking professional help.

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Being kind is free. It won’t cost us a dime to be nice to each other. I welcome constructive critism but that has to come with respect. Just because there’s a comment box and my email address to your disposal, that doesn’t give you the right to be spiteful.

Not to me, my family or anyone else.

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As a reminder, this space is mine. I spew my creativity all over it. I give it all with respect and kindness and I demand the same in return.

If you don’t like the outcome of a recipe, kindly email or comment what went wrong. Nasty emails and comments are just plain spiteful and won’t be tolerated. I chose to share my recipes with everyone and the tone has always been positive. It should always work both ways.

Have a great day, because I’m sure about mine.

All the best, Kiran Srivastava

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Phew! Ranting on a Friday is definitely not my thing. But this issue needed to be addressed. For precautionary, this shake has avocados, green tea powder and chai flavors. If you love any one of this ingredients, chances are you’ll like this recipe.

If not, give it a shot anyways and kindly let me know how it tastes, good or otherwise.

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 heaping cups almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp black tea leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 ground cloves
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp matcha (green tea) powder
  • 1 very ripe avocado, cubed
  • some ice cubes

Optional toppings: whipped coconut cream, diced avocado, pistachios, chocolate shavings, fresh mint.

Directions:

  1. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium low heat. Once milk is warmed (not hot), remove from heat and add black tea leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Steep for 15 minutes. Once cooled, stir in agave nectar, vanilla extract and matcha powder.
  2. In a blender, strain cooled almond milk chai and add the rest of ingredients. Blend until smooth.

 

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Wish you a very happy Friday and a fun-filled weekend, friends!

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1 Michela October 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Love your blog. You take the most amazing pictures.

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2 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Michela — thank you so much :) xo

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3 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Kiran: I couldn’t agree more with you. There are many bitter souls in this world needing a reality check. It is impossible to suit everyone’s palate for sure. If there is something that I take pride is in my correct recipes as a trained Chef. If people follow them correctly, everything will turn right yet there are a few people that came to spill their crazyness over me. They have to understand that we owe them nothing. They don’t pay us a cent. In addition, they are not forced to come to our spaces. The most absurd case that I got once it was from someone who complained why her comment was not approved (It was so ridiculous that I thought it was a spam and deleted). Instead of asking me nicely, she used foul language. I replied her by email. She seems to have learned the lesson because never ever more she came to my space and misbehaved. Well, insane people is everywhere unfortunately! I am glad that you are Ok. Keep doing what you do best: Delight us with your wonderful food and photography. xo
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4 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Denise — i hope to hug it out with you someday, my sweet friend :)

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5 Tandy | Lavender and Lime October 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

The spiteful comments are horrible! And I’m sorry you got one. I love avocados and green tea so this recipe is right up my alley so to speak! Have a super weekend :)
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6 Amy @ Elephant Eats October 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Aw, Kiran, I’m sorry that you’ve received mean comments/emails. I really don’t understand why people do things like that…it must make them feel better about themselves or something? Also, I think that if anything you should be flattered, because haters only bother “hating” on successful people (i.e. they don’t care about little ole’ bloggers like me). I’m glad you haven’t let them get you down. Anyway, I think that your recipes ALL sound delicious…especially this one! Oh man, chai in a shake is such a good idea!!! Happy Friday!
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7 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Amy — thank you so much, my sweet friend. I don’t consider myself a successful blogger, and neither should you consider yourself as “little”. No way, my friend. We all share similar blogging missions which is sharing our love for food. Enjoy the journey and forget about these trolls ;)

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8 Helene D'Souza October 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM

ahh… let them say what they want, I for once don’t care and your recipes are interesting, inspiring and full of flavors that I enjoy. Basta!
I wonder what your shake tastes like. You see! You make me think and you taught me to be more daring in my cooking.
Have a nice weekend!

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9 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Helene — aww, thanks love. friends like you constantly inspire me :)

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10 jehanne@thecookingdoctor October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

i love friday rant, if any consolation my friday was horrible too :-(..hope the weekend is better, and this smoothie looks delicious, honest! :P
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11 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Jehanne — aww, i hope today is better than yesterday, for you :)

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12 laurasmess October 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Aw Kiran! I am so sorry that you’ve been receiving spiteful comments/emails. It’s nasty, uncalled for, juvenile, horrible… how many other adjectives shall I use?! These people are definitely not worth your emotion so I’m glad you’re not taking it personally. Horrible people. Anyway, this shake looks delicious! Amazing photos as per ALWAYS. Sending you love, beautiful! xx
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13 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Laura — thanks love :)

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14 Maria | Pink Patisserie October 11, 2013 at 1:07 PM

So sorry to hear you’ve been the target of that nonsense. People hide behind their screens and quite frankly need to get up and get a life. So glad you were able to address it and not let it ruin your day! Beautiful recipe and photos as always! Happy weekend!
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15 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Maria — thanks friend! yeah, they really need to get up and get a life :D

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16 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ October 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

These pictures are really stunning. I like when you show your recipe in “the real context”, while holding the glass, for example. I feel your “pain” about the nasty comments. No one should ever use aggressive tones, after it’s only food and taste has never been an absolute matter.
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17 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Daniela — thank you, friend. my sentiments exactly. there’s always a better use of tone or words to address an issue :)

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18 cquek October 11, 2013 at 1:26 PM

That’s a fantastic idea!
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19 Sophie33 October 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

What you stated here, you are so right! It is your blog & I have made a lot of your divine recipes & they always turn out great!!!

Well said too.
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20 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Sophie — thanks friend and I truly appreciate the effort you take to comment after making my recipes. not everyone would like all the recipes here, but being rude is something I just don’t tolerate :D

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21 Ash-foodfashionparty October 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I am not gonna lie, bothers me at times and I dwell a bit more than a minute. But, hey, people can get very mean but I love your attitude. This is your space girl, and you rock it like no one else. Love ya for that.
Keep it coming girl, this is a very healthy drink, which I can’t wait to try. Enjoy your weekend.

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22 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Ash — thank friend. and I love you for being you :)

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23 Honey What's Cooking October 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Sorry you received harsh emails, I think that’s just part of blogging, 99% positive, and 1% will be negative. Unfortunately there are some mean people out there, just have to shrug it off and keep doing what you are amazing at – cooking and photography.
This looks amazing… so creative!
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24 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Nisha — yup! i guess it comes with the territory.

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25 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 12, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Oh no you poor thing! That’s terrible that you get emails and comments like that :( Some people really have so much misdirected anger :(
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26 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Lorraine — people like that are just so sad in my opinion :)

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27 Carolyn Chan October 12, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I don’t understand angry trolls who feel like it’s their right to express their passive aggressiveness and feel like there are no consequences.
You are absolutely right that we all look for constructive criticism in order to improve ourselves. And no-one is forcing anyone to read anything!
Ok my rant over. Feel better (and I know that I love your site at least!!) :)
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28 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Carolyn — and I love you, my friend :)

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29 Alla October 12, 2013 at 7:59 AM

I have ALL the ingredients in the house!!! So excited I’ll have to try this tonight! and so pretty too…!
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30 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Alla — yay! let me know how it tastes :)

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31 Kelly October 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about the rude and spiteful comments – those are just so unnecessary :( Your beautiful blog is amazing so you keep on rocking it girl!
This shake sounds so delicious and awesome! I love avocado and have matcha and all the spices – can’t wait to try this and hope you have an amazing weekend Kiran :)
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32 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Kelly — thanks for the sweet support, my friend. do let me know how it tastes :)

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33 Sissi October 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM

I loved your post and wish I could find such an eloquent way to express my feelings which match exactly yours! I think every food blogger has lived some of such experience… Luckily it’s just a minority. Thousands of us love your blog, your wonderful posts, gorgeous photos and inspiring recipes! (And we don’t see comments as an occasion to exercise their sadism or heal complexes!).
I would never even dream of combining matcha and avocado. Amazing idea!
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34 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Sissi — awww, thanks for the sweet comment my friend :)

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35 Sihi October 12, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Hello Kiran, so sorry to hear about the spiteful comments you have had to put up with.

The shake looks lovely and so do the clicks.
Enjoy your weekend.
Best,
Sihi

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36 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Hello Sihi — please don’t be sorry. but thanks for the support :)

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37 ATasteOfMadness October 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Wow, what a combination! I just bought some matcha powder, and I was wondering what to do with it. I definitely want to try this!!
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38 Kiran October 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Cathleen — thanks friend. do let me know how it tastes :)

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39 rika@veganmiam October 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I’m sorry to hear about your day & the nasty comments you’ve received, that’s terrible of them! You’re not the only one! Why can’t anyone appreciate them? If they can’t appreciate your post, then don’t comment, otherwise email the blogger directly if you have any questions or need clarification. The avocado-matcha-chai shake sounds amazing and your photos are gorgeous!

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40 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Rika — thanks and yes, I’m not the only one who receives negative comments or emails. but i think it’s important to address trolls as such and not let it ruin your day :)

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41 Monica October 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Good for you for speaking up for yourself, Kiran! It’s so sad that some people find the need and even joy in being spiteful or mean to others. I think we all blog and/or visit food blog because we all share a love of food and what it means to be around the table sharing it with people we enjoy being with. You are especially creative to share so many original recipes with us. Keep up the great work and don’t let any negativity get to you!
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42 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Monica — thank you so much for spreading the positivity, which is so important in the blogging world. xoxo

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43 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

You got nasty comments? Really? Gosh…I meant…you are such a sweet and kind gal and you took the most amazing photos. I think they are just dang JEALOUS!! Forget about them and enjoy one more of this delicious shake!
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44 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Angie — haha, thanks my sweet friend. i appreciate your confidence and support so very much :)

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45 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I’m so sorry someone left you a spiteful comment. I’ve learned some people have no manners! Beautiful shake, I love the chai!
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46 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Laura — pls don’t be sorry. in fact, feel sorry for those negative people :D

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47 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker October 13, 2013 at 1:32 AM

I hate overly critical bloggers/random fools who has nothing better to do than to criticize negatively. When I first started blogging, there was a blogger I follow regularly. He took amazing photos but he was super critical of himself and others. Every time I compliment him, he always have something negative to say about his work. Fine, it’s his prerogative. But when he came over to my blog to comment, he’ll say negative things like… I prefer this, I’m not into that… It was starting to be a constant thing that I got super annoyed one day and I did the same thing back on his blog just to see how he felt. He stopped commenting on mine and vice versa. Bottom line –If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say ANYTHING PERIOD! And not everyone likes the same thing so for me, I agree, –constructive comments are welcome but pettiness & spite is just bad form. Don’t you agree? Sorry for the rant…. Avocado and green tea are awesome together. And this is the prettiest shake I have ever seen! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Kiran. :)
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48 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Anne — i agree, 100%! and please don’t be sorry for the rant — i’m glad you got it all out of your system :D

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49 Consuelo @ Honey & Figs October 13, 2013 at 7:59 AM

I agree so much with you! This is YOUR blog, YOUR personal space, and it’s YOU and your family who have to enjoy the recipes here. I don’t get why some people have to behave in such an immature way when there are thousand of blogs out there who might have a recipe which suits their tastes better. I’m glad that comments don’t ruin your day, because you really do a wonderful job with your blog. I think that all your recipes look delish, even if I haven’t tasted them before, you do make them look appetising for me! And your photography is beyond beautiful!
These smoothies look amazing, Kiran! I’d never thought about the chai-matcha-avocado combo, but it sounds fabulous!
Have a great Sunday! :)
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50 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Consuelo — thank you friend, i appreciate your positivity and support :) xo

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51 The Sketched Chef October 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Amazing photography !
It looks extremely good
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52 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:32 AM

TSC — thank you so much :)

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53 blender dude October 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Can’t imagine why anyone would take issue with something as simple as a recipe. Regardless, this one looks great. And your photography i amazing. Congrats!

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54 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:34 AM

Blender dude — thank you! :)

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55 john@kitchenriffs October 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Good rant. ;-) There are some incredibly nasty people out there, alas. Anyway, Sounds like a terrific shake, and definitely worth trying. Thanks for this.
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56 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

John — thank you :D

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57 Nik October 13, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Gosh, trolls are as annoying as spam comments. Your work is always great! I love matcha flavored shakes, this looks gorgeous.
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58 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:36 AM

Nik — annoying is the right word!

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59 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl October 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Sorry to hear about the rotten egg, but don’t worry about them and keep making yummy recipes and making beautiful posts! Sending hugs your way! Now please, let’s share a shake!

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60 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 3:41 AM

Pamela — aww, thanks friend! yes, let’s share a shake soon :D

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61 Amy Tong October 14, 2013 at 1:17 AM

This is such a healthy shake and you’ve got me craving for some chai flavor. :)
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62 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Amy — thank you and I hope you took care of the craving :D

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63 Ashley October 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Ugh I’m sorry you had to deal with those types of comments – I just don’t understand why people need to be hateful or nasty. It completely baffles me.

But this shake looks awesome! I hope you had a great weekend!!
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64 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Ashley — please don’t be sorry. in fact, let’s feel sorry for them :D

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65 nusrat2010 October 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Sweetheart, because you are creative, beautiful, graceful, positive, friendly, inspiring, nice and humble, ‘they’ targeted you.
Unpleasant things happen in life and great to see that you handled it with poise and conviction. Way to go, my darling!

Your smoothie/shake recipe can be a real treat for all four seasons. What gorgeous, soul-soothing hue and lovely composition and perfect arrangement! Every single picture is unique with its comfortably beautiful props.

Love. Hugs. Stay exactly the way you are ♥
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66 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Nusrat — I have the best of friends in the world. There’s nothing more I can ask for. Thanks love :)

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67 Suchi October 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I have once been attacked about the ‘authenticity’ of my recipe. I found that a little strange since recipes are altered and personalised by every family…when we bloggers write recipes and share them with the world, we assume that whoever is trying to make it has a certain level of skill…now if whoever is trying it out is a rank beginner and can’t even boil water properly the mess in the kitchen is certainly not our responsibility! That said love your shake…the combination is unusual for me and the photographs are as usual gorgeous :-)
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68 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Suchi — blogging definitely comes with some territory :)

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69 Mr. & Mrs. P October 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Beautful Kiran!! Your food is just so beautiful… We are always looking forward to what you will be posting next!!
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70 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Christy — your comment definitely made my day, sweet friend. thank you so so much :)

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71 sippitysup October 14, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Please don’t bother being bothered with those comments. It is part of the game. GREG
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72 Daniela October 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

It’s a shame that you had such a disagreeable experience, Kiran!
I love to visit your blog with it’s delightful recipes and amazing pictures.
Please don’t get discouraged with someone so bitter, God knows why.
You are a well respected member of our blogger community and we all know you deserve better and wish you well!
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73 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Daniela — you said way too many nice things here, and i appreciate it all so much, friend. thank you :)

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74 Raymund October 14, 2013 at 5:53 PM

We drink a lot of Avocado shake but never though of adding matcha to it. Thats a nice twist!
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75 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com October 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Don’t worry about the nay-sayers lady – I love your recipes and rants :)
Now bout this cup of heaven…I had fallen of the avocado bandwagon and seeing this recipe has launched me into withdrawl – am looking at your shake and am having the shakes!!! Ahh..I need this shake STAT!
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76 Kiran October 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Shashi — lol! i hope you are out of the “shake” phase by now ;)

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77 easyfoodsmith October 15, 2013 at 2:51 AM

What a creative shake that is Kiran! And the pics stunning!

You know Kiran, I often tell my hubby about your blog and how much I love it amongst all. Your honest, friendly, grounded and cheerful personality simply shines through it. :)

As for the spiteful messages and comments, I believe that how people treat others is a reflection of how they really feel about themselves in their sub-conscious mind. You have skilfully addressed the issue.
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78 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Taruna — thank you so much for the support, my friend. truly appreciate it :) xoxo

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79 Rekha K October 15, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I can sooo relate to this… But I guess this has become norm rather than eception these days :( If they can’t find out fault with recipe or your grammer, cribs sometimes come in other nasty forms too… so many ways that I can’t even begin to describe.

But good thing you have replied such people on their face. And as they say

“When people start talking against you, that means you are growing”

So keep doing what you are doing you are on right path my Friend.
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80 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Rekha — thanks for the support, friend. i guess many have this pent-up anger that is misguided to someone else.

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81 Asmita October 15, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Gorgeous clicks and wish I could grab one of these shakes right now. Love the combination of flavors!
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82 Natasha @ The Cake Merchant October 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I can definitely relate. Sometimes people feel they can say anything because of the anonymity of the internet. They are probably just jealous of your lovely blog, but if they don’t like it, they don’t have to read it. It’s your space.
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83 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Natasha — i’m unsure about the jealousy bit, but the tone was so uncalled for. like i mentioned, being kind is FREE :D

thanks for the support, friend.

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84 Davida @ The Healthy Maven October 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Don’t let any loser bring you down! I am damn happy this is your space because your creativity is inspirational to me. I mean an avocado and matcha chai shake? It takes some serious talent to not only come up with such an awesome idea but then to see it through is a whole other ball game.

“Being kind is free.” That is going to stick with me.

Keep it up and don’t doubt yourself for a second!
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85 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Davida — i’m never doubting myself, thanks to the support from friends like you. :) xoxo

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86 Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner October 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I agree with you Kiran 100%, its your site and the amount of effort taken to run a blog is not easy. I would be upset too if I get something like that. I liked your attitude and how you handled it. Keep up the good work!! I never tried Matcha powder recipes. Do you get the powder from Asian stores or any grocery stores?

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87 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Shibi — thank you so much for the support, friend. you can definitely get matcha (green tea) powder from the Asian (Oriental) grocery store. good luck!

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88 Lail | With A Spin October 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Totally agree with you. There are many factors to a recipe and taking it on a blogger is the least graceful.
The shake looks deliciously beautiful.
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89 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Lail — thanks friend. i certainly encourage constructive criticism. however, rude and obnoxious behavior will not be tolerated :)

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90 Gayathri October 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

looks super tempting Kiran ! I’m sure it would’ve been absolutely yummy !
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91 Juliana October 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Oh Kiran, I am totally with you, as I am facing some challenges myself…I really do not understand why some people has to be nasty…blogging is just sharing what you enjoy, nobody is putting a gun to anyone’s head to read or do anything…it is just sad, no words to describe this kind of behavior. In spite of the hassle, I just feel sorry for people that behave this way, because they are miserable and insecure and want us, happy people to feel the way they are.
Never thought of combining tea and avocado…always learning something new.
Have a wonderful week my dear :D
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92 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Juliana — we need to hug it all out, don’t we? i hope you get your matters sorted out soon, friend. have a wonderful week :)

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93 Rekha October 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I am in love with these pictures. They look awesome and is the drink.

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94 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Rekha — thank you oh so much :)

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95 Laura @ Family Spice October 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

For some people, it’s easier to be mean than nice. Every now and then someone takes the time to write a nice email and I’m flying high as a kite for a week. I’d rather hang around those people, thank you! Rant away! I think we all should do it more often!
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96 Barbara | Creative Culinary October 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I missed this post but had to check it out when you referred to it today. First and foremost; the need for abject nastiness is on THEM; there is no excuse for that ever. We’re human, we will disagree; something you love might not sit as well with me but different strokes for different folks is perfectly OK. What is not OK is someone attacking you for what YOU like and they don’t.

I sometimes wish commenting was more conversational; more a study in those differences but that never seems the case. If I’m honest I don’t covet comments like many bloggers; that habit of commenting for the sake of commenting breeds vacuous and meaningless words. I want to hear from friends and readers with their true thoughts…just not said in a hurtful manner!

You always offer interesting dishes with beautiful photographs and I say that with sincere meaning to every word!
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97 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Laura — totally agree with you. only surround ourself with positive energy :)

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98 Ashley - Baker by Nature October 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

You are amazing! Always remember that ;) And mean people suck.

This shake = my breakfast tomorrow! Yay!
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99 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Ashley — haha! i love you for being you, a great friend :) Do let me know how it tastes!

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100 Simi October 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I somehow missed this post!
You have anawesome space and lovely photography !!you rock !! Am glad you addressed the situation. Love your blog.

Hope the negative looser reads your comments section too… Thumbs down to that peron…
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101 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM

Simi — awww, thanks for the support friend. and i love your idea about reading the comment section. it would definitely tick them off ;)

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102 Cass @foodmyfriend October 17, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Oh Kiran, there’s just no place for nasty comments in our personal space. It’s where we choose to hang out and relax. I am so glad that there is a spam button! Keep your chin up.xx
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103 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Cass — haha! i agree with you about the spam button. thanks, friend :)

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104 Kari@Loaves n Dishes October 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Oh Kiran, I want to defend you to this person; but you’ve done a pretty good job of doing it for yourself! Right on sista!
You’re right, not every recipe is for every person, but each of your recipes and posts inspire me!
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105 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Kari — thanks so much for the support, sweetie. hope we get to hug it out someday :) xo

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106 aida mollenkamp October 17, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Oh, Kiran — I love that you just went for it with that rant and I’m sorry that you had to bear the brunt of hateful comments. If it’s any consolation, I really enjoy watching the creative ways you combine flavors in your recipes so please keep it up!

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107 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Aida — thanks for the sweet comment and support, my friend. it means a lot, coming from you :) xo

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108 Shefali October 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Yes, kindness does not cost a thing and yet people are so unwilling to give it freely! I love your blog Kiran, you put so much thought and effort into your post. Glad you aren’t letting the haters get you down.
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109 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Shefali — thank you so much, my friend :) xo

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110 Amrita @ Asian SlowCooking October 18, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Kiran, your recipes are inspiring and full of flavors. love your blog and keep blogging such amazing recipies.
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111 Kiran October 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Amrita — thank you so much for the support, sweet friend :) xo

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112 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Did you say Matcha???? I’m here!!!! :D Wow avocado and matcha! What a unique combination! I want to taste it. Love your photos very very much!
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113 Shobelyn October 20, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I had never had comments yet in my blog because I am still new.But I cannot imagine receiving bad comments when we, bloggers, put so much effort in our blog. I do not post food recipe that I do not like. If a recipe makes it to my blog, that means that I liked it and my family liked it too. When I share my recipes it is for good intention of sharing what I like. To receive such comments will certainly break me. I hope they will not come. I am not sure if you are aware of it, but you can actually moderate the comments in your blog. You go to settings and there is comment moderation there. I am glad you got over it quickly.
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114 Charul @ Tadka Masala October 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

“Perhaps you need a reality check in the morale department? Whatever may be your issues, I suggest you begin seeking professional help.” Lol! Loved this. Thats the way to set these people right. :)
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115 sowmya October 24, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Aw.. I’m sorry that you’ve received mean comments kiran.. thats so bad.. you are such a kind person :) I like the way you dealt with this issue.. Avocado shake sounds really delicious !! beautiful clicks as usual :)
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116 Fabel November 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog, & always look forward to your recipes :)

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117 Kiran January 23, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Fabel — awww, thank you so much! your comment absolutely made my day :)

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118 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today December 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Yummy!

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119 Michelle February 15, 2014 at 5:07 AM

Your images are breathtaking! You have such a beautiful site. Thank you with all my heart for sharing your time, energy and recipes. I know how much work goes into creating and I am grateful for all that you do.

Keep on shining! Blessings and love

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