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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Almond Flavored Dates - Banana Milkshake



Milk shakes are a smart way to incorporate the fruits and milk in our diet and also to finish off those leftover fruits begging for our mercy. :) This rich, flavorful milkshake serves good as part of a breakfast on a hot summer day or as a nutritious, afterschool snack for the kids. I prepared this yummy drink to get rid off those last two bananas I had sitting on the hanger adorning my kitchen table for several days. The following recipe can be altered adding any extra fruits / nuts / dry fruits.

  • Blend together 1 medium - large sized banana +10 pitted dates + 1 cup milk + 1 - 2 Tbsp badam mix, until the dates are almost pureed.
  • You will end up with two servings of a creamy, delicious almond flavored milkshake.
Note:
1. We like thicker milkershakes but the milk quantity can be increased by 1/2 cup in the above recipe.
2. Use the almond / badam mix powders (used to prepare badam milk) sold by Indian grocers. I use MTR brand almond mix powder.
3. No extra sweetener is needed. Sweetness from the dates & almond mix powder is sufficient.

This goes to 
1. Jihva - Breakfast guest hosted by me & Indira being behind Jihva.
2. Divya's Sunday Snacks - Healthy Snacks
3. Madhuri's 'Serve me some - Juices, Shakes, Smoothies'.

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19 comments:

Srimathi said...

Nothing like a milkshake on a hot summer afternoon.

Swathi said...

Suma,

Almond banana milk shake looks rich and creamy , healthy too.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, a very refreshing healthy milkshake. Loved the click.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy refreshing milkshake :-)

kitchen queen said...

a healthy nutritious and refreshing milk shake.

Leena said...

Almond,banana and dates sounds delicious....

Deepa said...

superb click...During this scroching heat it feels so comforting just looking at these glasses, imagine how refreshing it would be after having it..bottoms up!!!cheers..

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! looks too good..

Latha said...

Milk shake looks sooo good. Slurppp.....

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so creamy and delcious.

R said...

looks delicious!
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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thats awesome power packed milkshake..regarding your question..adding baking powder to pancakes, it cooks faster, becomes soft & fluffy..can also be eliminated if you want..I made a few without baking powder to see the outcome..they were like thick, not so soft, after adding baking powder, the result was good, it was fluffy, soft, and evenly/fully cooked..and was faster too..

Trendsetters said...

delicios n very healthy

Swathi said...

Suma,
I used regular plantain from the grocery shop and let them ripen in kitchen table with an apple in a basket, it will take 5 days minimum to get ripen

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Suma, sounds and looks delicious. I guess I will try it right away as I am fasting for navaratri and this is perfect for me :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Suma, forgot to mention, please also post, what does "badam mix" consist of.

Suma Gandlur said...

Priya, the ingredients mentioned on the pack are almonds, skimmed milk powder, sugar, cardamom & saffron.
We can add the ingredients according to our liking but I think it is hard to imitate MTR's proportions. I feel their mix makes this drinks yummier.
Give it a try and let me know.
BTW, is it navartri time now for you?

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Oops !!! I didn't read the "MTR Badam Mix" words before, my bad. OK, I will try to then bring the mix and then make it. And, yes, this is the second of Navaratri I do in a year, it is called "Chaitra Navaratri" and one is of course that comes in usual "durga puja" time... before Diwali :)

Turmericnspice said...

This looks devine!!!...Loved the pix!