May 10, 2013

Dry Fruits Milkshake | Healthy Milkshake for kids | Summer drinks


We begin the 2nd week of Blogging Marathon # 28 today, and my chosen theme is Kid's Delight Foods - 5 ingredient Fix. Hosted by Pavani, this event by Valli has seen many interesting themes,and this dish was kid-approved in a jiffy.

I am not a fruit+milk = milkshake kind of a mom, although its possibly the easiest way to feed a child with fruits. I feel the texture of the fruit & the fibre content undergoes a drastic change , not to mention that according to ayurveda, fruits and milk taken together increases toxicity in the body, and might lead to chest infections later.

So, coming to today's dish, its made with just 5 ingredients as per Pavani's theme. Its a no brainer and actually requires no recipe per se. Make any additions to this as per your palate. And treat your kids (and yourself) with this yummy drink. 



Prep time : 10 mins | No cook | Serves : 4

Ingredients:
Dry fruits : each 25 gms each : Figs (Anjeer) , Raisins, Almonds (You may use just one of these or many more)
Milk - 250 ml (I used Low fat)
Saffron - few strands
Kesar pista Ice cream - 2 scoops

Pit the anjeer and blanch the almonds (optional - I used 2 TBSP of home made almond Meal) 
Blend the dry fruits with a little milk first. When they are pureed, add the ice cream and the rest of the milk and blend again to a thickish drink with some ice cubes.
Strain and serve chilled topped with saffron strands





16 comments:

  1. Nice healthy summer cooler.

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  2. Very delicious treat for this summer

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  3. Kalyani..just the same as you.Even I dont like.milk and fruits..but this shake looks healthy and fantastic!!

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  4. Oh dear, this looks so tempting...kids will go crazy for this.

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  5. Looks just yummy and delicious!
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  6. delicious and cooling shake. Todays post :http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/spicy-pumpkin-soup-italian-style.html

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  7. My kid at home read pati who likes only walnuts should be given this with all the dry fruits. Good one :)

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  8. Looks yummy Kalyani. can be a perfect thirst quencher if chilled.

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  9. so delicious with the ice cream

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  10. looks so refreshing,perfect and healthy milkshake for summer...

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  11. Looks very pretty and definitely a yummy one!!

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  12. Lovely combination and good one for summer.

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  13. Perfect for weather..Looks tempting..

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  14. That is one delicious looking milkshake. Healthy & nutritious too.

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  15. ohhh that's lovely!!! sooper delicious!!!

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  16. I too read that milk and fruits are not to be mixed. But I do make milkshakes once in a while.This one is great treat for summer!

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