This spice-infused banana milkshake is a perfect balance of health and taste.
Juices, smoothies and milkshakes understandably become essential components of our diet, when the temperatures soar. Of course, our body needs a steady inflow of liquids and fluids to keep us hydrated in the scorching heat. But thankfully, we are blessed with a variety of fruits, veggies, nuts, spices, and herbs that can come in handy in preparing some of the most delicious and exciting beverages to satiate our thirst.
And so, milkshakes become a rage in the summer season. Milk blended with other fruits, spices and other foods, results in a flavourful and refreshing drink that no one can say no to. And then, there are so many variations to the drink - from the classic fruit ones to the crunchy nutty ones. Some even come topped with ice cream and a host of sauces. This is, perhaps, why milkshakes are loved across age groups, you can make them as per your taste. Moreover, milkshakes are super wholesome too. With fruits, milk and nuts, and even spices in some, they can be a satiating morning meal in itself.
And while you must've heard of many types of classic milkshakes, we've got a stellar banana milkshake recipe right here that is not just delicious but healthy too. This spice-infused banana milkshake comes with the addition of clove, cinnamon stick and black pepper, making it a perfect immunity-boosting milkshake that would not only refresh you, but also keep seasonal infections at bay.
Cinnamon comes loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, while clove is known to boost immunity. Both of them are known to help fight free radical damage. Black pepper is also rich in Vitamin C, helps in boosting detoxification, promotes digestion and boosts immunity. A mix of these three with milk, blended with yoghurt, honey and banana makes for a yummy as well as nutritious glass of milkshake. Bananas are high in fibre, and when combined with milk, it can be your whole meal in itself for the morning meal.
If you are serving this milkshake to kids, you can simply add some chocolate flakes on top too. See the full recipe below:
- 200 ml milk
- 100 gm yoghurt
- 1 banana (mashed)
- 3 cloves
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 4 black peppers
- 30ml honey
- Chocolate flakes (for garnishing, optional)
1. Crush the spices, add milk to it and let it boil.
2. Let the milk cool down and strain it.
3. Add yoghurt and banana to the strained milk and blend it in a blender.
4. Now add the honey, stir and serve it cold in a glass.
5. You can garnish with chocolate flakes.
This spice-infused banana milkshake is a perfect balance of health and taste. Try it at home and let us know your experience.