Almond Banana Milkshake

I never skipped breakfast till now. No reason behind it. I am wondering now, why I never skipped it? I had many times missed my college bus only because of my breakfast.

I remember my aunt yelling at me for missing bus and not keeping up with my time. She tried to change me. Finally she changed herself and packed breakfast in a box. Advised me to have it during the long(?) journey to the college.

Then, in the crowd among all the other students, I started to have my breakfast in the bus. I didn't feel shy at all.  I never worried about others unnecessary annotations and weird look. I know my mind always thinks about eating at correct time.

Well, Last week, I visited my aunt's house. She is still yelling, not with me but with her son. She packed breakfast for him and gave it to him. but the box was returned in the evening untouched. I understand, these days kids are not concentrating on food while going to school in the morning even though they are good at eating.

The next day, I prepared this milkshake and gave it to him instead of breakfast. Hah... Success...He finished it while tucking his shirt in. Why can't you try this simple breakfast for your kids for instant energy? It is good to you too.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: <15 minutes (except for soaking almonds)
Serves: 2


Ingredients:
Banana - 2 nos
Almonds - 8 nos
Milk - 1 and 1/2 cups
Sugar/Honey - 2 tablespoons (Optional)

Method:

1) Soak almond for overnight/2 hours and remove the skin. Slice the banana into slices.
2) Put almond first in a mixer/blender and blend it for a minute.
3) Add milk and banana slices now and continue blending for another minute or until you don't find any lumps.
4) Add sugar / honey and blend it just enough to mix.
5) Pour in glasses and serve chill.


Note:
1) Add vanilla ice cream/ice cubes if your prefer.
2) Add a teaspoon or two of cocoa powder for chocolate shake.
3) You can also prepare this drink instantly without soaking almond. However, it is advised to remove the skins, if you are going to serve for kids to avoid digestion problem.
4) Almonds are sometimes difficult for few people to digest because of an enzyme-inhibiting substance in their brown coating. Soaking or sprouting removes this inhibitor so that the enzymes secreted during digestion can do their job.

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34 comments:

Healthy shake dear...Nice presentation..

healthy yummy shake. super clicks.

wow, superb and yummy shake, lovely presentation as usual :)

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Looks too good,refreshing and yummy

Refreshing and filling shake

Delicious looking pictures.. Great shots. I love your idea of soaking and peeling almonds for the milk shake. Beautiful Blog too.

Love the combination..and superb presentation :-)

Aparna from Square Meals

Excellent pics of the milk shake.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

beautiful clicks n presentation..n wonderful drink

Filling and flavorful shake Uma...

Very nice and healthy shake..

Definitely a healthy and wholesome breakfast option.

healthy milk shake dear

Very healthy delicious milkshake.

Cuisine Delights
My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

healthy and refreshing drink. love it.

what a brilliant idea!so healthy & filling even though i dont have any bus to catch in the mornings i wouldnt mind a tall glass of this :)

Lovely and delightful drink.. would love to have anytime ..

I'm marvelling at your good habits (of not skipping breakfast)!! You should be proud of yourself, really! Coming to the shake recipe, it's a wonderful way to make kids consume fruits and nuts! We can change the combo of fruits and nuts and serve them colorful milkshakes! Filling as well as healthy! Love it! :)

yummy and healthy breakfast drink. you could link it up with my FRUIT FIESTA event

This looks awesome...bookmarked

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

very healthy and yummy shake... just love it....

This looks and sounds so delicious.I can have this anytime.

Hi Uma...thnks for ur interest in guest hosting my series event ...pls look at the calender schedule and let me knw ....

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@DV, Yes. Thanks for the complement. I never say NO to food any time not only for breakfast. :-)

@Anu, Thanks Anu. I reply back soon. Thanks for letting me know.

Delicious and healthy shake, nice way to start the day.

healthy and delicious combo uma :)
neat presentation!!!

Yummy shake..luvly presentation

I liked ur write up,reminded me of my school -college days too,I m like u too,never skips breakfast,eventhough I used to eat it only for namesake during those days...Ur aunts character sounds hilarious :)
Delicious shake to start our day ...nice click :)

A very healthy combination and an ideal breakfast option for kids.

Yummy and healthy milkshake Uma.

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