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Dates , Almond and Walnut Milk Shake / Healthy Winter Breakfast

By mid-November the Northern India is in the grip of cold weather and here in Gurgaon frosty breeze of winter has already started knocking on our doors. Such chilling mornings demand for a well balanced and filling breakfast to provide the required warmth and energy to kick start the day with.

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I usually make Dates and Nuts Ladoo and Dry Fruits Ladoo which serve as a grab-n-go healthy breakfast snacks during winters . I had seen my friend Shalaka using dates in the milkshake and was tempted to try out one for myself. The dates milk shake was a hit at my place . Since then this has become one of our favourite winter breakfast drink and a sufficing fasting food during vrats(fasts). Have tried adding different nuts to this milkshake which give it a nice nutty flavor and crunch . Dates being natural sweeteners, no extra sugar is required. Banana also blends well in this milkshake.

Lets have a quick look at the ingredients of this healthy and nutritious drink.

Ingredients: (1 Cup = 250 ml )

  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 7-8 Dates
  • 5-7 Almonds
  • 4-5 Walnuts
Method:
  1. Soak the Dates and Almonds overnight in water. Next morning de-seed the dates and remove the peels from Almonds.

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2.  Blend this along with boiled and cooled milk in a blender.

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3.  The above quantity serves 4 small glasses of the milk shake. Garnish with roasted Walnut bits and enjoy !!

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Poonam Bachhav

My name is Poonam Bachhav and I have recently moved to Penang ( Malaysia). Hailing from a typical Maharashtrian family from India, no doubt the flavors of Maharashtra reflect very distinctly in my cooking. For me , my mother Mrs Mangala Pagar is a true inspiration in cooking. I have grown up seeing her cook variety of dishes, mostly authentic and I feel passion for cooking is in my genes. The recipes posted here are collective from my mother, my cook book, other blogs, friends...but all tried and well tested recipes, mostly home cooked every day meals with a conscious effort on what is going into the pot and in the body as well.

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