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March 29, 2013

SHARJAH SHAKE RECIPE – SUMMER DRINKS

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Sharjah shake is nothing but banana milkshake which is commonly found in kerala juice shops & bakeries..I came to know about this drink from my neighbour. She makes this very often for her sons during summer.She suggested me to try once.As I had some ripe banana lying in the pantry i tried this milk shake ..We loved it. It tasted slightly different from the usual banana milkshake.Not only the taste , but also the color .. Addition of boost and Chikki/Cashew/Badam makes the difference here.One more important thing in this recipe is , it uses frozen milk cubes Eye rolling smile.It can be made in jiffy and adding ice cream is optional ..It comes out thick without adding ice cream.It is a refreshing and a filling drink too....Adjust the amount of sugar based on ur liking..Do try this, u’ll fall in love with it Winking smile
 
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INGREDIENTS

  • Frozen Milk – 2 cups (400 ml )
  • Ripe small size banana – 2 nos ( 3 if very small) ( use poovan , kadili . I used yelakki)
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Peanut chikki – 2 small pieces (optional)
  • Almond or cashews – 5 nos
  • Boost / Bournvita / Chocolate Horlicks – 1- 1.5 tbsp

METHOD

  • Take 2 cups of milk and freeze it well..
  • In a mixie jar, chop and add the ripe banana , sugar , peanut chikki or cashew or badam and boost/bournvita.
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  • Break the frozen milk with a rod and add as small cubes to the mixie jar.Grind everything well till it becomes frothy.
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  • Serve in a glass !!

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KITCHEN CLINIC

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANA

1. Bananas are a caloric dense fruit. Consumption of just one banana anytime through the day makes one feel energetic.
2. Banana is a food most appropriate when small but nutrient dense food has to be given in situations of extreme weight loss or extreme fever where the body becomes weak and there is food aversion.
3. They are a good source of potassium and magnesium which aid in maintaining normal blood pressure and are heart protective.
4. The high potassium content promotes bone health too.
5. Banana help counteract the urinary calcium loss caused due to increase ion potassium levels in the urine.
6. Bananas have an antacid effect and are said to protect against stomach ulcers. They contain a compound called as protease inhibitor which protects the stomach from unfriendly bacteria which cause stomach or gastrointestinal disturbances.
7. Bananas are also known to stimulate cell proliferation which thickens the stomach mucosa and is a barrier against stomach acids.
8. Conditions like diarrhea can easily dehydrate the body and deplete the electrolytes.. Consumption of banana helps to restore the lost potassium and helps maintain heart function.
9. Bananas are rich in the soluble fibre pectin. Thereby it assists healthy digestion and eases out constipation.
10. They are a rich source of fructooligosaccharides which act as a prebiotic and stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestine.  They protect us from harmful bacteria that cause gastric disturbances.
11. Fructooligosaccharides also produce digestive enzymes which improve the ability to absorb nutrients.
12. Bananas contain short chain fatty acids which are essentially needed by the cells lining the intestinal tract to stay healthy. This further improves the nutrient absorption.
13. They are a good source of carotenoids which are antioxidants and have a protective effect against chronic disease condition. They also have a high content of antioxidant phenolic compounds.
14. Banana is known to render a soothing effect. It has a compound called as tryptophan which on getting converted to serotonin improves mood.
15. It is one of the ideal foods to be eaten immediately after a strenuous workout too. The simple sugars present in them quickly provide energy and normalize the blood sugar levels.
Bananas can be eaten whole, as a part of a salad, as a healthy beverage or as an ingredient of a vegetable. It is a fruit made by god for one and all and for every age group.

Source : http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/health-benefits-of-bananas.htm
 
 

13 comments:

  1. looks lovely... the banana used for this shake is usually the small ones like mysore, kadali, etc... :)

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    1. Yes poovan is the best, i used yelakki we get here :) But for background i kept a bigger one ;)

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  2. Healthy drinks and using peanut chikki is a new thing and a interesting one .

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  3. Very interesting recipe...good post

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  4. Delicious sharjah shake Chitra.

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  5. healthy drink..looks yummy..lovely clicks

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  6. Looks so refreshing and yummy,Chitra!! Do visit/follow my blog at-http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  7. Here Dubai Sharjah shake Juice available in all Kerala restaurants.

    Nice clicks chitra perfect summer treat

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  8. Lovely combos! This drink is one of my favourite! YUM!!

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