Being gluten-free and purely vegan, this dry fruits milkshake is a healthy beverage as well as a great energy booster for anyone who feels weak due to the severely cold weather. It is very rich in calories, proteins, iron, and calcium, helps beat insomnia, prevents constipation, and even aids in overcoming nutritional deficiencies.
This milkshake is also very filling so you might want to skip a meal after having it. I used soy milk instead of regular milk because it offers a culinary diversity, a creamy texture, and a flattering nutritional profile which includes essential omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids that exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective properties. You can use regular milk or almond milk too.
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Dry Fruits Milkshake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
¼ cup unsalted almonds
¼ cup unsalted pistachios
¼ cup unsalted cashews
¼ cup plain raisins
8 dates, chopped
3 dried figs, chopped
a pinch of saffron
2.5 cups milk
sugar/jaggery, as/if required
Soak the figs in hot water for 30 minutes or in regular water for 2 to 3 hours. You can also soak the dates if they are hard. Once they have softened, chop them.
Rinse the remaining dry fruits except for saffron.
Making the Milkshake
Add all the dry fruits to a blender. Add ½ cup milk and blend to a semi-fine or fine paste.
Then add the remaining 2 cups of milk. Now add the sugar or jaggery if you want. Blend well again. Stir and pour in glasses.
Garnish with the saffron and serve immediately or chilled.
Tips & Tricks:
- I used all my favorite dry fruits like almonds, pistachios, cashews, raisins, dates, dried figs, and a pinch of saffron in this milkshake. You can exclude any dry fruit you dislike or don’t have or increase/decrease its quantity as per your liking.
- You can even garnish the milkshake with chopped dry fruits if you like.
- If you have soft, dried figs and dates then no need to soak them.
- You can also soak the remaining dry fruits if you want.
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About the author: Amna Hamid is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Amreli Steels. Her food blog Gobble wobble will be featured weekly on the weekend on the WOW360 segment with a new and exciting recipe! Being an ardent foodie since childhood, Amna always wanted to have her own space on food and everything that revolves around it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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