Friday, August 14, 2009

Remy's Recipe - Banana-Caffine Shake

TGIF!! If you like to cuddle in bed until afternoon on weekends like me, this one is just for you. It will come handy when you wake up, scratching your head (ahem...) hound hunting refrigerator, wondering what to eat. Now all you need is a drink that’s easy to make and can hold your hunger for sometime (until you cleanup to go out or decide what to cook for the day).

This drink is an inspiration from Nigella feast (copy catnnu solla kudaadhu aama). Before I present thanks for the amazing response you have given to my Falooda recipe. It’s an inspiration to know my cooking is being liked by those who hadn’t even tasted it! LOL Ok now, with no delay I present to you the healthy Banana-Caffine shake. To make this, you need:
1. Banana
2. Milk
3. Sugar
4. Instant coffee powder
5. Dried nuts (optional)

Peel the skin off the banana (you may use two if you are very hungry or want the shake to be thick), just toss it into the blender. Now add milk and sugar to taste. Then add half a teaspoon of Instant coffee powder. If you have dried nuts add them too (I generally add couple of cashews)
Blend, that’s it!

Variations
1. You may add ice cubes
2. You may add a piece of chocolate/ chocolate syrup instead of coffee powder.
If you are on dieting and trying to reduce weight, please have a healthy breakfast. Dont skip it!Even if you are late just make a milk shake like this and drink on the go. Banana is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. While banana provides you loads of dietary fibre, vitamin C, B6 and potassium, milk can add vitamin D, riboflavin and most needed calcium for your day. Caffine is for the flavour and it can kick start even mundane Monday mornings to fresh ones. Now, isn’t that more than you can ask from a breakfast drink?!

p.s: Happy Independence Day to everyone, May India shine with health and prosperity!

45 comments:

Charissism said...

The next hottest Chef in Town! wooohoooo...hahaha Love your creative ideas and your infos about dieting. You know I badly need it. ;-) More recipes please....

Annam said...

banana caffine shake miss aagiduchey:(

Srivats said...

haha didnt i promise more secrets on a free meal ?

Srivats said...

Annam

Chennaila vandhu panni tharen :)

Annam said...

////If you are on dieting and trying to reduce weight, please have a healthy breakfast. /////////

ha ha milkla thaan neriya koluppu irukey

Annam said...

///Annam

Chennaila vandhu panni tharen :)///

remba danksu guruvey:)

Srivats said...

//ha ha milkla thaan neriya koluppu irukey
//
Thats essential fat u need for the day :) rice maari ellai

Annam said...

////While banana provides you loads of dietary fibre, vitamin C, B6 and potassium, milk can add vitamin D, riboflavin and most needed calcium for your day./////

okay doctor:)

Annam said...

///May India shine with health and prosperity! /////

ippo thaan pig fever ulla nulanji iruku ......unga vaaku antha fever viratuthaanu parpom

Annam said...

///copy catnnu solla kudaadhu aama). //

ippadi munnadiyae sollitu thaapichiru vendiayahtu .....gud trick i like it

Srivats said...

//ippo thaan pig fever ulla nulanji iruku ......unga vaaku antha fever viratuthaanu parpom
//

Kandippa nalla manusanga naalu per nenacha maazhaye varum , pig fever enna endha feverum varadhu india nalla erukkum

Annam said...

//We should have half day Mondays.///

இந்த அப்ரோச் எனக்கு ரொம்ப புடிச்சிருக்கு!

Annam said...

ennoda birthday number pottu


13

me the escape

its friday already 1/2 day over:)

G3 said...

LOL :))) Adhu enna snap ella recipekkum ratatouille photo??? Samayalla neenga eli nnu sollama sollureengalo ;))))

G3 said...

Naan banana thaniya coffee thaniya cashew thaniya saapiduvaenae ;))) paarunga thani thaniya saapta 3 item saapta maadiri irukkum.. neenga ellathaiyum onna pottu orae itema kuduthu enna emaathureenga :((((

G3 said...

//While banana provides you loads of dietary fibre, vitamin C, B6 and potassium, milk can add vitamin D, riboflavin and most needed calcium for your day.//

34 -30 vara rombavae siramapattu details collect panni irukkeenga pola ;))))

G3 said...

Happy Independence day to U too :)) Jai Hind !!!

thethoughtfultrain said...

You are turning into quite a Remy! :-) Innovative and healthy, no doubt!

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

Banana and coffee, hm.. that's interesting. Now I'm seriously thinking about a blender to make smoothies and shake like this.

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

I'm thinking whether I should get a standard blender or a hand held mixer. I may be able to do these kind of shake in a hand held mixer right?

Srivats said...

@ mybittersweetkoreanlife

//Banana and coffee, hm.. that's interesting. Now I'm seriously thinking about a blender to make smoothies and shake like this//

sure :) get a blender thats easy than hand held mixer :) all the best!

Srivats said...

@ thethoughtfultrain

//You are turning into quite a Remy! :-) Innovative and healthy, no doubt!//

haha bragging rat u mean lol

Srivats said...

@G3
//Samayalla neenga eli nnu sollama sollureengalo ;))))//

pulinnu sonnadhaan thappu, elinnu sollikalam :P

// neenga ellathaiyum onna pottu orae itema kuduthu enna emaathureenga :((((
//

grrrrrrrrrrrr

//34 -30 vara rombavae siramapattu details collect panni irukkeenga pola ;))))
//

adhu vera engey kekkareeenga :P konjam kashtam dhaan

Thamizhmaangani said...

oh yes yes... JAIHIND! happy independence day! ur banana-caffine shake making me hungry.... i feel like drinking ice-cream float with milo right now!! yummy yummy....

Srivats said...

@Tamizh

// i feel like drinking ice-cream float with milo right now!! yummy yummy....//

ahaa dietin panra maari shake dhaaney potten , ungala dhu oppositea panna vachirucho ;P

athivas said...

Great recipe,with good dieting tips!Kalakureenga Sri!!

jehan said...

hi Srivats! i added your blog on my list.. i hope you won't mind... i drop by your blog sometimes...

eyomer said...

quick question. raw banana? or ripe one? bcos u say raw banana is good. ;-)

i like a variation of it. yes for banana, milk and sugar. and peeled almonds added. while serving sprinkle with jagery powder. yummy till tummy. :-)

like to try ur version too.

Vidya said...

Looks like an awesome recipe! :D I do not drink coffee. So I will take your word for it! :D

It still is August 14 here in the USA. I will come back and greet you when it is August 15 here! :D

Vidya

R-ambam said...

Happy Independance Day !
Recipe nallarukku :)
enakku noodles , friend rice recipe ellaam vaenum .......waiting ....!

Srivats said...

@ Athivas
Thanks :)

@Jehn

Thats very kind of you, thanks for coming and comments

@eyomer

haha sari ripe banana nnu mathiren

Srivats said...

@vidya

//Looks like an awesome recipe! :D I do not drink coffee. So I will take your word for it! :D//

Even I dont drink coffee, you would like this for sure ;)

Srivats said...

@ R-ambam

//enakku noodles , friend rice recipe ellaam vaenum .......waiting ....!
//

haha vitta kolambu, rasam moorkku kepeenga pola erukkey, sari potruvom :P

jehan said...

hi Srivats! you're welcome...

oh btw, i read a children's storybook a long long time ago about a girl's adventure, who got lost in the himalayas. the coffee described there seemed to be the most delicious coffee in the world. until now, i still hope to get to India or Tibet for an adventure and just to taste that coffee... i'm nowhere near Emma of mybittersweetkoreanlife in describing things so i just really couldn't describe it in detail but it surely was and still the best coffee description i've ever read... haha...

A journey called Life said...

ohh another one of ur masterpieces! ur roomies must be real happy with all ur culinary treats..

Srivats said...

@ Jehan

//hi Srivats! you're welcome...//

Believe its my pleasure :)

//oh btw, i read a children's storybook a long long time ago about a girl's adventure, who got lost in the himalayas. the coffee described there seemed to be the most delicious coffee in the world. until now, i still hope to get to India or Tibet for an adventure and just to taste that coffee...//

I never been to himalayas or tibet - its in my bucket list though :P , yes the life out on north india is quite different from the south, I belong to the down south - Chennai of india.

// i'm nowhere near Emma of mybittersweetkoreanlife in describing things so i just really couldn't describe it in detail but it surely was and still the best coffee description i've ever read... haha...//

Yes Mybitersweetkoreanlife's narration skill is quite remarkable, I told her this - infact her travalogue has inspired to write mine. I guess we all draw inspiration from each other :) I just started glancing through ur post and they seems interesting. hoping to get some time today or tomorrow among the chores to read them :)

Srivats said...

@ A journey called Life said...
//
ohh another one of ur masterpieces!//

haha this is the joke of the year common..

// ur roomies must be real happy with all ur culinary treats..//

U must be here to see thier " what so ?" , " is it" , " this is ok , I had better" looks , hehe. But yes they are grateful that someone takes the pain to cook different everyday.

Sundar said...

i looove shaken banana :P

gils said...

/takes the pain to cook different everyday.//
takes pain cook differenta..ila differntan cookinathaala taking paina :D :D adai...aaditya kitchen mathiri aaidichi un post

Charissism said...

I can assure you that you'll love Jehan's blog.. I'm one of her fans too. ;-)

A journey called Life said...

once we are in singapore, me and chotu are coming to ur house.. chotu loves banana milk shake.. also the brand of milk u use is what chotu drinks to.. so u see its all set for us..

Srivats said...

@ sundar : take care of ur health :)

@ gils : dei eruda enima pottu unakku samaichu tharen

@ chariss : sure I would try, it looks interesting, just got to get some time to read and comment :)

Srivats said...

@A journey called Life said...

//once we are in singapore, me and chotu are coming to ur house.. chotu loves banana milk shake.. also the brand of milk u use is what chotu drinks to.. so u see its all set for us..//

haha it will be my pleasure :) ur personal chef!

அன்புடன் அருணா said...

summaavE banana...uvve...ithile shake vERayaa?????:(

Srivats said...

@ Aruna

//summaavE banana...uvve...ithile shake vERayaa?????:(

//

ahaa banaana pidikaadha :) appo neenga try panni pakkanum edhai, kandippa pidikkum ;)