Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oats, Dates and Almond Shake

The name itself sounds healthy doesn’t it? This milkshake is not only healthy but very delicious too. We are not a breakfast family, in the sense that we do not sit down for a traditional breakfast of idly chutney, or Puri masala etc, rather we are Oats people, i.e. we have oats kanji (porridge) every single day for breakfast with maybe a banana or a few dates. Now doesn’t that sound really boring! At least it is, for me and my kids. So sometimes just for a change, I prepare some sandwiches or milkshakes, only for me and my kids, the others in the house still prefer to have the same old Oats kanji.

When Saffola, came out with their brand of Oats, at a very competitive price I was tempted to go for it, what with the advertisement for a free recipe booklet with it. So just to collect the recipe booklet I purchased Saffola Oats. Though I have read and seen many recipes using oats, like Idly, Dosa, Upma, Pongal etc, in many blogs, but somehow I was never keen on trying out the Upma and Pongal. I just can’t imagine having a very gooey Pongal or Upma. I did try out the Idly and dosa. I was very happy with the dosa, it was very much like our rava dosa – a little more healthier. But the Idly which I have tried 2 to 3 times is always a disaster. It is just too sticky.

Now coming back to our Saffola Oats recipe booklet, it has a very few recipes but good ones. I have tried out few recipes from it and they were all a hit. So today’s recipe is from the booklet. This delicious Oats shake, enriched with the goodness of almonds and dates is very filling and is definitely healthy but not a boring breakfast. You could also serve it as an afterschool snack for your kids. My children really enjoyed it.




Serves – 2

What you’ll need

  1. Oats – 4 tbsp
  2. Dates – 8 to 10
  3. Almonds – 10
  4. Cold Milk – 2 cups (200 ml)
  5. Honey (optional)

Method

  1. Soak the almonds in hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the skin and set aside.
  2. Deseed the dates and chop them roughly.
  3. Heat a kadai, and dry roast the oats for 3 to 5 minutes. Cool.
  4. In a blender, add the oats, almonds and dates and grind it until everything is powdered well.
  5. Now add the milk gradually and blend until a smooth consistency is obtained.
  6. Pour into glasses and serve chilled garnished with chopped almonds and dates.




Note:
The sweetness from the dates was enough for our taste buds, if you prefer it sweeter add a few drops of honey.

Linking this to Just 4 Fun, Let’s Cook – Something Sweet, Only – Oats, and to HITS – Healthy Delights.

39 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite a healthy and yummy milkshake.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Healthy milkshake and just love the combo.....

anusha praveen said...

love the new look kaveri and yummy shake still searching for the mail will shoot you the copy by the end of this week dear

faseela said...

yummy n healthy milk shake.....with lovely combo....

Anu said...

Yum and healthy breakfast. A glass will full fill it.

Radhika said...

I tried Pongal with oats and I totally agree with you kaveri. I just can't eat the gooey pongal just for the sake of eating oats. It sucks. I too got the booklet. Like you I loved the dosas and idlis. I see that this is what you were talking about. Nice combo na.

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maha said...

vl try dis 4 sure.looks yumm yumm

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy n tummy filling breakfast
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Hema said...

What more can U ask from a milk shake, both healthy and tasty, delicious..

maha said...

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very yummy looking shake looks awesome.

Farah said...

we are another oats family too kaveri!! so very excited to try this recipe out! thanks!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Thats a delicious n healthy recipe Kaveri :) Will have to try this for sre :-) Yummy

Roshni said...

this looks delicious.. i am going to buy the oats for the recipe book :-)

Rasi said...

U wouldn't believe it.. was thinking how to introduce milk as a breakfast option & i saw ur post.. was thinking on same lines.. this is great :)

Sobha Shyam said...

what a lovely way to start your day, i too love oats :)..a complete breakfast in the morning for kids as well as grownups :)..love it and Thanx a lot for linking it to my event :)

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schmetterlingwords said...

The shake looks thick and creamy. Should be really delicious... Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Julie said...

Very delicious shake..yummy yum!!

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Vidhya said...

Sounds like a wonderful breakfast smoothie.

Neha said...

Yummy and healthy milk shake....

sangee vijay said...

such a healthy n filling breakfast drink...toatlly delicious one too..
thanks for linking to the event..
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anthony stemke said...

A delicious healthy bevarage.

Ambreen said...

Yummy, healthy & filling shake, fantastic!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I should try this for sure, perfect for a breakfast! YUmm too!

Anzz said...

Looks delicious. Perfect breakfast drink for healthier, wiser people..! :) Sounds like a jingle right.

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious snack looks wonderful

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and healthy milk shake

Ramya said...

healthy, yummy and creamy shake...loved the new look of ur blog..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Definitely the name sounds very healthy, wholesome glass of drink. Looking forward to your participation in Any One Can Cook :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

OMG! I'm sorry, I was about to say, looking forward to your participation in Healthy Morsels :)

Jay said...

Ahh..wow..this looks tasty & adorable..;)

Tasty Appetite

Vimitha Anand said...

U have a few awards waiting at my space. Do collect them dear...
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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Healthy dink. Looks good and filling!!!YUM!

Gayathri NG said...

Healthy n refreshing yummy drink!!

Pari said...

Perfect way to start the day, filling and nutritious.
Thanks for sending it to 'Only' event.

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