I am sharing a very quick yet yummy weight gaining breakfast drink today. You can have it to compensate or accompany with a snack too. It is so filling, nutritious and delicious recipe as well! But before I share the secrets, make sure you ‘subscribe to my blog’ by clicking on the link near to this post. This way you don’t miss any of my future posts 🙂 Now let us begin with the recipe.
Poha/Aval/Flattened(Beaten)Rice – 1/4 cup (270 calories in 1 cup)
Small banana – 2 no.s (or use 1 large banana)
Peanuts – 1/4 cup ( beat it to pieces and leave the skin behind)
Sugar- as needed
Horlicks/ Boost- 2 tbsp
Freeze milk- around 1 1/2 cups
(I suggest you to use the frozen milk- itself for its ice cream kind of texture)
N.B:- For freezing milk, just leave the milk packet as it is in the freezer for about 6-8 hours. Once it is completely frozen, use a meat tenderizer or even your rolling pin to mash it up and you are ready to go! ✌
1) Dry roast the Poha/aval/beaten rice over a low flame stirring continuously. When you take a piece of aval between your fingers, you should be able to break it with sound. That’s when you know it’s ready. You can store the poha this way in an airtight container so the next time you make this recipe, there is no cooking involved!
2) Take a blender and add the (beaten up) frozen milk, bananas, Horlicks and sugar into it. Blend it to a smooth paste.
Tip: Try not to substitute frozen milk with cold milk because of the texture and the taste kind of seems to be different for me. When you are adding frozen milk, it is almost like eating an ice cream or a dessert!
3) Take a serving glass and add some of the roasted Poha and crushed peanuts into it (you can also add tutifruti, cherries, chopped nuts as well). Now, add the banana shake to it. Top it up with the rest of the poha and peanuts. Serve chilled. If you prefer, you can also top it with ice cream or any of your favorite flavoured syrups.
This is a typical Malabar (a region in Kerala, India) recipe and I find it quite appealing for all of us who are ona weight gain track.
You can imagine how power packed the drink is! Do try to add a serving to your daily diet. You can even blend peanuts! Go nuts 😛