Banana Betel Milkshake is tasty and healthy. It is ideal for breakfast or as a refreshing summer drink.

Betel leaves holds a great value in India since ancient times. It is used since 400B.C. Betel leaves are used in auspicious functions as a offering to the Lord. They are also given to guests as a token of respect along with betel nut during ceremonies.

It is a practice to chew paan especially after a heavy meal. This dates back to the ages; chewing of paan is associated with digestion, betel leaf is smeared with slate lime and arecanut powder is added to it. Betel leaves are used as antiseptic, breath freshener and stimultant while arecanut is aphrodasiac.

While betel leaf and areca nut powder are the main ingredients in paan, many vibrant varieties are made and relished today. It is a trend to have with chocolate topping or with a smoky touch. Some use katechu, while a few add sweeteners and gulkand to it.

Pros and Cons of Betel Leaf

The use of betel leaf aids in the treatment of headache, cuts, abrasions and injuries, itching mastitis and constipation. But one needs to be aware of its downside too and be careful in regular consumption. According to CDC, using of betel leaf, areca nut and betel quid usage causes an increased risk of developing white and reddened lesions in the mouth that may lead to cancer.

While we do make recipes with betel, it is not a regular feature at home. I rarely buy betel leaves on a daily basis. With this being said, today I present to you Banana Betel Milkshake

Banana Betel Milkshake
Banana Betel Milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 betel leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soaked chia seed

Method:

  1. Wash the betel leaf and remove the stalk and strands.
  2. Cut the banana.
  3. Blend milk along with banana and betel leaf. Add honey, give a swirl.
  4. Pour in glass, top with chia seed and serve.

Take a tip:

  • Sugar may be added instead of sugar.
  • Adding of chia seed is optional.
  • Use the green coloured betel leaf and it is good to use tender leaves.
  • You can alternately make only paan milkshake, blend betel leaf and a spoon of gulkand along with milk.

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Banana Betel Milkshake
Banana Betel Milkshake


A few other recipes with chia seed that I keep making are mango jam with chia seed, chocolate chia seed pudding, strawberry and chia souffle

Banana Betel Milkshake

Banana Betel Milkshake is tasty and healthy.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword banana betel milkshake, banana milkshake with paan leaf, milkshake recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 glass
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold milk 1 cup = 240 ml
  • 1 banana
  • 2 betel leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soaked chia seed

Instructions

  1. Wash the betel leaves, remove the stalk and strand.

  2. Cut the banana.

  3. Blend them along with milk.

  4. Add honey and swirl it once again.

  5. Pour in glass, top with chia seed and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Sugar may be used instead of honey.
  • Using of chia seed is optional.
  • One can make Paan Milkshake, use betel leaves and gulkand along with milk. 
  • It is best served chilled, thus use cold milk. 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Banana with betel leaf…sounds different and interesting….I am not a fan of betel leave but knowing its benefits I think I should try it sometimes… Love this minimal ingredients shake

  2. Banana Betel Milkshake, now that is very interesting. I’v not used betel leaves for cooking except have enjoyed the paan occasionally. I didn’t know that it had so many health benefits. Would love to try out the milkshake.

  3. Love the combination of betel leaf with the fruit, banana. Perfect to haveduring summer what i feel and will try sometime

  4. i did not know arecanut is a aphrodisiac!!! Wow now it makes sense why the bride offered pan to the groom. 😀
    I think this milkshake is innovative and sounds like something we will enjoy.

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