Banana Betel Milkshake
Written by Jayashree
Published on September 13, 2019

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
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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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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

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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. Priya srinivasan

    Wow, this is totally a new combination for me! Must be zesty bcoz of the betel leaves, would love to taste this sometime!

    Reply
  2. Lata Lala

    Banana beetelleaf shake combination sounds so unusual. Never tried making milkshake with beetelleaf.
    A must try during summers.

    Reply
  3. jhumuhere

    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

    Reply
  4. mayurisjikoni

    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.

    Reply
  5. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    Very interesting combo for the milkshake! I have never used paan leaves in my cooking, but would love to try this milkshake as it sounds delicious.

    Reply
  6. Sophie

    Never knew that banana and bettle can be mixed up to make this yummy smoothie. Nice creation.

    Reply
  7. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

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

    Reply
  8. Anshu

    Quite an interesting recipe. Never used beetel in milkshake ever. Would surely try it out. Thanks for the share.

    Reply
  9. Lathiya

    It’s so interesting to add betel leaves in milkshake. Will try this next time.

    Reply
  10. Sapna

    It’s been ages since I had betel leaves, this is such a wonderful idea to add them in milkshakes.

    Reply
  11. theculinarypeace

    Betel nut with banana is a unique and interesting combo. Thanks for also sharing the pros and cons, informative.

    Reply
  12. Sophie

    Love this unique combination of bettle and banana. Reminds me of home. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
  13. ARCHANA

    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.

    Reply

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