A Shake to Soothe the Suffering Soul

One of the drawbacks of eating a 7:30 pm dinner everyday? The Pooh Bear worthy ‘rumbly in my tumbly’ that starts making itself known around midnight. I’m not a late sleeper by nature, so staying up at night- usually to finish up assignments or study, makes me a grumpy, VERY hungry person. This milkshake was an experiment of sorts, but boy was it delicious, and happily filling too, which at 1 am in the morning is a huge plus.


This is a ‘hostel’ centric blog, which means, my recipes on the blog are going to be EXACTLY like how I make them- mistakes, messes and cheats included. So without further ado, here is my somewhat eccentric, totally foolproof recipe for creating a marvelous Banana-Apple Milkshake.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A banana
  • Crushed apple pulp (do not squeeze the life and juice out of it)
  • Honey
  • Milk (I used Nandini Goodlife, full fat milk)
  • A pinch of cinnamon (If you have some on hand)
  • 24 Mantra Organic Mango Stars (A small handful)


If you, like me, don’t have a blender on hand, simply peel and break down a banana into small pieces and place into a Ziploc bag. Here’s the fun part- grab whatever blunt (non-breakable) object you can find (I used a stone) and proceed to squash the life out of that banana. It’s a great stress reliever. Just make sure you don’t get too enthusiastic and burst the bag.

If you’re lucky, you’ll have a cook/juice shop man on campus who’ll crush your apple to a pulp. If not, just feel free to skip the apple. When you’ve got your banana ready, add it to half a cup of milk, a teaspoon of honey (or to taste) pour in the crushed apple pulp and stir briskly till you get a thick frothy mixture.

Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon, top the whole thing off with a handful of Mango Stars for a bit of texture and crunch and, Voilà! Bon appetit!

Yields 1 serving


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