A Shake to Soothe the Suffering Soul

Dear Foodies & Friends,

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.

Banana-Apple Milkshake

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. A banana
  2. Crushed apple pulp (do not squeeze the life and juice out of it.
  3. Honey
  4. Milk (I used Nandini Goodlife, full fat milk)
  5. A pinch of cinnamon (If you have some on hand)
  6. 24 Mantra Organic Mango Stars (A small handful)


Step 1: 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.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon, top the whole thing off with a handful of Mango Stars for a bit of texture and crunch and, Voilร ! Bon appetit!

Yields 1 serving

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Arvind says:



  2. mumbaiwalli says:

    Absolutely love this!! xoxoxo


  3. Rowena says:

    When I saw the stars on top, I was absolutely intrigued and loved reading how you made this. It made me laugh. I can be a bit of a rough cook myself and when I’ve added the kids to the mix, well….Let’s just say you either laugh or cry! Thought you might appreciate this: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/day-3-yeast-pizza-from-scratch-and-quirky-apple-pie/
    Take care,


    1. I’m really glad you enjoyed it. Loved reading your post as well. Your kids seem wonderful, I’m sure you have a great time in the kitchen! Thank you so much for your kind words.

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      1. Rowena says:

        You’re welcome and thanks for your kind words too.


  4. Great to read..i can connect with this situation as i was i hostel too during my college days


    1. I’m glad you could relate. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your support, it means a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜
      I loved going through your blog, all those dishes made me feel right back at home. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Malini says:

    Interesting recipe and its fun reading your directions for recipes. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you for the encouragement! ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of my recipes are a little wacky, and I thought people could have a little laugh at my misadventures!

      Liked by 1 person

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