Honey is used by people as a medicine and also as a food. Many also use it as a substitute for sugar. It has many health benefits but the number of calories is same as sugar. Many people take honey with lime in water first thing in the morning thinking it is better than sugar. So, if you are using it as a substitute for weight loss, you must know that the number of calories is same.
Of course, it is better than sugar which is just empty calories. Honey has antioxidants and few vitamins and minerals. It is also popular for its medicinal properties and used by many to cure a cough and cold naturally. In Ayurveda, people use it to heal wounds and cuts due to its anti-bacterial properties.Honey is a healthier alternative to sugar but not less in calories. #Nutrition #Health Click To Tweet
It can also be used in face packs with different ingredients as it’s good for skin and makes it smooth and beautiful. It’s better not to store it for a longer period of time as it loses some of its properties. Lighter colour honey or raw honey is better than the darker variety.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants too. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals. When strawberries are in season, make sure to use them in different recipes if you can. My daughters love strawberries and for me, it’s another reason to find some healthy and yummy recipes with strawberries.
Honey strawberry milkshake is a very easy and quick recipe. As summers are around the corner, you can easily make it at home with any kind of berries. I am using strawberries as they are easily available. You can use honey in any kind of milkshake or summer drinks.
One more magic secret ingredient for this recipe which I add to my smoothies is chia seeds. It’s optional for you. But it’s recommended to increase the nutrition quotient. Chia seeds are rich in calcium and are small energy boosters. Rich in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins and minerals make it a superfood. It’s better to use soaked chia seeds as the nutrient availability is much better and they are easy to digest.
These are tiny black seeds which are called Sabza seeds in Hindi but there is no particular name for them in Hindi. They help in reducing weight, act as laxative and as they help t keep you full for longer period of times, it is good for diabetics.
It is a quick, fast, easy and healthy breakfast option. You can have it in the morning before going to work and it’s also good for the finicky eaters who run away from milk. As summers are around the corner, it can be a yummy summer treat for the kids. It is a healthy homemade shake which is much better than the packet ones we get outside.
- 2 scoop Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 150 ml toned or non-fat milk
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 1tsp Chia seeds (optional)
- Add sliced strawberries and little bit milk first in the blender.
- Mix it for about 30 seconds or until strawberries are nicely blended with the milk.
- Combine all other ingredients and mix for about 30 seconds till its smooth.
- Pour into a tall glasses. Garnish with some strawberry slices.
- As we are using fresh strawberries, there is no need for too much extra sugar.
- You can use soy milk or almond milk too in this recipe instead of the normal milk.
- You can even use frozen strawberries if you don’t have fresh ones.
If you want to reduce the calories further, skip the ice cream.
I use chia seeds in my milkshake recipe but it's optional.
If you are planning to use them, you can soak it either overnight and use next day or soak at least for 2 hours and later blend with all the ingredients.
You can also sprinkle some chia seeds over the milkshake.
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April 9, 2018 at 9:21 am
You are featuring all my favorite recipes in your AtoZ Series, Deepa. Love this too!
April 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm
April 9, 2018 at 9:32 am
I always thought honey had less calorie. Thanks for clearing my misconception. I know honey is good for skin but I never tried as I hate the sticky feeling on my skin. The recipe is easy and refreshing. Will surely try. Thanks for sharing.
April 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm
April 9, 2018 at 9:35 am
Thanks for this. A lovely simple recipe that I will definitely try out.
April 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm
April 9, 2018 at 10:57 am
Chia seeds is the most important take away for me from this post Deepa. Never knew about it. And for the drink…I am gonna try it ASAP!
April 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm
You can add chia seeds to any dish Anagha to increase the nutrition quotient. Thanks.
April 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm
A lovely recipe but I am not a fan of strawberry, I should try this out with another fruit
April 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm
Thanks, Akshata. You can use any other fruit too.
April 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm
I make strawberry honey milkshake dear but adding chia seeds is a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for it.
April 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm
April 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm
I love this easy peasy recipe! I use honey on my milkshakes too 🙂
April 9, 2018 at 6:52 pm
I always thought honey had less calories! You are sharing all yummy recipes.
April 9, 2018 at 10:03 pm
I make honey strawberry milkshake but without ice cream. will try this on soon.
April 9, 2018 at 11:09 pm
I almost use honey in my recipes. Never tried on ? .. Will try soon. h is for hormonal rage Hakuna Matata..
April 9, 2018 at 11:38 pm
This milkshake sounds like the perfect thing for summer! Yummy 🙂
April 10, 2018 at 12:12 am
Thanks for dropping by Reema
April 9, 2018 at 11:44 pm
Ah! I can do with this shake RIGHT NOW. I love strawberry milkshakes, havent tried with honey, will add it next time as it is certainly a healthier option. Thanks for sharing, Deepa 🙂
April 10, 2018 at 12:15 am
Just letting you know, I have vanilla icecream in my freezer right now. :p
April 10, 2018 at 11:54 am
Who can ask for anything else in this summery heat then cold strawberry delight. Lovely recipe Deepa, every kid’s favy.
April 11, 2018 at 9:34 am
Chia seeds and honey make it more healthy.
May 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm
Honey is my favourite but never used Chia seeds. I will explore more on this and start using. Easy and quick recipe ?