Figs And Honey Milk Shake Recipe | Milk Shake With Honey And Figs

By | March 9, 2010

Honey Milk Shake With Zeal Of Fresh Figs

  • No. of Servings: 6
  • Preparation time: 1 hour
  • Cooking time: nil

Figs And Honey Milkshake Ingredients:

12 to 15 dried figs
1 liter of regular cream milk
5 to 6 tablespoons honey
5 to 6 almonds
5 to 6 walnuts
5 to 6 pistachios
5 to 6 cashews
5 to 6 dates deseeded
1 large banana
10 to 12 tablespoon vanilla ice-cream


  • Start by soaking the dried figs in a bowl of water for about an hour. After this, drain the figs and shake out the excess water.
  • Chop them into very fine pieces. Next mix all the honey nuts, fruits and dried fruits together in a mixer along with the milk. Finally add the ice cream to this mixture.
  • The shake is now ready to serve. Pour the contents into a tall glass and served chilled. This makes a very healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Health Tips:

  • Honey in actuality is an insect product. It is known to have a great nutritive value that is loaded with lots of vitamins.
  • Nectar by itself is composed mostly of water and sucrose. The Bees then add those enzymes that help create an additional chemical compound. This inverts the sucrose into both glucose and fructose. Then the water is evaporated to avoid the resulting product from spoiling.
  • Thus honey is said to be a source of carbohydrates that contains about 80 percent of natural sugar. Because of the great level of fructose in it, honey tends to be even sweeter than regular table sugar.
  • They also contain 18 percent of water. The lesser the water content the better the honey quality is. Honey has 2 percent of minerals, pollen, vitamins and protein. The vitamins include thiamin, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, amino acids and Vitamin B6.
  • The minerals found are copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, sodium and phosphorus. Conductivity is the indirect method used to measure the mineral content in honey. The value of the honey is said to be higher if the conductivity is higher.
  • Figs also are more popular when in their dried form as fresh figs can be delicate and thus deteriorate quickly. While choosing fresh figs, always select the ones which are plumper and thus tender. They should not be overripe or mushy.
  • Avoid washing ripe figs till they are ready to eat. Also always keep them covered and refrigerated, this keeps them fresh for about two days. Keep unripe figs at room temperature and also away from direct sunlight.
  • Figs are very high in both natural and in simple sugars. They also contain minerals and fiber. They have high levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper and iron.