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Who doesn’t like a glassful of chilled mango milkshake in the sweltering summer? Not only is it a refreshing and healthy drink that replenishes the system, the creamy and delicious,mango milkshake can be a great nourishing snack option for babies ready to be weaned off. Wondering how to make mango milkshake? This yummy recipe is easy to make and can be prepared within minutes to surprise your munchkin or the entire family. Read on to find out how to introduce this yummy summer fruit into your family’s diet.
Video: Mango Milkshake Recipe for Toddlers
Cooking Method: Blender
Type of Meal: Vegetarian (contains milk)
Suitable For: Weaning toddlers older than 14 months of age
Meal Schedule: Breakfast, Mid Morning or Evening.
Recipe Type: Beverage
|Mango||2 small-sized or 1 chopped|
|Cardamom Powder||1/4 tsp|
Here are step by step directions to make mango milkshake:
- Boil milk and set aside.
- Peel and chop the mangoes into small pieces while discarding the seed at its centre.
- Transfer the chopped mango cubes to the blender jar.
- Add sugar or honey to the jar.
- Throw in cardamom powder and pour in the milk.
- Blend until smooth to ensure there are no mango chunks in it.
- Pour out the shake gently into a serving glass.
- Garnish with chopped almonds and ice-cream scoop (optional).
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
- This simple mango milkshake recipe is simply irresistible and will be much loved by your little one without any fuss. For a thicker shake, keep the chopped pieces in the freezer for 20 minutes. Don’t add ice-cream or ice-cubes if you fear your baby will catch a cold.
- For the best homemade Mango Milkshake baby food recipe, use only top-quality mangoes with less fibre and more flavour. Use mango pulp or frozen mango cubes if fresh mangoes are not available.
- You can skip the sugar if mangoes are sweet enough.
- Instead of sugar, jaggery can be added.
- Cardamom assists in digestion and lends the shake a nice flavour.
- Adding multigrain powder to the shake can fulfil the deficiencies in your child’s diet.
- You can combine mango with nut-based milk or soya milk to increase the nutritional value of the recipe.
Nutrition Information (Per 226 Grams or 1 cup)
|Dietary fibre||1.2 gm|
|Total fat||8.4 gm|
Read on to find out some amazing health benefits of this power-packed mango milkshake for your picky eater:
- Mango is considered the ‘king of fruits’ for its impressive taste and nutritional profile. Low in calories, mangoes are rich in vitamin C that boosts immunity and helps in iron absorption. The antioxidants in mangoes protect cells from damage, chronic diseases help to repair the body.
- The dietary fibre and digestive enzyme present in mangoes help in digestion by breaking the protein into simpler forms.
- If you want your baby to gain weight, then mango milkshake has an adequate amount of protein.
- The presence of iron increases the red blood cells in the body, thus reducing chances of anaemia.
- The Vitamin A in mango is good for skin and eyes of babies.
- Milk is an important ingredient in mango milkshake and has vitamin D and calcium that aid in strengthening the bones of your child.
- Mango milkshake is beneficial for controlling the sugar level by normalising the insulin levels, thus preventing diabetes in children.
These buying tips can be kept in mind while picking up the necessary ingredients for making the mango milkshake that your baby would crave for:
- Pick up mangoes that are fully ripe and yellow in colour.
- Buy organic fruits as they are grown without the use of harmful pesticides.
- Check the sell date on the container to make sure that the milk that you’re buying is safe.
- You can choose the different varieties of milk like full cream, high/low fat, skimmed milk that would enhance its taste or health benefit.
You can never have too much of mangoes to beat the sultry summers. This delightful mango milkshake for babies has the right blend of smooth texture, flavour and thickness to fulfil their hunger pangs and caters to their sweet tooth.