Baadam Kesar Milk

A healthy start to a beautiful morning!

A healthy start to a beautiful morning!

Almonds are tasty and nutritious. You all agree with this. But how do we make a 6 year old eat it without any fuss. For me, its a battle to make Milee eat this wonderful highly invigorating seed. I have to constantly come up with new innovative ways to steal it into her diet. Today husband asked for some baadam drink, the yellow one — he added. He meant with saffron strands. I decided to make a little more for my daughter too. Lets see if she would drink it. Almonds, Saffron, Milk with a hint of cardamom…. I mean, how heavenly can it get! And will a 6 year old still resist it? That was for me to find out.

You Need –

  • 10 almonds, preferably soaked overnight, peeled and julienned.
  • 4-5 strands of saffron, rubbed in little milk
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1 spoon of sugar – optional
  • 1 glass of milk

Method –

Heat milk, add the julienned almonds, rubbed saffron strands, sugar and cardamom. Give it a boil. Pour into a a mug and serve hot.

To make it healthier, use toned milk and avoid the sugar.

Benefits of Almonds –
Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E. Raw almond is high quality protein, a third of which are essential amino acids.They are also rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, essential minerals and monounsaturated fat, one of the two fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols, associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Benefits of Saffron –
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Its health benefits are many. It helps in digestion, relieves inflammation in arthritis, relief from gas and acidity problems, insomnia, helps in fever, and among the multiple health benefits of saffron are the treatment of asthma, menstrual discomfort, atherosclerosis, depression, whooping cough, and many other health problems.

A cupfull of steamy frothy goodness.

A cupfull of steamy frothy goodness.

Enjoy it with your favourite book.

Enjoy it with your favourite book.

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