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Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie

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Another post from Food Blogger Recipe Swap Club and coincidentally I have chosen Ragi again as the star for this dish. I made this Instant Ragi Idli for my previous swap which is a hit in my house. Hence this time I decided to make this Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie. This does not have any form of sugar and I can say it is a healthy, filling, and quick energy drink.

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.

So what is Ragi?

Ragi is a gluten-free flour and is extensively used in Indian cooking. There are many different recipes using Ragi. I have detailed more about what Ragi is in my earlier post about Instant Ragi Dosa. Though I have not experimented with this flour or grain a lot I have started to use it more and more over the past few years. There are various health benefits of this flour. It keeps you full for a longer duration and hence a good weight loss food.

While searching for recipes for Ragi, I came across drinks made using Ragi. I was curious about the taste of the Ragi drink. The color and the texture of Ragi puts one off at times. But do not do that to this wonderful gem, use it and you will love it.

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.

For this month’s swap, I was paired with Ashima Goyal who blogs at My Weekend Kitchen. I decided to make a healthy Ragi and Banana Smoothie. Do check out Ashima’s blog for a wonderful collection of healthy recipes.

As you know, I am always on the lookout for some healthy filling bites. Hence I decided to make this Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie which is a very simple, fuss-free, and easy recipe to make for your breakfast or brunch. Since it was my first time making a drink with Ragi, I just made it for myself and it turned out to be the yummiest sugar-free smoothie I ever had.

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.

The main point to remember in this Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is that the Ragi should be cooked thoroughly and lump-free. It would take just 5-7 mins on slow to medium heat. And for chocolate lovers like me believe me, you will not miss the chocolate in this. So give this Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie a try, make it for parties or pack it for your office lunch and let me know how it turned out.



Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finger millet flour ragi flour
  • 1 big banana chopped
  • 4 pitted dates (I used soft wet dates) so I do not have to soak them, if you are using the dry ones soak them in hot water for 15-20 mins
  • 1 cup milk (Vegans can use substitutions)

Instructions

  • In a pot add 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, and ragi powder.
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil on medium to slow stirring in between, to avoid any lumps.
  • Keep aside and let it cool so that you are able to handle it in a blender.
  • In a blender jar, add banana, dates, and remaining 1/2 cup milk.
  • Blend to smooth and then add the ragi and milk mixture. Blend again until well combined.
  • Serve Warm.
Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie

Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Finger millet flour / Ragi flour
  • 1 Big Banana Chopped
  • 4 Pitted Dates (I used soft wet dates) so I do not have to soak them, if you are using the dry ones soak them in hot water for 15-20 mins
  • 1 Cup Milk (Vegan’s can use substitutions)
  • 1/2 Cup Water

Instructions

  • In a pot add 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water and ragi flour.
    2 tbsp Finger millet flour / Ragi flour, 1 Cup Milk, 1/2 Cup Water
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil on medium to slow stirring in between, to avoid any lumps.
  • Keep aside and let it cool so that you are able to handle in a blender.
  • In a blender jar, add banana, dates and remaining 1/2 cup milk.
    1 Big Banana Chopped, 4 Pitted Dates
  • Blend to smooth and then add the ragi and milk mixture. Blend again until well combined.
  • Serve Warm.
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Ragi Banana and Dates Smoothie is a healthy, delicious and a filling start of the day with the goodness of gluten free Ragi flour, Banana and Dates.



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Mayuri Patel

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

My go to quick and filling smoothie. I usually prepare a big batch of the ragi and keep it in the fridge. Easier to add fruits , milk and whizz it. Love ragi banana and date smoothie as it is so filling and naturally sweet.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

That is a good tip to make ragi and keep in fridge. Thanks

Rose

Sunday 20th of September 2020

I absolutely loved this smoothie! Wasn’t initially sure how it would turn out. This is probably going to be go-to post-workout drink! Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad you liked it.

Mimi

Thursday 6th of June 2019

This smoothie must be so flavorful! And the fact that it has no form of sugar makes it a perfect smoothie recipe to use every day. Delicious!

CookwithRenu

Thursday 6th of June 2019

Thank You

April

Thursday 6th of June 2019

I look at the image and I see a load of health in one glass! This is a great start of the day and definitely a recipe to try!

CookwithRenu

Thursday 6th of June 2019

Thank You

Ramona

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

A truly healthy start to any day this would be - healthy and delicious - I must make this super soon! Thank you so much for sharing.

CookwithRenu

Monday 3rd of June 2019

Thank you