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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Hello ☺friends, Several types of milkshakes are a popular drink/beverage with many folks and kids. For a creamy, rich, frothy dessert, you can prepare any one of these 3 milkshake recipes- Strawberry Milkshake Recipe, Vanilla Milkshake Recipe, Chocolate Milkshake Recipe.

This is strawberry milkshake is made by blending fresh or frozen strawberries. It's the perfect treat for a sweltering summer day. When I was a kid I loved homemade milkshakes. My mother used to make this for me when I was a kid. I loved it then and I still love it. This is a great one to make with the kids for a snack.

A strawberry is a sweet, red heart-shaped fruit. Strawberry scientific name is Fragaria x ananassa.
Learn how to make Strawberry Milkshake step by step on akvegrecipes.

STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE RECIPE

Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients for Strawberry Milkshake-

  • Ripe Strawberries- 7-8 (fresh or frozen)
  • Milk- 1/2 cup
  • Ice cream- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar or Honey- 1 teaspoon (optional)

Method: How to Make Strawberry Milkshake-

  1. First, wash the strawberries and then pat dry them.
  2. Remove the green leafy part from all the strawberries and cut into halves (or chop the strawberries).
  3. Add the chopped strawberries, chilled milk and ice cream in a blender jar.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon sugar or honey or as required.if the strawberries are very sweet, then you do not need to add sugar for extra sweetness.
  5. Blend until the smooth puree. Pour into tall serving glasses.
  6. Garnish with strawberry and serve.

Strawberry Benefits-

These potent little packages protect your heart, guard against cancer, lower your blood pressure, improved eye care, proper brain function, and increase HDL cholesterol.
Strawberries are packed with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamins K and C, potassium, folate, magnesium and manganese. Strawberries are fiber-rich, low-calorie fruits, which are abundant in antioxidants and polyphenols. A cup of strawberries provides 12g of carbohydrates, 3g of the fiber, and contains only 49 calories.

Skin Care-

Strawberries contain ellagic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and salicylic acid, which reduce hyperpigmentation, remove dead skin cells, and prevent acne. For a face mask for glowing skin, crush 5-6 strawberries and mix it with 1 tablespoon of pure honey. Apply on the face, leave it until dry, and wash off. Strawberry also help keep lips hydrated.
 

Eye Care-

Eating strawberries can prevent eye conditions like degeneration of the optic nerves, vision defects, macular degeneration, increased susceptibility to infections, and dry eyes. Antioxidants in strawberries, such as phenolic phytochemicals, flavonoids, and ellagic acid, can help avoid almost all eye problems.

Reduces High Blood Pressure-

Strawberries are rich in magnesium, and potassium and low in sodium. Magnesium and potassium act as vasodilators, meaning that they help reduce hypertension and the rigidity of blood vessels and arteries. This eases the flow of blood to various parts of the body and keeps them functioning at their full potential.

Weight Loss-

Strawberries boost the production of the leptin and adiponectin, both of which are fat-burning hormones. They help decrease glucose, reduce appetite, and body weight and fat.

Hair Health-

The rich variety of ellagic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants help battle hair loss, prevent dandruff, and moisturize the hair. For glossy hair, you can mix 6-7 crushed strawberries with a tablespoon of yogurt. Massage this into damp hair and rinse off after 15 minutes. Shampoo as usual. This works as a natural hair conditioner.

Teeth Whitener-

Strawberries contain a natural teeth whitening agent, malic acid. Mix the crushed strawberries with baking soda until blended and put it on your teeth. Leave it on for 5-6 minutes and lightly use a toothbrush to whiten the teeth.

Treats Puffy Eyes-

Strawberries help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes. For a quick fix, place slices of the strawberry on your eyelids and relax for 10-15 minutes.

Bone Health-

Potassium, Vitamins K and C, and Manganese, in strawberries, help improve bone health. Potassium and Vitamin K assists in higher bone density by retaining calcium in the body.

Constipation-

Due to its high fiber content, strawberries help boost digestion and prevent constipation. It also prevents diverticulitis, an inflammation of the digestive tract, which can cause nausea, and fever.

Boosts Brain Function-

Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, iodine, and phytochemicals, which help maintain the proper functioning of the nervous system. Potassium, in strawberries, also has been linked to an improved cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain.

Boosts Immunity-

Vitamin C present in strawberry boosts the immune system and helps in curing a common cold and cough. A single serving has approximately 150% of your daily requirement of vitamin C.

Prevents Cancer-

Folate, Vitamin C, quercetin, kaempferol, and anthocyanins are just a few of the many flavonoids in strawberries that act as excellent antioxidants. Together, they form an excellent line of defense to tumor growth and fight cancer. Daily intake of strawberries is connected to a drastic reduction in the presence and metastasis of cancer cells.

Top 5 Skin Benefits-

Anti-aging

Say Goodbye to acne 

Notorious acne caused by excess accumulation of sebum can be cleared off with the nutrients in strawberries. The acidic nature of this fruit enables it to remove excess oil.

UV skin protection

The ellagic acid and the powerful antioxidant is very useful as it protects the skin from harmful UV rays.

No more oily skin

Rich in Vitamin C, these sweet fruits can be used to make an excellent face mask to fight oily skin.

Skin lightening

The strawberry juice is very efficient in lightening blemishes and acne scars. The juice contains skin lightening extracts as well as ellagic acid which reduces dark spots on the skin.

Skin Care with Strawberries-

  • Under-eye Puffiness
  • Facial cleanser
  • Rough 'n' tough foot scrub
  • Sweet Strawberry face mask
  • Strawbellicious lips
  • Whiten your teeth
  • Luxurious Skin scrub 

Strawberry Side Effects-

  • Liver disease
  • Gas and Diarrhea
  • Yellow Skin (jaundice)
  • Gout, arthritis
  • Pain and swelling of the lining of the respiratory tract
  • Nervous tension
  • Kidney stones and Kidney ailments
  • Water retention (edema)
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Allergic reactions

Can Dogs Eat Strawberries-

Dogs can eat strawberries because the primary constituents of this fruit are dietary fiber, potassium, iodine, and magnesium, as well as vitamin C, and vitamin K and several B vitamins. The sweet taste is a unique treat for dogs since most of their food is savory in nature, but there are no inherent toxicities in strawberries that can harm your canine companion.

As is the case with blueberries and blackberries, dogs can safely consume strawberries in small to moderate amounts, and may actually benefit from these rich sources of nutrients.
Promote Weight Loss
As opposed to many of the salty and carbohydrate-rich foods that we typically feed dogs, strawberries provide diverse nutrients and dietary fiber that can help your dog feel full, avoid excess weight gain, and keep them nutritionally satisfied, which can be difficult to shed!
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