Banana Milkshake Remedy For Tiredness And Fatigue

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD
Here is a quick nourishing banana milkshake drink to replenish your energy and to fight fatigue.

Fully ripe banana – 1
2.5-10 gram of organic sugar  (1/2 – 2 teaspoon) 
3 – 5 ml of cow ghee (half to 1 teaspoon)
Cardamom 1 pinch (1 gram)
Boiled and cooled milk-1 cup (approximately 200 ml)
banana milkshake

Method of preparation:
Slice banana.
Add it to milk and mix thoroughly. Mixer can be used for this.
Add sugar and ghee and mix well
Add cardamom and serve.

In Vata prakriti individuals jaggery,
In Pitta body type persons –  sugar candy and in
Kapha body type persons, honey can be added as the sweetening agent.

When to take?
Preferably after food.
Better to reduce the amount of food intake during lunch or breakfast on account of this nutritious diet.

How many times it can be taken?
Usually I advice twice in a day.

Any contra indication?
Patients with Diabetes should take this preparation cautiously. If they are having higher range of blood glucose better to avoid. Likewise patients with Obesity are also better to avoid.

Coolant, nutritious, rejuvinative, laxative, anti flatulent, mood elevator,vigor enhancer, mind soothener etc

Loss of sleep, debility, acid peptic disorders, lethargy, leanness/emaciation, fatigue, dryness of the body, constipation, disturbed sleep, decreased sperm count and sexual libido, loss of vitality etc.
Read related: Banana flower Sabji For Pitta Balance, Stomach Pain, Worms [Video]

Special note:
According  to ones like this can be served by adding cashew nut, Badam, Pista, Raisins etc.
Have the nutritious food and get the benefits of fresh-chemical free food cum drinks devoid of artificial colors, preservatives and aromatics.
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  1. achyuthmenon says:

    very useful info.worth trying may be good sustitute for supper. thank u.

  2. v.r.k.raman says:

    DR. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic physician, practicing in U.S.A.
    in his book “Ayurvedic cooking for self-healing” has stated
    “eating bananas with milk can diminish Agni, change the intestinal flora, produce toxins and may cause sinus congestion, cold, cough and allergies. Although both of these
    foods have a sweet taste and a cooling energy, their post-
    digestive effect is very different-bananas are sour while milk
    is sweet. This causes confusion in our digestive system and
    may result in toxins, allergies and other imbalances.”
    The full article on “food combing” can be seen in the internet thro’ google.
    Kindly clarify.
    v.r. k. raman u.s.a.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      As per Bhavaprakasha and Kaiyadeva nighantu, Oshadhi Varga section, 1/290 – Ripe banana fruit does not have sour – post digestive effect (Amla vipaka). The ripe banana has sweet post digestive effect (Madhura Vipaka) – मोचं पक्वं स्वादु पाके….

      As per Raja Nighantu, Amradi Varga section 11/39 – rambhapakva phala – ripe fruit is sweet, in post digestive effect. But गुरुतरं पथ्यं न मन्दानले | – Very heavy to digest. Hence, should not be consumed by person having low digestion strength.
      Note that cow milk is also sweet, and heavy to digest and is contra indicated in person with low digestion strength.
      So, both banana fruit and milk when combined, is heavy to digest, useful in Pitta and Vata disorders but can increase Kapha Dosha. both they are not contra-indicated together.

  3. I have read many times that milk and banana should never ever be eaten together (however I love banana milk since i was a child).

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Only if you have high in Kapha , has obesity, cough, cold, only then milk banana together is not good. Otherwise, continue enjoying it 🙂

  4. Great recipe. Helps uplift mood too, and that too for a long stable period of time. This is unlike the burst of stimulation followed by fatigue-prone period one feels, when consuming tea or coffee.

    Not sure if ‘after food’ is ideal for everyone though; it may have more benefits on empty stomach (i.e. when hungry), and then not having any food for a while (say 1-1.5 hours, depending on digestive strength) mainly because milk is not compatible with most ingredients of regular meals.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. It can be taken on empty stomach or before food as well.
      Long lasting action is the magic of Kapha promoting herbs.
      Nice to hear from you after a long time 🙂

  5. Maria Luisa says:

    I have also been taught and repeatedly read that banana should not be mixed with anything. Basically no fruit should be mixed with milk.

    This is very confusing information.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, only sour fruits such as amla, sour mango etc should not be consumed along with milk. (Reference: Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana)
      Sweet fruits like banana can be taken along with food / along with milk, as per Ayurveda

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