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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Drink of The Day- Milk Shake

Different flavours of milkshake with berries
A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is usually made from milk, ice cream, or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners such as butterscotch, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or fruit syrup. Outside the United States, the drink is sometimes called a thickshake or thick milkshake or, in New England, a frappe, to differentiate it from other less viscous forms of flavored milk.

Full-service restaurants, soda fountains, and diners usually prepare and mix the shake "by hand" from scoops of ice cream and milk in a blender or drink mixer using a stainless steel cup. Many fast food outlets do not make shakes by hand with ice cream. Instead, they make shakes in automatic milkshake machines which freeze and serve a premade milkshake
mixture consisting of milk, a sweetened flavoring agent, and a thickening agent. However, some fast food outlets still follow the traditional method, and some serve milkshakes which are prepared by blending soft-serve ice cream (or ice milk) with flavoring or syrups.

A milkshake can also be made by adding powder into fresh milk and stirring the powder into the milk. Milkshakes made in this way can come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, caramel, strawberry, and banana.When the term "milkshake" was first used in print in 1885, milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a "sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat".However,

by 1900, the term referred to "wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups." By the "early 1900s people were asking for the new treat, often with ice cream." By the 1930s, milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops, which were the "typical soda fountain of the period... used by students as a meeting place or hangout."

The Nutritional Value Of Milkshake:
Protein Source

Milkshakes are very nutritious because of their main ingredient - milk. Do you often wonder why newborn babies can actually survive, grow and develop normally by only drinking milk? Also, take note that no matter how young or old we are, nutritionists still advise us to drink a glass of milk daily for our bone development. Body builders also drink milk because they want to build their muscles through whey, which is actually an aggregate of protein molecules that helps the body with needed building blocks of proteins.Milk is also a source of fat. The fat in milk cannot be neglected, as it is usually present to serve as your heat generator during very cold weather.

Carbohydrates in Milkshakes

Aside from the milk, milkshakes contain table sugar that can easily provide us with energy for our brains to function well.Milkshakes can also contain fruit, which is a good source of vitamins and dietary fiber for better digestion. Most fruits, like strawberries, mangoes and other citrus fruits, are rich in vitamin C, which help combat diseases. It also helps boost our immune system.

Fiber in Milkshakes

Fiber is a very important nutrient that our digestive, excretory, and even the cardiovascular system greatly benefit from. Fibers we can get in milkshakes are also found in most fruits and vegetables. It is good for digestion as it serves as cleaners of toxins and other unwanted fats that clog our digestive tracts. With fewer fats in our body, the cardiovascular system will surely have a healthier flow of blood and a more stable heart. The washing away of toxins and other remnants will also help our excretory system to perform its function well.

So a milkshake is not just a refreshing drink but a nutritional source, as well. Just go easy with the fats and the sugars and keep them loaded with fruits, instead.


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