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Persian Smoothie - Majoon

I remember having this extremely healthily and nourishing smoothie in Tehran with my Uncle. This smoothie is so filling that if you do have it and are able to actually finish it, you certainly won't have room for anything else for a couple of hours.


Filled with nuts, milk and banana, nowadays an additional ingredient is added, the traditional Persian ice cream, Bastani-e-Sunnati which adds a more richer flavour to the smoothie.


I've gone for the traditional, more healthier version that I'd tasted back then and omitted the ice cream.


Ingredients

2 bananas (medium size)

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/3 cup ground pistachios

1/3 cup ground almonds

1/3 cup ground walnuts

1 1/2 tbsp ground rose petals

1/4 tsp cinnamon

saffron (generous pinch)

2 tbsp honey

1/2 cup milk


For the garnish

1 tsp ground pistachios

1tsp ground rose petals


Method

Step 1

  • Slice the bananas and add to a blender

  • Add the ground pistachios

  • Add the ground almonds and walnuts

  • Add the cinnamon and ground saffron

  • Add the honey

  • Add 1/4 cup of the milk

  • Blend for 30 seconds

Step 2

  • Add the rest of the milk and blend for another 30 seconds.

Note: If you don't like a thick smoothie then you can add an additional 1/2 cup of milk to thin this smoothie down.


Step 3

  • Pour the Majoon into a glass and garnish with pistachios and rose petals.

This smoothie can be eaten with a spoon if thick or with a straw if thinned down.


Enjoy this beautify and healthy Persian smoothie any time of day.

Noosh-e-Jaan :)

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