Juices and Milkshakes


“I also want to go. All my friends are going.” The child wailed.

“Come on, listen to me. It’s expensive and moreover the classes are on weekends. So we can’t go anywhere on Sat and Sundays. Now drink your milkshake while it’s still cold” replied the weary mother, for the hundredth time.

“I don’t care! I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to learn cricket. I want to go for the coaching. Everyone is going, only you are not sending me.” The child went on for some more time.

The mother ignored the wailing and went on about her tasks. “Just over 5 and so much of tantrum. We have already bought a whole lot of toys just because of peer pressure. At his age, I was playing with rocks and stones in the backyard and I was happier. This generation doesn’t seem to be happy even when they have everything”, the mother reflected.

That night they were going for their walk. The moon was shining bright in the sky. She looked up and asked her son,”Look how beautiful the moon is! Tell me, which one is more important – the Sun or the Moon?”

“The Sun, mama! It’s so much ‘lighter’ than the moon!”

The mother started laughing. “Yes, the Sun gives more light than the moon, son!” And as she looked up at the moon, flashes of her childhood passed through her mind. Of her father asking the same question. Of him laughing at her answer. Of the sweet memories of her playing with her sisters.  Of her childhood. Of her tantrums.

The things she fought for were different. It was comics, a fancy pencil box or a colorful school bag. Those were always extravagant in her parents’ eyes. “Just like how my son’s demands seem unreasonable to me”, she thought.

“Children will always demand things. It’s the parents who have to differentiate the need and the want and the affordability.” Her father’s words came back to her now.

She smiled as she ruffled her son’s hair. She knew a peace that wasn’t there before and slowly they walked towards home.


‘Food with Fiction’ is the theme for the week. The above is a piece of writing and not real.

The recipes here today are are Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie, Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) Juice and Watermelon milkshake, all perfect for sports enthusiasts – kids and adults both.

Check out the Blogging Marathon Page to know what other participants are doing.  Linking this recipe to Valli’s Kid’s Delight, hosted this month at The Pumpkin Farm.


Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie


  • Banana       :        1
  • Milk            :         3/4 cup (or more according to the consistency you want)
  • Peanut butter :  2 tbsp
  • Sugar         :         2 tsp
  • Chocolate :    1 small piece (optional)


  1. Blend everything together. Adjust the milk quantity according to the thickness you want.
  2. Serve in tall glass decorated with whipped cream.


Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) Juice


  • Musk melon/cantaloupe :        2 cups chopped
  • Milk            :         1/2 cup (optional)
  • Sugar          :           1 tbsp


  1. Blend everything together. I didn’t add milk for this one.
  2. Serve in tall glass decorated with whipped cream.

strawberry milkshake

Watermelon Milkshake


  • Water melon :   2 cups cubed
  • Milk                  :   1/2 cup (or more according to the consistency you want)
  • Sugar               :    1 tbsp


  1. Blend everything together. Add more milk if you prefer.
  2. Serve in tall glass decorated with whipped cream.



11 thoughts on “Juices and Milkshakes

  1. Nice piece there – esp the stuff about need vs want vs affordability : so true in every parent’s life ;-))
    Just loved the rustic brown board in the first pic – wood ? Paper ?? Tempered board ?? Let me know ..


  2. i agree so much with the views you shared on behalf of the father…each generation no matter the surroundings go through the same cycle, lovely story and wow 3 recipes in one post, you surely sharing a lot :)


  3. Omg, Rajani i want to write like you, may be a weekend class with u may works great for me, loved the story.. I dunno wat to chose,but that pink shake is very pleasing.


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