Ramadan 2022 is here and it’s time to start thinking of what meals to prepare during the blessed month. Between fasting, work and fulfilling your ibadah (acts of worship) this Ramadan, it’s essential to plan your meals in advance.
Looking for something healthy and easy to prepare for sahur? Kurma (dates) and bananas are two things that come to mind. Lucky for you, Dutch Lady® Milk is back with their Ramadan Edition Kurma and Banana Milk with real kurma and banana extract in them! Both are also nutritious beverages that give you energy throughout the day during fasting. Looking for some sahur ideas? Here are 6 sahur recipes that’ll keep you energised this Ramadan!
#HHWT Tip: Stand a chance to win a Tefal blender (worth $459) in a weekly contest this Ramadan when you purchase $8 worth of any Dutch Lady® milk products. Read to the end of the article to find out how you can win!
Easy Sahur Recipes for Ramadan 2022
1. Kurma Milkshake with Oats
Credit: @dutchladysg on Instagram
No time to whip up a full meal in the morning? Here’s a fuss-free and quick idea for sahur! All you need for the ingredients are frozen Dutch Lady® Kurma Milk, non-frozenDutch Lady® Kurma Milk and instant oats. Then, blend them all together using a blender and enjoy 😋 If you want to enhance the taste of your milkshake, you can also choose to add some ice cubes. It’s simple yet so satisfying and will keep you full for the day. That’s because kurma is a good source of fibre, antioxidants, protein and vitamins.
Dutch Lady® ‘s limited edition Kurma and Banana Milk are available in all leading supermarkets islandwide and grocery shops. Alternatively, you can also get them on Fairprice Online, Sheng Siong Online and Redmart (all flavours except Ramadan flavours). They are sold in various sizes of 1L as a family pack and 200ml for individual consumption.
2. Banana Milk Pancakes
If you’re looking to treat yourself for sahur on a weekend, how about making some Banana Milk Pancakes? Not only are they yummy, but bananas are also rich in potassium, protein and dietary fibre which makes them a great source of energy to get you through your day.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar, optional
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Dutch Lady® Banana Milk
- 2 tablespoons cooled melted butter
- Use butter or use neutral oil for cooling
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
- Add the eggs into 1 and 1/2 cups of Dutch Lady® Banana Milk, add 2 tablespoons of cooled melted butter (if needed). Gently mix the ingredients together. Add some milk if the texture is too thick.
- Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of butter or oil onto the griddle or skillet. Heat butter or oil, pour batter (using a ladle) onto the griddle or skillet, in order to create the size of pancake you desire. Adjust heat whenever necessary. Flip pancakes after bubbles start popping on the surface and the bottom part of the pancake turns brown/golden.
- Cook until lightly brown and serve hot.
You can also choose to top your pancakes with more bananas and add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce.
#HHWT Tip: If you’re not up for flipping pancakes early in the morning, make these ahead of time, store in a container in the fridge and reheat them for sahur.
3. Yoghurt Bowl
Yoghurt bowls are perfect for sahur as they are easy to prepare, delicious and packed with protein. For this recipe, you’ll need plain Greek yoghurt, Dutch Lady® Kurma Milk for natural sweetness, fresh fruits of your choice, nuts, granola, chia seeds, flax seeds and any other additional toppings you might like. We recommend using Greek yoghurt as it’s higher in protein than regular yoghurt.
Scoop your plain Greek yoghurt into a bowl, then mix in the Dutch Lady® Kurma Milk to loosen the consistency of the yoghurt as it’s thicker than regular yoghurt. Once you get a creamier texture for your yoghurt, add your toppings and enjoy!
4. Banana Latte Smoothie
Credit: @dutchladysg on Instagram
For those days where you just need that extra pick-me-up in the morning or you’re starting your day early, this Banana Latte Smoothie recipe is just what you need! Get ready 1 cup of Dutch Lady® Banana Milk, ice cubes, cold espresso and chocolate powder for dusting (optional).
Combine the Dutch Lady® Banana Milk, ice and cold espresso into a blender or smoothie maker then blend the ingredients until they thicken. Then, pour the mixture in a glass and sprinkle chocolate powder for a yummy finish. You can also substitute chocolate powder for cinnamon powder. Who knew banana milk and coffee would go well together? 😍
5. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are always our go-to for a sahur meal as they are a great source of fibre and will keep you feeling full for long. They are also super convenient as you can make them the night before, leave them in the fridge overnight and have them for sahur. What’s more, you can flavour your overnight oats in any way you like but we recommend adding Dutch Lady® Kurma or Banana Milk for a delectable treat.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup Dutch Lady® Kurma Milk or Dutch Lady® Banana Milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh berries and/or other fruits
CombineDutch Lady® Kurma Milk or Banana Milk, chia seeds, honey and peanut butter into a mason jar or bowl. Then, add in the rolled oats and mix all the ingredients. Leave the jar or bowl in the fridge overnight, add your fresh berries/fruits and enjoy it during sahur.
#HHWT Tip: You can also use Dutch Lady® Full Cream Milk or other flavours like chocolate, strawberry as well as low-fat and organic milk for your overnight oats recipe.
6. Chia Seed Pudding
Here’s another easy recipe that you can prepare overnight, Chia Seed Pudding! Chia seeds are highly nutritious as they contain lots of fibre, healthy fats, calcium, protein and more. When chia seeds are soaked overnight, you’ll get a thick creamy pudding that’ll make an excellent meal for sahur.
- 1/2 cup Dutch Lady® Banana Milk
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
- Fruits of your choice as toppings
Mix the Dutch Lady® Banana Milk, chia seeds and honey/maple syrup together in a bowl. Make sure that all the chia seeds are incorporated with the milk and there are no clumps. Leave the mixture for a few minutes, then mix well again before covering and keeping it in the fridge overnight. If your chia seed pudding is not thick enough, add more chia seeds and let it sit a bit longer.The next morning, take out your pudding and add your fruit toppings before digging in.
As sahur is one of only two meals you’ll consume daily during Ramadan, it’s important to have a nourishing and filling meal to keep you going throughout the day! Dutch Lady® 's Kurma and Banana Milk ensure that you’ll get all the nutrients you need. The best part is that you can savour them on their own or whip up these amazing recipes. Here’s to a fulfilling Ramadan ahead!
Dutch Lady® ‘s Ramadan Weekly Contest
Enjoy the goodness of Dutch Lady® Milk and stand a chance to win a Tefal High Speed Cooking Blender this Ramadan in a weekly contest. There’ll be a total of 24 winners, so try your luck!
All you have to do is:
- Purchase $8 worth of any Dutch Lady® milk products (in a single receipt)
- SMS DLRAYA2022<space>NAME<space>Receipt No. to 91180960
*The promo period is from 8 March - 2 May 2022. Terms and conditions apply. Visit Dutch Lady® Singapore’s Facebook page for more details.
All Dutch Lady® milk products are eligible for the lucky draw. You can get the limited edition Kurma and Banana Milk at all leading supermarkets or grocery shops. Alternatively, you can order them on Fairprice Online and other supermarkets and shops like Sheng Siong Online.
This article is brought to you by Dutch Lady®.