Discover the Magic of Babribyol and Dates

It's that time of year again! The summer season is here, and as the temperature starts to soar, leaving everyone feeling exhausted, staying hydrated is the most crucial factor to keep things going and maintain good health. 

So to combat this scorching heat, replenish and refresh your body with one of the popular Kashmiri drinks.

In India, every region has its own distinctive beverage recipes, and during the summer, people can be seen indulging in these special drinks. Similarly, Kashmir has a distinctive drink made with babribyol and dates that is a local specialty, popularly known as the 'Kand Sharbat.'

Given that, we all know that during the holy month of Ramadan, individuals follow a strict fast, so they need something that will freshen up their senses and keep them high-spirited throughout the day.

And this is when Babribyol and dates can together create a delicious yet healthy shake.


But have you ever thought about why Babribyol is added to drinks?

Babribyol, also known as basil seeds, are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with antioxidants—exactly what you want when trying to consume something healthy during the summer season. And with other healthy additions like dates, we have truckloads of potential to turn it into a delicious drink.


So let's get straight to the simplest yet most delicious recipe for Babribyol with dates that can be easily prepared at home.

Made with all-natural ingredients and no added sugar, it is a wonderful cooling and quenching drink from Kashmir. It acts as an energizer drink and beats the dehydration after a day’s fasting during the hot days of Ramadan, adding strength to the body.

Also, being well known for their immense cooling nature, they can help reduce the body's heat during the summer, control body sugar levels, and relieve acidity and heartburn. Additionally, it helps to keep an individual feeling full for a while!



Bananas (one piece per head):

Use frozen bananas instead of ice to prevent the drink from becoming diluted. They add creaminess to the drink and provide you with energy while serving as a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals.


Medjool Dates (8 pieces per head):

A fantastic source of antioxidants. Medjool dates are known to have a caramel-like flavour, they also contribute to the sweetness of a drink without the need for additional refined sugar.


Babribyol Seeds (two spoons, soaked):

They contain a lot of nutrients, are high in fiber, fatty acids, and vitamins, and help cool down the body.


Peanut Butter (as per taste):

In addition to being delicious with bananas, peanut butter is rich in protein. The perfect combo!


Milk (one cup):

Try to use almond milk for this smoothie, but if you prefer, you can use dairy milk.


Cinnamon (as per taste):

It adds a richer flavour. You can substitute it with another flavour, such as ginger, nutmeg, or cloves.



  • Soak the babribyol seeds overnight in water.
  • Split Medjool dates with a knife and remove the pits.
  • Add all ingredients except the babribyol seeds into a blender.
  • Once the mixture is smooth, add the soaked babribyol seeds and mix it well.
  • After mixing well, pour them into glasses and serve chilled.


Summing Up:

Since you already know how important it is to remain hydrated during the summer, why not make your drinks even more interesting than before? You can now simply prepare this famous Kashmiri drink in the comfort of your own home with natural ingredients as well as add a special drink to this year's Ramadan!

And if you're wondering where to buy the finest Medjool dates, Omara Dates is here to help, as they provide premium dates online. Log on to to make your order right away!

So, add a hint of flavour and health to your life at the same time with this refreshing babribyol and date drink.