Nutritional Facts of Thandai, Calories in Thandai

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one glass of Thandai have?

One  glass of Thandai gives 340 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 84 calories, proteins account for 44 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 165 calories.  One glass of Thandai provides about 17 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Thandai recipeThis fresh, homemade Thandai tastes absolutely heavenly, far superior to the readymade mixes available in the market. Milk, energised with almonds and spices, Thandai is the perfect drink to serve on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Diwali. The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron rise atop the dense flavour of fully boiled milk, to pamper the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. You can strain the mixture before serving if you want it smooth, but if you like the coarse mouth-feel of ground almonds and poppy seeds, you can enjoy the drink as it is without straining.

Is Thandai healthy?

No, thandai is not healthy. Made from full fat milk, sugar, almonds, kalimirchi, fennel seeds and little saffron.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

Almonds (badam) Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as  Vitamin B1, Thiamine Vitamin B3, Niacin and Folate, Vitamin B9 which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics. See all 13 super health benefits of almonds

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Thandai?

No, thandai does not works for them. Diabetics, Cardiac and weight loss individuals need low fat milk and no sugar.

Can healthy individuals have Thandai?

This recipe is very high in calories of which sugar is pure junk and should be almost removed from your diet. Yes, cut sugar to lead a healthier life. So i say find something healthier to drink. If you still want to drink Thandai, then follow our recipe as its far superior in quality than market bought. 

What is the option to Thandai?

Tulsi Tea
Tulsi Tea

Sorry, but we are health freaks at tarladalal. Go with tulsi tea with ZERO sugar and yet has a sweet taste. 9 calories for tulsi tea against 340 calories for a glass of Thandia. 

Thandai is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. 

2. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Vitamin B2 enables the production of red blood cells that contribute to the rise in your energy levels. So have more milk, curds, eggs and green leafy vegetables. 

3. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

4. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


How to burn 340 calories that come from one glass of Thandai?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 42 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 34 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 45 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 58 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per glass% Daily Values
Energy340 cal17%
Protein11 g20%
Carbohydrates20.9 g7%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat18.3 g28%
Cholesterol36 mg9%
Vitamin A360 mcg8%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.3 mg27%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C2.2 mg6%
Vitamin E1.6 mg11%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.1 mcg8%
Calcium486.9 mg81%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium66.1 mg19%
Phosphorus323.1 mg54%
Sodium42.8 mg2%
Potassium256.2 mg5%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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