Talbina is a soup or porridge made with Barley Flour, Milk and Honey. It is a simple yet tasty and nutritious breakfast.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and his wife Aisha (radhi Allahu anha), both used to recommend it for the sick and people who suffered a loss of someone close. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘It soothers the heart of a patient and makes it active, and relieves some of its distress and sorrow.’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 31, Hadith 3572).
It is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It can help boost energy levels, improve bowel health and prevent constipation. It also helps maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Its ingredients, such as Barley and Omega-3 fatty acids, may also help improve mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.
It is easy to make and has a creamy, liquid texture. You can add a variety of spices and sweeteners, such as Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave, to suit your preferences. It can be served as a dessert or even as a snack. Talbina can be topped with nuts, such as Almonds, Pistachio or Dates, to add more texture and flavor.