Healthy Beverages You Must Prepare This Summer |

Healthy Beverages You Must Prepare This Summer


Instead of stuffing yourself with unhealthy and heavy meals in summer, it is better to opt for cool and healthy beverages that act as coolant and help in getting rid of heat.

Preparing summer drinks out of curd or fruits will not only refresh you but will also enrich your body with essential nutrients. Here I am sharing some simple recipes of nutritious beverages you must prepare in this season.

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice is a healthy beverage you must prepare this summer. Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and potassium. This delicious fruit is quite effective in reducing bad cholesterol. You can prepare pomegranate juice using just 2 ingredients.

Things Needed

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup water

How To Prepare?

  • Wash pomegranate and let it dry.
  • Remove the crown and make shallow cuts from top to bottom on the fruit.
  • Cut fruit into halves and extract the seeds out from it.
  • Blend 1 cup of pomegranate seeds with 1 cup water in the food processor.
  • Blending seeds completely can turn the juice bitter.
  • Sieve the pulpy juice on a strainer.
  • Extract as much juice as possible.
  • Discard pulp and seeds.
  • Pour pomegranate juice into tall serving glasses.     


Strawberry Lemonade

You can turn the sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice into thick summer drink with this amazing recipe. You’ll fall in love with the yummy combination of strawberry and lemonade. Prepare this sweet lemonade using limited ingredients within 15 minutes.

  

Things Needed

8 strawberries

2 cup lemon juice (fresh)

7 cup water

White sugar as per taste

 

How to prepare?

  • Blend strawberries with 2 tbsp sugar in a blender.
  • Add 1 cup of water in the blended strawberries.
  • Blend again till strawberries transform into juicy liquid.
  • Mix strawberry juice with water, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  • Stir and refrigerate.
  • Serve chilled. 


    Watermelon Chiller

    Watermelon chiller is a nutritious beverage you can’t miss to make this summer. This 5-ingredient recipe requires less effort and can be easily prepared in a quick span of time. Watermelon chiller drink doubles the taste of fresh watermelons.

      

    Things Needed

    1 watermelon

    1/2 tsp pepper powder

    1 tsp salt

    2 tbsp sugar

    1/4 tsp chaat masala


    How To Prepare?

    • Slice watermelon into equal halves horizontally.
    • Remove seeds from fruit and scoop out the remaining pulp using a teaspoon.
    • Let the pulp chill in the shells and chilled scooped melon separately.
    • Add a half of the ingredients in each shell.
    • Use small glasses to serve watermelon chiller.


      Orange Lassi

      You can prepare lassi out of fresh oranges this summer. This healthy beverage can be prepared using five ingredients in two simple steps.

       

      Things Needed

      1 cup orange (cut)

      2 cup thick yogurt

      Maple syrup as per taste

      Ice cubs

       

      How To Prepare?

      • Blend oranges, maple syrup and water to prepare smoothie.
      • Serve chilled with ice cubs.


      Jaljeera

      Jaljeera is a popular drink from North India. It helps in combating gas and poor digestion. Drinking this summer drink after a meal can do wonders for your health. You can prepare this appetizer within just 20 minutes.


      Things Needed

      1 tbsp tamarind (seedless)

      3/4 cup mint leaves

      1.5 tbsp cumin seeds

      1 tsp fennel seeds

      ½ tsp whole black pepper

      1 tsp dry mango powder

      1 tbsp boondi

      Black salt as per taste

      How to prepare?

      • Rinse mint leaves and tamarind.
      • Blend all the ingredients except boondi in ¾ cup water.
      • Strain and add 3 cups of chilled water to the strained liquid.
      • Refrigerate and add boondi in jaljeera.
      • Serve chilled. 

         

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