Summer is here and with the heat you have a lot other side effects like pollution, heat waves, eyes burning, body sweating, heat strokes, etc. They say that your body becomes easily dehydrated during the summer season. Experts also suggest that drinking cold summer drinks are healthy for all age groups. It doesn’t really matter how old or not you are, because your body gets dehydrated with lack of water and energy in it. You will be in big trouble during summer with lack of proteins and energy.
What is it that is great about summer? If you ask me, I would say nothing! You have continuous sun rays hitting your face, you start to sweat and you will get tired easily. But how to beat the heat? The only good thing about summer is the summer holidays for kids. We are going to this list down a number of refreshing,healthy summer drinks for all age groups.
India is rich in spices,fruits, vegetables and what not? You get everything here and you can make everything at home itself. Homemade healthy drinks are the best for your children and elders. Vegetables and fruits should be consumed in large quantities during summer, mainly water rich content fruits and vegetables. Cucumber, watermelon, lemon, pineapple, tomato etc are in rich in water content. When you consume lots of vegetables and fruits, your body becomes lighter and will give you energy to get through the day. It will keep you hydrated and healthy. During the nights, you might not need so many water rich contents since you don’t work or run around. It is the daytime that is harder and summer can take a lot from your body. Strokes are very common,even in older people. These amazing homemade healthy summer drinks will be of great use during the toughest time of the year.
Healthy Summer Drinks
- All you have to do is squeeze lemon slices and add chilled cold water + ice cubes + sugar and keep it inside the fridge for about an hour or so.
- You can also add mint leaves to extract the taste and smell.
- Some people prefer to add ginger as well since ginger gives out a unique taste.
It gets easier for people to consume this in large quantities because the drink is made up of only natural ingredients and one doesn’t have to add any artificial color or syrup to it. It is tasty, healthy and definitely satisfying to drink Indian lemonade or nimbu pani during summer season.
Tender coconut is widely available in a lot of places in our country. Not just for summer, but drinking tender coconut water everyday, keeps your stomach clean, hydrates your body and adds some strength to your internal organs.
In fact, nowadays, there are lots of tender coconut recipes as well that shopkeepers are coming up with to beat the heat. You can also eat the coconut slices inside the tender coconut apart from water. It is very healthy and cools your body.
3Sweet Lassi / Buttermilk
- The recipe is extremely easy and all you have to do is just beat the curd andadd a spoon of sugar to it.
- You can also add nuts like Badam, Pista and cashew if you want to make it heavier and tastier.
- Add Rose water powder or cardamom, saffron etc to make it rich and healthy.
Buttermilk is also highly good water content drink that hydrates your body. Buttermilk has to be more watery and can be made of curd + salt + ginger + chili and water. Make the buttermilk and cool it in the fridge for a while. Your children will love buttermilk during summer noons as they will quench thirst easily and give inner body strength.
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4Aam ka panna
Aam panna is made using raw mangoes and water. You have to dry the mangos and make it into a powder and mix it with water to make the syrup. Or, even easier is buying the aam ka panna’s bottled drink. You can get it in any grocery shop nearby. There are no concentrated ingredients added in this drink. So, it is very very healthy and you can drink it throughout the summer season. Aam ka panna also has ginger + tamarind and lemon in it. So these cooling agents will keep your body hydrated at all times.
5All types of fresh juices
Watermelon, orange, pineapple, Apple, cucumber, tomato, muskmelon etc., are some fruits that are very rich in water contents. Since these fruits are easy to eat as well, you can eat or make them into fresh juices and have it. You can also mix one or more fruits to make fruit punchout of it.
The best thing about fresh juices are that, you don’t have to add extra sugar or any other ingredients, since it is easier to make it without extra ingredients. They are super fresh and the water content is filling and hydrates your body easily. Drink lots of fresh juice during the summer season to keep your body cool and healthy.