With the advent of summers high temperatures make our life difficult. To beat summer heat, we must remain hydrated by increasing liquid intake. But wait a minute, do not get tempted by fizzy bottled cold drinks. They might quench our thirst, but are not good for our health. Many caffeinated drinks leach out calcium from our bones. It is not very difficult to make nice, refreshing cool summer drinks.
The catch lies in making use of the ingredients that are available at home. Just mix and match, and experiment to make new refreshing drink that is close to your heart. Here are few recipes to get you started in your endeavor to remain cool and hydrated in scorching heat of summers.
Cool Summer Drinks
Both kiwi and cucumber have high water content and are rich in vitamin C. This tangy drink is perfect for summers. It uses healthy ingredients, and is very easy to make. Even children can make it under adult supervision. You just have to put all the ingredients in liquidizer, and the drink will be ready in few seconds. Read recipe.
This refreshing mocktail uses pineapple juice, lime and lemon soda, and rose syrup. It is delicious, refreshing, and looks beautiful. Sweet, and savory drink is the perfect thirst quencher for summers. Read recipe.
This is a soothing drink perfect for summers. Remove seeds from watermelon pieces, and then freeze the pieces, to get cold and slightly thick smoothie. Mint, strawberry, and lemon juice give it a slightly spicy and tangy flavor. Read recipe.
Extract amla, lemon and ginger juice, and add to sugar syrup. Add some spices, and the syrup is ready. Use a small quantity of syrup mixed with water to prepare this refreshing drink. Read recipe.
Aam panna is made using pulp of green unripe mangoes. Jaggery or sugar is added to give some sweetness. Black salt and roasted cumin seed powder add some spiciness and flavor. Fresh mint leaves provide freshness to this drink. Read recipe.
Thandai is a cooling milk based drink for summers. We can make and store thandai syrup, and make thandai out of it whenever we want. Thandai in Hindi literally means a coolant. Read recipe.