Come summers, temperatures begin to soar high leaving everyone feeling fatigued, sweaty and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in the sweltering heat and maintain good health. As we welcome summers, let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat.
Here’s a list of summer drinks to beat the heat.
1. Aam Panna
An absolute lip-smacking drink that is most popular in Maharashtra is made with our favourite king of fruits- mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared using mango pulp and blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. This drink does not only keep you refreshed but also energized through sunny days.
Jaljeera is made using jeera and water. The cumin seeds or jeera is roasted and made into coarse powder and mixed in water. This solution is best for people dealing with digestion problems, especially during summers. Gulp down a chilled glass of jaljeera and endure summers like never before.
3. Sattu Sharbat
What’s better than bringing a desi summer drink to your rescue? Sattu sharbat is one speciality from Bihar that keeps the body cool even during the sunniest day. It is made with sattu flour, sugar and water; that’s all it needs. It’s not only refreshing but also filling. Here’s a refreshing recipe of sattu sharbat that you will definitely fall in love with.
4. Buttermilk (Chaas)
Buttermilk or popularly known as chaas is an amazing curd-based drink that is undoubtedly an Indian favourite. Chaas is a brilliant digestive, and the addition of spices like jeera only enhances the benefits it has to offer.
5. Coconut Water
A chilled glass of coconut water can instantly cheer you up. The mild sweetness and fresh taste makes it just the perfect drink to keep summer blues at bay. It also makes for a great electrolyte, so every time you feel dehydrated, load up on some coconut water and you are good to go.
6. Sugarcane Juice
Sugarcane juice is used as a natural remedy to a host of problems. It makes for an energy drink and helps build up plasma and body fluids, helping you counter dehydration and dullness. Adding mint leaves to the juice will only help enhance the taste of your summer drink.
What’s better than the Punjabi lassi? This smooth and creamy yoghurt based refreshment is considered to be an amazing summer cooler. The best part is, you can easily add many variations to it, from classic to mint, avocado, mango to banana walnut lassi and more. If you haven’t tried any of these yet, fret not.
8. Barley Water
Barley water makes for an ancient remedy for good health. All you need to make this elixir is pearl barley, water, salt, a dash of honey and lemon and you are good to go.
9. Watermelon Granita
One of the best summer fruits is watermelon and what’s even better is its juice
So go ahead and enjoy these drinks and ensure a happy and healthy summer 2018!
Source: NDTV food