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Top Five Beverages to Beat the Heat

December 3, 2020

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The heat is on! It is uncomfortable, sticky, hotter and more common in India nowadays. The scorching sun of summer often causes dehydration in our body. And even otherwise, dehydration is a daily affair since there could be insensible losses of water from the skin too! But, if you aren’t aware of the fact, water isn’t the only way to keep yourself hydrated.

These five summer beverages will help you keep cool in the hot climate. (The beverage recipes given below equates to per serving).

1. PAPAYA MUSKMELON LASSI

Ingredient                                        Amount                                       Kcal                                             Protein(gm)                                        Fiber(gm)

Papaya                                        80gm                                   34.4                                            -                                               1.3

Muskmelon                                80gm                                   27.2                                             -                                                0.8

Sugar                                        1tsp(5gm)                             20.0                                            -                                                  -

Fresh curd                               100gm                                  98                                               11.0                                               -

Water                                         50ml                                  -                                                    -                                                  -

Total                                                                                                179.6                                                         11.0                                                      2.1

Method

  • Make medium sized cubes of Papaya and Musk Melon.
  • Crush all the ingredients together & serve in the glass
  • Garnish with mint & basil leaves.

2. WATERMELON TOFU MILKSHAKE

Ingredient                                                           Amount                                       Kcal                                   Protein(gm)

Watermelon                                               100gm                                    30                                    -

Tofu                                                            50gm                                    38                                  4.0

Limon juice                                                  10ml                                     -                                       -

Honey                                                           5ml                                    30                                      -

Mint                                                               6-7leaves                           -                                       -

Total                                                                                                                             98                                            4.0

Method

  • Mash the tofu with hands.
  • Crush all the ingredients together in a mixer and then filter it.
  • Serve in the long glass garnished with a small rind of lemon and a small wedge of Water melon.

3. NANARI JUICE

Ingredient

  • Nanari sherbet base -50ml
  • Sugar syrup-50ml
  • Lemon juice-10ml
  • Dry ginger powder- a pinch
  • Soaked basil seeds- (for garnish)

Method

  • Mix nanari sherbet base, sugar syrup, lemon juice, dry ginger, salt together.
  • Blend the mixture with ice.
  • Serve it in the glass, garnished with soaked basil seeds & mint leaves.

4. FIGS & DATES MILKSHAKE

Ingredient                                                       Amount                                                Kcal                                              Protein(gm)

Fresh or dry figs                                       20gm                                         14.8                                               -

Dates                                                         20gm                                             56                                              -

Milk                                                           150ml                                              63                                             5.1

Total                                                                                                                                     133.8                                                 5.1

Method

  • Soak the figs for an hour in water (if using dry figs).
  • Make a paste by blending it.
  • Soak the Dates in milk for 15-20 min.
  • Add figs paste to soaked dates, crush with a 2-3 ice cube.
  • Garnish with rose petals.

5. ANTI-CHOLESTEROL SHAKE

Ingredient                                                Amount                                                       Kcal                                       Fiber(gm)

Orange                                              80gm                                                  37                                    1.9

Papaya                                              80gm                                                 34.4                                  1.3

Banana                                             50gm                                                 44.5                                    1.3

Ice Cube                                           2-3                                                      -                                           -

Total                                                                                                                                115.9                                             4.5

Method

  • Blend all the ingredients to a liquid consistency except banana.
  • Puree the banana.
  • Add banana puree to the juice, crush it again with ice.
  • Pour the juice into a glass.
  • Garnish with fruit stick & serve.

Next time you feel the heat, try these yummilicious recipes at your home. Beat the heat and enjoy your liquidy treats to the fullest.

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