Summers call for an energized self. With the fresh sunlight sinking in and clear skies making days warmer and scorching heat making a mess out of you, cooling mechanisms are muchly dreaded. We present you here with the 6 most refreshing drink options for summers like this that will rejuvenate you and fill you up with energy to sustain prolonged hours in the sun. Do read the description to get an idea of its full ingredients and recipe.
- Sweet Ginger Lemonade
Ingredients: crushed ginger, brown sugar, lime juice, salt, and ice.
Boil some crushed ginger in a cup of water for 2 minutes. Mix brown sugar while it is warm and let it cool down completely. Add a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt and stir till everything is combined into a dazzling concoction. Put some ice cubes and relish! This drink will help you achieve immunity against allergies.
- Passionfruit and Mint Sorbet
Ingredients: passionfruit, mint leaves, powdered white sugar, and ice.
Take out the pulp of passionfruit and crush it along with a few mint leaves until mushy. Add water and then add a teaspoon of powdered sugar. Stir till perfectly dissolved and the seeds of the passionfruit dance. Now drop those cold cubes and serve! This makes for an interesting Sunday brunch accompaniment.
- Cinnamon Macha Tea
Ingredients: Macha tea, cinnamon bits, turmeric, and ice water.
Boil a pinch of turmeric and cinnamon bits together in water for a few minutes. Let that sit. In a cup whisk a spoonful of Macha tea powder and drain it into a tall glass. Pour the pre-done cinnamon and turmeric tea into the glass along with ice water until full. Give it a good mix. Sprinkle some sugar crystals to taste. Put a straw and enjoy. The drink has anti-inflammatory properties and a soothing effect.
- Strawberry and Beet Juice
Ingredients: strawberries, mint leaves, beetroot, and ice.
Blend a bunch of strawberries, chopped beetroot, and a few mint leaves. Make sure the pieces are finely done and then proceed to strain the mixture so prepared. Add black salt to enhance the taste (optional). Serve this light-hearted drink with an iceball! Helps people with iron deficiencies that impact physical activity.
- Spiced Pineapple Mojito
Ingredients: pineapple, black salt, white pepper powder, powdered white sugar, and ice.
Chop up pieces of pineapple and put them in a blender to extract the juice. Pour the juice into a tall glass. Drizzle white pepper powder and cinnamon powder and stir generously. Put ice cubes or mix with ice water to achieve full quantity (if lacking). Sprinkle some black salt right before serving and top it with a mint leaf. The hot option for coolness with a twist!
- Fruity Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, milk, dates, pre-soaked almonds, raisins, jaggery powder, chia seeds, and ice cubes.
Take some hot milk in a cup and add dates, chia seeds, raisins, and pre-soaked (peeled) almonds, and let it soak for 15 mins. Put the cooled-down mix in a blender along with one/two banana(s) (according to the desired thickness of the smoothie). Blend finely and pour the blended mixture into a glass. Put a teaspoon of jaggery powder and mix the thick and slimy drink thoroughly. Enjoy this filling drink when you don’t feel like cooking, full of essential nutrients! This one makes for a great detox drink too.
These cooling and soothing refill options for summers with extravagant health benefits – hydrate, detox, cure inflammation, balance body temperature, etc. But first and foremost, it fills you up creatively and healthily. This is also important because soft drinks or aerated drinks only quench your mad thirst for that very moment and that too at the cost of affecting your health negatively. If you find it hard to take out time for such recipes on your hustling days, instead rely on coconut water and simple lemonades.