There is nothing more refreshing then a delicious mango smoothie on a hot summer day. You’ll need a ripe mango and 1/3 cup (85 g) of chilled yogurt and 200 ml of skimmed milk. Blitz it in a food processor until it is smooth and frothy. You can sweeten it with honey and sprinkle some cardamom seeds on top for flavour. Serve immediately.
This fruity mocktail is not just great for the summer but is also a great party drink. Take 4 ripe peaches and slice it up. Puree it in the food processor until it is reduced to pulp. Transfer the pulp to a pitcher, add 2 cups of water, juice of 1 lime, 4 cups of ginger ale and honey to sweeten. Your peachy punch is ready!
Everyone has been raving about the benefits of vegetable juice in recent times. It’s an easy way of consuming vegetables without cooking them. The next time you’re thirsty, juice a few vegetables and drink it up. Some vegetables that make great juices are tomatoes, carrots and beetroots. Throw in a fruit like an apple or pear to sweeten it naturally.
Chamomile Mint Tea
Chamomile tea is an amazing antioxidant, and combined with mint makes a great summer drink. Mix a cup of chamomile flowers in a gallon of water along with fresh mint sprigs. Add some ice cubes and you have a refreshing and cool drink.
Coconut water is absolutely delicious and is low in calories. It is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, iron, calcium and vitamin C. Try to have fresh coconut water since the store-bought ones contain a lot of added sugar.
This yogurt based drink is a staple in Indian households and it is very beneficial because yogurt is a body coolant. It is made by churning yogurt (1 cup) and water(1.5 cups) with spices and herbs. You can churn it in a food processor or in a traditional Indian churner. The butter might come to the surface while churning, you can remove it and serve just the buttermilk. You can add roasted cumin powder and black salt for added flavour.