Healthy beverages can rejuvenate you in no time. Replace those empty-calorie, sugary sodas with healthy drinks this summer. On the occasion of Beverage Day, here are recipes of 5 healthy beverages which you must try!
1. Citrus Tea Punch
All you tea lovers, here is a healthier option for you! A combination of tea, orange juice and lemonade, it is best for people who are conscious about their health.
- 6 cups water, divided
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 whole cloves
- 2 family-sized tea bags
- 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
- 1 cup orange juice
- 10 Strawberries
- 1 (6-ounce) can thawed lemonade concentrate, undiluted
- Lemon slices (optional)
Boil 4 cups of water in a non-stick pan. Add sugar and stir till it dissolves. Put tea bags in it and let it infuse. Discard the tea bag, pour it in a large bowl and let it cool. Add cloves, cinnamon, and sieve the mixture. Add 2 cups of water, orange juice and lemonade concentrate and chopped strawberries. Stir well. Serve it chilled and garnished with lemon slices.
2. Apple Carrot Ginger Juice
Do you get tired easily? Apple Carrot Ginger Juice keeps you rejuvenated. It is not only energizing but also easy to prepare.
- 1 large chopped and cored apple
- 5 peeled and chopped carrots
- ½ piece chopped and peeled ginger
- ¾ cup water
- ½ lemon
Pour ¾ cup water in a blender/ mixer/ food processor jar. Add cored and chopped apple pieces. Add peeled and chopped carrots and ginger pieces. Blend it till a smooth puree is formed. Sieve the mixture to get the maximum juice using a cheesecloth. Squeeze lemon in the juice. Fill up the serving glasses and enjoy.
3. Spicy Mango Orange Slush
Want to beat the summer heat? Spicy Mango Orange Slush will work wonders!
- 2 cups cubed peeled ripe mango, frozen
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup sparkling water, chilled
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Blend mango, orange juice, lime juice, sparkling water and grated lime rind in a blender and process it until smooth. Add ground red pepper for a better flavour.
4. Carom (Ajwain) and Turmeric Milk
Haven’t we always heard about the advantages of turmeric from our mother and grandmother? This Nani’s nuskha always works wonders!
- 1/2 tspcarom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/4 tspturmeric powder
- 1 cupmilk
Dry roast carom seeds on a non-stick pan for a minute and keep them aside. Boil milk in a pan, add turmeric, sugar and stir it well for 2 minutes. Remove the milk from the flame and add carom seeds to it. Serve it immediately.
5. Raspberry Cooler
Want to try out something new? Do try raspberry cooler. Fitness with taste, isn’t it great?
- 1⁄2 cup mint leaves
- 1cup water
- 1(10 ounce) package frozen raspberries
- 1(6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 2cups soda
Mix sugar, mint leaves and water in a casserole. Heat the mixture till it begins to boil. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Add raspberries and lemonade. Stir it till they are thawed. Gradually stir it in soda before serving with ice.
Stay fit, rejuvenated and happy trying out these beverages this summer.
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