5 Lip-Smacking Healthy Summer Drinks To Keep Your Family Hydrated


by Tasneem Dhinojwala

During hot summer days, opt for these healthy summer drinks. Serve them nice to your children and avoid artificially flavored drinks at any cost!

It’s that time of the year again when the Sun God will show his might and bright, and the hot, dry summer wind will scorch everyone high and dry. Dehydration becomes a major problem, especially with the little ones, who need to be reminded to drink water from time to time. Packaged juices and milkshakes are not healthy and should be avoided on a daily basis.Healthy summer drinks 01

As a mother, it becomes your prerogative to think of innovative ideas, so that your little ones down that glass of milk or water in one shot without any drama. To make this task easier, TCT has 5 lip-smacking healthy summer drinks to keep your family hydrated.

1. Jaggery Lemonade

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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If you hate using too much sugar for preparing lemonades or any drink during the summer months, then substituting sugar with jaggery is a very easy, convenient and yummy option. Lemonade is one drink that young and old, both love to sip on during the blistering summer heat. Try this jaggery lemonade this season.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Tbsp jaggery powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4th Tsp roasted jeera powder
  • Black salt as per taste
  • Mint leaves
  • Chilled water

Procedure:

Take a glass of water, add the jaggery powder and boil for a couple of minutes. This will help in getting rid of impurities. Let it cool. Once it cools, strain it. Then fill up half a glass with this jaggery water. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the roasted jeera powder and black salt as per the taste. Fill up the glass with chilled water. Mix well. Add some ice and mint leaves while serving.

2. Saunf Sherbet

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is an ideal drink for the hot summer months and works well for acidity problems and heartburn. Kids love the taste of saunf.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp saunf (aniseed)
  • 2 Tbsp taal mishri (palm candy)
  • 5 Tbsp saunf (aniseed)
  • Chilled water

Procedure:

Wash aniseed and soak it together with palm candy in some water. When the palm candy has almost dissolved in the water, grind the aniseed. This can be served after adding some more water depending on the sweetness of the mixture.Healthy summer drinks 02

3. Jaggery Tukmuriya Sherbet

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is one of the best and the easiest to make coolers for the hot dry summer months. Jaggery is a good substitute for sugar and tukmariya keeps the stomach cool. Tukmaria seeds have many beneficial values. It helps in lowering constipation, detoxification and keeps the stomach cool.

Ingredients:

  • 50-100 Gms jaggery
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tbsp tukmaria (sabja or sweet basil)

Procedure:

Soak the jaggery in water. Once it dissolves, boil the water to remove any impurities. In the meantime soak the tukmaria seeds in water. Let it cool and then strain it. Fill up half a glass with the jaggery filter water. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon. Add more water to fill the glass. Add the soaked tukmaria seed and mix well. Serve chilled.Healthy summer drinks 03

4. Rose Tukmuriya Milkshake

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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It is easy to make children drink milk during the summer months in the form of various milkshakes. Rose tukmaria milkshake is loaded with its own benefits and also is convincing to the little ones’ tastebuds.

Ingredients:

  • One glass chilled milk
  • Scoop of vanilla icecream
  • 1-2 Tbsp tukmaria seeds
  • 1 Tbsp rose sherbet
  • Sugar syrup as per taste

Procedure:

In a mixer, blend the chilled milk, sugar syrup, and the rose sherbet. For making the shake frothy, add 2-3 ice cubes during blending. Pour into a glass. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and top it up with tukmaria seeds.

5. Bottle Gourd Milkshake

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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This milkshake is not only extremely delicious but also has a lot of health benefits. It is a unique combination of milk with a summer vegetable. Bottle gourd is beneficial in keeping the stomach cool.

Ingredients:

  • One glass milk
  • 2 Tbsp grated bottle gourd
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 Tbsp rose sherbet

Method:

Add the grated bottle gourd in the milk and cook it over a slow flame till the bottle gourd is cooked. Let it cool. Pour it in a glass and mix rose sherbet. This will give a pink color to the milkshake to make it look interesting. Serve chilled.Healthy summer drinks 04

 

 

 

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