During summer rise of daytime-temperatures makes our everyday life more difficult. The impact of scorching heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, stroke, loss of appetite and various gastrointestinal disorders like food poisoning, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting, bloating, etc. These consequences can weaken our immunity system making us more vulnerable to COVID-19 and other harmful disease. In these summer days, consumption of healthy drinks can keep the body hydrated, improve the digestion and boost up immunity system. Stay with us to know about some easy homemade summer drinks to beat the heat!
Some Easy Homemade Summer Drink Recipes:
Lemonade is a quick homemade summer drink which can sooth your mind and body instantly. Lemon bears high concentration of vitamin C with other essential nutrients like, calorie, carbohydrate, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Folate, choline, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.
Vitamin-C is strongly recommended by health experts to strengthen the immunity system to fight against various life-threatening diseases like asthma, common colds, COVID19, Scurvy, kidney stone, stroke, cardio vascular disease, etc. The recommended daily amount of Vitamin-C for adults is 65 to 90 mg. The juice extracted from one lemon can provide about 18.6 mg of vitamin C.
What is more? Lemon hydrates your body and lowers blood pressure. Regular consumption of lemon supports weight loss, improves skin quality, freshens up breath, and aids digestion.
How to Prepare Lemonade? Squeeze the juice of lemons. Add sugar, cold water and ice cubes at your desired quantity. To make your drink more delicious add some spices, like cumin, coriander, cinnamon powder, coriander, cinnamon powder, black pepper, etc.
Wood Apple (Bael) Sherbet
During a hot summer day, one glass of fresh Bael Sherbet can offer you heavenly cooling refreshment. This seasonal summer fruit is rich in protein, carbohydrate, calcium, iron, Vitamin-B, Vitamin-C, fat, etc. 100 grams of ripe Bael pulp may contain as high as 49 KCal.
Besides hydrating your body, Bael offers a lot of benefits. This super food boosts up energy, purifies blood, controls blood sugar, and improves digestion. Besides these, Bael Juice can prevent health issues like dehydration, heat-stroke, upset tummy, diabetes, etc.
How to Prepare Bael Sherbet? Break the hard shell of a ripe Bael. Scrap the pulp by a spoon and soak it into water for couple of hours. Now, add some ice cubes and sugar/honey (at your desired quantity) to this mix. Then stir the mixture properly. To save time, you can also blend the mix using a blender or Food Processor. Before serving the Bael Sherbet, you can add a pinch of black pepper, salt, cardamom powder or few drops of lemon juice to enhance the taste and flavor.
Tamarind (Tetul) Sherbet
The mouth-watering Tamarind Sherbet can soothe your soul during a sultry summer day. The pulp of ripe tamarind is a rich source of protein, carbohydrate, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, fiber, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene, vitamins (A, C, B6, E, K), etc. Per 100 grams of Tamarind pulp contains about 3000 mg of calcium.
If you have less appetite drink Tamarind Sherbet to enhance food inclination. It can also improve your digestion system. Tamarind can strengthen your immunity to fight against COVID19 and other diseases. What is more? Tamarind sherbet can be used as a home remedy to treat common colds, sore throat and fever.
How to Prepare Tamarind Sherbet? Separate the Tamarind pulps from its cover and soak them into a bowl of water for 3 to 4 hours. Then squeeze the pulps properly to strain the juice. Now add some ice cubes, water and sugar to this concentrated Tamarind juice. Now serve this Lip-smacking Tamarind Sherbet adding a pinch of salt and black pepper.
You can hardly find a person who doesn’t like Lassi. A glass of cool Lassi can provide you instant relief in the sweltering summer weather. Yogurt or Curd is the main ingredient of this traditional drink. Plain Yogurt is enriched with protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, Vitamin D, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, selenium, etc.
Fresh yoghurt is called prebiotic food as it aids the growth of digestion-benefiting bacteria in the intestines. Yogurt facilitates the creation of serotonin and melatonin in human-brain, which would help you to get better sleep. Besides these, yoghurt can boost up immunity, prevents fungal infections and minimizes the risk of intestinal cancers.
How to Prepare Classic Lassi? First, crush some ice cubes in a blender. Add yoghurt, water, salt or sugar. You can add some amount of milk powder to reduce the sourness of yogurt and bring a creamy flavor. Now blend the mixture for about 1 to 2 minutes. You can add a pinch of jeera powder and black pepper to your Lassi before serving.
Source: United News of Bangladesh