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4 Best Refreshing Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat

Checkout 4 best refreshing Summer drinks to beat the heat.

Summer days have come and everywhere you go, it’s hot and humid. The Temperature in most Asian countries rises from 30 degrees to 50 degrees in peak hours. Scientists at Indian Meteorological Department said that the temperature in India risen sharply in the past two decade [Ref: Rediff] and it’s will continue to rise furthermore due to El Nino phenomenon.

Best summer drinks

Typically in India, in the month of April, May, and June, from morning to evening its very hot and heat waves blows around. Thousands of people die due to sunstroke in this part of the world. Your body does feel this heat and so it requires some cool and chilly thing to keep it hydrated. There are many ways to hydrate your body either by drinking a plenty of water or by drinking refreshing juices. There are many refreshing juices like Coconut water, sugarcane juice and much more.

Here are few refreshing summer juices using which you can beat the heat –

Summer Juices: Fennel Juice | Mint Juice | Watermelon Juice | ButterMilk

 #1 Fennel Juice

Fennel is good for digestion and also solves the common digestion problems like heartburn, acidity, cholera and few more problems. It is believed that eating fennel seeds may increase the production of breast milk and also further the process of mensuration.Fennel Juice

After having your meals it is must to chew 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds for the good digestion. In summer it is necessary to drink this fennel juice to keep our body hydrated.

Ingredients :

1 glass water
2 tbsp ground fennel seeds
2 tbsp sugar(as per sweetness)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice if necessary
2 – 3 ice cubes

Method

  1. Add fennel seeds, sugar, lemon juice to the water.
  2. Stir till the sugar dissolve with the water.
  3. Strain the water.
  4. Add the ice cubes to the water.
  5. Now the fennel seeds juice is ready to drink.

#2 Mint Juice

I love the pleasant smell of the mint and is the most refreshing ingredient.  Mint juice is a good appetizer and is excellent for the digestion. There are many health benefits of mint like the common cold, breasting feeding, gastric problem, skin care for pimples and mouth ulcers.

Adding chopped mint leaves to any recipe at the end makes it tasty as well beautiful. Sprinkle a few chopped mint leaves on the cut salad or for the soups, will surely change the taste.Mint Juice
Here is the mint juice preparation –

Ingredients :

1 bunch of mint
1 glass water
3 – 4 tbsp of lemon juice
1 – 2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tbsp Black slat
3 Ice cubes

Method

  1. In a blender add mint, sugar and make to paste.
  2. Then add little water and again grind it.
  3. Now add the mixture to the water.
  4. Then add 1/4 tbsp of black slat.
  5. Stir the water so that all the ingredients mix well
  6. Strain the water.
  7. Add the ice cubes to the water.
  8. Mint juice is ready to drink.

#3 Watermelon Juice

One more best refreshing fruit in summer is Watermelon. Watermelon is thirst satisfying fruit with 92 % of water in it flesh, so it is best for the hydration in summer. This fruit is rich in Vitamin C, amino acid and also in Citrulline. It’s very widely available in the market with different varieties.

Because of its watery and crunchy flesh most of the people especially children are found of watermelon. After eating a plate full of watermelon or a glass full of watermelon juice your feel stomach tight due to its water content.Watermelon Juice

Preparation of Watermelon Juice

Ingredients :

1 cup watermelon cubes
1/2 tbsp of rock salt or black salt
3 – 4 ice cubes
lemon juice (optional)

Method

  1. In a blender add watermelon cubes, salt and blend it
  2. Filter the juice with a strainer
  3. Add ice cubes to the juice
  4. Now the juice is ready to drink

#4 ButterMilk

Buttermilk is tasty, healthy and energizing drink in summer to keep our body hydrated. Its rich source of calcium, protein and minerals. As it is good for our body, it’s a famous drink in North India during hot conditions. In summer drinking buttermilk in the morning and at afternoon will keep your body hydrated and maintain a good balance in the digestive system.

Masala ButtermilkYour can also drink plain buttermilk by adding salt or you can also make it masala buttermilk by adding few spices.

Preparation of Masala Buttermilk

Ingredinets

1 glass buttermilk
1 stems mint
2 steams coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp grounded cumin powder
1/4 tbsp grounded black pepper powder
2 – 3 ice cubes
Rock salt as per taste

Method

Finely chop mint and coriander leaves. Now add all the ingredients to the buttermilk and mix it well. Masala buttermilk ready to drink. You can also add special buttermilk masala [easily available in the market].

About Preethi Khetani

Preethi Khetani is a house-wife, so she knows much about cooking. She is also a mother of two children and a house-wife to a full-time tech blogger.