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A Sip of Summer: Taste these 5 Indian Classic Coolers!

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King of Summer Coolers: Lemonade. Pixabay
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June 28, 2017: The scorching heat of summers is continuously draining you of your energy, leaving you tired, dehydrated and drowsy.  All you crave for is rejuvenation and refreshment. So here we bring for you a list of super easy drinks which will help you quench the summer thirst.

  1. LEMONADE– The king of the summer drinks, it can never be outdated for the numerous experiments that can be done with it. Add mint leaves to cool your body and add your favorite fruits and pamper your taste buds. If you are a health freak, what goes better than cucumber lemonade? Experiment with this classic drink and it won’t ever let you down.
Lemon Juice. Pixabay

2. BUTTERMILK– It offers you the lightness of yogurt and you can always add cumin powder, mint or curry leaves as per your taste and enjoy the tasty and healthy summer drink. Don’t miss out this desi Indian Drink this summer as it also prevents you from heat strokes.

The Indian Summer Cooler: Buttermilk. Wikimedia

3. MANGO PANNA– Made with tangy raw mangoes, it is slightly sour and sweet in taste with a hint of cardamom and black salt which is sure to captivate your taste buds and is also a rich source of Vitamin C and thus a curative for blood disorders.

Aam Panna. Wikimedia

 

4. WATERMELON SLUSH– This heavenly drink is a savior in hot summers for the benefits it holds. Add mint leaves for more flavor or any fruit as per your taste, this drink will surely cool your mind and body.

Watermelon Drink. Pixabay

5. ICED TEA– Ice this summer with different variations of Iced Tea. Load up on antioxidants by adding peach and mangoes or add the flavor of berries and pomegranate. To add a desi touch, you can go for adding tulsi leaves. From soothing stress to providing minerals, it provides more than just a refreshing boost.

Iced Tea. Pixabay

Just a few simple ingredients and you get a hydrating glass boosting you up with energy without a compromise with your taste buds. So in this hot and tiring summer, just sit on your couch and take a long cool sip of your favorite quencher.

By Supreet Aneja Twitter: @supreet_aneja

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Desi Coolers! 10 Amazing Indian Summer Drinks worth trying this Season

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A smoothie , Pixabay

May 6, 2017: If you are tired of having countless glasses of water this summer, fret no more! Beat the heat and quench your thirst with 10 amazing Indian summer drinks and feel refreshed like never before-

  1. Lassi

Lassi, Wikimedia

Lassi is an extremely popular drink in Northern India. It originated in Punjab and is made my skimming curd. It is available in various flavours and colours. It can be made light or heavy by choice.

  1. Aam Panna

Aam Panna, Wikimedia

Aam panna is renowned for its heat-resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and is yellow to very light green in color, and is consumed as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat. It is considered great for treating gastro-intestinal disorders

  1. Thandai

Thandai, Wikimedia

Like Tom and Jerry, Thandai and Holi are incomplete without each other. The staple drink is prepared with a mixture of  prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds(watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. This too can be prepared in many ways like Rose , mango and badam thandai.

 

  1. Jaljeera

Jal Jeera, Wikimedia

Jal-Jeera or cumin water is a cool drink again originating from North India. The main preparation is actually lemonade with Jaljeera powder. It aids digestion and prevents anemia due to rich amount of iron.

  1. Kokum Sherbert

Kokum Sherbet, Wikimedia

Kokum which is also known as the Malabar Taramind is mixed with jeera and black pepper to create the Kokum Sherbert. It has a pulpy texture and pristine aroma. Due to its amazing weight loss properties Kokum can be your breakfast essential!

  1. Sugarcane Juice
Sugarcane Juice, Wikimedia

Extracted from fresh sugarcane it is a quick cooling reagent loaded with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It contains only 15 calories so we can now shed our winter tummies in a quicker, healthier and tastier way.

  1. Coconut water

Coconut Water, Wikimedia

Available not only throughout the country but also, most parts of the world.  Just cut the top of a coconut and escape the torturing heat. Commonly called as ‘natures sport drink’ or ‘life enhancer’ So just stir it up and drink immediately!

  1. Shikanji

Shikanji, Wikimedia

Lemon, cold water and sugar. Best detoxifying agent and one of the easiest things to prepare to brighten up your day. It makes you leaner and helps in preventing infections. Remember this, the next time someone throws lemons at you.

  1. Piyush

Piyush, Source: Sanjeev Kapoor

Made from curd / buttermilk and shrikhand spiced with cardamom, and nutmeg powder, Piyush is an excellent coolant for summers.It is thicker, creamier and sweeter than Lassi. This drink is great especially if you are fasting as it keeps your hunger pangs away.

  1. Paan (Betel Leaf) Juice 

Paan (betel Leaf) Juice

It is made from paan or betel leaves and a little bit of rose sweetener gulkand.  The aroma though is beyond words. To make it cooler you can also add sabza or basil seeds. It controls bad breath and cogh and has aromatic  simulative properties.

– by staff writer at NewsGram