Refreshing Summer Beverages to Beat Heat

With summer at its peak, the ideal way to keep yourself hydrated is by having a refreshing drink. But having packaged juices or carbonated beverages is not the best option as they come with added preservatives and are laden with sugar.

Summer is the season once we all need to remain lightweight, hydrous and refreshing. We must always all aim at consumption of water-rich food things to remain well-hydrated and healthy throughout summers. There are some summer-special foods and some beverages that has to be consumed to remain healthy.

In summers, temperatures begin to soar high leaving everyone feeling fatigued, sweaty and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health. Your body tends to lose water at a faster pace due to excessive sweating. While water is the utmost important drink to quench thirst, you can try other summery beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool. As we welcome summers, let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat.

Aam Panna

An absolute lip-smacking drink that is mostly popular in Maharashtra is made with our favourite king of fruits- mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared using mango pulp and blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. This drink does not only keep you refreshed but also energized through sunny days.

Jaljeera

Jaljeera is made using jeera and water. The cumin seeds or jeera is roasted and made into coarse powder and mixed in water. This solution is best for people dealing with digestion problems, especially during summers. Gulp down a chilled glass of jaljeera and endure summers like never before.

Sattu Sharbat

What’s better than bringing a desi summer drink to your rescue? Sattu sharbat is one specialty from Bihar that keeps the body cool even during the sunniest day. It is made with sattu flour, sugar and water; that’s all it needs. It’s not only refreshing but also filling. Here’s a refreshing recipe of sattu sharbat that you will definitely fall in love with. 

Coconut Water

A chilled glass of coconut water can instantly cheer you up. The mild sweetness and fresh taste makeAs it just the perfect drink to keep summer blues at bay. It also makes for a great electrolyte, so every time you feel dehydrated, load up on some coconut water and you are good to go.

Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane juice is used as a natural remedy to a host of problems. It makes for an energy drink and helps build up plasma and body fluids, helping you counter dehydration and dullness. Adding mint leaves to the juice will only help enhance the taste of your summer drink.

Lassi

What’s better than the Punjabi lassi? This smooth and creamy yogurt based refreshment is considered to be an amazing summer cooler. The best part is, you can easily add many variations to it, from classic to mint, avocado, mango to banana walnut lassi and more. If you haven’t tried any of these yet, fret not.

Nimbu Paani

A quick drink to make and amazingly delicious, this drink is prepared using mint leaves, lemons, sugar, salt and water. You can also add spices like cumin, coriander powder, black pepper, et al to make it interestingly tasty.

Watermelon juice

One of the best summer fruits is watermelon and what’s even better is its juice. It is super refreshing and its hydrating properties help keep your body hydrated and fresh.

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