Here is a List of 4 Must-Try Refreshing Summer Drinks
As summer is weeks away, we must change our diet and lifestyle to acclimatize to the change in season. Find out how consuming summer drinks can be crucial to maintaining health parameters during the season, and also learn about their nutritional value and recipes.
- During summer, our bodies tend to dehydrate faster
- Summer drinks like aam panna and jal jeera can help maintain hydration
- Buttermilk is one of the most popular drinks consumed by Indians during summer
Summer is knocking on our door, and it’s time to change our diet and lifestyle to acclimatize to the change in season. As temperatures gradually spike, one important thing to prioritize is maintaining hydration. That’s where comes the role of summer drinks. A glass of aam panna or jal jeera a day can be crucial for a happy and healthy life in the summer months. To understand more about the importance of summer cooler drinks and the options in summer drinks, read on.
Why do We Prefer Summer Drinks?
In the soaring summer heat, your body loses water faster due to high sweating, leaving you fatigued and lazy. To reverse this change, having a drink made of mango, jal jeera, or buttermilk can be prudent. Apart from these, several other options for cooling drinks are available in summer.
You can note that iced tea and coffee can also be considered refreshing drinks, but both contain caffeine that may only be recommended for some. Instead, you can consider the following summer drinks for a happy and healthy summer.Additional Read: Best Natural Drinks to Lower Cholesterol
List of 4 Top Summer Drinks You Can Add to Your Diet
Sattu, also known as roasted gram flour, can be a key ingredient for a summer drink. Sattu sharbat can help you with bowel movements, and it flushes out harmful toxins from your body. One tbsp of sattu is loaded with the following nutrients:
- Protein: 3.36 g
- Carbs: 9.41 g
- Fats: 0.83 g
- Calories: 58 kcal
To prepare sattu sharbat, you only need sugar and water apart from the sattu flour. For added flavours, you can add other ingredients such as mint leaves, roasted cumin powder, lemon juice, black salt, and green chilli. Here’s how you can prepare a glass of sattu sharbat:
- Include all ingredients in a jug and mix them together
- Pour it into glasses and serve with ice cubes added
Iced Jal Jeera
From the name jal jeera, it becomes clear that the drink is made of water and cumin, also known as jeera. Here’re the values of different nutrients you get from 100 g of cumin:
- Protein: 18 g
- Carbs: 44 g
- Fats: 22 g
- Calories: 375 kcal
Jal jeera can help with digestive disorders, and it also detoxifies your body. Here’s how you can prepare iced jal jeera, one of the healthiest and best summer drinks:
- Fetch ingredients such as ground cumin, roasted ground cumin, tamarind pulp, ginger salt, black salt, jaggery, mint leaves, lemon juice, chilli powder and water
- Blend all these ingredients together in a grinder
- Chill the mixture for 10-12 hours
- Decorate the drink with boondis and serve them chilled
Commonly known as chaas, buttermilk is one of the most preferred refreshing drinks by Indians. Chaas promotes digestion, and if you include spices such as jeera, its benefits enhance significantly. Here’s what you get with 100 g of buttermilk:
- Protein: 3.31 g
- Carbs: 4.79 g
- Fats: 0.88 g
- Calories: 40 kcal
Now, look at a smart recipe called masala chaas to make with this refreshing drink:
- Arrange ingredients such as plain curd, chopped green chillies and coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt, and black salt
- Add all the ingredients in a blender or hand churner (Don’t add extra water)
- Blend the preparation well
- Put the mixture in a large container and pour two cups of chilled water into it. Then combine them well to ensure there are no lumps
- Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour or two
- Decorate the masala chaas with some chaat masala and a sprig of coriander before serving
As mangoes are the most popular fruit eaten in the world , you can prepare mango summer drinks in India and different parts of the world. Aam panna is one such drink prepared with the pulps of green mangoes. Here’s a look at the nutritional value of 100 g of green mango:
- Protein: 0.8 g
- Carbs: 15 g
- Fats: 0.4 g
- Calories: 60 kcal
- Get the following ingredients: green mangoes, mint leaves, cumin seeds, salt, black salt, and sugar
- Boil the mangoes till their skin is discolored and they become squashy
- Allow them to cool for some time. Then remove the skin of each and squeeze their soft pulp out
- Mix the ingredients, and blend them in a blender. Then add some water to it
- Put one or two ice cubes in per glass, and pour the preparation over it
- The aam panna is now ready to be served
All these summer drinks are key to keeping you refreshed and boosting your health parameters during this season. However, if you have health conditions such as diabetes, doctors may ask you not to consume these summer drinks or recommend moderate consumption, as most contain high sugar.
You can book an online consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health to understand which summer drinks will suit your health. Enjoy this facility on the go, and note that you can also book an in-clinic appointment through the same platform. Priorities healthcare by following wellness measures and make the best of summer!
What are some of the other summer drinks you can consider?
Here are some of the other summer drinks that can keep you hydrated throughout the season:
- Barley water
- Sugarcane juice
- Watermelon mocktail
- Imli (Tamarind) juice
- Coconut water
What are the health benefits of consuming summer drinks?
Here are the top health benefits you can enjoy by consuming summer drinks:
- They offer quick refreshments
- Summer drinks reduce the heat of your body
- Regular consumption of summer drinks keeps dehydration at bay
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