Smashing drinks you should give a shot to beat the heat this summer

As summer knocks, the degrees begin to rise high leaving you to feel fatigued, sweaty, and lethargic. Your body starts losing water at a faster pace due to extreme sweating, so keeping yourself hydrated all the time becomes one of the most important factors to keep you going in this stifling weather and for maintaining good health. 

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The season is best enjoyed when you are guarded against the ill effects of it. To keep your body cool and hydrated from the inside, your diet should be full of hydrating, cooling ingredients, and food items with high water content like cucumbers, tomatoes, citrus fruits, melons, etc.
While welcoming summer, to keep our body refreshed and healthy here is a list of some amazing beverages to provide relief to the scorching throat this season –

⦁ Watermelon Slush: 

Umm...Watermelon, the mouth-watering summer fruit that helps to keep the body cool and hydrated as it has high water content, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

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Recipe: If you have kept the watermelon refrigerated, keep it outside for about 20 minutes.  Cut the watermelon in small chunks.
Put the chunks of watermelon, few mint leaves, a teaspoon full of lemon juice in a mixer and blend them. Keep the mixture a bit thick, so you can enjoy few chunks of watermelon along with the slush.

⦁ Virgin Sangria: 

Basically, it is an alcoholic drink but can be made without alcohol content and can still taste wow…!  It is the best blend of all the fruits, if you don’t like to eat fruits that way, try this way.

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Recipe: You need to chop fruits including apples, oranges, pineapple, limes, and mangoes, make a layer of them in a tumbler. Further add fruit juices like grape juice, lime juice, orange juice, and apple juice and mix them well.
Put in the fridge for a few hours and before giving it a shot add some soda water in it. Enjoy the drink!

⦁ Coffee Cooler:

Who is not a coffee lover! This is just a little variant of your regular cold coffee, turning it into a low-calorie milkshake making it taste yummier. You can also try the trending Dalgona Coffee and Kori Kohi Coffee.

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Recipe: What you need for this is just 3 teaspoon coffee which should be brewed (after brewing 2cups), 2 cups regular milk, 1 chopped banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional), sugar as per your taste, 1 packet hot cocoa mix and ice cubes, blend them in a mixture. Serve and enjoy! 

⦁ Mango Rush: 

Summer is another name for the season of mangoes and every one of us awaits for the same. This drink is just a perfect one for melting the flavors of mangoes amazingly.

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Recipe: Chop around 3 cups of mangoes and peel off ¼ cup oranges. Put them in a blender, add ice cubes, and ½ cup orange juice and blend well. Serve it and chill!

⦁ Buttermilk: 

Fed up of these sugar-loaded drinks? If yes, then you must get yourself a glass full of refreshing buttermilk which is also commonly referred to as Chaas in India. 

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It has great cooling properties and is perfect to save you from the intense summer heat.
Recipe: Blend curd, cumin powder, salt by adding a little water, and add ice cubes. You can also add mint leaves, coriander leaves and lemon juice in the mixer for making its taste more flavored. Serve chilled.

⦁ Cucumber Lemonade: 

This one is one of my favorites! The lemonade becomes more nutritious when combined with a water-rich veggie (cucumber comprises 95% water) making it a perfect body cooling and healthy drink.

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Recipe: Grate the cucumber and with the help of a cotton cloth take its juice out. In a glass, put mint leaves at the bottom, add freshly prepared lemonade with lemon juice, sugar, salt, and water. Mix the cucumber juice in the glass and enjoy it.

⦁ Mint Tea Punch: 

This one is for the tea-lovers. In the scorching heat, when the cooling mint is combined with tea leaves it leaves you with a great punch of coolness and freshness. 

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Recipe: In a jar, half-filled with boiling water put tea bag and a few mint leaves and let it absorb all the flavors of both. Remove the leaves and bag from water and put it aside. In a tumbler, add lemon juice, sugar, orange juice, cold water, and mix with the flavored water. Add ice cubes and serve chilled!

⦁ Lemon ginger squash: 

Lemon and ginger make an awesome combo and one of the healthiest also. This helps in fighting stomach problems like bloating and congestion.

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Recipe: Grate ginger and take out its juice with the help of cheesecloth. In a pan, put lemonade prepared with lemon juice, sugar syrup, and water. Add ginger juice and give it a boil. Let it cool and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes. While serving mix more chilled water as per your taste. Serve chilled, sit back and enjoy!

We have enlisted the best drinks with some seasonal and delicious ingredients that are extremely easy to prepare. So go ahead, give a try to these recipes and enjoy them. Let us know the relief your taste buds got in the comment section below.
Stay healthy and happy this summer.

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Unknown said…
Very informative ma'am