5 Summer Home-made Drinks

5 Summer Home-made Drinks

Drinking plain water tends to get a little boring because of which one looks for flavored water which have preservatives and lot of added sugar so, here are 5 easy and quick drinks that are full of nutrients and taste amazing. The focus here is on keeping the bodies hydrated, clean and helping them to resist heat in this hot weather.

Below are the 5 summer homemade drinks that one needs in this hot mess. 😛

1) LEMON AND MINT DETOX

This detox works as a weight loss detox and also as a body cleanser. Lemon gives the immune system a boost and mint is best known for refreshing the body. Mint also helps in improving one’s digestive system and both lemon and mint help in getting one a glowing skin. You must be running to the kitchen after reading the last line right? :p

RECIPE

  • Cut and add slices of lemon in a glass of water.
  • Add 10 to 15 mint leaves.
  • Let it sit for a while so that the nutrients get absorbed in the water.
  • Enjoy your refreshing detox.

2) CUCUMBER AND MINT DETOX

Cucumber is said to be the best source of antioxidants. It has ample of health benefits. Cucumber helps in lowering the blood pressure, supports weight loss, improves the skin and also boosts bone health. Mint on the other end is very refreshing and helps in effective utilization of vitamins and minerals. I mean helpful in weight loss?? Must try 😛

RECIPE

  • Cut slices of 1 cucumber and add it to your water.
  • Add 10 to 15 mint leaves.
  • Let it sit so that the nutrients get absorbed in the water.
  • Enjoy your refreshing homemade detox.

3) APPLE CINNAMON DETOX

The apple cinnamon detox gives the plain water some flavors. Apple or any other fruit curbs the cravings for sweets. Cinnamon and apple detox helps one boost their metabolism and supports calorie burn. As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. C’mon, anyone will spend on fruits rather than doctors. 😛

RECIPE

  • Cut and add slices of 1 apple in your water.
  • Add 2 to 3 sticks of cinnamon.
  • Let it sit so that the nutrients get absorbed in the water for a while.
  • Enjoy your fruity detox.

4) APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, GINGER AND TULSI DETOX.

This is one of the most beneficial detox. Apple cider vinegar helps in detoxing the body to a great extent and has numerous health benefits. It helps in removing harmful bacteria from the body, helps in lowering blood sugar levels and fighting diabetes. ACV also improves heart health. Tulsi is one ingredient that is used by almost every family in some way, especially our dadi(s) and nani(s), and as we all know dadi/nani ke nuskhe work wonders. Tulsi is proven to be great for skin and dental disorders and is said to have the abilities to fight cancer. Ginger too have numerous health benefits. It fights nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. This is one of the most beneficial detox.

RECIPE

  • Add 1.5 spoon of apple cider vinegar in your water.
  • Add 10 to 15 tulsi leaves and 1/2 piece of ginger.
  • Let it sit so that the nutrients get absorbed in the water.
  • Give a healthy treat to your body.

5) WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

Last but not the least, watermelon smoothie. Watermelon is the best fruit in summers. It Keeps one’s body hydrated and fresh. There are various minerals and vitamins in this fruit that are extremely good for the heart. Watermelon smoothie can be paired up with any fruit of your choice, no hard and fast rules but, it tastes best with either banana, peach, strawberry or lime. Lime gives a little tanginess to the smoothie which is like a treat to the palate. This one is the best of the lot. :p

RECIPE

  • Add some slices of frozen watermelon.
  • Add slices of any fruit of your choice.
  • Put 1 or 2 spoons of yoghurt.
  • Add honey (optional)
  • Give it a good blend.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.
  • Enjoy your delicious and healthy smoothie.

These are the top 5 homemade drinks to give you a boost of energy in this hot weather.  Cravings? Run to your kitchen and make yourself one of these.

 

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