1.Iced Green or Black Tea
Look for non-caffeinated versions if you drink tea throughout the day. Lots of flavor options await you at most grocery stores and specialty markets. If you insist on sweetening your tea, use the least amount of sweetener your tastes will tolerate.Have a refreshing Summer
It is predominantly just a half-water, half-fruit juice mixture. The fruit juice adds flavor, some nutritional values (including the electrolytes sodium and potassium), a small amount of fiber if you use a non filtered fruit juice.The best juices for spritzers are cranberry or pomegranate juice (100% natural), freshly squeezed orange juice, peach juice, and mango juice.
How to Make
Pour 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of club soda
Add 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of your desired fruit juice and stir in plenty of ice and you are done.
3.Peach-Mango-Banana Smoothie– These three fruits are summer superstars and your allies in beating the heat.
Way to make it.
Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango
1 cup each plain yogurt and ice
1/2 banana, and sugar to taste
4.Berry and Mango shake: All the berries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins, that may help keep memory sharp as you age apart from being an excellent aid to digestion.
How to Make it
1 cup frozen mixed berries.
1 frozen ripe banana.
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt.
1/4 cup orange juice.
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
5.Sparkling Ginger Lemonade Recipes: This is probably the easy to make health drink for the summer.Ginger is well nown for its anti Inflammatory properties and it is known to fight serious diseases.
2 cups water
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
2 cups club soda, chilled
1 cup lemon juice
6.Mojitos: Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
7.Indian Butter milk–It is a brilliant option as it improves digestion, and the addition of spices such as cumin only enhance its benefits. Commonly consumed during the warmer seasons, the Indian buttermilk helps to balance one’s body temperature.It brings with it all the benefits of curd, and watering it down helps to reduce the fat content.
2 cups plain curd
2 green chillies, chopped
A small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
4 curry leaves
1 tsp rock salt or black salt
Salt to taste
8.Coconut Water: Also known as “wonder water” is rich in vital nutrients.Although it is consumed all around the world throughout the year,it is really refreshing and rejuvenating in the summer.Above all it is really easy to get, can be bought from nearby vendors
9.Summer pistou: A French delicacy, that’s easy to prepare and packs a punch when you decide to feel fuller by consuming less.It marks its place in many diet recipes as it is low in fat and unnecessary carbs.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste
- 2 onions, diced
- 4 tablespoons tomato puree
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 courgettes (zucchini), diced
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 8 1/2 cups boiling water
- 7 ounces/200g green beans, cut into small pieces
- 3 1/2 ounces/100g dried small pasta, such as orzo
- 7 ounces/200g fresh or frozen peas
- One 14-ounce/400g white beans, such as haricots blancs, cannellini, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Pinch sugar
- Freshly ground black pepper
10.Summer Sangria: Sangria is an alcoholic beverage of Portuguese and Spanish origin. A punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy.
- 1/2 apple, cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 orange, rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed (plus more for garnish)
- 3-4 Tbsp (41-55 g) organic brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp (37.5 g) organic cane sugar)
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) orange juice, plus more to taste
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) brandy, plus more to taste
- 1 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine
- Ice to chill (~1 cup)