cool refreshing drinks

Beat the Heat .. cool refreshing summer drinks

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Nothing beats the heat like a tall, refreshing glass of ice-cold smoothie or milkshakes on a hot summer day. Here are some cool non-alcoholic summer drinks the whole family will love.

These refreshing summer drinks are fruit-filled, kid-friendly and adult-pleasing – take your pick!

Cold coffee with ice cream

 

Summer is upon us already, and by now most of us have switched over to drinking iced drinks. So why not try cold coffee instead of hot coffee.Try this refreshing iced and Cold Coffee to Beat the Heat.

 

Its quick and easy to prepare at home.You can even serve your guest with cold coffee instead of hot tea/coffee this summer. click here for recipe

 


 

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries start to ripen as early as March, you can get the juicy red berries fresh as late as October, making summer the perfect season for the most popular berry in the world.

Many people eat strawberries on ice cream, or dip them in sugar. Check out this soothing and refreshing healthy Strawberry smoothie to recharge your energy levels.. Click here for recipe.

 


 

 

Watermelon Slush 

 

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.As with many other fruits, it is a good source of vitamin C and is low in fat.Its a cook and refreshing juice best to beat the summer heat.

Try this recipe for sure. Click here for recipe

 


Kiwi Banana Smoothie

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Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.

So If you have super-ripe and sweet bananas that are either fresh or frozen and your Kiwis have ripened so that they are quite sweet too, instead of super-tangy, then combine the two together in a blender this is what you get – a truly healthy sweet milkshake .. Click here for recipe..


Fruit Milkshakes

Mango smoothieWatermelon mint juiceStrawberry Milkshake

 

Kiwi Banana Smoothie

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DSC_6378Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.

So If you have super-ripe and sweet bananas that are either fresh or frozen and your Kiwis have ripened so that they are quite sweet too, instead of super-tangy, then combine the two together in a blender this is what you get – a truly healthy sweet milkshake
It was already sweet that I didn’t have to add any sugar at all and that’s how good it is. Do yourself a treat and make this milkshake today!

Ingredients

1 cup Milk
2 Kiwis (preferably ripe and sweet – but if you slightly tangy Kiwis, they’re fine too!)
2 Bananas (ripe – fresh)
1 cup crushed Ice
1 tbsp honey

Optional ingredients.

1/3 cup yogurt(for smoothie)
Sugar, to taste

Directions || How to prepare Kiwi-Banana milkshake

Cut the kiwi and banana into small pieces and add it in a blender.

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Then add 1 tbsp of honey to it.

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Blend them together to form a puree well.

Then add 1 cup of milk,crushed ice and a little sugar as per the sweetness desired and just blend.

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Ta -dan .. your healthy Kiwi-banana Milkshake ready . Serve immediately and Enjoy !!

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Note : If you need to prepare a smoothie of it , just add 1/3 cup of yogurt and just give it a blend. Your delicious smoothie ready !!!

Watermelon slush (watermelon and mint juice)

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A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.As with many other fruits, it is a good source of vitamin C and is low in fat.Its a cook and refreshing juice best to beat the summer heat. Try this recipe for sure. 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: Nil

Serves : 4

Ingredients

1 medium size watermelon, peeled, deseeded and chopped

1 or 2 tbsp mint leaves/pudina

1 tbsp lemon juice

black salt as required

ice cubes (optional)

Direction | How to prepare watermelon mint juice

Add all the watermelon,lemon juice  and mint leaves in a blender , please do not add water to it.

Blend it well.Pour the watermelon juice in tall glasses and sprinkle some black salt from top.

Add few ice cubes if required.

Garnish watermelon juice with some mint leaves and serve it cool.

Milkshakes (Summer drinks)

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Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake
Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberries start to ripen as early as March, you can get the juicy red berries fresh as late as October, making summer the perfect season for the most popular berry in the world.
Many people eat strawberries on ice cream, or dip them in sugar. Check out this soothing and refreshing healthy Strawberry milkshake to recharge your energy levels

 

 

Ingredients

1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
8 -10 ice cubes

Directions || How to prepare Strawberry milkshake

Rinse the strawberries and then drain them.

Slice off the green leafy part from all the strawberries and then chop the strawberries.

Add the chopped strawberries to a blender jar.

Add 2 cups chilled milk,add sugar as required.

Blend the milkshake till smooth.

Pour in tall glasses and serve strawberry milkshake immediately.

Add few ice cubes if required

Tips

you can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream and have a strawberry ice cream shake.

 Watermelon mint Juice

Watermelon mint juice
Watermelon mint juice

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.As with many other fruits, it is a good source of vitamin C and is low in fat.Its a cook and refreshing juice best to beat the summer heat. Try this recipe for sure. 

 

 

 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: Nil

Serves : 4

Ingredients

1 medium size watermelon, peeled, deseeded and chopped

1 or 2 tbsp mint leaves/pudina

black salt as required

ice cubes (optional)

Direction | How to prepare watermelon mint juice

All the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender , please do not add water to it.

Blend it well.Pour the watermelon juice in tall glasses and sprinkle some black salt from top.

Add few ice cubes if required.

Garnish watermelon juice with some mint leaves and serve it cool.

Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie
Mango smoothie

Mango is one of famous fruit in India and its one of the richest tropical fruit and abundantly found in summer.
Mangoes are good source of amino acids, flavonoids, vitamin C and E, niacin, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. This well-liked fruit is good to eat either raw, ripe or in liquid form.Try out this healthy mango smoothie at home and I am sure it will be loved by you and your family.

 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 5 mins

Serves : 4

Ingredients

3 Ripe mangoes peeled and chopped
2 cup chilled milk
1 cup Yogurt
2 cup Sugar
8 -10 ice cubes if required.

Direction | How to prepare mango smoothie.

Whisk the yogurt into a smooth paste.

Add the chopped mango pieces milk and yogurt into a blender. Blend till smooth.

Add sugar and blend again.

Put some ice cubes into a glass, pour the smoothie and serve immediately.