5 rejuvenating summer drinks and their benefits!


1. Banana Date Almond Smoothie:

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas (large)
2 cups milk 
1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds 
8-10 dates without seeds
1-2 tsp sugar (optional)
Ice cubes

Recipe:

First blend the dates and sugar till you get a powder-like consistency.

Now add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth!

Benefits:

  • This smoothie has ingredients that will provide all the energy and nutrition that you need! Banana is an excellent source of fibre and with the natural sweetness of dates this smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth!

  • Dates promote brain health and are high in disease fighting antioxidants!

  • Bananas not only aid in digestion but are rich in potassium and Vit C. It is also known to reduce stress!

  • Almonds reduce blood sugar level, cholesterol, hunger and promote weight loss.


2.Avocado Banana Smoothie!

Ingredients:

2 bananas
1 avocado
2 tbsp condensed milk
1 1/2 cup milk
Ice cubes
3 tsp sugar

Recipe:

Blend all the above ingredients until smooth!


Benefits:

  • Avocado has been hailed as the SUPERFOOD of the 21st century !

  • Its rich in anti inflammatory properties which helps relieve arthritis pain.

  • It prevents stroke and helps improve eyesight!

  • It is a powerhouse of nutrients and induces the feeling of fullness which prevents you from bingeing later thus promoting weight loss!


3.Fresh Watermelon Juice!

Ingredients:

1 sweet watermelon (sliced)
1 small lime (juiced) 
sugar (optional)
Ice cubes

Recipe:

Blend the watermelon and then add some freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar and ice cubes.

Blend again until smooth.

You can directly pour it into the glasses or strain and serve!


Benefits:

  • Watermelon is super hydrating and rich in Vitamin A and C that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong.

  • It also has certain compounds that help prevent cancer!

  • It also reduces muscle soreness.


4. Sweet Lime Juice

Ingredients

2-3 Sweet lime (sliced)
Sugar - 2-3 tsp
Ice cubes

Recipe:

Use a hand juicer to squeeze sweet lime.

Add sugar and stir

Add ice cubes and serve.


Benefits:

  • Sweet lime help you get glowing skin.

  • It helps relieve motion sickness and also facilitates weight loss.

  • It helps detoxify your body and boosts immunity.


5.Cold Coffee!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coffee powder
1 cup whole milk
1/4th cup powdered sugar
2 tsp chocolate syrup
Ice cubes as needed

Recipe:

In a blender add the above ingredients and blend till the mixture is smooth and frothy.

Serve immediately.


Benefits:

  • Apart from being easier on your stomach than hot coffee , cold coffee helps lower risk of heart disease , Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimers disease.

  • It helps boost your metabolism and is an excellent mood lifter!

 

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