Healthy Homemade Summer Drinks for Children
Created by Ankita A Talwar Updated on Jun 07, 2020
With the sun bearing down on us in its entire strength, let’s play it a little cool with some refreshing summer drinks. Our choice of summer coolers is healthy and devoid of any calorie-bursting colas and aerated drinks. They are just some smart spikes to the routine nimbu-pani, tender coconut, etc that we like to gulp down in the heat. Don’t let the heat of the summer weigh you down. Instead, beat it with our great summer drinks. They are simple, easy-to-make and each with a health twist. You will love them!
Healthy Homemade Summer Drinks & Ingredients & Ways to Prepare
Here are 3 summer drinks to cool yourself which you can make at home. Check these...
1. Spicy Nimbu Paani:
- Lemon -1
- Water - 1
- Powdered sugar - As per taste
- Saunf - ½ tbsp
- Elaichi powder - 1 Pinch
- Cinnamon powder - 1 Pinch
- Boil the saunf, elaichi powder, cinnamon powder in a cup of water. Boil it down to half the quantity. Strain and keep to cool.
- Once cool enough, add a glass of plain water to this, squeeze in the lemon and keep in the refrigerator to cool.
- Serve with ice.
Benefits of Nimbu Paani: Natural ingredients such as saunf and elaichi are known to have cooling properties and also aid digestion.
2. Coconut Cooler:
- tender coconut - 1
- Rooh Afza or any other rose sharbat - 1 tbsp
- Powdered sugar - as per taste
- Crushed ice - as per taste
- Pour the water from the coconut into a glass and strain to clear it.
- Add a tbsp of Rooh Afza to it and mix in the powdered sugar.
- Chill in the fridge.
- At the time of serving, add ice cubes and serve with the coconut malai on the side.
Benefits of Coconut Cooler: Tender coconut water is the only source of food that has natural electrolytes in it to balance the loss of salt from the body due to excessive sweating in the heat. But it takes a cultivated taste to fully appreciate it. Therefore the flavor of rose will make it more appetizing for the children.
Iced Tea Drink
- Good quality tea - 1 tea bag or a tbsp
- Sugar - 1 tbsp or as per taste
- Water - 1 glass
- Elaichi powder - 1 pinch
- Lemon Juice - 1/2 tbsp
- Boil the tea leaves in a glass of water and add sugar. If using a teabag, add one to a glass of water with dissolved sugar.
- Add elaichi powder when hot.
- Keep aside to make it cold.
- Before serving, squeeze in the juice of a half lemon and add ice cubes.
Benefits of Iced Tea Drinks: Tea is known to have some beneficial anti-oxidant properties. Through just boiling and drinking you maximize those benefits.