When the intense heat is reeling the Indian continent, and we have to keep the kids properly hydrated and replenish them with the proper energy. Consider the very simple homemade energy drinks with natural ingredients and fortified vital minerals. Obviously, it would be far better than the market drinks which are packed with a high amount of sugar content. Here are the four homemade summer drinks for your kids and family can enjoy.
- Water 2 glass
- ⅓ cup honey
- 3 medium size lemon juice strained.
Heat the water and 1/3 cup honey in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the honey gets dissolved, then remove from the stove. It takes about a minute or two.Now add the lemon juice and stir. You can add more honey if the children wants to have it sweet. Honey contains fructose which takes a longer time to digest. Sucrose in sugar and the glucose in honey gets fast absorbed. Fructose remains longer in the digestive system and thus takes a longer time to enter the blood stream. It helps to provide energy for a longer duration.
You can refrigerate and serve cool or add ice cubes
- Cucumber masala drink
- 1 cucumber peeled and cut into small cubes to make about 2 cups
- 4 to 5 Mint leaves (optional)
- 3 cups water
- 2 lime juice strained
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon rock salt/ black salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
- Ice cubes(optional)
In a blender put cucumber, mint leaves and ½ cup of cold water. Press the puree through the strainer. Now add the remaining water lemon juice, honey, rock salt, chat masala and stir well.
- Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Shake
Children often refuse milk, and in the summertime, yogurt can be spruced up with chocolate flavour and served them cold. Kids often find them hard to resist. It is always better than the market drink because you have a better control of the quality and the sugar content. The ingredients are as follows:
- Cocoa powder 2 teaspoon
- Yogurt 1 medium cup
- Honey 2 tablespoon
- Cooking cream(2 tablespoons)/condensed milk or milkmaid
Drain the excess of liquid from the curd in a mixing bowl. A fork is used to whip the yogurt till fluffy. Now mix the cocoa powder, honey and the cooking cream or condensed milk together thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the squeezed curd. It acts as a thickener and makes it more fluffy.When you are adding condensed milk; adjust the honey accordingly. Now put it in the blender, and the yummy shake is ready.
- Ginger lime and orange drink.
- 1/2 cup grated ginger juice
- 4 lime juice
- 2 cup of orange juice
- 1 glass of cold water
- Ice cubes optional
Grate the ginger and squeeze out the juice.Also, squeeze out the juice from the lemon. Now mix it with the orange juice. Now you can add the water and make around 3 small glasses of the refreshing drink.
Make you kids homemade drinks fortified with natural vitamins and minerals without much stress. You can also sip in as they are healthy for all.