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10 Summer Coolers for the Scorching Indian Heat

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Summer coolers: With the heat-filled months of May and June stirring up a homemade cooler can provide instant relief from the heat and keeps the body healthy.

What can be better than sipping a cool drink on a hot summer day, with the upcoming months of May and June heat can be unbearable, but making one’s own summer coolers at home can help you stay hydrated and healthy? Here are 10 ideas for summer coolers to beat the heat that is easy to make and ready to drink.

10 summer coolers for the scorching heat.

Here some drinks you can include in your daily diet this summer.

Guava green tea

Guava and green tea alongside each other can result in a super healthy drink. as guava keeps your blood sugar levels low and green tea is rich in anti-oxidants this drink can help you balance your weight. With equal parts of guava juice and green spiked with lemon juice and roasted cumin seeds, this drink is easy to make, you can also garnish it with ice.

Kiwi Punch

Kiwi is rich in vitamin-c and fibre and this drink can prove to be beneficial for your digestive system. To make this cooler you have to add three peeled kiwis with stevia and one cup of water along with lemon juice, you can garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and ice and you are good to go. As stevia is a sugar substitute this drink maintains its health quotient.

Iced Tea

Iced Tea is one of the classic summer drinks and an all-time favourite, again as tea contains antioxidants this is a good drink for a detox. To stir up this classic you have to soak six black tea bags in four cups of water and half a tablespoon of ginger, remove the tea bags and ginger from your concoction and add honey and lemon. Honey keeps your cholesterol level in check and is better than processed sugar.

Watermelon-coconut cooler

This drink is the mantra for keeping your body hydrated as watermelon and coconut are both great sources of hydration, along with a brilliant taste combination. In order to make this drink, you have to blend two cups of watermelon add lemon juice and coconut water and one-fourth teaspoon of cardamom powder. Serve it fresh.

Ginger Shandy

Ginger is one of the healthiest items in your kitchen, rich in medicinal properties a ginger cooler can extremely healthy for your body. To make a ginger shandy all you need is a glass of cold water, add two tablespoons of ginger juice to it along with lemon and ice and it is ready, easy to make. Ginger will keep a check on your

Cucumber water

This drink may sound simple but it is rich in nutrients as a cucumber high in vitamin and minerals, a good source of hydration and easy to add to the diet. For this summer cooler, you have to add sliced cucumber and lemon to iced water with a pinch of roasted cumin and black pepper powder. Black pepper is a versatile spice and also benefits your brain.

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Ginger nectar

This drink is somewhat similar to ginger shandy but has a different process to make, for ginger nectar you need to soak grated ginger in eight glasses of water overnight then add stevia to it and boil it for an hour, post this sieve the drink, cool it and serve with ice.

Jaljeera

Jaljeera is a childhood classic and brings back nostalgia, this drink is a guaranteed source of refreshment, in order to make jaljeera you need to add lemon juice, black salt and mint leaf juice to a glass of water then add a dash of roasted cumin and mix well. Mint leaves help in relieving indigestion and add coolness to the body.

Buttermilk/ Chaas

This another summer classic and reminds us of a summer afternoon, buttermilk is good for health and easier to digest as compared to other dairy products and beneficial for bones. You can add your own twist to a simple glass of buttermilk with a pinch of roasted cumin, black salt and pepper, garnish it with mint leaves and it’s ready to serve.

Sugarcane Juice a.k.a Ganne ka ras

Lastly, this summer cooler is again an all-time favourite with multiple benefits, sugarcane juice is an instant energy booster and is also a remedy for jaundice, along with that it helps with digestion and keeps a check on oral cavities. Anytime you feel a lack of energy during summer consume this cooler with a dash of lime and mint leaves and you are good to go.

Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health. Your body tends to lose water at a faster pace due to excessive sweating. While water is the utmost important drink to quench your thirst, you can try other summery beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool.