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Best Drinks to Keep You Cool This Summer

What about the times when you need something a little more flavourful than plain ol’ water? Here is a list of seasonal and delicious summer drinks. These rad recipes of summer drinks are perfect for the season and fun to make.

Bright-coloured loose clothes, caps, sun shades, and plenty of liquids; these are some must-haves things to power through the scorching summers in Pakistan. The liquid part is more crucial than others since you are continually sweating away vital minerals during the season. We’ve compiled a refreshing mix of summer drinks that will keep you cool and beat the heat. Who can forget the summer of 2015, when Pakistan mourned the loss of 1,200 souls due to an extreme heatwave?

Your water bottle can get the job of hydrating you done, but drinking water all on its own — well — it’s a little uninteresting at times.

TOP 8 DRINKS TO KEEP YOU COOL THIS SUMMER

  • Falsa Sherbat
  • Sattu Sherbat
  • Mango Juice
  • Iced Tea
  • Lassi
  • Cold Coffee
  • Coconut Water
  • Fruit Smoothies

 

FALSA SHERBAT

Falsa itself is consumed for its cooling effects in summer as well as for its other health benefits. The fruit also offers radiation protection which is a plus. Falsa is a good source of Vitamin-C, and its juice is possibly the best tasting and the most refreshing drink we can sip during the burning summers.

 

How to Make Falsa Sherbat

Ingredients.

  • Falsa  (1 cup)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Black salt (according to your taste)
  • Sugar (two teaspoons)
  • Lemon juice (1 small lemon)
  • Salt (according to your taste)
  • Ice cubes

Method.

  1. First wash and drain the falsa, sprinkle a little table salt and leave them for half an hour.
  2. Take the blender and blend all the ingredients mentioned above. Pour it into a container and add some crushed ice cubes.
  3. Add a few leaves of mint to elevate the taste further.

 

SATTU SHERBAT

This summer drink is known for its cooling properties. Sattu is rich in protein, fibre, calcium, iron, and magnesium. The Sherbat is excellent for digestion, makes your skin glow, helps in weight loss and fights numerous diseases.

 

How to Make Sattu Sherbat

Ingredients

  • Chana Sattu (1/2 cup)
  • Chilled water (4 cups)
  • Lemon juice  (2 teaspoons)
  • Roasted Cumin powder  (Half teaspoon)
  • Mint leaves (2 teaspoons chopped)
  • Black salt (to taste)
  • Green chilli (1 chopped)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Add all ingredients in a jug and mix well.
  2. Serve in glasses with some ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves.

 

MANGO JUICE

Mango juice
Use Condense Milk instead of Sugar

Our list of best drinks to keep you cool this summer couldn’t be complete without the king of all fruits being mentioned on it. Summer is the only time when you can enjoy fresh home-made mango juice.

 

How to Make Mango Juice

Ingredients

  • Ripe mangoes (2)
  • Chilled Water (1 cup)
  • Sugar (as per your taste)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Peel and cut the mangoes into small pieces.
  2. Blend them with water and sugar.
  3. Run the mixture through a sieve.
  4. Add ice cubes and serve chilled.

ICED TEA

After water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, especially Pakistan. Iced tea can reduce the risk of heart diseases, keeps you hydrated, and contains many antioxidants. In warmer weather, having your tea iced is a great way to acquire the same benefits all year round.

 

How to Make Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • Water (2 cups)
  • Tea bags ( flavoured as per your choice)
  • Ice cube
  • Lemon juice ( 1 small cup)
  • Sugar ( 1 teaspoon)

Method

  1. Bring two cups of water to boil.
  2. Pour two tea bags of your choice into water. Brew it light or strong as per your liking.
  3. Now, remove the tea bags and sweeten to taste.
  4. Throw some ice cubes or refrigerate it.

 

LASSI

Lassi
Top it Off With Some Almonds, it Will Enhance the Looks as Well as Add the Crunch to Your Drink

Often known as the oldest smoothie in the world, lassi is a healing and refreshing drink made from yogurt, water, and different spices.  Apart from being a refreshing summer drink, this oh-so-satisfying drink has many benefits. It is full of probiotics, which means it is good for digestion and has a lot of essential nutrients including proteins, calcium, and potassium.

 

How to Make Lassi

Ingredients

  • Chilled curd (2 cups)
  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Water (½ cup)
  • Sugar ( as per your taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Chopped dry fruits (optional)

Method

  1. Mix the curd till it becomes smooth.
  2. Add chilled water and milk to reach the consistency you like.
  3. Add sugar/salt to it.
  4. Top it off with some rose petals or chopped dry fruit (optional).

COLD COFFEE

Leave Coffee Beans in Cold Water for 24 hours

People around the globe swear on coffee and how it’s the only thing capable of waking them up in the morning. But in summers, a hot cup of coffee can be a little too much for your body. So, a cup of cold coffee could be the perfect combination of something delicious and icy, while having the same potential of keeping your alert.

 

How to Make Cold Coffee

Ingredients

  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Coffee (2 teaspoons)
  • Fresh cream (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1 teaspoon)
  • Vanilla ice cream (2 tablespoons)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Put ice cubes in the blender, and add coffee, milk, honey, cream and about two tablespoons of ice cream.
  2. Blend it, take some ice cubes and then pour it in glasses.
  3.  Put a scoop of vanilla (optional).

 

COCONUT WATER

Coconut Water
Coconut Water Tastes Best When you Drink it Fresh From Coconut

It may be the healthiest natural drink you can have on a hot summer day.  It forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. Coconut water is a lot more than just a dose of electrolytes and sugar. It is an excellent source of several nutrients and contains many antioxidants. You can buy it from stalls. It is also readily available in stores as well. Just be sure to avoid products with added sugar.

 

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

Smoothies can serve as a cold, creamy, delicious meal-in-a-glass on a hot summer day. Since smoothies are full of fresh fruits and sometimes vegetable, the options are endless. Our recipe contains fruit juice or honey to up the pleasantness, but if you’re looking to cut added sugar from your diet, you can nix those ingredients.

 

How to Make Fruit smoothies

Ingredients

  • Banana (sliced)
  • Yogurt (2 cups)
  • Honey ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Ginger (optional)

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until it becomes smooth and creamy. Add ice depending on temperature preference.
  2. Frozen bananas work best in smoothies. Peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight.
  3. Add more vegetables and other fruits to increase nutritional benefits.

Now that you’re armed with a list of summer drinks to keep you cool, we’re sure you’d be able to keep your taste buds happy and satisfied. Anyway, cheers and happy hydration!

Tea!!! A Bond That Lasts Forever

Tea is synonymous with the warmth of the house, the love of family, the laughter with friends, and of course the boring Monday companion.

Older than your thought

The birth of tea is associated with the pleasant encounter of Chinese Emperor Shen Nung with leaves of a plant called Camellia sinensis (tea plant). What is planned, finds its way when tea leaves accidentally dropped in the pot of boiling water. The refreshing scent forced him to drink and he felt its warmth in every part of his body. In the third century, AD tea was described as a medicinal beverage by China. Its value can be well imagined as the Chinese Empire took control of its cultivation. It was even specified that only the young women will handle the tea leaves because of its purity. Those young females were not allowed to eat onion, garlic or strong spices in case the odor on their fingertips might contaminate the leaves. (Still not convinced hold on!!!!!)

Chinese introduced the tea to Tibet in the 9th century. The Buddhist monk Dengyo Daishi is credited for bringing Chinese tea seeds to Japan when he returned from his studies abroad. Tea became an integral part of Japanese monastery life; monks used tea to help stay alert during meditation sessions. In 1618, the Chinese presented a gift of tea to Tsar Alexis of Russia. Everyone was curious about the new beverage and tea quickly gained popularity. (Best has yet to come!!!!)

The Portuguese and Dutch first imported tea into Europe in 1610. In 1662 King Charles II married the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. Britain’s new Queen had always loved tea and brought with her, as part of her dowry.

So the journey started as a pleasant beverage, recognized as a medicinal drink, enjoyed religious importance and attained royal status.  (Yes TEA)

 

 

A sip of tradition and cure

Tea has now become a tradition among nations. From Chinese dynasty to Japan’s matcha ceremony, from Zavarka for guests in Russia to classic afternoon tea in Britain. People in Zealand enjoy tea break and in Morocco the mint tea.

In Pakistan Chai from Barber Shop to populated railway stations, from wedding to divorce, from birth to death, from colleagues to friends or truck driver to CEO. If you are going to call writer crazy, go through article Tea and Health in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design (Vol. 49, issue 34). According to the writer, tea contains polyphenolic substances which are important in various physiological effects. Various studies suggest that polyphenolic compounds present in green and black tea are associated with beneficial effects in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, particularly of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Also, anti-aging, anti diabetic and many other health beneficial effects associated with tea consumption are described.

 

 Warm your friendship with its essence

Tea is considered as the ideal companion for every mood let it be Rainy day, A Winter Morning, A soothing drink on a hot summer afternoon and a perfect way to greet your guests. Whether it is your first meet up with someone, meeting your friends after a long time or with your office colleagues for a tea break, Chai seems to break the ice and helps people to communicate. The whole idea behind writing this blog is to relive all those moments which I adore. Those evenings of university life….those cafe gossips…. those bunks or exam nights…. Those shouts to chahcha (Chai dy den)….Friendship truly blossoms when you call your friend and say “Chal Yar Chai peety hain”. That is exactly what I am going to do now! Where should I call them?? Chikachino, Chai Shae, Chai o Clock…?? A low budget should not come in the way of friendship as Jazz Discount Bazaar provides Buy One Tea and Get One free at these places!!

What are you waiting for? Just give your friends a call and take a moment to sip Chai and have a small chat!!

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