The summer season means soaring temperatures and dehydration. Our bodies lose water very quickly due to the intensity of the heat. The changing weather conditions can also take a toll on our immunity levels. But, before you start listing out all the ways summer can make you feel tired and irritable, do keep in mind that there are several seasonal fruits and vegetables that can improve your health. This summer, prioritise your health and add some immunity-boosting drinks to your diet. If you are confused about which drinks can be the most beneficial for you, we are here to help you with tasty immunity drinks that will keep energised for the summer.
5 Immunity-Boosting Summer Drinks To Try
1. Bel Panna
Bel panna is probably one of the most refreshing beverages you can try this summer. This cool and refreshing smoothie is filled with fibre, minerals and Vitamins A, B and C. To make Bel Pana, extract the pulp from the fruit and add jaggery powder, chilled milk and black/pink salt to it and blend.
2. Khus Sherbet
Khus or vetiver grass boosts immunity by fighting free radicals in the body. It also contains antioxidants and zinc. Add the khus syrup to some chilled lemon water and serve.
3. Aam Panna
Can any mention of summer go without mangoes? This drink requires raw mangoes instead of ripe ones. Aam Panna prevents dehydration, improves gut health and increases immunity levels. All you need is raw mango juice, black salt, cumin seed powder, jaggery and some cold water.
4. Mint Buttermilk
Buttermilk is one of the most sought-after drinks. It cools the body, boosts immunity, improves gut health and prevents dehydration. You can give buttermilk a mint-flavoured twist this year. Just add some roasted cumin powder and mint leaves to the drink. We are sure that a glass of the beverage will leave you wanting more.
5. Kokum Lemon Mocktail
Kokum is another summer fruit that should definitely be added to your diet. And what better way to do so than a mocktail? Add soaked kokum pieces, ginger, sugar, salt, mint leaves, lemon juice and water in a mixer and blend. The beverage will maintain your blood sugar levels and keep you hydrated. It is also rich in fibres, magnesium, manganese and potassium.