There are times we feel like drinking something. This can be cold or hot, sweet or salty. You can feel like having this in morning or in night, in summer or winter. These drinks are not only tasty and easy to make but also offer numerous health benefits like gastric problems, hair and skin issue to serious disease such as kidney, heart and liver. Coconut water is beneficial and known as healthy energy drink. Also, each of these drink works best at particluar time so I am going to tell you to how to make and best time to consume these drinks. Here are the 7 most versatile and healthy drinks.
1. Ragi malt
If you are looking for a quick and healthy breakfast drink then you should try Ragi Malt. The finger millet or ragi is a wonderful grain for human body. But it is quite surprising that people does not include this in their daily diet.
- In a bowl, take 3-4 spoons of ragi flour with little water.
- Boil 1 cup of water and add salt in this.
- Now mix the Ragi paste in this and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Let it cool once.
- Add lemon juice and curd in this.
Finally, the drink is ready and this drink is rich in fibres, calcium, amino acids, minerals, Vitamin D. Also, it is gluten free. Drink is also great for who are trying to lose their weight.
Although people also use ragi as ragi flour, ragi dosa.
2. Turmeric milk
You must have heard about the benefits of turmeric milk even you may have taken this turmeric milk sometime or the other time. But this recipes is quite different.
- In a pan add one glass of milk.
- Once it starts to boil add half the spoon of turmeric and a pinch of black pepper and cow ghee
- Let the milk boil for 5 minutes.
Turmeric milk is a superb as it has the antibacterial and antiviral properties. It has been used in India for thousands of years. Turmeric milk is an excellent body detoxifier and purifier. It cleans your blood vessel and flushes out your toxins. It also improves the skin tone and make you look younger.
The purpose of adding black pepper is was to increase the absorption of turmeric. As turmeric is absorbed in form of curcumin.
This is the best drink to drink in winters, it keeps you away from cold and cough. The best time to have turmeric milk is 1 hour before going to your bed at night and you will be amazed to see what is does to your body.
You can also have turmeric in vegetables, turmeric tea, pills, face mask, latte or in many recipes.
3. Butter milk
Are you one of those, like me, who can’t stay without water after meals. Water after meal is the worst thing you can do to your body. Do you feel bloated after having a spicy lunch then you need to have buttermilk. Buttermilk instantly cools the digestive system relieving you from all kind of stomach problems.
Many people but buttermilk from market that contains preservative and they ask how to make buttermilk? It is very very easy to make buttermilk.
- In a Blender, put coriander and mint leaves, ginger, curd, a pinch of asafoetida or hing, salt and water
- Blend the ingredients.
Buttermilk is extremely rich in B12 vitamin which is very hard for vegetarians to get from their food, calcium and probiotics. It is must have food for people with weak digestion. This is the most benefiting when you have it post lunch.
Due to its numerous benefits a lot of products made now a days like buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk waffles, buttermilk biscuit, buttermilk pie, buttermilk fried chicken and buttermilk cornbread.
4. Honey lemon water
If you are looking for a tasty and healthy drink which also supports for your weight loss, then you should try lemon honey water. Most of you must have heard about its benefits and tried as well. Many even ask is this good for you? cause some people complaints acidity after having this water. This complaint can be due to the way they are making it . Some people put too much of water while some put honey in hot water.
- Take 200 ml of lukewarm water.
- Mix one lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
Do not gulp it down but sip it slowly, drinking this way vitamin C and citric acid in lemon flushes the toxins out and make your skin clear and glowing. Honey lemon water freeze the fat cells which help in digestion and keeps your body clean and strengthens your immune system. To get the maximum effect from this you, should drink this early in the morning empty stomach.
5. Coconut water
Energy drinks are getting popular but most of them are loaded with chemicals like caffeine. Coconut water is original and natural energy drink. You must be knowing the benefits of coconut water like this is full of proteins. It has potassium equal to that in 4 Bananas. It balance the electrolyte and also prevent from high blood pressure. The best time to have coconut water is to ideally drink it before 12:00 in the noon. You can also have the coconut water after extensive workout session or whenever you feel dehydrated as it instantly replenishes the salt and boost your system. This is the healthy energy drink.
6. Sugarcane juice
Do you have sweet tooth? If yes, you need to have sugar cane juice more often. Sugarcane juice is the tastiest and healthiest juice. Sugar cane juice is rich in antioxidants, iron, calcium and phosphorus, It boost your immunity. Sugarcane juice is easy to digest and great for liver. It is a medicine for the old kidney problems. It relieves constipation. Instead of having sugar, the diabetic patient can have the sugarcane juice as it has the low glycemic index. It also prevent the tooth decay and bad breath. Best time to have sugarcane juice is during the day in summers.
When talking about the healthy drinks how can we forget the water. Water is a life. Our body is made up of 70% of water whenever you feel like drinking something have water. Always keep a water bottle ready with you.