Top 12 Healthy Natural Homemade Drinks & Juices

The arrival of the covid-19 pandemic all over the world has made people more conscious about their health. People started using organic homemade items like juice to enhance their immunity power. Consuming homemade organic drinks not only boosts energy and stamina but also maintains the nutrition balance of the body. Every ingredient has its nutritional effect and benefits.

The blend of the right ingredients makes any drink more effective. The recipes of the drinks we drink today arent just random but something worked upon through years of consideration of dietary requirements. They are made specifically for certain cases.  In this article, I am going to share some of the organic drinks with their recipe.

Healthy Refreshing Drinks Fresh Natural Drinks For Everybody

Sattu Drink

Sattu drink has been used as a beverage from ancient times in India. It has slowly become a popular drink in this contemporary world. Traditionally sattu is prepared by using an iron vessel in which the grains or grams are roasted in the sand and ground into a fine flour. You can get this powder in any supermarket or you can place an order online. 

In the case of unavailability of this powder anywhere, you can make this powder easily at your home. You need to roast the gram and remove the husks, then grind it like powder and store it in the bottle. To sufficient water add this powder, salt, lemon juice, chopped onion, and coriander leaves, mix them well. This refreshing drink is now ready to drink.

This drink has no side effects.

Benefits:-

-It is high in fibre, protein, and energy. You can start your morning with this drink.

-it retains the body’s hydration and energy during hot summer and gives instant stamina to work. It also maintains your digestive system.

Rooh Afza Drink

Rooh afza is not just a concentrated syrup, it is also used as a remedy in regions with hot weather to cure constipation or dehydration. The drink has rose flavouring and other ingredients that have a cooling and refreshing quality that helps in maintaining body temperature during the summer season.  

Initially, it came into existence before the partition of India and Pakistan. 

It was originated by an Indian Muslim man as medicine to cure heatstrokes. Gradually it spread like a common beverage in different South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is also famous in some gulf countries.

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You can acquire rooh afza from a nearby supermarket or buy it online. With this concentrated syrup, you can make various types of drink. You can easily get their recipe on online platforms. 

Benefits:- it Keeps the body hydrated.

Coconut Water

Coconut water has been a popular drink in tropical countries. You may have seen many street vendors cut them open to drink in front of customers for them to know it’s still fresh.

In a time like this, when a pandemic has taken over the world, drinking coconut water might be a good idea. Doctors also consider it effective against coronavirus as it Contains Calcium, Glucose, and other minerals which are effective in strengthening immunity. It can be purchased in local shops and they are also sold in a packaged form and are not that costly.

Lemon Juice

This Drink, also known as Lemonade is a sweetened lemon-flavoured beverage. In history, it was also used in Egypt to keep them healthy and glowing. Lemons are also rich in Vitamin C, which proves to be a natural oxidant that helps in building up the immunity system.

A high concentration of citric acid present in lemonade helps in preventing calcium-based kidney stones, Heart disease factors, and also Promotes Healthy skin. Many nutritionists recommend taking lemon juice early in the morning to enhance immunity.

Lassi

Lassi is a creamy yoghurt-based drink mixed with water and sugar. It originated in Punjab, India. There are various kinds of lassi – Salty Lassi, Sweet Lassi, Mango Lassi, and Bhang Lassi. It is best in the summer season as it helps in cooling down the body from the scorching heat.

It also provides numerous health benefits such as:- Helping in digestion and boosting immunity also provides calcium, Vitamin D, and many other vitamins which help in preventing Stomach related problems, improving Bone health

Buttermilk

Traditionally, it’s a sort of liquid left after churning out butter or cultured cream. It is common in regions like India, the Middle East and the Southern United States where unrefrigerated fresh milk sours swiftly because temperatures are somewhat high in these regions. Hence it can be a summer drink as well as it has a positive effect on the digestive system.

Buttermilk can be used to bring a pleasant tang to cakes, biscuits, loaves of bread and other edibles as well while adding very little fat. Like yoghurt and sour cream, this acidic ingredient also helps tenderise gluten giving baked goods a soft texture.

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It also has its own health benefits:-

– Reduced Acidity, Fighting Constipation

-Helps in Staying hydrated

-Reduced Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Mint Juice

Mint juice is lemonade flavoured with mint. This is prepared with full mint leaves, mint-flavouring or pureed mint leaves mixed with freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar in water. 

This beverage is commonly called virgin mojito. It is not a very old drink, it became part of the beverage family in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East since the 20th century.

Benefits:-

Mint has many medicinal properties. It is cooling to your body, good for digestion, and a good cleanser for the blood and body. So this juice is a great detox drink.

Kokum Juice

Kokum is a regional fruit in the North-Western and Southeastern part of India. It has many nutrients like Carbohydrates, Acetic Acid, Vitamin B Complexes, Potassium, Manganese, Citric Acid, Hydro Citric Acid, etc. You can eat it raw or you can drink it like juice. It is available in readymade form. But if you are looking for fresh homemade kokum juice then you can easily make it.

First, you need to slice the kokum into pieces, pick out the seeds with the pulp, and then remove the pulp. Cut the outer layer. Put them in a blender and blend it till it looks smooth. Then you can add sugar and store it in a bottle, and before serving, add some ice cubes or cool it in the refrigerator.

Naturally, this drink has great cooling properties and keeps the body cool and hydrated during the summer season. And it is one of the best summer drinks.

People who are suffering from high blood pressure and under medical care should avoid intake of kokum.

Benefits 

 – it helps control cholesterol.

 – it helps cure obesity

-This drink is good for the digestive system.

Thandai

“Thandai” is a Hindi word that means cool. The ingredients used in this drink itself have cooling properties, which is why they are called ‘Thanda. This keeps your body cool and hydrated in hot weather.

This beverage is popular in many parts of North India. People mostly drink this in special festivals like Holi and Mahashivratri. You can make this at your home quickly. You should start with ingredients like nuts and soak for a few minutes. Next, take poppy seeds, melon seeds and blend them into a paste. Now, add fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon, and cardamon as well as rose water or leaf into the blend. Pour milk and blend till it is smooth.

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Cool it in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before using. If anyone is under medical care, please consult your doctor before drinking it.

Benefits:-

 – it will cure your constipation problem.

 – it boosts your energy and stamina.

Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane was once used as a medicine during ancient periods. It is enriched with high nutritional values. In sugarcane cultivation and production, India is the second-largest in the world after Brazil. It is easily available at a decent price in many countries. It is acquired from the sugarcane plant and this plant has its natural sweetness flavour due to its high sugar content. It is served as a cooling drink with ice, flavoured with a drop of lemon, or with mint and salt.

Benefits:-

  – useful in the fight against jaundice

  – improve digestive system

  – helps to improve the acne and ageing problem of the skin.

Jaljeera Juice 

Historically, it originated on the bank of the river the Ganga. Over a long time, it became a popular summer drink among the North Indian continent. This juice is also known as jaljeera water. Ingredients that are used in this drink, like cumin, have medicinal importance, black salt is good for the digestion of food and mint has a natural cooling property. With these ingredients, you can make their powder at your home if you don’t like buying ready-made jaljeera water. Add some of that powder with drops of lemon in cooled water, it is ready to serve. It has no side effects.

Benefits:- it is good for the digestive system.

Palm Wine or Toddy

Palm wine is an alcoholic beverage and it is collected from palm trees by cutting flowers of plants like toddy palm, oil palm, coconut palm, wild date palm, raphia palm, nipa palm, and kithul palm. These are two types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

The white liquid that is initially accumulated tends to be very sweet and non-alcoholic before it is fermented. It is produced at a regional level. And It has various regional names for different reasons. It is a very common drink in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. 

Excess consumption of fermented palm is not good for health and affects many organs of the body such as kidneys, liver, etc. 

Nonalcoholic palm wine benefits:-

 –  its improve eyesight 

-It maintains the healthiness of hair and nails.

Harsila

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