Super Summer Recipes

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Super Summer Recipes

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Super Summer Recipes: Summers are the best time to indulge in refreshing coolers and keeping your body hydrated. Qwith scorching heat and escalating humidity, it is very common to feel dehydrated during summers. The best way to beat the heat is to get creative with easy yet refreshing recipes!!

 

SUPER SUMMER RECIPES

  • POMEGRANATE MINT COOLER

Mint contains methanol which acts like a cooling agent where as pomegranate juice is packed with vitamins A, C, and E

Serving size: 1 glass

INGREDIENTS

  • 7 to 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 glass chilled water
  • few mint leaves or lemon slices for garnish

METHOD

  1. In a blender jar, Add 1 cup of pomegranate seeds 2 tbsp lemon juice,7 to 8 fresh mint leaves, ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder, 1 tbsp  honey and cumin powder.
  2. Blend everything till smooth.
  3. Pour this mixture in a juice strainer.
  4. Add 1 cup chilled water to the juice.
  5. Pour in glasses. Garnish with mint leaves or lemon slices and serve pomegranate mint cooler.

 

  • SUGARCANE DELIGHT

Sugarcane juice is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese that help in restoration of essential salts in the body commonly lost with water in sweat and urine.

Serving Size: 1 glass

 INGREDIENTS

  • 200ml  sugar cane juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger

  METHOD

  1. Blend all the ingredients
  2. Use a strainer to filter the juice into a container to remove ginger husk
  3. Serve with ice

 

  • COCONUT WATER WITH CHIA SEEDS

Coconut water helps in hydration and contains good amounts of potassium and magnesium, chia seeds on the other hand are good source of fiber and hydrophilic which help increase hydration content in the body

Serving size: 1 glass

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 ml of tender coconut water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

METHOD

  1. Add chia seeds to the tender coconut water and serve

 

  • BROCCOLI CUCUMBER SALAD

Broccoli and cucumber are good sources of antioxidants . Cucumber contains gycolic acid which acts as a cooling agent

Serving size: 1 bowl

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 grams broccoli
  • 50 grams cucumber
  • 10 grams almonds
  • 100 grams Low fat yogurt

METHOD

  • Add all the ingredients in the bowl and mix well with low fat yogurt
  • Refrigerate it for 10 minutes and serve

 

  • MELON JUICE

Melons contain 90% of water thus they help us to stay hydrated. This is another fruit which is nearly 90% water. Have lots of it in summers to stay cool and well hydrateThis is another fruit which is nearly 90% water. Have lots of it in summers to stay cool and well hydratedm

Serving size:1 glass

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 grams watermelon
  • 1 tsp mint
  • 50 grams of muskmelon

METHOD  

  • Blend all the ingredients together and serve it with ice cubes

 

While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.

You can contact us at 080 3232 9292 or log on to www.quanutrition.com to Book An Appointment.

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