The ice-cream vendor on the street may tempt you
to grab a cone, but resist. Instead, opt for a fresh fruit smoothie. Blend your
favorite fruits-mangoes, strawberries, bananas or anything you like, with a cup
of fresh yogurt or a glass of low fat milk. Add some ice and blend-natural goodness
The best thing about having a
fruit smoothie is that you'll get an extra boost!
Dairy products always give you a good supply of
calcium, which is why it is essential to include them in your diet. And when it
comes to summer, there's no easier way to beat the heat than gulping down a
glass of freshly prepared buttermilk. It cools down your stomach, and also
boosts your digestive power.
Easily available, kokum is an excellent replacement to
your can of soda this summer. Kokum juice is especially recommended for those
who can't bear the sun, and it efficiently prevents dehydration, cleanses the
blood and stimulates your appetite.
Fruit juices, particularly watermelon juice, are
great, when it comes to summer drinks. It is advisable to take the entire fruit
home rather than getting it cut from the roadside stall as you buy it, as the
vendor might not look carefully into hygiene. An excellent source of
antioxidants, vitamin A and low in calories, watermelon juice will help you
keep up your liquid content, and prevent you from getting dehydrated. It also
improves skin tone.
Lime juice is fresh, natural and a much healthier
alternative to the bottle of coke, which you crave on a hot, sunny day. Lemon
is rich in vitamin C, and when you use honey as an alternative to sugar, to
sweeten your drink, it's even better. The honey-lemon combo is excellent for
the detoxification of your body.
Fresh, raw fruit juices are literally oozing
with the goodness of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They also have a good
fiber content, which keep you full, and aid proper digestion. Blend together
your favorite fruits, and add a pinch of crushed black pepper for a tangy