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Jul 22, 2022 - Fareed Ahmad
While most people look after themselves well during the summer months, they often tend to lag when it comes to the monsoon months. Although monsoon comes with its fair share of positives, it also has its downside, like most seasons. During the monsoon months, people often tend to fall sick and feel lethargic. So, it’s important to stay healthy and strengthen your immunity during this time of the year.
Apart from the popular lemon ginger tea that’s consumed during this time, you can also try out these 5 best refreshing drinks to stay healthy and energised all through the monsoon season.
The Masala Chai, which originated during the British colonisation period during the 1900s, is one of the most popular Indian hot drinks. Made in a variety of different ways, a hot brewing cup of masala chai is one of the best and most refreshing drinks to enjoy before you set out to work or after you get back home after a tiring rainy day. It’s made by simply brewing together tea leaves, milk, and spices. The masala that’s used to make this refreshing hot drink is primarily a combination of cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns, cloves, and ground ginger.
In a mortar, crush 2 cardamom pods, 1-inch ginger, 1 clove, ½ cinnamon stick, and ¼ tsp black peppercorns.
In a saucepan, add 2 cups of water and the spices. Bring this to a boil and then add 2 tsp of black tea leaves. On medium heat, simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spices have released their colour and flavour. Now, add in 1 cup of milk.
On high heat, bring the masala tea to a boil till it bubbles to the top. Remove from the heat and place it back on the burner, until it boils back up again. Add sugar as per taste.
Continue simmering until you’re satisfied with the colour and consistency.
Strain the masala chai and serve hot!
A traditional refreshing drink from Kashmir, Kahwa is another popular beverage that you must try this monsoon. Made by boiling together green tea leaves along with various spices like cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and Kashmiri roses, Kahwa is traditionally topped with almonds and walnuts and is best served with a traditional Kashmiri meal. Just like most monsoon drinks, it is created to have a refreshing as well as soothing effect.
Chukku kappi also known as dry ginger coffee is another great refreshing drink to enjoy during the monsoon. It’s also a medicinal drink that is popular in South India. Chukku kappi is traditionally consumed when one has a fever or cold due to the monsoons. This herbal beverage has great digestive and detoxing properties. Its major ingredients include palm jaggery, dry ginger, cumin seeds, cardamom, pepper, and tulsi leaves.
When it comes to a refreshing juice for the monsoon, the ABC detox drink is hands down one of the best choices. Developed to treat many types of diseases including lung cancer, this juice was introduced ages ago by a Chinese herbalist. Made with apple, beetroot, and carrot, this juice is loaded with all the essential nutrients and vitamins to keep you healthy during the rainy months.
Peel and cut the apple, carrot, and beetroot into small pieces.
Add these pieces to a juicer or blender and add 1 glass of water.
In a glass, strain the ABC juice. To this you may add 1 tbsp honey and 1 tsp lemon juice. Enjoy this miracle juice and great health throughout the monsoon months using Hestia Cold Press Juicer.
Another power-packed refreshing juice to enjoy during the monsoon is the ginger-garlic-lemon detox drink, which has amazing benefits. It’s a healthy drink that strengthens your immunity and aids your digestion. It’s a quick and easy drink to make and includes very few ingredients. All you need to do is simply blend all the ingredients together and your super healthy drink is ready in minutes!
Blend 1 tsp grated ginger, 3 crushed garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 red crushed chilli together with a little water.
Refrigerate it for a few hours.
Pour in a shot glass to feel refreshed and energised.
These were some of the best refreshing drinks that you can enjoy during the monsoons. To easily make your favourite monsoon drink, you can check out Hestia for a wide range of premium kitchen appliances. The brand is focused on health and fitness-oriented kitchen appliances. All the appliances are durable, high-quality products that serve the purpose of giving you the best refreshing drinks whenever needed.