5 cool and refreshing drinks recipes to keep you chill while studying for finals



Boards Exams have started across the country and students are battling with exam stress and heat nuisances simultaneously. Here are five cool and healthy drinks for students to keep them chill and refreshing during exams.

Date-Banana-Chikoo SMOOTHIE

You can have this drink at breakfast as this drink contains essential mineral and vitamins with highly nutritious substances from dates and fat burning constituents rom oat meal

Ingredients:

  1. Chikoo: 1 cup peeled and sliced
  2. Bananas: 1 cup mashed
  3. Oatmeal: 2 tablespoon
  4. Dates: 6 remove the seed
  5. Milk: 2 cup chilled
  6. Ice cubes

Method:

  • Blend all the fruits and oatmeal together in a blender, with half the milk
  • Blend to a smoother texture
  • Add the remaining milk
  • Blend again to a pouring texture
  • The date, Chikoo, Banana Smoothie is ready so pour in a jug or separate glasses
  • You can add sugar or honey to taste but the fruits themselves are sweet
  • Serve chilled with ice cubes

This smoothie compliments well the sprouted salad or chicken sandwich.

Sattu Sherbet

Ingredients:

  1. Water: 6 cups
  2. Sattu powder: 6 tablespoons
  3. Sugar/honey: 5-6 tablespoon or to taste
  4. Black salt: 2-3 pinch

Method:

  • Take a jug and add 6 cups of water
  • Add sugar in the water and mix to a sweet solution
  • Add Sattu powder gradually and stir well to mix
  • When the ingredients are mixed well then add a pinch of black salt
  • You can add some lemon drops or a pinch of chat masala to bring a spicy flavor
  • You can use chilled water while preparing the beverage or you can cool the prepared beverage in freezer or fridge
  • Don't forget to remix the ingredients with the help of a spoon as Sattu settled down in the water
  • Add some ice-cubes for extreme chill

Sattu powder is the powder o roasted grains or grams like barley or chick pea. This natural beverage has cooling properties to save you from heat strokes and the fibre will keep your digestion smooth. Drink it before and after exam and daily in the afternoon.

Aab Shola
(Kairi ka Sharbat)

Ingredients:

  1. Raw Mango (Kairi): 2 medium sized
  2. Water: 2 glasses
  3. Sugar: 200 grams
  4. Black salt: 2-3 pinch
  5. Salt: 1 pinch
  6. Chaat Masala: 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Mint Leaves: 3-4 for garnishing

Method:

  • Wash mangoes thoroughly to remove dirt and impurities
  • Take a pan or pressure cooker and boil raw mangoes in 2 glass water untill tender
  • Keep the mangoes aside and let them cool
  • Save the water in which mangoes were boiled
  • Peel the mangoes and extract the pulp in a dish
  • Throw away the seeds and peels
  • Wash hands thoroughly before extracting the pulp or wear gloves

Aab shola protects from the effects of heat stroke. It is a rich source of vitamin B and C .It provides mineral salts to the body which are lost due to perspiration in summer.

  • Take a blender and add the pulp ,the water in which mangoes were boiled and sugar
  • Blend all the ingredients well,if you find it very thick then add some water or icecubes in the blender for dilution
  • Pour the beverage in a jug or a pan and add salt and chaat masala
  • Mix the ingredients with a spoon
  • Pour the drink in serving glases with ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves
  • You can garnish the drink while it was kept in a jug

Namkeen Lassi

Ingredients:

  1. Yogurt: 1 cup or 250 grams
  2. Salt: 1 teaspoon
  3. Water or ice-cube: as required
  4. Roasted (cumin) zeera powder:1/2 teaspoon
  5. Mint leaves: 3-4

Method:

  • Take a blender and add yogurt, salt water or ice-cubes in it
  • Blend the ingredients, add more water or ice cube to make the mixture dilute as this namkeen lassi is sipped in a diluted form
  • You can add some sugar or chaat masala according to your taste
  • Pour in the glasses and serve

Salted lassi is a very good shield against sun stroke. It is very nutritive and also taken as a laxative. Drinking salted lassi delivers calcium, potassium and Vitamin B12 to the body.

CHAMOMILE ICED TEA:

Ingredients:

  1. Chamomile teabags: 3
  2. Honey or sugar: 3 teaspoons
  3. Ginger grated: 1 teaspoon
  4. Lemon juice: 1/2 tablespoon
  5. Mint leaves:2-3
  6. Ice cubes
  7. Water:2 cups

Method:

  • Take 2-2.5 cups of water in a saucepan and boil it .Add chamomile teabags while boiling to prepare the tea
  • Boil for 2 minutes
  • Keep the pan aside and add ginger sugar/honey and lemon juice
  • Steep for half an hour
  • Strain the mixture through a sieve
  • Garnish with mint leaves
  • Add ice cubes and serve
  • You can refrigerate the tea before adding ice cubes

Chamomile is the ingredient that can boost your immunity as well as your memory. It has amazing benefits for skin and hair also. Iced chamomile tea will protect you from the heat of the summer season.

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