It is so hard to get through these summer days without a glass of something refreshing to drink. With the recent heatwave, we have to keep ourselves hydrated and make sure that other people around us are hydrated too. Thanks to our moms we never really have to think about these things. Mom always makes the most delicious, energising drinks one could ask for and we’ve always wondered how she does it. So here we are today, letting you in on her secret. Here are seven secret recipes all moms used to keep us hydrated the delicious way:
This one is my personal favourite!
– 2 cups ice,
– 1 cup soda,
– 1 tablespoon Strawberry flavoured Tang.
Put the ice in a blender. Add just enough soda to make sure the ice floats. Now add your Strawberry flavoured Tang, blend and voila!
2. Meethi Lassi
A delicious drink with yogurt and milk that will not only refresh you but keep you hydrated too. It also balances water levels in your body.
– 3 cups fresh yogurt,
– Half cup ice,
– 4 tablespoons sugar
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is frothy. Sprinkle some pistachios on top and serve.
3. Mango Twister!
A regular mango milkshake with a twist. The secret? You make it even when mangoes aren’t in season! Here is how you do it:
– 2 cups fat-free milk,
– 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt,
– 1/4 cup Mango flavoured Tang,
– 1 cup ice cubes
Blend the fat-free milk, low-fat vanilla yogurt and Mango flavoured Tang in a blender until well blended. Add ice; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
4. Pineorange Punch
An absolutely divine combination!
– 2/3 cup Orange flavoured Tang,
– 1/2 cup sugar,
– 3 cup water,
– 2 cups pineapple juice (or cranberry juice),
– 1/4 teaspoon almond extract,
– 1 qt. ginger ale
Mix the Tang, sugar, water, pineapple juice and almond extract; freeze until mushy. Add ginger ale just before serving. Tang mixture may be frozen ahead of time, then thawed to a mush.
5. Dr Rooh Afza Pepper
Sounds interesting, huh? Well here is how it is made:
Just add 1 ½ teaspoons of Lemon & pepper flavoured Tang to your regular Rooh Afza and you have an amazing mocktail ready to go!
6. Banana Cinnamon Milk Shake
A banana shake is a great source of fiber and protein. This means it will take a while to digest and will keep you full too.
– 1 banana,
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
– 1 tablespoon sugar,
– 1 cup milk
– Ice (optional).
Peel the banana and put it in the blender; you can also use a food processor if you don’t have a blender. Add milk, sugar, ice and blend well.
7. Ice lollies!
These things just never go out of date. And honestly, they are not only the funnest things to consume, they are also perfect for this weather. Here is how you can make them:
PS: If you don’t have fun making them, you’re making them wrong!
– 7 tablespoons of Tang (any flavour you like),
– 1 litre water,
– Small cubes of fruit (optional)
Mix seven tablespoons of Tang in a litre of water and mix well. The point is to make the juice really concentrated. Next up, pour the juice in ice lolly moulds and add small cubes/slices of fruit for extra flavour! Let it freeze overnight or a minimum of six hours. Delicious!