Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Summer Mocktail- Year Health Book- Day 99


Soaring temperature eh?
As summers silently creep into our lives, we can't help but live with it. We leave no stone un-turned to beat the heat and land up doing harm than good. Ice creams, carbonated drinks may give you temporary relief from the heat, but certainly causes no good in the long run. You literally gain nothing from them, apart from calories or flu-cold.
Sharing an easy and refreshing summer drink here- Watermelon cocktail. I did not call it mocktail, since there was no other fruit mixed in the drink. It is neat fruit juice !

Preparation time- 10 mins

What you need- Ripe sweet watermelon, 1 lemon, black salt, mint leaves

Method-
1. Cut the water melon into halves, scraping the pulp from the cover. Chop them into pieces and sort out the seeds. Place the pieces in a juicer or mixer.
2. Juice the pulp in the juicer. Keep it thick or thin as per your choice.
3.  Squeeze one whole lemon into the juice.
4. Stir with a teaspoon of black salt or chaat masala.
Pour in a glass. Do not add water or sugar.
Garnish with mint leaves. Add ice cubes if you like it chilled.

This is the easiest fruit mocktail you can make at home. For those who find eating the big melon boring, will definitely find this an interesting & refreshing drink. To top it all, I don't need to remind you the benefits of watermelon, do
I? Alright, for the sake of Year Health Book, let me do a small one -
  • Watermelon is rich in antioxidants
  • Reduces body fat
  • Boosts immune, reduces cell damage
  • Improves eye health
  • Boosts energy level with time.
  • Gives you younger looking skin and protects from sun damage.
  • Arginine content in Watermelon boosts nitric acid that helps treat cardiovasular problems and high blood pressure.
So don't shy away from the watermelon treat. Stay healthy, stay blessed.

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