10 Energising Juices to Balance Electrolytes and Keep you Hydrated

In my last article, we discussed some tips to beat the heat this summer, and we also mentioned that we shall be sharing an article on juices and drinks for summers. So here we are sharing few juice recipes to keep you hydrated and balance the electrolytes in your body. Will also share on how to make juice interesting for Kids. All the recipes shared here are simplest one, you can make juices in many other ways (including combinations of fruits or changing ingredients).

Juices to Take During Summers

Juices to Take During Summers

Which are the best fruits for summer?

  • Lychee
  • Guava
  • Papaya
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Berries
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Plums
  • Melons
  • Mangoes
  • Fresh figs
  • Pineapple
  • Starfruit etc.

Best Summer Juices

1) Raw mango drink/ Aam Panna (Recipe)

Aam Panna or Raw Mango Juice

Aam Panna or Raw Mango Juice

Let’s start with my favourite and most favourite of all Indian homes during summers, the Aam Panna

Ingredients for Raw Mango Drink

  • Raw mango (medium size) 1 no.
  • Jaggery or Sugar – 1/3 cup (Jaggery gives final product dark colour and Sugar gives light colour)
  • Cardamom (Elachi)- ½ tsp / Jeera (1 tsp, roasted and ground)
  • Salt to taste (approx. ½ tsp)

How to Make Aam Panna

  • Boil raw mango with ½ cup water, till it becomes soft. Scoop out the pulp and make a puree. (you can also place mango on a hot griddle without peeling, let it roast till its skin is completely blistered. Cool it and remove the peel.)
  • Boil puree with Jaggery/Sugar and salt till it dissolves. Add cardamom/Jeera as per your choice.
  • Let the mixture cool down and you can store it in the fridge for few days.
  • Whenever you want to drink panna- add ¼ cup of above mixture and ¾ cup of water. Top it with ice cubes.If you want, you can add chaat masala/mint other flavours also.

Taste

  • Sweet and sour

2)  Starfruit Juice Recipe

Starfruit Juice Recipe

Starfruit Juice Recipe

Ingredients for Starfruit Juice

  • Starfruit 3 no.
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 Mint leaves (optional)

How to Make Star Fruit Juice

  • Trim the edges. Discard the seeds.
  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Sieve (If you want without sieving also you can drink). Decorate with a slice of star fruit and enjoy.

Taste of Star Fruit Juice

  • Mild Sweet

3) Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice

Ingredients for Watermelon Juice

  • 3 Cups (deseeded/seeded) watermelon juice
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Small piece of ginger (optional)
  • ½ tsp Chia/saba/basil seeds (optional) soaked previously for 1/2 hours

How to Make Watermelon Juice

  • Grind watermelon with or without seeds
  • If using optional ingredients, blend them in the mixture.
  • Sieve (If you want without sieving also you can drink).

Taste of Watermelon Juice

  • Sweet (For increasing sweetness, few people add sugar)

 

4) Lychee/ Litchi Juice

Lychee/ Litchi Juice

Lychee/ Litchi Juice

Ingredients for Lychee/ Litchi Juice

  • 12-15 lychee
  • Lemon juice ½ tsp (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)

How to Make Lychee/ Litchi Juice

  • Peel and remove the seeds from lychee.Grind it.
  • If using optional ingredients, blend them in the mixture.
  • Top it with ice cubes.

Taste of Lychee/ Litchi Juice

  • Sweet (A hint of tang, if using lemon)

*Plz do not consume lychee on an empty stomach.

 

5)Mango juice Recipe

Mango juice Recipe

Mango juice Recipe

Ingredients for Mango Juice

  • 2-3 medium size any sweet mango ( Alphonso has good taste)
  • Sugar (optional)

How to Make Mango Juice

  • Wash, peel and remove the seeds from mango.Cut into cubes.Grind it.
  • If using Sugar, blend it in the mixture.
  • Top it with ice cubes.

Note

  • Keep mango overnight or for 1-2 hours dipped in water so that its heat is released
  •  Select mango with least fibre.
  •  This juice you can consume with pulka or chapatti also (Its traditional in Gujarat

Taste of Mango Juice

  • Sweet (As per taste of mango)

6. Guava Juice

Guava Juice

Guava Juice

Ingredients for Guava Juice

  • 2-3 medium size guava (Any white or pink)
  • 2 Cup chilled water
  • 3 tbsp Sugar (optional)
  • ½ tsp ginger (Optional)

How to Make Guava Juice

  • Wash and cut into small cubes.Add 1 cup water.
  • Don’t blend too much so that seeds are not ground.(Else sand like texture comes)
  • Using juice strainer/muslin cloth strain it.
  • If using Sugar and ginger, blend it in the mixture. Add remaining 1 cup water or more as per desired thickness.
  • Top it with ice cubes.

Taste of Guava Juice

  • Sweet (Juice will be whitish or pinkish in colour)

7. Papaya Juice

Papaya Juice

Papaya Juice

Ingredients for Papaya Juice

  • 1 Cup papaya cubed
  • ¾ Cup water
  • 1 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera (optional)
  • ½ cup milk (optional)
  • 1 tsp lemon (optional)

How to Make Papaya Juice

  • Wash and cut into small cubes(remove seeds).Add water. And consume
  • If using Sugar and other optional ingredients, blend it in the mixture.
  • Top it with ice cubes.

Taste of Papaya Juice

  • Sweet

8) Wood Apple/ Golden apple/ Bel juice

Wood Apple/ Golden apple/ Bel juice

Wood Apple/ Golden apple/ Bel juice

Ingredients for Wood Apple/ Golden apple/ Bel juice

  • 2 Wood apple
  • 5-6  tbsp Sugar (can put less or optional)
  • 500 ml cold water
  • ½ tsp black salt (optional)
  • ½ tsp roasted and ground Jeera (optional)

How to Make Wood Apple/ Golden apple/ Bel juice

  • Crack the bel on any hard surface and take the pulp out.
  • Pour water and sugar on the bel pulp and then with your hands mash the pulp, till is gets dissolved in water
  • Serve the juice to remove the seeds and undissolved fibre.
  • Add optional ingredients, if you want.
  • Serve immediately
  • Top it with ice cubes.

Taste

  • Sweet

9. Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Juice

Ingredients for Pineapple Juice

  • 2 cups or 1 small pineapple cleaned and chopped
  • 2-3  tbsp Sugar (can put less or optional)
  • 1-2 cup cold water
  • ½ tsp black salt (optional)
  • ½ tsp roasted and ground Jeera (optional)
  • Ice cubes

How to Make Pineapple Juice

  • Grind all the chopped Pineapple.
  • Strain if you want or you can use as it is.
  • Mix water, if thin consistency is required.
  • Add optional ingredients as per desired.
  • Top it with ice cubes

Taste of Pineapple Juice

  • Sweet

10. Grape Juice

Grape Juice

Grape Juice

Ingredients for Grape Juice

  • 2 cups Sweet-ripe grapes (Any grape black/red/green)
  • 2-3  tbsp Sugar (can put less or optional)
  • 1-2 cup cold water
  • ½ tbsp lemon (optional)
  • Ice cubes

How to Make Grape Juice

  • Wash and clean all the grapes.Blend it in a jar. (You can prefer seedless grapes, else seeds can be ground along but texture changes a bit)
  • Strain  the juice
  • Mix water, if thin consistency is required.
  • Add optional ingredients as per desired.
  • Top it with ice cubes

Taste of Grape Juice

  • Sweet

There are many other juices that can be prepared, similar way. Fruits can be consumed in the form of shakes, smoothies and mocktails too. Make sure to add no sugar if there is any diabetes patient at home. The thickness of juice depends on one’s choice. Try to consume juice in its fresh form, the more is the holding time its nutritional value goes down.

How to Make Juices Interesting for Kids?

Many kids are there, who just love hogging on fruits or juices. But again we have few little angels, who try to avoid them. So to make sure, they also consume fruits there are few things that can be done.

  • First and foremost important. Don’t ever force them to eat fruits.
  • Kids copy others behaviour. So make sure, they see you enjoying fruits. So that they are tempted to try it.
  • ? And you can act to not share fruits/juices with them so that they find it more interesting.
  • Kids love colourful stuff. So you can serve juices in transparent glass and different types of jars.  You can layer different colour juices in one glass. Example: – start with putting thick mango juice- then crushed soft coconut pulp-one more layer of mango juice a layer of pink guava juice- a scoop of ice cream (vanilla). Sprinkled with coconut pulp and a cube of mango. Just use your imagination.
  • You can freeze juice  (without water juice) in form of ice candy, different shapes. They will just love it.
  • Serve them fruits in form of shakes, mocktails, dried candies. Etc

Hope you will enjoy all the juices this summer. Juices can be best enjoyed fresh and without added sugar.

 

3 thoughts on “10 Energising Juices to Balance Electrolytes and Keep you Hydrated

  1. Thank You Dhara. Let us know if there is any particular health topic that you want to know about.

    Cheers
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