Health drinks find an important place in dietary recommendations and charts. While it is not feasible to eat food throughout the day, health drinks are sometimes essential when a patient is kept on complete liquid diet.
Moreover, they are easy to digest and great companions in socializing! They can be served in parties and get togethers without challenging nutrition.Try the following health drinks this season and bid farewell to the extremely unhealthy colas and alcoholic drinks.
Health Drink Recipes
Hot Apple Juice
The warmer version of Apple juice is a fantastic beverage in winters. It is fast emerging as an alternate to tea and coffee. Moreover, it includes blending of certain spices that flavor the drink with a slight chill.
2 cups of apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
microwave proof jug
Empty the 2 cups of apple juice into the microwave jug and add the cinnamon sticks to it. Now, bring the cloves into the mixture. Place the juice container in the microwave and heat it. Before it starts to boil, remove it from further heating and quickly strain the juice in a separate container, leaving the cinnamon sticks and cloves behind. Serve the beverage in long glasses. You’ll notice the cinnamon and cloves essence in the drink. The recipe serves 2 glasses.
Banana Oat Smoothie
Bananas are the best energizing foods and extensively consumed by dieters across the world. They are rich in a number of nutrients and with Oats they complement the end to end nutrient requirements of our body.
1 chopped banana
half cup milk
handful of oats
1 tablespoon of honey
Bring together all the prepared ingredients in a container and blend them thoroughly in the blender. Make sure the shake is thickened. You may add ice if desired. The drink provides minerals, proteins, Vitamin B and the heart healthy fiber.
Anti Cholesterol Juice
Fruit juices prepared in a specific way can act as anti cholesterol agents. A mixture of Papayas, Bananas and Oranges are fantastic beverages that don’t compromise with your tongue’s expectations.
Orange cut in 2 segments
Mix the orange and the Papaya pieces in a juicer. Blend the Bananas pieces in a separate blending machine. Now add the blended Banana shake to the juice.Add some crushed ice and again pour some juice to it. The drink is a rich source of Potassium, Calcium and Vitamin C. It effectively keeps the cholesterol levels low without hindering the appetite.
Mint Protein Shake
For those who hate eating vegetables whole day to accomplish their protein requirements, this health drink is a boon. Kale mint shake is a wonderful drink that keeps your energy levels sustained encouraging a substantial morning workout.
½ ounces of Kale leaves
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
1 scoop of egg white protein powder
½ tablespoon of peppermint extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil
choco chips, ice cubes
Empty protein powder, hemp seeds, water and kale leaves in a blender container. Blend them at high speed for about 90 seconds. Now, add peppermint and coconut oil. Blend again for 100 seconds.Now add some choco chips and blend until the entire mixture gets thickened. Drop in some ice cubes and serve.
Herbal teas are one of the most health friendly beverages known to mankind. They serve multi purposes from treating ailments to rejuvenating our mood.
milk if desired
tea bags [peppermint Ginger or green] or raw ingredients [ginger pieces or peppermint leaves]
Add one tea bag to the boiling water and steep for 2 minutes. Now add milk to it and boil further. Strain the liquid in a separate kettle and serve. You may consume herbal teas twice a day. You can also try the black version which doesn’t have milk.