fruits? It's the perfect time to indulge and make the most of nature's sweet offerings by shaking up spectacular juices at home. It's summer and there is no better way to beat the heat and stay hydrated than juicing up. Loaded with essential minerals and fiber, fruits can work wonders to energise and refresh you in the scorching heat. And you needn't stick to plain old mono-flavoured juices reminiscent of packaged varieties to enjoy them. Go all out and shake up a spectacular range of fresh fruit juices by mixing and matching, and using herbs and spices to spruce things up a little.
Get your hands on seasonal mangoes and lychees, berries, grapes, watermelons, pineapples, oranges and other popular fruits to make your glass of energy boosters. Use fresh herbs like mint, dill and basil to add some zing, or red chilli powder, black salt and cumin for a masala fix. There's absolutely no end to the number of ways you can shake up fresh fruit juices at the comfort of your home.
If you are wondering how to kickstart your juicing experience, we present our 10 best fruit juice recipes to help you get started. From desi favourites like aam ras and anaras da panna to fruity punches, we have a whole lot of happiness lined up for you. All you need to do is bring home a bunch of your favourite fruits and have some fun. So go on, juice up!
1. Watermelon and Mint Juice
Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapur
A refreshing way to beat the heat. Throw in some watermelon pieces along with ginger, lemon, orange juice and lots of ice! For the recipe, click here.
2. Cool Kiwi Juice
Recipe by Chef Soumya Goswami, Trident Group of Hotels
A tall glass of refreshing drink with cucumber, kiwi and the zing of Thai ginger. For the recipe, click here.
3. Aam Ras
Recipe by Kishore D Reddy
The fruit of the summer shines its way into your glass. A lovely blend of mango pulp, lime juice and spices. For the recipe, click here.
4. Ananas da Panna
Recipe by Chef Rajdeep Kapoor
A twist to the popular mango drink, this recipe calls for fresh pineapple pulp which is blended with cumin powder, black salt and lime juice. For the recipe, click here.
5. Lychee and Dill Juice
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah
Make the most of lychees by using them to make this delicious summer cooler. Add lime and fresh dill for some zing. For the recipe, click here.
6. Very Berry Khatta
Recipe by Chef Pranav Mody, The Sassy Spoon
Enjoy the tangy notes of mulberries, lime, orange, grape juice and kala khatta in this tantalising beverage. For the recipe, click here.
7. Virgin Punch
Recipe by Chef Manju Malhi
Fruity, with an instant power to boost up your energy levels, this juice recipe makes the most of fruits like apple, mango, orange and some sparkling lemonade. For the recipe, click here.
8. Grape Nectar
Recipe by Chef Shashank Sharma, The Oberoi, Bengaluru
A sweet and tangy mixture of grape juice, lemon chunks and lychees. Overcome the summer heat with this cool mocktail. For the recipe, click here.
Recipe by Poonam Gupta
Time to reboot. Shake up this simple and incredibly delicious fruit juice using juicy plums. For the recipe, click here.
10. Orange and Basil Juice
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah
Orange and basil come together to create this revitalizing drink which is perfect to beat the heat. Top it up with ice and enjoy. For the recipe, click here.