Monsoon is almost here and the nip in the weather comes in as a welcome respite to most parts of the country. Pitter patter down the windowpanes, lush green nature and the petrichor calls for chai, pakora, bhajias and everything crispy and decadent. As we go on a bingeing spree during the monsoons, we often tend to forget to stay hydrated. When we think of monsoon, hydration is not the first thing that pops up to our mind. In fact, excessive moisture content in the weather makes us feel that our body is well hydrated. But trust us, reality is exactly the opposite! As per various health experts, excessive moisture in the weather during this season triggers more sweat that further leads to severe dehydration. Hence, one must keep drinking enough water and drinks throughout the day to keep up body's water balance.
From aam panna to nimbu paani, we have a long list of drinks that may help us stay hydrated. But if you ask us, we just love chugging glasses of fresh coconut water. We feel, it is the second most popular hydrating drink across India (of course, water remains the first). Besides being easily accessible, coconut water is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals etc that not only helps us fight dehydration, but also boosts immunity - another major concern during the monsoons.
While plain coconut water always remains the showstopper, we found a recipe that adds a tangy twist to the drink. Sounds interesting, right? Masterchef Kunal Kapur brings this recipe that also adds the goodness of nimbu pani to the drink. It's called coconut-lemon water. It not only keeps you hydrated, but also loads you up with vitamin C and antioxidants that helps boost immunity and prevent several seasonal diseases. Here's the recipe of Coconut-Lemon Water.
Monsoon Diet: How To Make Coconut Lemon Water | Coconut Lemon Water Recipe:
To make this drink, you need fresh coconut, lemon, mint leaves and honey for sweetness. That's it! It's that simple.
Cut open the coconut and pour all its water in a glass and chop the flesh and add to the water. Add lemon juice, mint and honey to it and stir well. Your refreshing coconut-lemon water is ready in just a few minutes.
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Try it today and let us know how you liked it. Happy Monsoons!
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