The best drink to have in hot and humid weather is a cold glass of thandai. Although, there are many tasty options of cooling drinks around, not all of them come loaded with nutrients and great taste combined into one. Thandai is an electrifying concoction of milk, dry fruits and edible flavours, which is filling, nutritious and completely satisfying. Regular glass of milk is not for everyone but no one can say no to a tall glass full of thandai. Soya thandai is one such drink that is great in taste and fills you up with protein and many other nutrients.
Soya Milk Nutrient Profile
Soya milk is usually opted by people who are allergic to dairy products but that's not the only reason soya milk ranks high in healthy milk options chart. Soya milk is made by soaking, grinding and boiling soybeans with water, and thus, is replete with all the health benefits that soya provides. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 grams portion of soybean contains 36 grams of proteins, making it ideal for protein-rich diet.
How Is Soya Thandai Good For Health
Soya milk is low in calorie content, provides us with lots of fibre as well; so the combination of all these nutritional properties makes soy milk perfect for weight loss. However, we must also not forget that that soy milk is highly rich in calcium too, making it beneficial for hair and bone strength.
Soya thandai's ability to improve our healthy diet is enhanced with the addition of a range of dry fruits and spices like cashew nuts, almonds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns and cardamom powder.
How To Make Soya Thandai -
You can easily get soya milk from grocery stores, or you can even make it at home with soybeans. Here's an easy soy milk recipe. One you have your soya milk ready, fill it up with soaked and ground nuts and spices. Strain it through a muslin cloth. Add rose water and sugar (skip it if you want to, or use healthier sugar alternatives), top the thandai with ice cubes and serve chilled!
Soya thandai is the ideal drink for those times when we are not in a mood to eat heavy foods and still want to feed our body with ample nutrients.