Summer season is here in full swing and we are guzzling down chilled beverages to beat the heat. Coconut water, aamras, chaas, lassi, fresh fruit juices or lemonades, we are simply hopping from one refreshing option to another to quench our thirst. Not only these beverages are refreshing and delicious but also help keep our body well-hydrated. Summer coolers are quite easy and quick to make at home. Among all these drinks, lemonade or a simple nimbu paani is one that can be experimented with in countless ways.
Lemonade, lemon juice lime water or just nimbu paani, call it what you like but a glass full of its goodness is sure to relieve you. Not only is lemonade delicious with all its sweet and tangy flavour but is also full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Addition of lemon juice in diet can lead to healthier skin, stronger immunity and is also weight loss. A simple glass of lemonade can be made in ten different ways, from addition of other fruits and veggies like coriander, mint or rose water to even chia seeds or spices like cinnamon and cumin. All these versions of lime water are soothing as well as come with various health benefits.
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Matcha Cucumber Lemonade Recipe:
Here we have one lemonade recipe that is replete with the goodness of cucumber, honey, matcha and of course, fresh lemon juice. In this quick 10-minute recipe, cucumbers are pureed and combined to a mix of chilled water, lemon juice, honey and matcha powder. It is blended until smooth and served with crushed ice on top. Doesn't it sound simply refreshing?
Find the full recipe here.
Cucumbers are all things healthy, no matter where you add them. Did you know that about 95 percent of cucumber is just water?! Adding cucumber to your diet will keep you hydrated. Matcha tea, on the other hand, is believed to be a treasure trove of benefits and us brimming with antioxidants polyphenols and flavonoids, both is which not only boost immunity but also protect us against cough and flu. Fitness experts also recommend matcha as a pre-workout drink to help burn extra calories during the exercise regime. One can make matcha tea at home or can get store-bought matcha powder as it is easily available in supermarkets.
So, without further ado, try this matcha cucumber lemonade at home this summer and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.