There's no denying the fact that nimbu pani is the ultimate desi drink to soothe your soul any time of the day. It not only quenches your thirst but also provides a good amount of healthy nutrients to your body. Made with lemon juice, black salt and jeera powder, nimbu pani (or lemonade) is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants and several essential minerals and nutrients that boost our overall health. Almost all the ingredients of nimbu pani are ideal to promote immune-health and weight loss. Hence, nutritionists often recommend nimbu pani as a part of your everyday meal plan, both for dieters and non-dieters.
Taking the goodness of nimbu pani a step ahead, we bring you a drink recipe that includes sabja seeds in it. Also called sweet basil seeds, this ingredient has been a part of traditional medical practice since ages. The black and tear-shaped seeds, which are often confused with chia seeds, provide adequate proteins, dietary fibre, healthy fats etc to our diet. As per Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, "Sabja seeds are rich in antioxidants which help to manage diabetes. It also promotes metabolism and skin health." Moreover, sabja seeds are ideal to include in your diet to strengthen immune health.
Sabja Seeds For Weight Loss:
Sabja seeds are a store-house of Omega-3 fatty acids that promote fat-burning metabolism. The fibre content helps to keep us full for a longer time and prevents untimely cravings. These factors further lead to weight loss.
All you need to prepare sabja seed nimbu pani are lemons, black salt, jeera powder and sabja seeds. You may add any kind of sweetener, as per your need. The ones looking to shed some kilos can go for coconut sugar, jaggery powder, honey et al.
Here's A Quick And Easy Recipe For Sabja Seed Nimbu Pani:
Black salt, as per taste
Sweetener, as per taste
1 tablespoon roasted jeera powder
Chaat masala, if needed
Half teaspoon chopped coriander
1-2 teaspoon sabja seed
3-4 glass water
Soak the sabja seed in some water and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, take a glass container, add water to it.
Squeeze the juice out of a lemon.
Add black salt, sweetener, jeera powder, chaat masala and mix everything together. Keep aside.
Drain the excess water out of the sabja seed.
Add to it to the lemon-water and mix.
Garnish with some chopped coriander and sprinkle some roasted jeera powder.
Sabja seed nimbu pani is ready to be served.
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