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7 Refreshing Drinks You Can Turn Your Summer Fruits Into

By Aishwaryaa Jain

Updated - March 1, 2021 3 min read

If you're eating well, but still feeling low throughout the day, and fatigue is a constant presence in your life, we have found some solutions for you. 


Summer in this subcontinent can be, well, extremely painful. Most parts of the country don’t just battle harsh heat but immense humidity as well. During the season it is essential to up the fluid intake. Keeping hydrated is perhaps the best way to not feel drained all the time. Summer fruits like mangoes, papayas, and watermelons are the perfect solution to the blazing heat outside. They effortlessly keep you hydrated, cool you down and come with endless health benefits. 


The markets are flooded with a huge variety of summer fruits as we speak. So, why not toss them in a blender and make some refreshing yet healthy summer drinks?


1. Mango Milkshake 

Mangoes are a total jackpot when it comes to health benefits. They are loaded with nutrients and vitamins like Vitamin A, C, D, iron, and calcium. A cool mango milkshake is sure to leave you feeling much more energetic.

Blend together two full scoops of vanilla ice- cream, a diced mango and sip away. For a healthier version, blend mangoes with plant milk and maple syrup.


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2. Papaya- Banana Smoothie 

Blend a ripe, small, and diced banana, half a papaya- chopped with a cup of milk, one-fourth cup of yoghurt and sugar (to taste). While both bananas and papaya are an excellent source of vitamins they will also ensure a happy tummy.


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3. Pineapple Mocktail 

Combine a cup of pineapple juice with two cups of sprite and a teaspoon of Roohafza (rose syrup). Don’t forget to add a couple of ice cubes. Pineapples come with benefits such as anti-inflammation, boosting metabolism and burning calories.


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4. Watermelon Slushie

Toss some seedless, frozen watermelon cubes along with a tablespoon of lime juice, maple syrup, 2-3 mint leaves and half a cup of water in a blender. Blend till you obtain a thick slushy consistency.

Watermelon is a fruit containing about 92% water. This fruit is your best bet when it comes to keeping hydrated.


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5. Green Grape Smoothie

Grapes are known to be a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals. Spinach is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. 

This smoothie is probably the healthiest out of the mix. For this smoothie, blend together half a cup of green grapes, spinach, yogurt, a cup of ice cubes and honey(to taste).


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6. Lychee Lemonade 

Lychee provides a good amount of Vitamin-C-desperately required during this epidemic. Along with the vitamins, lychee is also a good source of nutrients required for the production of blood.

Puree about 10-12 peeled and seeded lychees. Mix the puree with lemon juice, 2-3 mint leaves, chilled water and sugar (to taste). Don’t forget to top the drink off with some ice cubes.


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7. Plum Mocktail 

Plums are a treasure chest full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins- providing endless health benefits. 

For the plum mocktail, puree about 2 plums. Mix the puree with about half a cup of sprite or soda, a teaspoon of lemon juice and some mint leaves.  


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Drink up! 


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