CUCUMBER BASIL LEMONADE

I’m obsessed with fancy lemonade — the kind with fresh ingredients and bright flavors that cools you off and looks good in your glass. It’s the perfect refreshment to enjoy while you kick back and enjoy a shady spot in hot and humid weather.

I am sharing with you, cucumber basil lemonade, It is so cooling and is so so so refreshing. A super simple drink to make yourself feel refreshed and your beverage glass pretty(haha).

I used my home grown basil in this lemonade.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 – English Cucumbers
  • 5 to 6 – Basil leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sugar or Honey to taste
  • Black salt as per taste 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel the Cucumber and chop off the ends.
  2. Chop them into cubes and put them in a blender
  3. Add ice cubes, lemon juice, basil leaves and sugar or honey.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and blend it till cucumber is blend completely.
  5. Strain the lemonade to remove any fibrous particles in it.
  6. Serve it chilled and Enjoy! 

You may also try BLUEBERRY BASIL LEMONADE, BEET LEMONADE 

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PEPPERMINT TEA

How to make easy peppermint tea
Use fresh leaves from your own garden or even the grocery store to make this bright and beneficial tea!here i used my homegrown peppermint leaves.
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Fresh mint leaves give this mint tea recipe an alluring herbal aroma and flavor. Since this tea is made with an herb instead of tea leaves, it is considered an herbal tea or tisane and does not contain any caffeine.
You can vary the mint in this recipe as long as it’s fresh. Peppermint or spearmint are classic choices, but other varieties will work just as well. You can even use a mixture of mint varieties. While you can use dried mint for tea, it doesn’t compare to the flavor of fresh herbs. Serve it hot or iced, sweetened or unsweetened, and with or without lemon. It’s easy to adjust to your taste and customize to each drinker.
Peppermint tea is an aromatic infusion that can instantly warm you up on a breezy evening. Not just for breezy evenings, it can also help you relax or unwind after an eventful day.
With a long list of health benefits, peppermint tea is also used for calming the nerves. Known for its minty taste and wonderful smell, it is the most sought-after drink across the world. Apart from helping overcome bad breath, the tea works well as immunity booster too.
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INGREDIENTS :
2 cups water
15-20 fresh mint leaves rubbed or crushed to release flavor
2 teaspoons honey or jaggery  if you like your tea a little sweet.
lemon slices optional
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. In a small pot, add the water and bring to a simmer.wp-15978282140003103908638694167535.jpg
  2. Add the mint leaves and turn off the heat. Allow the leaves to steep 15 minutes at least. You can go a bit longer if you want a stronger flavor.
  3. Strain leaves out through a strainer and pour into teacups.
  4. Add one teaspoon honey per cup and a squeeze of lemon if desired. Serve warm.
NOTES:
5 Must-Have Peppermint Benefits
1.Headache and migraine fighter.
2.Support for digestive upsets.
3.Afternoon energy boost.
4.Bacterial infection fighter.
5.May reduce seasonal allergies.
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JAMUN SHOTS

When life gives you jamuns, make jamun shots! Appetizing to eyes, appetizing to heart!
Jamuns are in season and what better way to use them than by making this refreshing Jamun Shots!

Jamun, an Indian native, is an amazing dark purple looking tropical fruit. Also known as Black Plum, this fruit has got numerous health benefits. Often eaten with a little sprinkle of salt, to mild down its astringent taste, this fruit is bound to amaze you after you try this recipe for yourself.
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INGREDIENTS :

Deseeded Jamun – 1 cup
Black Salt – 1/4 tsp
Chilled Water – 4 tbsp
Ice Cubes – 7-8 cube
Lemon Juice – 1tsp
Sugar (Optional) – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder
Mint leaves

For serving :
Shot glasses
Lemon Piece – 1-2
Around 2-3 Tbsp Salt & red chilli powder  spread on a plate

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take jamuns, wash them well and deseed them to just be left with the pulp.
  2. Put this deseeded Jamuns in a blender, add water, ice cubes, mint leaves, sugar, black salt and lemon juice and blend together.
  3. Now take a lemon piece and rub it on the rim of shot glasses, now place the glass upside down in the salt/red chilli powder plate..the salt will stick to the rim.
  4. Pour the Jamun drink in the shot glasses And get high on these beautiful refreshing shots.
    (Sugar can be totally avoided for diabetes patient as Jamun is said to be best for diabetic people)”

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WATERMELON SLUSH /WATERMELON SORBET

Watermelon slush or a homemade melon sorbet is an iced drink (slush)is extremely easy to prepare. It is brilliant for summers and can be made with a variety of fruit juices.

An insanely delicious recipe for a homemade healthy Watermelon Slush that surpasses all kids requirements: sweet, colourful, refreshing and fun!

When I get bored with eating simple watermelon I decided to experiment and use it for a watermelon mojito and a watermelon salad.

Today, I am sharing with you yet another watermelon recipe: Watermelon Slush: a treat for gola lovers and watermelon junkies!

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INGREDIENTS:

Watermelon (roughly chopped) – 500gms
Mint leaves – a handful
Sugar(optional) – 2 tbsp
Lemon juice – 4 tbsp
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Grind together watermelon, mint and sugar. Do not worry to remove the seeds at this stage.
  2. Remove and strain the watermelon juice into a tray. Using a spoon press against the sieve to squeeze out all the pulp.wp-15907733820973989704575005800405.jpg
  3. Add lemon juice to this, stir and deep freeze it till completely frozen.
  4. Take it out and using a fork start scrapping the iced watermelon juice.
    Collect the ice shavings in an ice cream cup and serve as a sorbet or an iced dessert.wp-15907733823118485414217062453802.jpg
  5. You can also break the iced melon into pieces and put it in a mixer grinder and grind it to a smooth slush. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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BLUEBERRY BASIL LEMONADE

Warm summer days mean that lemonades are the perfect refreshment for keeping cool. This blueberry lemonade is simple to make and takes the classic lemonade to the next level.
I love homemade lemonades. So refreshing in the summer and a great mocktail  So everyone from kids to adults can enjoy!! That is why I have this wonderful Blueberry Basil Lemonade for you today.
Blueberries are one of my all-time favourite fruits and they pair so lovely with basil and lemon making this Mocktail not only unique but delicious!

Made with an easy soaked dried blueberry, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!
So when life gives you blueberries, well, you make blueberry lemonade.
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INGREDIENTS :
1 cup dried blueberries(I used true elements dried blueberries here)
2-3 lemon slice
Ice
2tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup water/soda
some basil leaves

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INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Soak the dried blueberries in some water and lemon slice with 20-30 minutes.
  2. Drain the blueberries, blend it with honey and lemon juice.
  3. Add water and blend again.
  4. Pour it over 2 glasses of ice and garnish with some berries and basil leaves.
  5. Add fresh basil leaves to each glass for extra flavour.
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    NOTES:
    YOU may use frozen blueberries or fresh blueberries instead of dried once.
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DALGONA COFFEE

While the presentation of coffee itself makes you crave for it, but it tastes delicious too and gives a tough competition to all the fancy coffees out there. Presenting before you: DALGONA COFFEE.

Dalgona Coffee or Whipped Coffee is a frothy three-ingredient, 5-minute coffee made using instant coffee powder. The coffee is whipped along with sugar and water until is light and frothy and then mixed with chilled milk.

You might hear or seen about this coffee on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and other social media platforms, as many people are following this trend and enjoying sipping this coffee at home. So ho try it out yourself. Here goes the recipe:
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INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
1 tbsp Sugar
1tbsp hot Water
4 cups Milk Chilled
Ice Cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add instant coffee powder and sugar in a cup.
  2. Add 2 tbsp water and beat the coffee and sugar vigorously until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Add a few more drops of water required while beating the coffee.
  4. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  5. Pour milk on top.
  6. Top the glass with whipped coffee.
  7. Mix well and serve chilled.

NOTES:

  • Use only Instant Coffee Powder to make beaten coffee.
  • If making small amount, you can use a milk frother to beat the coffee.
  • You can store the beaten coffee in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. But do not freeze.
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