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Seven best homemade thirst quenchers

Updated on April 18, 2015

Juice of beetroot, it can stain your clothes but will not stain your health.

Superdelicious beetroot drink, the instant antioxidant.
Superdelicious beetroot drink, the instant antioxidant.
I have heard somewhere that beetroot also possesses powers to increase hemoglobin in our blood.
I have heard somewhere that beetroot also possesses powers to increase hemoglobin in our blood.

Delicious ubercool Beetroot Drink

Ohoooo......it is too hot outside. Get cooled by having some chilled items.

So, here are some homemade recipes of thirst quenchers, which we use in our house in summertime and wintertime also:

 BEETROOT DRINK:

 No....No...please don't say "aagh..." hearing beetroot. Try this and give me your opinion. It is really good, and we have given this drink the number one status of our "family drink" and we always stock this in our refrigerator. Until this day, none of our guest could have guessed that this has been made up of beetroot.

 

Ingredients:

 1. Beetroot - 1 kg

 2. Sugar - 1 kg

 3. Lemons - 12

 4. Tonovin or grape essence - 2 teaspoons

 5. Water - 1 liter.

 Please keep the above ratio.

 Method:

 Scrap beetroot. Cook in 1 litre water. Allow to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from fire and strain well. Place the strained liquid on fire and add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.

 Take juice out of lemon. Add to beetroot-sugar syrup when it cools down. Add tonovin or grape essence. Keep in bottles under refrigeration.

 To serve - fill half glass with the above syrup, fill remaining half with chilled water. serve.

Drink grape juice to improve memory and decrease nervous exhaustion

Drinking grape juice helps in healthy cardiovascular function.
Drinking grape juice helps in healthy cardiovascular function.
Eat or drink grapes and increase the antioxidant capacity of your plasma, fight the free radicals.
Eat or drink grapes and increase the antioxidant capacity of your plasma, fight the free radicals.

Grape Juice - A great metabolism booster drink

SPECIAL GRAPE JUICE RECIPE

Conventional grape juice is prepared by blending grape in juicer. This recipe is different and unique.

 So tasty !!

 Ingredients:

 1. Grapes (You should take care to select grapes for making this drink. Grapes should be wine grapes, the darker ones and must have ripened well) - 1 kg

 2. Sugar - 1 kg.

 3. Tonovin or grape essence - 1 teaspoonful

 4. Water - 2 liters.

 Method:

 Boil grape in 2 liters of water. You should take care during this process, as grapes should not be overcooked. Check up to see the skin of grapes broken. At this stage, remove from fire at once.

 Remove grapes from the water using a strainer. Keep aside the water used to boil grapes. Remove skin of grapes. You can do it easily only if grapes are ripened well. After separating skin from grapes, mash the skin with some of the boiled water and strain the juice to the boiled water, so that the color of the grapes can be taken from the grapes completely.

 Now add sugar to the water used to boil grapes. Place on fire. Boil until sugar dissolves in it completely. Remove from fire. Let it cool down. Add tonovin essence.

 Now is the process to take utmost care. Add skinned grape pulp to the sugar syrup. Take this in a big deep vessel. Take another big deep vessel and pour grape juice to the other vessel from height. Now pour back this to the other vessel. Do this beating process 6-8 times. By this process, seeds of grapes will be removed from the grape pulp and will be collected underneath of vessel and grape pulp will come to the surface of the juice. Remove the seeds collected underneath.

 Chill this juice in fridge. Serve. This juice is so different. Grape pulps floating on the surface of the juice and you can eat them while drinking the juice, ahhhaaaa, l love this juice...

Ginger cures nausea and helps with digestion and lemon is a natural antiseptic and destroys harmful bacteria and infection found in wounds and also works as a b

 So why not try lemon-ginger together to reap benefits from them.

LEMON-GINGER DELIGHT RECIPE

Here is one easy, tasty, different lemon juice.......

Crush well some ginger in mixer. Squeeze the crushed ginger and take its juice. Keep aside the juice. After some time you can find some whitish residual particles collected underneath of the ginger juice. Take only the juice. Do not use the residual particles. You can preserve this juice by pouring it in ice trays and keep it in freezer.

To make instant lemon-ginger juice, take two glasses water in a blender, add half cup of sugar, one cube of frozen ginger juice/two teaspoons of fresh ginger juice, juice of one lemon and a few ice cubes and blend it for 2 minutes. Its so foamy, tasty juice. Looks and color is totally different from the ordinary lemon juice.

Jelly milkshake is easily digestible with nutritional benefits.
Jelly milkshake is easily digestible with nutritional benefits.
If your child does not like drinking plain milk or flavored milkshakes available in the market, prepare one at home with this recipe.
If your child does not like drinking plain milk or flavored milkshakes available in the market, prepare one at home with this recipe.

Refreshing Instant Jelly Milkshake

JELLY MILKSHAKE

 

Ingredients:

Instant gelatin mix in strawberry or raspberry flavors - 1 packet

Chilled milk - as required.

Sugar - as required.

Condensed milk/milk powder - optional/

Method:

Prepare gelatin with the contents of the pack as per the instructions given on the pack. Store in refrigerator. If you have this handy, you can prepare this tasty and different shake to serve any unexpected guests.

Pour one glass chilled milk in a blender, add 4 tablespoons of jelly, sugar, and condensed milk/milk powder. operate blender for 2-3 minutes.

Pour in tall glasses. Serve. You can decorate it with red cherries/cream etc

Ultimate Milkshake with dates and cashew nuts and poppy seeds or khas-khas
Ultimate Milkshake with dates and cashew nuts and poppy seeds or khas-khas

Milkshake in a tall glass

HASEENA MILKSHAKE

For one tall glass

Ingredients:

Dates : a handful

Sugar : 3 teaspoons

Iced milk : 1 glass

Cashew nuts : a handful

Roasted poppy seeds- 1 teaspoon

 Method:

 Blend dates, sugar, cashew nuts and 1/4 cup of iced milk for 5 minutes. When all the ingredients blend well, add remaining milk and blend for a few minutes. Add poppy seeds and whip for a second. Serve immediately.

If you are feeling run down? Bloated? Need to detoxify your body? Boost your Folic Acid intake. You are pregnant or breastfeeding or want to avoid varicose vei

Asparagus drink is a natural diuretic. Prepare one at your home.
Asparagus drink is a natural diuretic. Prepare one at your home.
Pic of raw asparagus.
Pic of raw asparagus.

Low-calorie, low-sodium high-fiber asparagus drink

ASPARAGUS DRINK

  Health benefits:  Asparagus is low in calories, contains no fat or cholesterol, and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber, and rutin.

 Ingredients:

 1. Asparagus juice (remove skin and crush. add some water and strain the juice) - 4 cups

  2. Lemon juice - 1 cup

 3. Cinnamon - 4 pieces

 4. Sugar - 2 1/2 kg

 5. Water - 4 cups

 6. Citric acid - 1 teaspoonful.

 7. Potassium metabisulfite - 1/2 teaspoonful.

 Method:

 Mix together asparagus juice and lemon juice and strain. Crush cinnamon and add to water. Add sugar to this and boil the mixture. Strain. Then boil again adding citric acid. When this syrup becomes one-strand stage, remove from fire.

 Add asparagus juice and lemon juice. Boil it again. Remove from fire at once. Let the syrup get cooled. Take 1/4 cup syrup and mix potassium metabisulfite in it and add to the syrup. Transfer to bottles.

 For making drink: fill 1/2 glass with syrup. Fill remaining portion with chilled water/soda. A refreshing drink is ready.

I love this really........yummy

Get loaded with vitamins and minerals with cool pineapple squash.
Get loaded with vitamins and minerals with cool pineapple squash.
Pineapples contain bromelain which helps in digestion of protein.
Pineapples contain bromelain which helps in digestion of protein.

A variety of pineapple products you can make at home

My favorite pineapple drink

PINEAPPLE SQUASH

 Pineapple can be preserved in this beautiful form during season.

 Ingredients:

 1. Pineapple chopped (removing skin and inner stem) -

 water - 2 cups

 2. sugar - 4 kg

 water - 4 cups

 citric acid - 1 tsp

 3. Potassium metabisulphite - 1/4 teaspoons

 Method:

1. Grind chopped pineapple adding 2 cups of water little-by little in a liquidizer. Strain the pulp.

2. Add water and citric acid in sugar and boil stirring continuously. When the sugar is dissolved in water add pineapple pulp.

3. Remove from fire immediately on boiling and let it cool down.

4. Take 1/4 cup of syrup and add potassium metabisulphite in it and mix well. Add to the syrup. Mix well.

5. Transfer to bottles without moisture. It can be used 2 days after preparation. This syrup can be preserved for pretty long time.

Do you like these thirst quenchers or not. Please comment

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      Indian recipe maker 8 years ago

      Wow, Nice article on how to make drinks at home. Lovely drinks though, but I think these drinks at all Indian in origin.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes these drinks are totally Indian in origin and the recipes are from my friends and family which we use in our daily life. Thanks Indian recipe maker for visiting my hub.

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      Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wow! I cannot thank you enough for those wonderful thirst qenchers...

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Anamika. these thirst quenchers are really good. I know that, as I have made them on my own at home and even guests visiting us have appreciated these a lot.

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      Balinese 8 years ago from Ireland

      wow- very good i like it and going to try is very soon))

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes give it a try and you will feel so cool inside your body Balinese.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      The pineapple and lemom-ginger are my favs, I think! Very good hub, thanks for the info.

      Jen

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you very much Jen. They are my fav too.

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      Jennifer 7 years ago from Canada

      mmm I love the idea of a jelly milkshake!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yeah even I love a jelly milkshake. Thanks for your comment.

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      jrcemail 7 years ago

      I dunno about the beetroot!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi friend beetroot is a selection of Beta vulgaris is a very interesting herb as it helps fight cancer, is good for increasing stamina, treats hypertension, it is also used to make wine plus Beetroot juice is very tasty and beetroot can be used in making salads.

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      Suzie Parker 7 years ago

      Hi Soni,

      You have a very original hub. I really liked your ideas. One thing though, I'm a bit concerned with the amount of sugar you are using in your recipes. I'm sure it will taste just as good if you don't use that much sugar. You can also try to use artificial sweeteners like Stevia or Xylitol. Stevia and Xylitol are also a good choice for diabetics. But like said before, I am a big fan of you hubs. Keep up the good work!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, I agree with you Suzie that replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners like Stevia or Xylitol will be an added advantage and a good choice for diabetics, so I recommend all my visitors to try adding these two artificial sweeteners for better health.

      Thanks for adding this info and being fan of my hubs. Your comment and feedback has motivated me to write more hubs.

      Watch out for my next hub in hubmob weekly group - Topic Cosmetic Surgery Searching for perfection.

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Awesome! Just reading your hub makes me want to leave my desk and try it out. Thanks!

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      billrobinson 6 years ago from CA, USA

      Nice post. This is very helpful. Thanks.

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      ringtones 6 years ago

      very delicious juice recipes...

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much papernotes, billrobinson, and ringtones for your visit and comments.

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      Jacob_Jube 6 years ago

      Boy these are so nice and great.

      Let me share this hub with my wife and may be I will be able to get these kind of drinks from her.

      Thanks Soni.

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      Zoey 6 years ago

      Wowzers!! rhat's a pretty cool hub you got there... I think I.m gonna go make the lemonade ginger drink right now!!! Thanks Soni for the great ideas

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      Nicole 5 years ago

      Looks delicious. There are so many great ideas.

      http://what-about.co/how-can-i-stop-procrastinatin...

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      amitshah02 5 years ago

      superb one like all that pics you uploaded, really nice.

      http://www.gogappa.com

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      MERRY.JB 5 years ago

      wow,dis is the best drink i ever tried in my life ,after knowing the procidure i've told to my neighbours.it was totally awsome kamsamnida!

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      My pleasure friends.

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      evelyn 4 years ago

      wow i taught these we my ideas deligted to know that other discover these nutritious and healthy drinks pineapple is very good for inflamations and bruises and beets very healthy u can make beet punch by adding milk brown sugar nutmeg or vanilla with some ice very tasty

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      Patricia 4 years ago

      Nice recipes but you seriously can't call these healthy! Look at how much sugar you add to yur drinks! 4kgs sugar in the pineapple juice?? If you want benefits skip the Sugar because it is known to cause inflammation in many people and is not good for you. Might as well buy the bottled processed drinks that are loaded with a lot of sugar! Geez.

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      lokesh 3 years ago

      such a delicious fruits no one wants to give it a miss. bookmarked for my wife

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