20 October, 2008

Healthy Drinks

What are the options of healthy drinks when you go out.
Lets have a list of some here
1. Iced Tea
2. Fresh Lime/lemonade
3. Fruit Juice
4. Ginger ale
5. Smoothie
6. Green Tea/ Jasmine Tea
7. Kombucha
8. Turkish Mint Drink
9. Fresh fruit juice/ vegetable juice
10. Mango panna
11. Buttermilk/ mango lassi/ lassi
12. Flavored seltzer. Carbonated, but zero calories.
13. Apple cider. Has 120 calories per cup, but packs a tangy, substantial flavor.
14. Ovaltine made with skim milk. It’s chocolaty, fortified with vitamins and minerals, high in calcium and protein and 170 calories per cup.
15. Soya Milk shake
Kvass is a very refreshing Russian beverage which is made in many Russian households about once a week. Kvass is a lacto-fermented beverage made from stale rye bread. It tastes like beer but is not alcoholic. Kvass is considered a tonic for digestion and excellent thirst. It is also recognized that kvass is safer to drink than water.
Kvass protects against infectious disease, there is no worry about sharing the glass. In wealthy households, various kinds of kvass were made either with rye bread or with currants, raspberries, lemons, apples, pears, cherries, bilberries and lingonberries.
17. non-alcoholic mojito!
To make non-alcoholic mojito (nojito) you need:
Fresh mint
1 lime
1 packet sugar substitute
Crushed ice
6 fluid ounces lime-flavored sparkling water
Crush a sprig of mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Squeeze the juice of one fresh lime into the glass. Add 1 package of sugar substitute, crushed ice, and 6 ounces of lime-flavored sparkling water. Garnish with mint and serve.
Or you can try this variation of nojito (mojito) recipe:
crushed ice
8 mint leaf
3 ounces lime juice
1 1/2 ounces sugar syrup
2 ounces club soda
garnish with mint
Fill a pint glass 1/3 full with ice, then add mint leaves. Add the lime juice and sugar syrup. Lightly mash the leaves together with the liquid using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, careful not to tear the leaves. Fill the glass with more ice, then add club soda. Garnish with mint, serve, and enjoy!
18. Coconut Water
19. Milk shake (your choice- mango shake, vanilla shake, strawberry shake etc)
20. Granita
21 Rooh Af Za
22. Sherbet, Thandai and squash made sugar free ( from crushed almonds etc)
23. Soups
24 Barley Drink
½ cup hulled barley
• 1/4 cup leafy green water
• 2 cup water
• Pinch of turmeric
• Pinch of cinnamon
• Pinch of cardamom
• 1/4 tsp bibhitaki powder
• 1/2 tsp honey
1. Bring water to boil in a medium pot. Add barley, cover, and simmer over medium heat for 2 hours. After 2 hours remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Place a colander in an empty pan and drain barley.
3. Combine resulting creamy barley water with spices, herbs, and vegetable water.
4. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes, add honey and serve.

Now you add your suggestions/recipes about some healthy options (preferably non alcoholic) that you either make at home or go and have outside at some particular place.


  1. i want to add some fat to my body.. any super-fat enhancing tips?

    need of the hour for me!!!

  2. i opt for lemonade any day...d best n d most refreshin

  3. Chriz in past I have written posts on how to put on weight etc. Check it.

  4. Useful stuff! i've rolled u on my blog.

  5. @Mayz. Yes lemonade I have mentioned. That is one of my top favorites too

  6. @ Jagjit. Thanks. i always reciprocate.

  7. i will go with mango pana :)..


  8. tasty list! :)

    **Coconut Water

    wud be my fav! but we dun get that here in Aus :(

    -Lemon lime n bitters
    -Vodka with orange
    -Fruit punch
    -Gin n lime

    etc etc :)


  9. @ keshi. In Australia, you do get some different stuff. You have added to the list. Thanks.

  10. Ahhh coconut water, the Ultimate, I dream of it!! and the malai yummmmmmy ...
    Anytime :))))

  11. @ bhaw. Yeah the malai in it tastes so good. Though we delhites don't get it same as people in South India.

  12. whatever choice we made the aim is to become slim and healthy