6 Healthy Holi Drinks Inspired by The Festival of Colours
Holi, the festival of colours, is almost here. This holy festival is not just about colours but also mouth-watering sweets, snacks, and beverages that are too good to miss.
Sure, festivals bring a lot of joy and happiness. The only sad part of this indulgence is the aftermath, which is bloating, feeling lazy, and diarrhoea in some cases. Your energy level also drops after the hours of fun at this colourful festival, and you begin to feel tired and sluggish due to the indulgence in sugary beverages and food.
While water is our go-to when it comes to restoring our energy levels and quenching our thirst, we thought we’d share some natural drinks that can be easily prepared and bring a unique twist to your Holi celebrations beyond the traditional Thandai.
With friends and family getting together, what better way to celebrate than enjoying these rainbow drinks which are equally tasty and healthy?
1. Red: Watermelon Cooler
The juicy and super-hydrating watermelon is our favourite pick when it comes to healthy Holi drinks. Watermelon is great to get some relief from this hot and humid temperature. All you need is pure watermelon juice, freshly squeezed lime juice, honey as a sweetener, and mint to add extra punch. That’s it. Your tasty and cooling watermelon cooler is ready! It’s sweet, refreshing, and full of nutrition.
Since you have so many things to do on Holi, OMJOOS Watermelon cold-pressed juice is readily available and free from any added preservatives, chemicals, or sugar.
2. Pink: Strawberry Milkshake
This berry delicious Strawberry Milkshake is a great alternative to Thandai. Berries are in season and there’s nothing better than making the most out of them to restore energy and get a flavourful boost of freshness. Blend carefully picked premium strawberries and milk, along with a pinch of coconut sugar. Add a dollop of honey for taste, and voila. Your creamy, thick, and delicious milkshake is ready in a jiffy!
3. White: Misty Milky Lassi
Holi without Lassi is just incomplete. Apart from being a thirst-quenching creamy beverage, it is packed with vitamin B complex and heaps of probiotics that help in alleviating summer acidity, and indigestion and eliminates the harmful bacteria in your gut.
It is a refreshing drink for you to serve and enjoy anytime of the day. To be a little hatke this Holi, use jaggery to sweeten the refreshing Lassi. You can also add on your favourite fruits and even garnish the Lassi with cinnamon or cardamom and enjoy chilling with your loved ones around.
4. Green: Mint Lemonade
When we think about mint, we immediately associate a punch of freshness. Mint lemonade is an ideal pick to keep you energized during Holi celebrations. Follow the recipe below for a simple, sweet, and zesty mint lemonade to make your Holi celebrations more fun and exciting.
- Blend fresh mint leaves in water.
- Squeeze the lemons in the jar.
- Add salt and black pepper for taste.
- Garnish with mint leaves
- Serve chilled.
5. Orange: Orange Punch
Make sure to enjoy this special Holi drink if you are hosting a Holi party. Orange juice goes with everything. So, combine OMJOOS chemical-free orange juice with black salt and lemon syrup. Mix well and use honey to sweeten it. Crush mint leaves and top with ice cubes. Enjoy!
6. Blue: Blue Coconut
If you love all things blue, this is the ultimate drink for you. Blue tea aka Butterfly Pea Flower is a popular food trend in recent times due to its many nutritional benefits like cooling the body, uplifting mood or accelerating weight loss according to Netmeds. Combined with fresh coconut water, cucumber, and basil, it makes a special Holi drink that is a big hit for the party. T
With this list of refreshingly healthy Holi drinks shared above, Holi celebrations will be a lot more fun. You can also elevate the experience by enjoying guilt-free Holi snacks to celebrate a healthier version of Holi and minimize the risk of any health issues.
You don’t need to compromise on the savoury Holi treats, just be a little mindful when it comes to picking the food you consume. It’s also important to keep up with your water intake to make this amazing festival fun without interfering with your diet or health goals.
We hope you have a fun and colourful Holi!
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