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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to expend all resources and break the bank. More often than not, you can save as much as 50 percent when you concoct everything at home – especially healthy, natural drinks!
Here are five of the healthiest, homemade natural drinks you can try. They’re simple, quick, affordable, and incredibly refreshing!
1. Green Juice (91 calories per 8 ounces)
Green smoothies and juices have become so popular that everyone tries to spruce it up in any way. A popular choice among all green drinks is a combination of spinach, parsley, celery, and pears.
This drink has antioxidants, vitamins E, C, and K which are excellent for keeping your skin and bones healthy.
- 3 cups spinach
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ½ peeled lemon
- 6 large, trimmed celery stalks
- 2 medium pears, 1/8 cuts
Put the greens in the blender in this order: parsley, spinach, lemon, pears, celery. Pour into two glasses with ice and enjoy!
2. Blueberry-Cabbage Drink (77 calories per 8 ounces)
This is a power drink which consists of good old blueberries and cabbage. It’s quite an unusual tandem, but it works!
This beverage comprises anthocyanins. These components are found in a lot of food, and they act as antioxidants. They’re also known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-viral advantages.
- 1 large peeled cucumber, cut in chunks
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ sliced red cabbage
- 1 large apple, 1/8 cuts
Blend everything in this order: cabbage, cucumber, blueberries, apple. Then grab two glasses and pour. You may serve it with ice.
3. Mint Iced Tea (8 calories per cup)
Nothing could get more refreshing than mint iced tea. This is a low-calorie drink which is perfect for the sweltering summer heat.
Mint tea can bolster your immune system, aid in digestion, and relieve body aches and pains.
- 8 cups boiling water
- 5 green tea bags
- 1 ½ cups fresh mint springs (around 10 to 15)
- honey or zero calorie sweetener (optional)
Put tea bags in boiling water. Let it steep for two to three minutes. Take out the tea bags and add the fresh mint springs. Sweeten with any sweetener of your choice and let it cool. Then refrigerate for a minimum of four hours. Serve and enjoy! You can also try different drink by referring to different sites from internet. One of the leading cooking websites the https://daynauan.info.vn/hoc-nau-an offers delicious recipes and different cooking courses from family-style to European and Asian dishes.
4. Kombucha (68 calories per cup)
Kombucha is becoming a household name for health nuts. It’s a fermented tea drink which has symbiotic bacteria and yeast culture (scoby). Fermentation takes about a week. It’s a tangy and delicious refreshment.
People drink kombucha for its probiotics. Probiotics improve mental conditions, treat diarrhea, mitigate allergies, maintain a healthy heart, and boost your immune system.
- 1-gallon water
- 6 plain black tea bags
- 1 scoby
- 1 cup starter kombucha
Boil water and remove from heat once it’s boiling. Add tea bags, and sugar then stir. Let it cool for two to three hours. Remove tea bags and pour the tea into a huge glass jar. Slowly put the scoby and starter kombucha. Cover the jar with a paper towel and use a rubber band to keep it in place. Let it ferment for at least eight days then taste. If you got the right sweetness, pour through a mesh and then into glass bottles (ferment for a couple of days until you reach the desired sweetness). Put the lid on and let it carbonate for a week or two.
5. Sage Tea (22 calories per cup)
This soothing drink is not only easy to make, but it’s also perfect for mitigating upset stomachs and relieving sore throats.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 10 fresh sage leaves
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Let the fresh sage leaves steep in boiling water for around five minutes. Remove the leaves and put the lemon juice and honey. Stir and enjoy this hot cup of soothing tea.
Lily Brooks is a passionate blogger and frequent traveler who enjoys sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about culture, cuisine and flavours of different countries that she encounter during her travel. She frequently blogs at Daynauan.info.vn, one of the leading cooking websites which offers delicious recipes, cooking courses and more.