Preparing special and healthy drinks for kids during summers is a must
to keep them hydrated. Here is the list of healthy summer drinks for kids for
keeping them hydrated and preventing heat related illnesses in them.
Bright sun is emitting tons of
heat and now everyone is facing the hottest summer. Holidays have started and
now it is the time to keep the body more hydrated. Hence, adequate amount of
liquids must be added to the diet of all the kids. As they are not aware of
what is right and what is wrong, it is parentâ€™s duty to take care of their health.
More in-take of liquids during summer is necessary and here are some healthy drinks
Popular Summer Drinks for Kids
Let us take a look at popular
and healthy summer
drinks for kids.
Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and lip smacking drink, which
would help the children keep going even in the sizzling sun. Squeeze half of
the lemon in one glass of water and add a spoon of sugar and a little salt to
it. Stir well and add ice cubes if required. But while serving for kids, better
avoid cold drinks as it may create throat infection.
2. Strawberry Milkshake
Strawberry milkshake is a very old drink loved by all ages of people and
it serves to be a tasty drink. Usually, children love strawberry fruit, but
when made as a milkshake with extra ingredients stands out to be very
delicious. It can be prepared by blending few strawberries in mixer along with
a cup of milk and sugar. Adding a scoop of ice cream or fresh cream to this milkshake
can enhance the taste of this milkshake.
3. Mango Iced Tea
Mango iced tea is a perfect refreshing drink for children during summer.
This is a winning combination of two wonderful ingredients called Mango puree
and tea, which is usually loved by all kids. Just brew few tea leaves and add
some sugar. Wait for some time until it completely dissolves and let it cool
down. Now add the cold mango puree, mix well and serve it to your kids.
4. Gulkand Milkshake
Gulkand Milkshake is one of the best summer drinks because, it has the
capacity to cool down the body and reduce the heat strokes. Gulkand is a rose
petal jam, otherwise called as a sweetener. It is used as a vital ingredient in
preparing paan. If wild pink rose or local roses are available at home, it is
very simple to make Gulkand milkshake, else buy Gulkand syrup from stores. Boil
the milk and keep it in fridge to let it cool. After some time, add the Gulkand
syrup and stir it. Now the Gulkand milkshake is ready to serve.
5. Sweet or Salted Lassi
Lassi is one of the best and common cool drinks for people of all ages
during summer, especially two flavours for children where one is salty and
another is sweet to protect them from sun strokes. The ingredients required for
making Lassi are very minimal such as thick yogurt, water, salt or sugar (based
on the requirement). If preparation is for salted flavour, black pepper, ginger
juice, green chilli, coriander leaves, and few pinches of salt. There are many
benefits of drinking salted Lassi as it contains ginger juice. Homemade yogurt
would be the best to prepare Lassi for kids.
6. Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Varieties of smoothies are always a summer treat as the children do like
sweetest and coolest recipes. Watermelon smoothie will be refreshing and light
as the watermelon is made to freeze before making the smoothie. Next is a peanut
butter banana smoothie which is a combination of bananas, honey and peanut
butter. One of most delicious smoothies is cherry vanilla smoothies, a wonderful combination of three
ingredients. Children love this drink as they get a feeling of eating gourmet
cherry vanilla ice cream.
Apart from the above-mentioned drinks, there are many other summer drinks
loved by most of the kids. Drinks like Chaas, rose milk, mosambi juice, fruit
punch, strawberry-lemonade drink, peach smoothies, Sabja lemonade, Thandai and
few more helps during summers to keep the systems of children hydrated. Avoid packaged
foods and drinks instead stick to homemade foods and drinks to keep your
What kind of drinks should be offered to kids during summers? Why it is
a must to keep kids hydrated during summers? What kind of drinks should be
avoided by kids during summers? Discuss