Classic Summer Drinks and the Calorie Count They Have?

Vishal Chauhan, 31/05/2019
Classic Summer Drinks and the Calorie Count They Have?

Summer’s here, we are forever thirsty, and we need to drink – a lot! There’s a lot of buzz around sticking to Indian, homemade cool drinks instead of the packaged, bottled fizzy stuff. After all, who wants to eat up unhealthy preservatives, sweeteners and of course, humongous calories? Plus, we have a long enough repertoire of local, extremely delicious drinks to choose from, which help the body stock up on essential vitamins and minerals – besides preventing dehydration.

But there’s a caveat: while these sweet, refreshing drinks are usually extremely healthy, they often add up a lot of liquid calories. After all, these drinks, however healthy and good for us, are not plain water. So it’ll help to exercise some caution and keep an eye on the calorie meter as we sip their goodness.

Read on as we thrash out 12 common summer coolers,

Sattu Sherbet

Usually had sweet, some people skip the jaggery and make it savoury instead. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="http://www.sailusfood.com/2015/04/09/meetha-sattu-sharbat-healthy-summer-drink/">www.sailusfood.com</a>)

Usually had sweet, some people skip the jaggery and make it savoury instead.

This is our own indigenous substitute for whey protein shake, and a far better one than that. It delivers wholesome protein, and is good for the gut too. Usually had sweet, some people skip the jaggery and make it savoury instead by adding black salt and roasted cumin powder.

Calorie Meter: 210 calories per glass (savoury); 270 calories per glass (sweet)

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