Power Drinks Curated By Dr.Mumtaz Khalid Ismail !

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Fresh Fruit Juice is refreshing, healthy and packed with nutrients and antioxidants 

Mother Nature’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and other phytonutrients  that slow aging, fight cancer and stroke, improve blood pressure and keep our heart healthy. Also, fresh fruit juice is refreshing, healthy and low-calorie, which means your waist line stays in check! Ritz catches up with Dr.Mumtaz Khalid Ismail, Consultant Clinical Nutritionist at Rainbow Poly Clinic, Total Nutrition, who shares simple but refreshing recipes of perfect power drinks.

Compiled by: Riya Sonny Datson

Photography: Anoop Ajay

  1. Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Lemonade is already a summer classic for a reason, so let’s try a cool twist to the original with cucumber, lime, mint ginger and kiwi. Lemon juice is a refreshing drink especially during summer months but what is more important is that lemons are a good source of vitamin C and they are beneficial for building up resistance against infection.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • ¼ bunch fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 kiwi

Method

  1. Wash and peel cucumber, ginger and kiwi
  2. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon
  3. Wash mint leaves and keep aside
  4. Mix all the ingredients in a mixer and serve chilled with ice cubes

Nutritive value per person

Protein (Gms) Fat (Gms) Carbohydrate (Gms) Energy (Kcal)
2.02 0.14 7.22 32.35
  1. Sunshine punch

Orange juice is a concentrated source of  vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that doubles up as a powerful antioxidant and plays a central role in immune function. The carotenoids present in carrots also act as antioxidants thereby fighting free radicals in your body and also slowing down the process of ageing. Antioxidant rich foods are necessary for good health because they help in clearing up toxins from the body, and can help in preventing cancer and heart disease.

Ingredients

1/ Orange

1/2 carrot

1 tsp Chia Seed

1 tsp Lemon Juice

Method

  1. Peel and de-seed the orange.
  2. Peel and grate the carrots.
  3. Soak the chia seeds in water.
  4. Blend orange and carrots in a mixer. Strain the juice, add the lemon juice and chia seeds and serve chilled.

Nutritive value per person

Protein (Gms) Fat (Gms) Carbohydrate (Gms) Energy (Kcal)
1.25 1.15 9.6 54.6
  1. Green Detox

Drinking juice of raw mango during summer reduces the effects of intense heat and prevents dehydration by stopping excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron from the body. These minerals often tend to leach out into your sweat, during summer, making you dehydrated.

Ingredients

1/2 Mango

1/4 tsp Ginger

Pinch of Green chilly

2 tsp Sugar

Method

  1. Wash and peel the mangoes
  2. Blend all the ingredients in the mixer and strain the juice and serve chilled with ice cubes

Nutritive value per person

Protein (Gms) Fat (Gms) Carbohydrate (Gms) Energy (Kcal)
0.42 0.07 15.25 63.28
  1. Red Surprise

Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Water melons are low in calories but high in water content with almost 95% water. Chilled watermelon juice is also very refreshing during summer. Squeeze a lemon into it for varied taste.

Ingredients

1/2 Tomato

1 small bowl water melon

1/2 carrot

1 tsp lemon juice

Method

  1. Wash and clean all the ingredients
  2. Blend all the ingredients in the mixer except the lemon juice.
  3. Strain the juice and add the lemon juice
  4. Serve chilled with ice cubes

Nutritive value per person

Protein (Gms) Fat (Gms) Carbohydrate (Gms) Energy (Kcal)
0.7 0.4 6.9 40.4
  1. Tangy Cooler

Pineapples are low in calories but have an incredibly impressive nutrient profile. Pineapple is a rich source of flavonoids, which play an important role in fighting oxidative stress in the body. This fruit is rich in both bromelain and vitamin C and is known to reduce illnesses and boost the immune system by stimulating the activity of the white blood cells in the body.

Ingredients

1/2 small bowl Pineapple

1/4 tsp ginger

1 tsp lemon juice

Method

  1. Wash and clean all the ingredients.
  2. Blend all the ingredients in the mixer except the lemon juice.
  3. Strain the juice, add the lemon juice and serve chilled with ice cubes.

Nutritive value per person

Protein (Gms) Fat (Gms) Carbohydrate (Gms) Energy (Kcal)
0.37 0.12 8.57 34.29
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