With the summer sun just around the corner, all one can think of is something cool and refreshing to drink. While drinking water is unquestionably essential, one can also turn to other easy and quick drinks to stay hydrated and prevent heatstroke.
One such flavourful summer cooler is Shikanji!
Soothing Healthy Shikanji Recipe
This lemon-based refreshing drink combines beneficial herbs and spices like ginger, mint, etc. Naturally cooling and energizing, it can revitalize and rejuvenate in no time. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, it is packed with multiple health benefits. Lemon and mint can help detoxify the body. Ginger and lemon can help boost immunity, aid digestion, and rejuvenate the skin.
Trythis quintessential summer special shikanji and enjoy summers!
Juice of 2-3 lemons
A teaspoon of black salt
A teaspoon of black pepper powder
A teaspoon of cumin powder
½ teaspoon of Good Lyfe Project Karbi Anglong Ginger Superoot Powder
3-4 cups of water
Fresh mint leaves (handful)
Jaggery or coconut sugar to taste
Soda water (optional, if you prefer it fizzy)
Add lemon juice and water to a jug or pitcher. Stir to mix well.
Then add the salt, black pepper, ginger powder, cumin powder, black salt, and jaggery.
Blend well to combine.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Top it with some soda water. Add ice cubes.
Pour into serving glasses and enjoy chilled!
- To enhance the taste of shikanji, use roasted cumin powder. Dry roast cumin seeds on medium heat until dark in colour and aromatic. Upon cooling, grind them into a fine powder. You can store this powder in an air-tight jar for 2-3 months.
- Make a pitcher of this healthy shikanji and store it in the refrigerator to sip throughout the day.
Easiest to make, this healthy shikanji is the perfect summer cooler to beat the heat. Breeze through the summer months by relishing it daily for adequate hydration and energy levels.
We bet this shikanji drink will become your favourite go-to this summer!