Summer is always irritating for all of us as we go through excessive sweating and itching all day long. We are absolutely low on energy levels and all we suffer is being indolent. Due to excessive heat and change in climate, we feel dehydrated. You can energize yourself and keep your body hydrated by using some natural beverages. Drinking more water during summer is more beneficial as it keeps your body hydrated. Coke and all other sugary soft drink and beverages cannot be a regular solution for this as it is harmful to the body. The only thing one can do to feel energized is to have some natural cooler drink in the morning which will make you feel energetic throughout the day.
We are here with a perfect solution to overcome this problem of facing summer heat. Turmeric iced tea is a cool option to fight with the hot summer. Turmeric iced tea is a natural booster which will give you the energy to work in summer. Turmeric is the supernatural immune-booster ingredient which makes you feel energetic. Turmeric iced tea is not only tasty but it has many health benefits also and it also keeps you energetic during summers! It contains curcumin and it has strong anti-inflammatory properties which cool down your internal body temperature. It is very delicious, refreshing and a perfect start for a hot day. This is something which is quite simple and different from your everyday iced tea. Having a cup of turmeric iced tea in morning will not make you feel frustrated and tired which people always end up experiencing during summer. This will keep you fresh throughout the day.
Turmeric iced tea:
- 2 cups of water
- 1-inch fresh ginger (minced)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon organic turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons organic green tea leaves
- Lemon juice
- Honey (as per taste)
How to prepare?
Turn on the stove and put the vessel on a low flame. Add 2 cups of water to the vessel and let it boil. Once the water starts boiling add 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, 1 peeled and grated ginger, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder (cinnamon stick can also be used instead). Then let all the ingredients dissolve completely. After this add 1 tablespoon green tea leaves (dried). In case you are using fresh green tea leaves then add 2 tablespoons. Let it simmer for few minutes on low flame only.
Once the boiling part is over, turn off the flame. Let it cool and then strain it using a strainer or a soft white cloth (clean). Then pour the iced tea into a container and put it in the fridge until it is chilled. Before putting the container into the fridge, make sure that the iced tea is not hot. If you put the iced tea hot, you will notice a difference in taste later.
At the time of serving, pour the iced tea into a glass and then add the juice of a half-lemon into it. Stir this mixture well. Lemon juice can be avoided as it is not necessary to add it. You can also garnish the glass with the fresh lemon and orange slices.Then add honey as per taste which will give you a sweet and refreshing taste. At last, add 2-3 ice cubes and the chilled natural turmeric iced tea would be ready to serve.
Benefits of turmeric iced tea:
1. It tastes amazing:
It is very delicious and different in taste. Though it contains green tea and turmeric powder which tastes bitter, the combination of cinnamon powder and honey will add a new and refreshing taste to it. As it is very tasty it will be loved by people of every age. And it is a super low-calorie drink so one can enjoy it daily.
2. It is quick and simple:
It is a quick and simple way to energize your summer morning. Regular intake of turmeric iced tea will make you feel energetic. Following a simple procedure will make your day full of energy so that you can continue with your routine easily. Summer mornings could be lazy but this simple trick can help you get the energy to work.
3. It is hydrating:
Dehydration is a very common problem faced by most of the people during summer. Dehydration is caused if you don’t drink enough water during hot weather or due to excessive sweating. Turmeric iced tea keeps your body hydrated which is very important during hot weather.
4. Health benefits:
You could suffer from digestion problems during summer and the content of green tea in the drink will help you solve the problem. Turmeric iced tea when consumed daily will solve the problem of an upset stomach. It also detoxifies body and liver. It keeps your body cool and also helps with internal inflammation.
5. It improves skin complexion:
Turmeric is a natural ingredient which works as a skin toner. Consuming turmeric in the form of iced tea will make your skin tone lighter. It contains anti-oxidant properties which contribute to a natural glow and help you get a pure and clear skin.
Points to remember:
- Avoid drinking tea or coffee as the first thing in the morning during summer. Because these hot drinks will increase the internal temperature of your body. Instead, try having a turmeric iced tea.This will help keep your body cool.
- Drink water as much as possible especially during hot weather or water/liquid in any form that is a soft drink, natural fruit juices or iced tea which will make your body hydrated.
- Turmeric tea bags are also available in the market for those who don’t have enough time to brew a cup from scratch. So this would probably be the simplest way to energize your summer morning.
- Turmeric iced tea can be served in any form i.e. hot or cold. Both will be equally beneficial in increasing your energy level during hot weather.
- Avoid extensive physical activity or any other thing to make yourself energetic during summer as it will create sweat on your body which can lead to dehydration.