Summer is all about having juicy summer fruits and cooling drinks to beat the heat and stay hydrated. We let go of heavy, fatty foods and crave for chilled beverages to quench our perpetual thirst. And the best way to have these drinks is by making them with summer fruits. Mango, watermelon, muskmelon, litchi – all these juicy fruits with high water content make for excellent foods to turn into beverages. If you have already been bingeing on mango shake and watermelon juice, give muskmelon (kharbooja) also a chance. The soft, mushy flesh of muskmelon tastes great when had as a beverage.
Muskmelon not only tastes good, but it also offers a bevy of nutritional benefits. ‘Healing Foods’, a book by DK Publishing, says, “muskmelon is loaded with immunity-boosting vitamin C and vitamin A. It is rich in antioxidants which help detox the body and skin, and its high fibre content helps our digestion system running smoothly.”
Now that we have so many reasons to dig into this fruit, let’s see how you can relish it in the form of hydrating and soothing drinks.
Here Are 5 Refreshing Muskmelon Drinks You Must Try:
1. Muskmelon Juice
Just like watermelon juice, all you have to do is to blend chopped pieces of muskmelon with some water. Then stir in a pinch of black salt and throw in some mint leaves. A refreshing glass of juice is ready.
2. Melon And Kiwi Smoothie
In this smoothie recipe, you can use either of watermelon or muskmelon chunks. Mix with some chopped kiwi, grapes, banana and plum. Toss in a blender, add some oats, pour milk and honey, and blend to make a flavourful smoothie. Click here for the recipe.
3. Muskmelon Milkshake
Give mango milkshake a break and try this super creamy and delicious milkshake made with kharbooja. This shake is made tastier with the addition of cream and vanilla essence and is topped with ice cream and crushed ice to exude the perfect summer vibe. Click here for the recipe.
4. Muskmelon Mojito
This heady weekend-special cocktail will rejuvenate you like none other. Blend watermelon pieces with some sugar, mint leaves and lemon juice. Pour it in a glass, add some white rum and top with soda water.
5. Muskmelon Iced Tea
Tea lovers can whet their caffeine craving while hydrating themselves with this muskmelon iced tea. Make you tea as usual – boil water with sugar and tea. Drain and refrigerate. Make a puree of watermelon cubes, add to the cooled tea and strain again. Stir in some lime juice and ice, and your summer-perfect iced tea is ready.
(Also Read: 7 Indian Summer Immunity Boosting Drinks)
Reap the benefits of muskmelon in different ways. Try these drinks and stay cool this summer.