Ginger Lemonade

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Now that it is actually feeling like summer and memorial day is almost around the corner I want to share this recipe with you. Its my favorite lemonade recipe with a kick of fresh spicy and aromatic – ginger. My memories of Indian summers are hot and lazy days, off from school, hanging out with friends and cousins. Growing up, it was a ritual at my home, everyday, to make a giant jar of lemonade in the morning. We would then serve it to the family and friends that would visit us during the day! No one ever refused the offer of fresh homemade lemonade when they arrived from the scorching sun outside. My mom, always added ginger and for me lemonade always must have fresh ginger. The first time when my husband, Ravi tasted it, he related it to the fresh sugarcane juice in India. Only then I realized that there was something very different about this lemonade. It was the freshly grated ginger, with its aroma and spicy kick, that made it – oh so refreshing and delicious!

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Ginger Chai

I love my Chai but I especially enjoy it on a cold day! It is my favorite pick-me up drink and gives me a quick boost of energy. I love my tea with various spices but there is so much freshness and aroma to the ginger tea.

Ginger aids digestion, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation which is helpful for people suffering from arthritis. It offers antioxidant support, and some research has also shown that ginger can help fight cancer cells. Ginger is readily available and has a long shelf life. It is one of my must-have ingredients in the refrigerator!

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Ginger Chai

 

Here is how I make it:

Bring 3/4th cup of water to boil in a small pot.

Add 1 teabag (I love Tetley classic black tea).

Add 1tsp of peeled and grated fresh ginger.

Bring it to boil and simmer for 2 mins.

Add 1/4th cup of  skim or low fat milk.

Bring it to boil once more.

Filter using a strainer.

You can add sugar or honey for desired sweetness!

Enjoy HOT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a super easy recipe that children and grown ups love! We make it all the time in our home. Very soothing with spicy foods or great for a mid-afternoon snack or for breakfast.  Requires very few ingredients and no-cooking!

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Mango Lassi
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Smooth and creamy yogurt smoothie with the rich and flavorful aroma of mangoes and saffron.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup Mango pulp
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
Instructions
  1. Blend all the the ingredients together for 2 mins in a blender. Add more water if you like a thinner consistency. Chill and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mango Lassi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 34g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 38.6%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 15.7%
Iron 55.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.