Detoxifying warm lemon 🍋 juice 🍸 with honey 🍯

When ever I sense flue / throat infection symptoms, I would do this detoxification for a day and it will be gone like magic ✨. This has been working wonders for me and for few of my family members and so I thought of sharing it with you guys! It’s a well known fact that lemon is extremely rich in vitamin C, it helps detoxify our body. Even if you don’t have the flue symptoms you can still do this to detoxify your body from various toxins that get accumulated (due to consumption of junk food / intake of medicines / inhalation of polluted air etc…), once in a month.

Through this detoxification process we do not consume heavy food hence give a lot of time for the body’s natural defence system aka immune system to produce antibodies and act on the antigen (bacteria, viruses, or fungi that cause infection and disease) & inactivate them! I believe our forefathers knew the benefits of this and hence made a custom to fast on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi <an auspicious day, 11th lunar day in waxing phase, which occurs in a Hindu calendar month> that comes up monthly once… How wise of them! So instead of a complete fast, how about this with lemon & honey!
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Homemade watermelon 🍉 popsicle / ice lolly

The most thirst-quenching & juicy fruit of all is definitely watermelon 🍉 since it has an extremely high water content, approximately 92% and has a sweet and delicious taste too… It is particularly refreshing on a hot summer ☀️ day, and is the ultimate summer fruit!

Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C and contains decent amounts of potassium, copper, vitamin B5 and vitamin A (from beta-carotene). It is a good source of two powerful & beneficial plant compounds, the amino acid citrulline and the antioxidant lycopene, that have been linked to lower blood pressure, improved metabolic health and decreased muscle soreness after exercise. For more nutrition details read this article.

We <family of 3 👪> consume half a small watermelon 🍉 everyday – I like eating them as is, my hubby likes the juice with breakfast & my LO loves having these popsicles!

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Homemade mango milk 🥛shake 

Mango is one of the delicious seasonal fruits grown in the tropics. If you have tasted the perfect Mangoes specially the organic ones from the farm you would definitely agree that they are exotic, super fruit & the king of fruits! It’s the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance & taste and moreover one cup of mangos is just 100 calories – so it’s a satisfyingly sweet treat & is all packed with good and essential nutrients!
Each serving of mango is fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free. Mangos are loaded with vitamins and minerals – Vitamin A, B6, folate, C & K and moderate amount of copper, potassium, calcium, iron & dietary fibre. Hence have many health benefits – prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol, clears skin, improves eye health, improves digestion & boots immune system. Check out this article to know in detail about the health benefits.

Though nothing can beat the taste of the fruit as it is, you could try this mango milkshake / smoothie with the mangoes that are not so sweet in taste and it will get cleared up in no time..

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Homemade organic muskmelon milkshake 

Wonderfully delicious with rich, unique musky-flavored cantaloupe or muskmelon are very low in calories and fats and rich in numerous health promoting vitamins and minerals that are absolute for optimum health!

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in melons. Although available year round, they reach their sweet, nutrient-packed peak of perfection right around this season and are supper refreshing, luscious, sweet, and juicy. They contain large amounts of water, which is hydrating to the body.
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DIY organic malted finger millet n yogurt smoothie 

I believe in having a completely healthy n nutrient packed breakfast. Probably because of the misleading advertisements these days many are in the notion that branded ready to eat cereals are healthy and are even giving them as breakfast to their kids… I am no exception until I came to know that the mainstream cereals are so heavily processed that they do not have natural nutrients, that’s why most of them are sprayed with vitamins, minerals, and sometimes fortified with protein. It’s the ultimate fake food. Read this to know more… I’ve never touched them again!

Instead choose an amazing “super cereal” that is full of proteins, minerals, is anti-microbial, has ani-cancer potential, controls diabetes, reduces bad cholesterol, prevents cardiovascular diseases and is anti-aging and lots more – finger millet / ragi. It’s truly a super cereal! Many traditional Indian dishes can be made with ragi like ragi siri(can be given as 1st food for infants 👶 ), ragi malt, ragi roti, ragi mudhe/ball etc will share the recipies soon…

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