Cucumber along with yoghurt is extremely beneficial especially during summer. It contains antioxidants, nutrients, keeps us hydrated, prevents us from heat and flushes out toxins from our body. As cucumber also contains a fair amount of water and fibre, it is low in calories, helps in weight loss and lowers blood sugar too.
So how about a summer cooler with some mint leaves thrown in, for a refreshing drink? Add a pinch of pepper powder, salt and roasted cumin powder to it and you have a yummy healthy drink to be enjoyed as and when desired.
- 1 cup yogurt (serves 2)
- 1 cucumber, roughly chopped
- 8-10 mint leaves
- salt to taste
- pinch of roasted cumin powder
- pinch of pepper powder
- pinch of sugar
- few drops of lime juice (opt)
Blend all the above ingredients to a smooth puree and refrigerate for a couple of minutes. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy chilled for a refreshing drink.