Beverages that will add to your well-being this quarantine

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The entire world is caught up in looking for answers of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has indeed created a havoc globally. It has been recommended to adhere to social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands frequently, etc. However, besides these precautionary measures, it is always good to stay healthy by consuming nutritive food too. Where one can start with as little as developing a sustainable routine with each passing day. As one incorporates it more, it will ultimately lead in building habits, that will benefit the body and mind in various ways.

Having said this, the coming few weeks may include unprecedented challenges like never before, as the entire nation is confined to their homes for an indefinite amount of time. The temptation to eat for relieving stress will be inflexible. Nonetheless, by taking a few simple steps to ensure access to wholesome food intake, a good shape of the body can be maintained, simultaneously supporting the immune system too.  

In this connection, we’ve also got a selection of beverages that can be easily prepared at home and will supply just the right nutrients to the body along with keeping it fresh and energised. We bet these will prove to be an amazing way to replenish the fluid that your body loses on a scorching day as well.


  1. Berry Beet Smoothie

Just have a sip and you’ll believe that this one is the best smoothie ever! Can you ‘beet’ that? 

What makes it worth considering?


  1. Chilled Watermelon Yogurt

There's nothing more satisfying than biting into a juicy wedge of watermelon on a sweltering summer day! However, with this recipe, it will turn diviner.  

Taste plus health, wondering how?

  • Watermelons are 92% water. So, you stay hydrated throughout the day. 

  • It is a negative calorie fruit, thus, tends to burn more calories during digestion. Also, packed with Vitamin A, C and potassium. 

  • The nutrient lycopene present in it, also responsible for the bright red colour, is amazing for enhancing vision and promoting heart health.

  • Relieves muscle soreness.


  1. Jal Jeera

This summer favourite is prepared from a soothing spice mix: roasted cumin seeds, fresh coriander, fresh mint, dried mango powder, lemon juice, etc. It definitely creates a riot on the taste buds.

Why it is preferable?

  • Aids digestion treats acidity and anaemia. 

  • Prevents morning sickness.

  • Excellent detoxifier and supports in losing weight.


  1. Coconut Green Tea

We are all well versed with the health benefits of both coconut and green tea. So, this collaboration is one of its kind and one of the healthiest for the body. You’ll be glad to discover that there is nothing better than this combination!  

It’s a ‘wow some’ pairing, because

  • It is a natural relaxant, fights depression and controls blood sugar levels. 

  • Increases the fat burning process in the body.

  • Reduces signs of ageing and sun damage.

  • Is antioxidants and good fats’ rich.


  1. Pudina Chaas

We are bestowed with so many traditional desi drinks which have been a favourite with all generations. One of which is buttermilk. This one is all the more special as it has a hint of refreshing mint in it.

What makes it special?

  • Relieves stomach ache/indigestion.

  • Cures nausea and headache.

  • Reduces fatigue and depression.

  • A great way to lose weight.

  • Improves immunity on regular intake.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.