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Updated: February 29, 2012 20:22 IST

Summer coolers

Lilly Basu Jose
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Icy comfort Pineapple juice
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Icy comfort Pineapple juice

A refreshing drink to beat the heat

Two thirds of our body consists of water. During this sizzling hot summer, the body is going to lose more water in the form of sweat.

In order to maintain this water balance, we have to drink more water. If that gets a bit too monotonous, one can even have some nourishing beverages.

Generally beverages can be classified into three types: Refreshing, such as fruit juices, vegetable juices and carbonated drinks.

Nourishing, such as eggnog, milk shakes and hot cocoa. And stimulating, such as tea and coffee.

Try this refreshing drink for breakfast or between meals.

Pineapple Strawberry Crush


Pineapple skinned and chopped- 1cup

Strawberry- 8

Lemon zest-1tsp

Lemon juice-1tbsp

Orange juice- Half cup

Sugar- 2tbsp

Ice cubes- A few

Water- half cup

Sugar for decoration


Put pineapple, strawberries, lemon zest and sugar into a blender, add a few pieces of ice and grind until smooth. Add the lemon juice, orange juice and half cup of cold water.

Take two tall glasses and rub with one lemon slice on the rim of glasses and dip into sugar spread on a plate. Pour the fruit crush into these glasses and place a strawberry on the top.

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