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Lassi's are a probiotic blend is a treat for any time of the day - Breakfast, Meal-on-the-go, or anytime rejuvenation. The pineapple in the lassi gives it texture and a delicious taste making it a refreshing drink for an on the go lunch.
Aam Panna is an earthy,rustic, refreshing drink made from roasted raw mango. In Allahabad as it is very hot villagers make small fire out of fallen twigs of trees & roast raw mangoes over it.They make Aam panas in large quantities and stock it.They just have to take some pulp mix it with water from pot(matka/surahi). This summer cooler is not only refreshing but it helps to protect one from the loo(hot breeze)which blows throughout summer here.
Chaas is a churned yogurt made by mixing a few condiments and water. Yogurt is main ingredient of Chaas and is mostly a part of meal especially during summer. Chaas helps in reducing sun stroke and acts as a refreshing cooling agent. Try to make Chaas as a regular part of your lunch (especially during summer) and see how it helps your body in digesting as well. Masala Chaas is a mild spicy drink with mint leaves and acts as a super tasty, refreshing quencher during summer.
A favorite summer fruit which is on everyone's list of favorites is Mangoes. Raw Mangoes are green and very sour and can be transformed into this flavorful cool drink. Popularly called as Keri nu Panho or simply Pano in Gujarat, is a refreshing summer drink made from raw mangoes sweetened with jaggery and flavored with cardamon and saffron. There are multiple ways of preparation of this favorite drink and each household has a favorite recipe. I have a few alternatives listed here and you can go ahead and experiment to suite your taste.
The addition of jaggery gives instant energy and strength to one who has worked in intense summer heat or one who has come from a summer expedition. The richness of iron in jaggery help renew the energy in oneself.