Healthy beverages, such as vitamin-based drinks, are a go-to choice for health-conscious individuals. Vitamin-rich drinks promise to support the immune system, boost antioxidant levels, enhance performance, and improve emotional well-being. While many types of food can be a good source of vitamins, beverages are simple to make and easy to consume. There are many new vitamin-rich drinks you’re not drinking – yet.
Check out our list of the most nourishing vitamin-based drinks, all of which you can prepare by yourself at home.
1. Spicy Lassi
Inspired by Indian flavors, spicy lassi is prepared using yogurt and milk (rich sources of vitamin D) and exotic spices – fragrant saffron, cardamom, and pistachio. This creates a warm and spicy drink that is super healthy and flavorful at the same time.
According to USDA nutrition data, yogurt contains 80 IU of vitamin D per serving while milk has 115 – 124 IU of vitamin D per serving. When getting yogurt and milk from the store, make sure to read the label carefully. However, it’s best to make yogurt at home to avoid added preservatives.
2. Fruity Lemonade
Fruity lemonade is a twist to a classic drink – lemonade! While you can make fresh lemonade with some fresh lemons and water, you can add seasonal fruits to make the drink more nourishing and healthy. For instance, you can mix in some muddled fresh raspberries to your lemonade. Let the mixture sit for at least 20 minutes to allow all the goodness of raspberries to transfer to the lemonade. You can either strain it or drink it chunky as is.
You can also combine lemon and orange for a double boost of vitamin C since both oranges and lemons are packed with vitamin C.
3. Dates Milkshake
Dates are enriched with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A1, and C. Combined with milk and a date milkshake can be the perfect way to load up on your much-needed vitamins.
To prepare a glass of yummy milkshake, blend seedless dates in a blender and mix in chilled milk and cinnamon powder. Blend until all the ingredients are well-combined. Add in your favorite ice-cream for rich texture and flavoring. If you don’t like the flavor of cinnamon, you can use vanilla extra instead. Keep in mind that dates milkshakes taste best when served chilled.
4. Sweet Veggie Green Juice
Juicing vegetables is a terrific way to get all your minimum daily requirements of veggies as well as the best multivitamin supplements. Juiced veggies supply you with nutrients that you won’t find in bottled juice or even home-cooked meals.
To prepare a healthy yet tasty veggie green juice, blend 6 carrots, 1 leaf kale, 1 inch of wheatgrass, a small bunch of fresh, and a bunch of watercress.
5. Tomato Green Juice
Tomato green juice is another vitamin-based juice made from leafy vegetables with an addition of tomatoes. Like the above juice, tomato green juice is supremely healthy. Alongside vitamins (Vitamin C, E, K, and B-Complex), the drink is rich in many other nutrients, including iron, minerals, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
To make this drink, you will have to blend the following vegetables:
- 3 tomatoes with skin
- 1 unpeeled carrot
- 1 leaf kale
- ½ unpeeled cucumber
- 2 stalks of celery
- ½ beet with skin
- 1 radish
- A small bunch of fresh parsley
- A small bunch of fresh watercress
- 1 broccoli spear
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
6. Frosty Berry Cream Milkshake
This recipe is prized for its rich vitamin-based ingredients such as blueberries, yogurt, and milk. The bonus? You get to enjoy a pleasant drink that is all too easy to prepare.
You will need to first heat raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and sugar in a small saucepan filled with water for this recipe. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool. Now, blend ice cream, milk, and yogurt in a blender. Add the berries into your milkshake. Stir gently and serve right away!
7. Apple and Orange Juice
Both apples and oranges are known for great quantities of vitamins. Apples boost vitamin K and B6, while oranges are an excellent source of vitamins B1 and C.
To make apple and orange juice, cut both the fruits into small chunks. Add them to the blender along with ½ – ¾ cup of water. Mix until well-combined and until it has turned into a smooth puree. Now, place a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl. Pour the juice over the strainer. Using a spatula, gently press the puree to squeeze all the juice out of the pulp. Discard the pulp. Add a bit of honey or sugar as well as some ice to your juice. Enjoy the tangy yet sweet drink for a healthy dose of vitamins.
Alternatively, you can combine orange with banana as well for a vitamin-based drink. Research shows that bananas are rich sources of vitamin C and B6 as well as potassium and minerals.
These are the top 7 new vitamin-based drinks to try at home. What we love the most about these drinks is how simple and easy-to-follow their recipes are. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you won’t have any trouble preparing any of them. Also, you can enjoy these delightful beverages at any time of the day. Ideally, you should have them in the morning for a refreshing start to the day!