Sip on these no sugar alternatives

T-Mag Thursday 26/July/2018 14:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Sip on these no sugar alternatives

If you love your drinks, but not the sugar, take a sip of these easy to make sugar free drinks. They are not just refreshing in the summer heat but healthy as well.

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie with Dates
This is a dairy free smoothie with dates and apple and a spicy tinge of cinnamon will leave you asking for more.

1 cup water
1 large sweet apple
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 seedless dates
1 cup ice

Blend all the ingredients except for the ice until smooth. Add in the ice and blend for another 20 seconds. Serve cold.

Mango Carrot Juice
It helps you rejuvenate and energise. This recipe is also great for glowing skin and overall wellness.

10 carrots, cut into small pieces
2 medium ripe sweet mango slices
3 cups water

Blend all the ingredients till well blended and strain. Pour into serving glasses and serve cold.

Cucumber Lemonade
This is made from blending cucumber, lime, and honey and is just the perfect naturally-sweetened refreshing drink for summer.

4- 5 cucumbers, peeled and cut in chunks
2 cups water
1/2 cup honey
Juice of 7 lemons

Add the cucumber chunks, water, honey, and lemon
juice to your blender and blend on high speed until very smooth. Pour the cucumber mixture into a large pitcher through a
strainer. Serve chilled.

Watermelon Mint Delight
An easy and zesty, sugar free drink of watermelon
and strawberries with fresh hints of mint.

1 1/2 cups watermelon, cubed
6 strawberries, quartered
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1-2 sprigs of fresh mint, stem removed

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree for about a minute. Serve chilled.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie
It is a delicious and refreshing blend of pineapple and banana in milk with a healthy dash of flaxseed.

2 cups freshly chopped pineapple
1 banana
1 cup milk
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons of flax seeds

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until creamy. Garnish with some flax seeds.

Oneza Tabish is a food blogger, consultant, and columnist based in Oman. She is also the owner of Oman’s popular Facebook group ‘What’s Cooking Oman.’