Ramadan Special: Beverages For Sehri
- Harshita Malhotra
Updated : April 25, 2022 16:04 IST
Try these soothing and refreshing beverages for Sehri.
Sahr, also known as Sahari or Sehri, is a meal eaten by Muslims early in the morning before fasting (sawm), either during or outside of the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is consumed prior to the fajr prayer. During Ramadan, sahur corresponds to iftar, the evening meal, which replaces the usual three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), however, dinner is also eaten after iftar later in the night in some regions. Suhur, the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, is considered a benefit of the blessings by Islamic traditions since it permits the fasting individual to escape the crankiness or weakness induced by the fast.
Here are some beverages for Sehri that will keep you going throughout the day-
Date and Almond Smoothie
Dates and almond smoothie is a very healthy, refreshing and filling smoothie. It is not difficult to make. Put some dates, dry fruits and nuts in a blender. Pour in some milk and blend it well. You can also add yoghurt to it as it is also very beneficial for digestion. A tall mug of this smoothie contains the richness of almonds and the nutrition of dates that will keep you pumped up for the day.
Banana and Oatmeal smoothie
Bananas are high in antioxidants and fibre, which aid digestion and make you feel full and satisfied. The inclusion of oats in the banana smoothie gives it a complete meal that will allow you to carry out your daily chores without feeling hungry while fasting. Only three ingredients are needed to make this banana and oatmeal smoothie: banana, soaked oats, and milk. Blend all the ingredients together with ice cubes and pour them into a mug. You may also add cinnamon powder for an enhanced flavour.
Cucumber Mint Cooler
Cucumber Cooler is a refreshing summer beverage made with cucumbers and fresh mint leaves. The cooler has been sweetened with sugar and lime juice, and black salt has been added to give it a tangy and salty flavour. Cucumber is rich in water content and helps in keeping the body hydrated. In a blender, add some chopped cucumber, mint leaves, lime juice, ice cubes, black salt and pepper. Blend all the ingredients well and enjoy this beverage for your Sehri.
Watermelon lemonade is a classic summer cooler that helps in hydrating the body. It is a very easy beverage to make. In a blender add some cubed and unseeded watermelon pieces and ice cubes, and blend it until it has a juice-like consistency. In a separate glass, add some water, sugar and black salt. Mix it well. After that, add some chilled watermelon juice to it and stir well. Put in some ice cubes and have this refreshing drink for Sehri.
Having milk for Sehri is believed to be a good option because milk is rich in protein and calcium that help you go through the day. In a blender, add some milk, yoghurt, mango cubes, sugar and ice cubes. Blend the ingredients well. You may top it up with some chopped mangoes. Mango lassi if consumed for Sehri helps in keeping the body hydrated and energised.