Likewise, coconut has always been an integral part of Indian cuisine and culture. Right from distributing desiccated coconut as prashad to preparing nariyaal ki barfi, the options are unlimited. You can also prepare a variety of sweet and savory dishes. In addition, coconut oil is largely used to prepare various delicacies in the south of the country. And, we cannot ignore its health benefits. To highlight the importance of this fruit, World Coconut Day is marked on September 2. Wondering how you can celebrate this day? Here, we have listed five delicious drink recipes that use coconut in one way or another.
Here are 5 coconut drinks for World Coconut Day:
1. Immune-boosting coconut milk
Let’s take a look at the basic coconut milk. This four-ingredient drink is highly nutritious and is extracted from the flesh of the coconut fruit. It has a rich, thick and creamy texture. To make this dish, you just need to mix coconut with some ginger, pepper and honey.
2. Sol Kadi
This delectable drink comes from the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Element? Coconut and kokum (a popular fruit that is heavily produced in the Konkan region). Refreshing drinks. It also helps with digestion.
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3. Cucumber and Coconut Gazpacho
The name itself is enough to give you summer vibes. Right? Cucumber and coconut gazpacho not only keeps you hydrated but also has a cooling effect on the body. You only need cucumber, coconut milk and mint leaves to prepare this dish.
4. Coconut mango smoothie
This delicious drink consists of oats, lemon juice, coconut milk, fresh mango, sticky rice yogurt, some honey and sunflower seeds. It hardly takes about ten minutes to get ready. So, when you want to skip meals and go for something light, nutritious and healthy, make yourself this coconut mango smoothie.
(Read more: World Coconut Day: 5 unique ways to have coconut in your breakfast)
5. Coconut Water With Lemon And Mint
Are you running out of ways to stay hydrated? Your search ends here. This drink has the delicious taste of coconut water and mint leaves. You can make it rise by adding honey and lemon to it.