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Make this healthy sharbat-e-mohabbat at home to stay refreshed

Published on:18 April 2021, 11:00am IST
If you’re missing out on your visits to Old Delhi to indulge in your favourite sharbat-e-mohabbat, then worry not! We’ve got you the recipe, so that you can try it out right at home.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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It’s time to fall in love with sharbat-e-mohabbat. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Although the Navratri and Ramadan season is on, we can’t visit Old Delhi this time around to enjoy the ever-popular sharbat-e-mohabbat. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite drink right at home.  Yes, it’s true. You can cheer yourself up with a glass of this summer refresher, but with a healthy twist.

So, stop drooling and note down the ingredients you need to make sharbat-e-mohabbat.

Ingredients (For a glass)
  • ½ cup small watermelon cubes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tbsp of rooh afza/organic rose essence
  • 1 tsp soaked chia seeds
  • Ice cubes
  • Rose petals to garnish
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The juicy goodness shall keep your hydration levels high. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Method:

Step 1: Take a jug and add milk, water, honey, and rooh afza/organic rose essence, and mix all these ingredients well.

Step 2: Next, take a glass and add watermelon cubes and ice in it. On top of these cubes, pour the mix that you have prepared.

Step 3: Now, add soaked chia seeds and rose petals. Trust us, you’ll fall in love the moment you have your first sip! 

Tip: For all of you, who are lactose-intolerant, don’t feel left out because you can very well avoid using milk in this sharbat-e-mohabbat. Just keep it water-based, and don’t forget to put the juice of one lemon for a tangy twist.

Here’s why sharbat-e-mohabbat is worth falling in love with

If you see, apart from rooh afza, there is nothing that’s high in calories, and that’s why we are limiting its quantity. So, there’s no need to worry. 

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These tiny seeds can make a big impact on weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here are some added benefits that will make you a big fan of this summer cooler:

1. It will keep you hydrated, as it has water and watermelon.

2. Due to honey, it will keep your gut cool. This also helps to avoid acid reflux, which is common during fasting.

3. We all know how good chia seeds are for your health. The superfood helps to energize you, since it is loaded with fibre, protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. As you are fasting, all these nutrients can help you fuel your body for day-to-day chores.

4. Another thing that makes sharbat-e-mohabbat a must-have cooler is the addition of rose petals. You will be shocked to know that eating rose petals can actually have major health benefits:

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Rose petals have health benefits too. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • Rose petals are loaded with fibre and water, which helps to keep your gut cool, and prevents ulcers.
  • Ayurveda says that rose petals work as a natural aphrodisiac. So, that’s another plus.
  • Do you know drinking rose petal tea can also help you manage your weight?

5. Plus, the drink also helps you maintain the electrolyte balance in your body, which is critical during this season.

So, go ahead and make this drink today! Cheers!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.