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Try this healthy sandwich recipe by Pooja Makhija to stay cool as a cucumber in the heat

Published on:16 June 2021, 16:10pm IST
We are constantly on the lookout for foods that cool us down during the summer heat. If that sounds like you, make sure to try out this amazing cucumber sandwich recipe by celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija.
Geetika Sachdev
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Stay cool as a cucumber with this healthy recipe by Pooja Makhija. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Summer is here, and that means we crave for foods that cool us down. Of course, there are refreshing drinks and ice-creams, but how about a sandwich? Yes, you heard it right. A sandwich is one of the most versatile dishes, and can be made super healthy and delicious. What’s more, you can have it at any point in the day. The best part is you decide the filling that goes into the sandwich. 

That’s what celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija has done, in her recent Instagram post. Here’s what she wrote, “An easy recipe which everyone will love! Balanced protein, carbs, fats plus vitamins and minerals.”

So, are you ready to find out the recipe?

Ingredients:

  • A bowl of hung curd
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Pesto
  • Veggies of choice
Method:

1. Add hung curd spread on top of one bread slice.
2. Peel the cucumber into thin slices. Lne them diagonally overlapping each other.
3. Cut the edges off.
4. Use pesto as a spread on the inside.
5. Add veggies of choice. I’ve used sauteed mushrooms and bean sprouts (protein quotient).
6. Cut in half and enjoy.

 

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Cucumbers are perfect for the summer season for so many reasons. Let’s find out some of its benefits:

Benefits of consuming cucumbers
1. Hydrates and detoxifies

Cucumbers are made up of 96% water, which means it’s perfect to hydrate your body during the scorching summer heat. It also acts as a coolant, providing you some respite from the heat. Some people also consume water that has cucumber and mint to eliminate toxins from the body.

2. Regulates blood pressure

Cucumbers are a powerhouse of potassium, magnesium and dietary fibre. These nutrients are known to lower blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. It is also believed that consuming cucumber juice regularly regulates blood pressure.

3. Improves digestion

As mentioned above, cucumbers cool our stomach. The soluble fibre in cucumbers helps in slowing our digestion. Moreover, since cucumbers are largely made up of water, they make your stools soft and help you get rid of constipation.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.