3 Immune-Boosting Beverages

To celebrate the reopening of Karma Royal Haathi Mahal, our F&B team shares favourite beverage recipes to kick-start your day. These Indian-inspired powerhouse drinks are packed with homegrown spices and herbs known to boost the immune system.  From a vegan tonic to a summer smoothie and the classical ‘Masala Chai Hot Toddy’, here are 3 easy-to-create drinks to keep you healthy and hydrated.


No Booze Masala Chai Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 10 grams Assam Tea Powder
  • 10 grams Cardamom
  • 10 grams Star Anise
  • 15 grams of Cinnamon Bark
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • 400ml water
  • 200ml Orange Juice
  • 200ml Cranberry Juice

Method

Brew the tea and spices, simmer for 6-7 minutes on medium heat, remove from heat, add orange juice, sugar and cranberry juice, stir well and serve.


Tender Coconut Bana-Colada

Ingredients

  • 100 grams of frozen peeled bananas
  • 100 grams of frozen chopped pineapple
  • 150 grams of fresh tender coconut flesh
  • 50ml coconut milk
  • 4 ice cubes

Method

Combine all ingredients in a blender, pour in a tall glass and garnish with thin lime slice and toasted coconut.


Vegan Immunity Booster

Ingredients

  • 10 grams Homemade Vegan Chyawanprash (Indian Gooseberry Jam)
  • 200ml Almond Milk
  • 5 grams of Almond Butter
  • 5ml maple syrup

For a Jar of Vegan Goosberry Jam :

  • 300 grams Indian Gooseberry
  • 350 grams Organic Jaggery
  • 150ml Olive Oil

The below-mentioned ingredients must be in the powdered form :

  • Cardamom-10 gm.
  • Triphala-6 gm
  • Sandalwood-5 gm
  • Long Pepper-5 gm
  • Ginger, dry- 5 gm
  • Dashmool- 5 gm
  • Nutmeg- 02 gm
  • Cloves-02 gm
  • Chinese Cinnamon- 02 gm
  • Pepper-02 gm

Method

  • Mix all the powders in a glass bowl and set aside.
  • Wash the Indian Gooseberry and pat dry it completely.
  • Prick them with a fork.
  • Cook the gooseberries in the water on high heat until soft
  • De-seed them and prepare a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan / non-stick pan add olive oil and jaggery.
  • Add the Indian gooseberry paste and cook on a slow flame, till all the moisture in the mixture evaporates. Add the mixed powders to it. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool completely
  • Transfer the prepared mixture in a sterilized and dry glass bottle.

For Immunity Booster :

Combine Almond Milk, Gooseberry Jam, Maple Syrup and Almond Butter in a saucepan, heat on stove over medium heat until warm. Serve in a mug and dust with cinnamon powder.

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