Eat Healthy and Enjoy the Spirit of Janmashtami
Festivals are generally characterized with lots of food, fun and entertainment. Yet there are many religious festivals, in which fasting is observed by the devotees. Janmashtami is one such widely celebrated Hindu festival that marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Celebrated with much joy and fervor across the nation, Krishna Janmashtami is an occasion to celebrate the glorious lord who took birth to dissipate evil and spread the message of love and unity. Though many people fast – out of their religious beliefs – on this day, it is important to note that fasting for long hours can result in dehydration.
So, to keep the enthusiasm of the festival alive, you need to make sure that you’re hydrated and active enough. For this, you can keep some drink recipes handy, and try them out whenever you feel that your energy level is getting low. You can have water and fruit juices which would keep your health in check and help you stay hydrated throughout the day. Given below are some drink recipes that you can make on Janmashtami while fasting.
Lychee Milkshake – Try out this refreshing drink with excellent source of Vitamin C as its main ingredient. For this, refrigerate a few finely chopped lychees, and blend the remaining lychees with milk and sugar in an electric blender. Add some ice cubes and top it with a few pieces of frozen lychees before serving.
Aam Panna – It’s a refreshing drink made with raw green mangoes. To make Aam Panna, you need to first boil the mangoes and then its pulp is mixed with water, sugar, salt, and roasted cumin powder. You can garnish it with mint leaves and serve chilled. Aam Panna is great to cure dehydration, fight inflammation and reduce body heat while you’re fasting.
Carrot Juice – Carrots are undoubtedly rich in vitamins and minerals which are good for our health. During the period of fasting, you can have carrot juice. For the best juicing experience, try Havells Nutrisense Cold Press Slow Juicer which extracts 75% more juice from fruits and vegetables while keeping their nutrients intact.
Mint Juice – Mint has many benefits to boast of. It is good for digestion, acts as a cleanser and keeps the body cool. Mint juice is not only healthy, but also rejuvenating. To make this, blend mint leaves along with salt, roasted cumin powder, lemon juice, sugar and water. Strain the juice, add ice cubes and serve chilled.
Strawberry Smoothie – Strawberry tastes great. And so does a smoothie made out of it. Put frozen strawberries, sugar, milk and a banana in a blender, and blend well. Use Havells range of blenders to get the perfect smoothie every time. Enjoy your drink chilled.
Banana Smoothie – Just like strawberry smoothie, Banana smoothie is also filling and tastes absolutely amazing. All you need to do is, put banana pieces, sugar, milk and ice cubes in a blender, and blend well. Enjoy this mouth watering drink chilled.
Pomegranate Juice – Pomegranate juice is a healthy appetizer and refreshing drink. Using a juicer, you can juice out the pomegranate. And as per your preference, you can add a little salt and lemon to it. Have this energizing drink chilled to beat the fasting blues.
Enjoy the spirit of the festival! If you are planning to fast this Janmashtami, you should follow some tips that would help you to stay healthy and hydrated while fasting. Drink plenty of water and juices so that your body doesn’t get dehydrated. In fact, you should start eating healthy a day before so that you don’t get stuck with any gastric or acidity problems on the fasting day. If you can, eat fruits like water melon and musk melon to keep your water level at par. Moreover, you can also have bananas with milk which will keep you full for longer. Once you break your fast, don’t stuff yourself with food as it will lead to problems further. Eat healthy food and take pleasure in the festivities!