You’re concerned about your health, but you’re also thirsty. It’s becoming old to just drink water all day. It’s a very understandable situation. Other choices are available, albeit doing so may need a trade-off between calorie intake and taste preference. For vegans and vegetarians, the options are even more limited, which is where Priya Lakshminarayan’s Cookilicious comes to the rescue.
A large variety of scrumptious vegan and vegetarian recipes can be found on Cookilicious, which also has an excellent vegan beverage inventory. Click through to see how you might reimagine your favorite thirst-quenching beverages.
Despite the fact that smoothies are delectably good and simple to consume, it is important not to get too concerned with the amount of sugar you are eating. Due to the lack of added sugars in this kiwi smoothie recipe, it helps to ease some of that anxiety. Kiwi fruit is a superfood that is abundant in antioxidants, dietary fiber, and Vitamin C, among other nutrients. As a result, consuming the dairy-free kiwi smoothie is quite beneficial for cleaning.
Organic Energy Drink
This is an excellent time to establish a positive tone for the rest of the day. You’ll just need to get up 10 minutes earlier in the morning to make this healthy energy drink out of melon, carrot, and orange juice. Natural dairy-free components are used in the preparation of this recipe. The added sweets found in regular smoothies are replaced with a plethora of vitamins and minerals, which help to boost immunity and provide greater energy.
Sugar-Free Watermelon Juice
It defies logic that fruit with as much taste and sweetness as watermelon can yet be so low in sugar content. Using a blender, combine fresh watermelon chunks with black salt, crushed pepper, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and water to make a smoothie. After five minutes, have a glass of cool sugar-free watermelon juice to wash it all down.
Dairy-free Dalgona coffee
Isn’t it true that cream rises to the top? Look no farther than TikTok for the viral emergence of Dalgona coffee, also known as Korean whipped coffee, which has become more popular. This recipe has been modified to be dairy-free. Other advantages include the fact that it is simple and versatile. All you need is milk, instant coffee, sugar, and hot water to make this delicious treat. This drink may be served hot or cold; if serving cold, add ice cubes to the ingredients before mixing them together.
Cucumber-Flavored Vegan Buttermilk
Cucumbers are naturally refreshing, but when they are used as the foundation for this cucumber-flavored vegan buttermilk, the refreshing effect is amplified. As Cookilicious’ Priya Lakshminarayan explains, this dish is unique in that it uses special buttermilk that is not found in ordinary buttermilk: “Buttermilk is referred to as Chaas in Indian culture. Buttermilk is the liquid that remains after butter has been churned from cream or sour yogurt, according to the definition given above. Chaas helps to keep you hydrated while also aiding in digestion.” Cucumbers, which are a natural source of fiber and hydration, are combined with black salt, chaat masala, cilantro, cumin powder, curry leaves, lemon juice, and soy milk to create a flavorful and savory dish that is also vegan.
Peach Raspberry Vegan Smoothie
Raspberry makes an appearance once again, this time with peach. Making this nutritious peach raspberry vegan smoothie takes the most time, and pitting the fresh peaches is the most time-consuming part of the process. After that, it’s plain sailing. Blend your sliced peaches with a diced banana, cold milk (dairy or nondairy), protein powder, and raspberries in a blender until smooth and creamy.
Dairy-Free Turmeric And Black Pepper Latte
Priya Lakshminarayan, the creator of Cookilicious, took inspiration from her Indian heritage to develop an energizing twist on Haldi ka Doodh, popularly known as golden milk, in this recipe. It is impossible to make a curry without including turmeric, a spice recognized for its curcumin component as well as its unquestionable medicinal advantages. Moreover, this dairy-free turmeric and black pepper latte recipe is caffeine-free; it demonstrates that boosting your bone health and memory, as well as lowering inflammation and weight, can be a pleasurable experience.
Chickoo Banana Milkshake
Were you tempted by the milkshake? This recipe is jam-packed with natural sweetness, ensuring that the milkshake maintains its reputation for satisfying your sweet appetite without loading on the extra sugar. Chickoo joins forces with frozen banana, milk (dairy or nondairy), chocolate powder, and vanilla extract to provide a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds reeling.
Cherry Lemon Iced Tea
On a hot summer day, there are few things more stereotypical or refreshing than a glass of lemonade. By switching to cherry lemon iced tea, you may avoid the cliched part of the drink. This recipe calls for just a half-cup of sugar, which helps to bring out the naturally sweet aromas of the fresh cherry. Anise cloves, black tea bags, mint leaves, and vanilla essence are some of the other components in this recipe.
Cold Cucumber Soup Shots
Soup? Cold? What? Yes, that is true—and it is effective. Cucumbers, cumin powder, jalapeño, dijon mustard, dill leaves, lemon juice, mint leaves, parsley, and yogurt are all needed to make this cold cucumber soup dish delicious. To turn the components into a shot that can be consumed, add water and combine everything together. If you have any leftovers, you may use them to make a dip, condiment, or pasta sauce with your cucumber soup.