10 Easy Healthy African Drink Recipes For Any Occasion

Coconut Water Drink

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This is original to tropical environments like Africa and the Caribbean’s. Coconuts water is loaded with electrolytes necessary nutrients.

Ingredients

  • ½ glass of coconut water
  • ¼ cup of pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup of Lemon juice

Directions

  • Pour the coconut water into a blender
  • Add the pineapple and lemon juice
  • Mix thoroughly

Pour into a glass, add some ice and your health-boosting drink is ready to drink.

To be consumed immediately.

Soursop Drinks

soursop drink

This creamy wonder has been identified by research to contain cancer destroying nutrients. This fruit is native to Nigeria.

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe sour sop fruit (seeded)
  • 2 glasses of water
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • 1 ball of grape
  • ½ cup of mint leaf without the stem (washed)

Directions

  • Wash the sour sop and peel the skin
  • Put in a blender
  • Add ginger and mint leaf
  • And juiced grape
  • Add 1 cup of water and blend until smooth

Pour mixture into a glass and squeeze some lemon juice and your drink is ready. Serve with some ice.

Pineapple Drink

pineapple-juice

Pineapple drink is native to Liberia and different from the conventional pineapple juice as this is mainly a product of the usually discarded parts.

Ingredients

  • 2 large ball of ripe queen pineapple peels ( without the fruits)
  • 20 gram of ginger
  • Water (according to preference)
  • Sugar (optional)

Directions

  • Put the pineapple peel, the head and the crown, into a pot
  • Also add the hard part of the pineapple
  • Add grated ginger to it
  • Add water
  • Let it cook 30 to 40 minutes
  • Allow to cool and Sieve with a fine clothe
  • Add sugar (optional)

And your juice is ready to drink

Apple Start Juice

apple-juice

This is also called Agbalumo in Nigeria. These orange colored beauties are a rich source of vitamin C and E and they fall under the cherry groups with varying tastes; some taste sweet while others sour.

Ingredients

  • 4 big cheeries
  • ½ glass of water
  • 5 grams of ginger
  • 1 table spoon of honey

Directions

  • Wash the fruits and peel of the skin and the remove the seed
  • Place the inner part in a blender
  • Add your ginger paste
  • Add a small amount of water
  • Add the honey

Pour in a cup, add some cubes of ice and it is ready to drink

For this drink, it’s best to use the sweet variety or depending on your tastes buds.

Groundnut Milk

peanut-milk

These are high in protein and vitamins, and are also highly nutritional with no lactose; serving as an excellent alternative to cow milk.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams of raw peanut (peeled and soaked minimum 3 hours)
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • Water
  • Vanilla or chocolate extracts
  • Sugar

Directions

  • Pour softened peanuts in a blender
  • Add ginger and water, and blend until smooth
  • Sieve using a fine linen
  • Pour the liquid into a pot and cook with low heat
  • Stir constantly to ensure it doesn’t solidify
  • Add sugar and extracts and allow to cool at room temperature

Serve cold.

Ensure it doesn’t stay beyond 48 hours.

The next time you crave unhealthy and carbonated drinks, always remember that there are always healthy alternatives that will quench your craving while leaving you nourished at the same time.

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