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50 Desi Super Drinks

Acclaimed nutritionist and columnist Lovneet Batra shows you how easy it is to become healthy, happy and glowing with hot and cold beverages that will refresh and soothe you. This book contains 50 perfectly balanced, delicious drink recipes that can be made in minutes - using local, seasonal ingredients that are easy to source. So, #findyourtonic and sip your stress and those extra pounds away!

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225 Pages

Nutrition advice in a digestible, accessible format that empowers you to make informed choices in your kitchen.

50 Chapters

Each chapter is dedicated to a single recipe, highlighting its benefits, nutritional quotient, and the health conditions it addresses.

50 Regional Recipes

No green smoothies here! Each and every recipe is a riff on an existing local drink that has been consumed for years - but supercharged with superfoods and spices to make it healing and nourishing.

Nutrition, Designed Just For You

The recipes have been created with single-servings in mind, to extract the most out of each ingredient and to create a potent and delicious tonic.

Easy-To-Source Ingredients

The aim is to make health a smooth journey - and we make it easy for you to #findyourtonic by crafting recipes using everyday ingredients that are easily available to you in your Indian kitchen.

Seasonal Sips

Your body’s needs change from season to season - and so does the produce that’s available. Keeping this in mind, we’ve come up with recipes that work in summer, winter, monsoon and all-year-round.

Your Health Questions, Answered

This isn’t your average recipe book - it is a guide to help you navigate what ails you and find a solution, naturally. From learning how to prevent the onset of diabetes with paneer doda water to addressing hormonal imbalance (without pills!) using shatavary water, 50 Desi Super Drinks contains answers to a range of health concerns.
Some of the chapters and recipes you’ll find in the Book:
  • Sugarcane Juice: A traditional street drink that also happens to be a natural detox juice! At just under 57 calories per 100 ml, it contains Vitamin A, B12, C, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium


  • Coconut Milk & Jackfruit Smoothie: A vegan drink full of healthy fats and fibre, it helps bring down inflammation and cholesterol, protects the liver from alcohol damage and boosts the digestive system. 


  • Kokum Fig Sherbet: A tart, sweet drink, it is one of the best ways to prevent heat stroke in summers. Kokum can help stabilise appetite and curb cravings, while figs give you a natural energy boost. 


  • Buckwheat Tea: A natural prebiotic, buckwheat tea also contains a wide range of antioxidants, including rutin, which is known to lower the risk of cancer, blood clots and improves inflammation, blood pressure and your blood cholesterol profile. 


  • Desi Jasmine Tea: Brewed with the leaves and petals of jasmine, this tea acts as a natural laxative that can prevent gas and bloating and regulate the digestive system to overcome constipation. 

Common Question Answered In This Book

What is the best way to build immunity?

Compounds like curcumin (found in turmeric) and mangiferin (found in raw mangoes) can help combat infection and fight against lifestyle diseases. Our Turmeric Milk and Aam Panna recipes are immunity-boosters.

How can I improve digestion?

The enzyme “papain,” found in papaya, is a great way to keep your tummy healthy and regularise bowel movement. When combined with halim or garden cress seeds, you get the added benefit of good fats and iron. Our recipe for Papaya Juice With Halim Seeds leaves you feeling fuller while boosting gut health.

What is the best natural anti-ageing solution?

Ferulic acid - commonly found in topical serums and skincare products - helps keep the skin young and supple. Ragi or finger millet contains ferulic acid and also has the ability to stop the cross-linking of collagen, which is what makes skin lose elasticity. Our recipe for Ragi Ambali is one of the best anti-ageing concoctions you can consume for glowing skin.

What is the best way to burn fat naturally?

When you feel full for longer periods of time, you won’t overeat. Our recipe for Barley Water is the ideal blend of wholesome and low calories, which keeps you satiated and aids in fat loss.

What can I drink if I am allergic to cow’s milk?

Most people who cannot have cow’s milk because they are unable to digest it can switch to goat milk, which is nutrient-dense but easier to digest thanks to smaller fat globules. Our recipe for Rose Goat Milk With Sabja can be enjoyed hot or cold, by children and adults alike.

Eastern Wisdom Backed By Western Science

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We’re all aware of the health advice our mothers and grandmothers have shared: eat oranges, amla and musambi to keep colds away. Take a spoonful of chyanwanprash everyday. Get some ghee into your system. Many of the health and immunity-boosting benefits of these foods can be gained from the warming and cooling drink recipes outlined in this book, including:

Kashmiri Kahwa:

Fragrant with spice and all things nice, this traditional green tea from Kashmir is soothing, with hints of saffron. It also revs up metabolism and curbs unwanted junk food cravings.

Carrot & Beetroot Kanji

Drink your way to a healthier, more alkaline gut with sun-fermented kanji, the Winter Wonder from Punjab. Learn how to get the fermentation process right with the right proportion of root vegetables and spices.

Turmeric Milk

Haldi-doodh, Turmeric Latte or Golden Milk - call it what you may - this comforting concoction helps heal your body from the inside out. We show you how to combine turmeric with the right fats and spices to get the most out of the actives present.

Clients Who Trust Us

Neha Dhupia, Actor

Lovneet Batra provides the perfect solution to keep you nourished,energised and healthy! A book that has it all — a collection of powerhouse super drinks with their amazing power-packed nutrients as well assimple and delicious recipes. A must-read!

Soha Ali Khan, Actor / Author

Finally! A book that takes away the jargon and busts the myths and offers simple tips involving ingredients you could find on your kitchen shelf. The fun, chatty style of the book, makes it such an easy read. Explaining each ingredient in detail, and how it actually works for you is very enlightening and the recipes at the end of each chapter an added bonus. It's a must read for anyone looking for simple, long term solutions to nutrition, diet and healthy living."

Tulsi Kumar, Singer

The word DESI in the title of Lovneet Batra’s book – 50 Desi Super Drinks alreadywins me over! The age old Indian Nuskhaas have always come to our rescue whenever we need a quick fix to our problems.
Lovneet has brought together some great recipes of drinks that willsoothe & nourish your body & soul. These quick recipes are packed withthe goodness of natural & desi ingredients whether an immunity booster  or a detoxifier or an antiaging solution.This book my Lovneet has it all! I strongly recommend this one – A must read!

Nelofar Husain Currimbhoy,
President, Shahnaz Herbals

Lovneet’s recipe book is a ‘must have’ for all health conscious people. The nutritious alternatives to carbonated drinks, are literary vitamins served up in a glass.

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Acclaimed nutritionist and columnist Lovneet Batra shows you how easy it is to become healthy, happy and glowing with hot and cold beverages that will refresh and soothe you. This book contains 50 perfectly balanced, delicious drink recipes that can be made in minutes - using local, seasonal ingredients that are easy to source. So, #findyourtonic and sip your stress and those extra pounds away!

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Lovneet Batra

Simplifying nutrition with scientific facts and mind-awakening logic, acclaimed nutritionist and author of “50 Desi Super Drinks” Lovneet Batra is one of the most sought-after nutritionists in the capital. Her nutrition philosophy is firmly rooted in the traditional & native food wisdom of India. Combining nutrition science with intuitive and indigenous prudence, her diet and nutrition programs are seamlessly tailored to the modern lifestyle.

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