The blessed month is upon us! The sun has finally come out in London, the birds are singing and there are breezes of mercy flowing. Here are some tried and tested ideas, ‘hacks’ and meal ideas for Ramadan.
Last Ramadan, I would make a DIY electrolyte/ hydrating drink for suhoor and I found it helped. Not sure if it was a placebo effect but hey, even if it’s placebo-ing my body in to staying a little more hydrated, it’s all good.
- 1 cup coconut water
- half a cup of drinking water
- 5 dates
- half a teaspoon of sea salt or himalayan salt
Blend ingredients together and drink!
This is a refreshing drink for quenching your thirst at iftar, or at suhoor to help you stay hydrated during the day. The coconut water is full of nutrients and vitamins (see here for more details of its benefits) – try to use 100% coconut water, preferably from a bottle or tetrapak container that has no added refined sugar. Dates, as some of us may already know, are delicious and a mineral and vitamin powerhouse. Salt, because sodium is one of the major electrolytes in our body, which we would need to replenish after a day of fasting.
Another refreshing recipe that I have tried is taken from a blog I found a while back.
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups of water (filtered or purified) or raw coconut water
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt (I like Himalayan better – it has 84 trace minerals)
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
- Store in Mason jars or reusable glass cap bottles.
Recipe from here
I found this recipe to be very similar to this video recipe on YouTube by a lovely chef called Anna Jones so if you like your recipe in video format, click here to be taken to the video.
Hope that helps!
ps. my favourite coconut water to drink is Unoco coconut water – a little pricey but worth it in http://www.unocodrinks.com