The tiny barley seeds are excellent for both kids and adults. Barley water is loaded with essential nutrients as it also contains vital minerals and antioxidants. Barley water detoxifies the body by flushing out the toxins. 

It also promotes digestion and is the best remedy for UTI in kids. The tiny barley seeds contain vitamin B-complex, iron, calcium and are one for the yummy and best drink for growing kids. 

If you are planning to prepare plain boring barley water for your kid then they might refuse. Here is 2 simple and super easy Barley summer drink for kids. This recipe contains the goodness of Barley and I am here sharing 2 ways to prepare this healthy drink.  

I have used the whole barley seeds and then made powder of it. This barley powder can be stored in an airtight container for a good 3 months. 

Method to Prepare Barley Powder:

Preparing barley powder is super easy, all you need is to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Wash the barley seeds very well with regular water, at least 3-4 times.
  2. Drain the excess water completely. 
  3. Now, air dries the barley seeds overnight. 
  4. Bring the barley seeds and store them in an airtight glass container. 
  5. Make sure you always use a fresh spoon to use the barley powder. 

Both the sweet and savoury version is filled with flavour, my daughter loved the sweet version whereas my husband enjoys the savoury barley drink the most. 

Ingredients for Barley Summer Drink (Sweet)

  1. 4 Cups of Chilled Water
  2. 4-5 Teaspoons of Barley powder
  3. 2-3 teaspoons of jaggery or sugar. 
  4. 1 pinch of cardamom powder
  5. Dry fruit to garnish 

Preparation of Barley Summer Drink (Sweet version)

  1. Take a large mixing bowl and add water, barley powder, and jaggery. Mix well.
  2. Add cardamom powder to the mixed solution.
  3. Mix all the ingredients very well until all the barley powder is dissolved well. Add the barley powder in batches so that lumps are not formed. 
  4. Keep the drink consistency thin for kids. To prepare a thicker version, add more barley powder to the mix.  
  5. Garnish the sweet barley summer drink with fresh fruits.

Barley Summer Drink (Savoury)

This is my go-to the recipe which is highly preferred by elders and even kids love it. If you don’t enjoy a sugary drink then try out this savoury barley summer drink. 

Ingredients for Barley Summer Drink (Savoury) 

  1. 4 Cups of Chilled Water
  2. 4-5 Teaspoons of Barley powder
  3. 1 A teaspoon of cumin powder.
  4. 1 pinch of dry ginger powder
  5. 2-3 Mint leaves to garnish 
  6. A pinch of black salt

Preparation of Barley Summer Drink (Savoury)

  1. Take a large mixing bowl and add water, barley powder, cumin powder, and black salt. 
  2. Add dry ginger powder to the mix, you can skip this if you are not a big fan of ginger flavour. 
  3. Mix all the ingredients with the help of a spoon until all the barley powder is dissolved. Make sure no lumps are left. 
  4. Garnish the drink with chilled ice and fresh mint leaves. 

The above mentioned both the recipes are super easy to prepare and need very fewer ingredients to get started. The best part is, it is flavourful and a super healthy option as compared to processed and unhealthy drink available in the store. 

Barley can be given to all the expecting mothers to boost the water level. .In fact, it is the perfect solution to reduce swollen feet and hands during pregnancy. The barley is a super ingredient which can be given to babies, toddlers, teenagers, adults and pregnant mommies.  The above 2 barley summer drink will cut down the heat effect and keep you super cool both inside and out. 

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