Recently when I visited to some restaurants, they start providing some new drinks called “Mock tails”. A new trend is entering, particularly in Indian Restaurants.
Of course, I also attracted to that very vibrant eye catchy colored juices and nice beautiful glasses. The servant is making the mock tails via very interesting way. Very immediate response of mine was “yah, I want to try it”, and that response is not my only, everybody craves to have it.
I grab the Menu card and start to look on the types of Mock tails. A big list was there, and in the bracket there is brief description was also mentioned.
With my big surprises, I found the description little awkward. I mean, they had given very nice – poppy names to each type o mock tails. But what about its combinations?
Well, some dishes contain flavored soda and ice cream, some contain mixture of fruits juices with milk, and some contain soda + fruit juices and milk and so on…!
All this combination is not good for health. Ayurveda science say strictly “no” to some combinations of foods. By coming together their qualities acts as a poison in body. Such combinations of two or more substances which are not having an affinity for each other is called as Virrudha Aahar in Ayurveda.
Sour tasted fruits with milk, soda with milk / ice cream, fruits with milk, Fruits with soda, flavored synthetic syrup with milk / soda all these are strongly not advisable.
Such food give rises to many chemical reactions in our body which can n ot be visualized soon, they affects cellular body built, blood and their chemical constitutes. And Later after long time one may develops skin diseases, genetic disturbances, swellings on limbs, Blood impurities, poor skin complexion, Psoriasis, hair problems and so on.
Some of this food directly acts on digestive system and liver causing anorexia, colitis, vomiting, poor digestion, lack of digestive enzymes etc.
So according to me we should not attracted by poppy eye catchy names of such dishes. Mock tail concept is good one actually. There is good combinations are available in markets. But such wrong combination and dishes should be avoided.
Its our duty to be careful for our health, everything that we eat in air conditioned and well managed hotels is not best every time.
There are some recipes of some good mock tails; we can make some Ayurveda mock tails also which are tasty as well as healthy also.
Lets see some healthy mock tails—
- Thandai Mock-tail
Its best ancient and finest recipe of Mock-tail . Some used to add Bhang in it, but that’s not good for health.
Grind together almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, melon seeds with a little milk to a fine paste. Bring milk to a boil in a pan. Add saffron and mix. When the milk begins to boil adds sugar and simmers till the sugar melts. Grind green cardamoms, dried rose petals, cinnamon and black peppercorns to a fine powder. Add the paste to the milk and mix well. Simmer for three to four minutes. Add the powdered masala to the milk and mix well. Chill the milk and serve
Its coolant, very energetic and Healthy mock tail.
- Mamgo Panna – A raw Mango Mock tail
All details about this tasty-yummy Mock-tails is posted here at blog previously. See here–>
- Coolant Mock tail
Chop the white pumpkin, carrot and beetroot into cubes. Blend in a juicer. Strain the juice. Stir in the khus and rose petal juices. Garnish with rose petals.
It Increases iron content, has a cooling effect on the body. Good for health.
- Green herbal Mock tail
Soak Fennel seeds and Coriander in a water for 2hours. Mix them well in juices, extract the juice ater. Add Lemon and Grapes juice in it. Mix well. Add sugar for taste. Serve with ice cubes.
The qualities of fennel seeds ( variyali / sanuf) is already posted in detain on this blog.
And this combination is helpful in urine infection, burning sensation in urine, increase digestive enzymes, helpful to digest the food, and useful in Pitta dosha diseases.
- Melon Mock tail
Chop the watermelon and musk melon and blend in a juicer. Add grapes and lemon juice. Stir well. Garnish with a piece of watermelon. Relish it.
Watermelon is a natural source of the most powerful antioxidants provided by nature. It is a good source of vitamins C and A, and is rich in electrolytes, sodium and potassium, which we lose through perspiration. Muskmelon has a significant amount of dietary fibre, making it good for those suffering from constipation.
- Appetizer Mock tails
Blend the sweet lime in a juicer. Make a fine puree of amla, chopped mint leaves and add to the sweet lime juice. Add the ginger juice in little amount. Add cardamom powder. Shake all the ingredients together and serve.
This cooling mock tail is good for digestion. It is loaded with vitamin C, which boosts immunity. It will increase your digestive fire and improve digestion.
All these Mock tails are very healthy….tasty and yummy….! You can make them at home also. Always enjoy the food which is good for your health, don’t consume them just because its good in look or taste. Some simple habits makes your life healthy living.