Mumbai, are you ready to run the Marathon? And, what are you powering up with after your run? For those of you who aren’t going the whey way, I suggest sattu. It is packed with iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fibre, and hydrates the skin from within! For those of you who aren’t aware of its goodness, 100gms of sattu contains 21grams of proteins and 44 grams of carbohydrates. It’s the perfect after-marathon drink as the carbs put back all the energy you’ve lost and the proteins repair damaged muscles. Combined with lime juice, mango and salt, it’s the perfect electrolyte balancing energy drink.

What makes sattu, a wonder superfood, is actually the old school method of making it. Dry roasting the Bengal gram in sand, traps all the essential minerals. The gram is then pounded into a powder. Thankfully, we don’t need to do all of that and just buy sattu powder off the shelf! There are various variants now available,  from sattu with barley to sattu with jowar and sattu with wheat. If you ‘re buying it to drink it, I suggest go with barley for the additional goodness of that grain.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup sattu
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons raw mango
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Sea Salt to taste

METHOD:
Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend till all the ingredients come together.

WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU:

SATTU is a powerhouse of energy, minerals, proteins and carbs. Plus it is rehydrating.

CUMIN SEEDS is a rich source of iron

RAW MANGO reduces the effects of intense heat, prevents dehydration by stopping loss of salt and iron from the body. It’s also a great source of Vitamin C

SALT reduce muscle cramps and balances the electrolytes in the body

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