5 local healthy Nigerian drinks you should try

The good thing about most local Nigerian drinks is that they are healthy. So, you can be sure that you’re drinking something healthy, unlike most carbonated drinks.

Zobo drink

Guess what? Not only are these local drinks healthy, but completely easy to make. Most of their ingredients can easily be found around, and they require no preservative whatsoever. So, you get to enjoy the freshness of the drinks in addition to their health benefits.

Here are 5 local Nigerian drinks you should totally try out if you haven’t.

Adoyo is one of the easiest local Nigerian drinks to make. It requires only 2 major ingredients- fresh pineapple and pap. The pineapple helps improve the sour taste of the pap with its natural sweetness.

The drink is said to be an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants, thanks to the pineapple in it.

Fura da nono is like yogurt but with some tasty lumps. It’s a Northern Nigeria drink made with ground millet grains, fermented milk, and fura. Fura is gotten from fermented cow milk, which is what introduces lumps into the drink. You could add some sugar to it to make it sweeter.

Fura da nono is rich in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and phosphorous, which support certain physiological processes in the body.

Tiger nut milk, also called Kunu Aya, is made with tiger nut and has a sweet, creamy, and nutty flavor. Not only is it tasty but healthy because it’s a plant source of dairy products, making it healthy than most animal dairy products.

So, whether you are lactose intolerant or not, you’re free to enjoy tiger nut milk without worrying about any side effects.

Soya milk is made with soya beans, making this drink very nutritious. It is rich in calcium, sodium, and iron.

To make this drink, all you need is dried zobo leaves (dried Rosella plant flower), pineapple, ginger, sugar (optional), and flavor(optional). The dried rosella leaves are boiled alongside all the other ingredients and then sieved to get rid of the leaves, leaving you with the zobo drink.

Zobo is said to be rich in Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and fiber, all of which are healthy for the body.

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