5 Healthy Drinks By UR.Life Nutritionists

Sip your way to wellness with beverages that tackle lifestyle ailments. Find expert-curated recipes that are easy to make while you live your best life.

By URLife Team
24 Jun 2023

In a world where convenience often trumps nutrition, finding simple and effective ways to boost our well-being is the need of the hour. While a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential for overall health, they can quickly be derailed when you’re choosing sodas and alcoholic drinks over natural boosters that can help you feel better.


The best approach is to complement your medication with healthy lifestyle choices and making food decisions that help your body heal. Keeping in mind the same approach, we have curated a list of drinks for different ailments.


Get instant access to personalised nutrition advice just for you. Sign up here.


Related story: Powerful Food Combinations For Better Health


Beetroot Carrot Juice for Hypertension


  • 1 medium-sized beetroot
  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 small apple 
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Fresh lemon juice 
  • Water (as needed for consistency)


  • Wash and then cut the beetroot, carrots, apple, and ginger into pieces.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Strain the juice using a fine mesh strainer to remove any fibrous bits.
  • If the juice is too concentrated, you can add a small amount of water to dilute it to your desired consistency.
  • Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice to enhance the flavour and add a tangy twist.


This beetroot carrot juice is beneficial for individuals with hypertension due to its rich nutritional content. Both beetroot and carrots are excellent sources of dietary nitrates, which have been shown to help lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow. 


The presence of nitrates in these vegetables can promote vasodilation, thereby reducing the resistance in the blood vessels and potentially lowering blood pressure levels. Additionally, beetroot contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can support cardiovascular health. Carrots, on the other hand, are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre, which contribute to overall heart health. Adding ginger adds a touch of spiciness while potentially providing further benefits for circulation.


Related story: Delicious Summer Dishes At UR.Life Cafe


Ash Gourd Soup for Hypertension


  • 1 medium-sized ash gourd (also known as winter melon or white gourd)
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel the ash gourd and remove the seeds. Cut it into small cubes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the ash gourd cubes to the pot and stir-fry them for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour low-sodium vegetable broth into the pot
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the ash gourd becomes tender.
  • Using a blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  • Return the soup to the pot and stir in the low-sodium soy sauce and black pepper. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve the ash gourd soup hot and enjoy!


Ash gourd soup is highly recommended for individuals with hypertension due to its numerous health benefits. This soup is low in sodium, essential for managing blood pressure levels. The high water content in ash gourd helps in maintaining proper hydration, promoting healthy blood flow, and reducing strain on the cardiovascular system. Additionally, ash gourd is rich in potassium, which plays a crucial role in regulating blood pressure and supporting the relaxation of blood vessels.


Book a full-body check-up now!


Related story: UR.Life's Guilt-free Gourmet Meals


Amla Shots for Hyperuricemia


  • 5 to 6 fresh Amla
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Water


  • Chop the amla into small pieces.
  • In a blender add the chopped amla pieces along with a little water. Blend until you obtain a smooth puree.
  • Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the amla puree into it. 
  • Add ginger juice and lemon juice to the amla juice. Mix well.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey for sweetness.
  • Stir the mixture well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Pour the amla shot into small shot glasses or airtight bottles for storage.


Amla juice can be beneficial for individuals with hyperuricemia due to several reasons. Firstly, Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, which has  anti-inflammatory properties. Hyperuricemia is characterised by an excess of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to inflammation and joint pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of amla can help reduce inflammation in the body, alleviating symptoms associated with hyperuricemia. Additionally, amla is known to have antioxidant properties, which can help neutralise free radicals and protect against oxidative stress.Amla juice may also aid in maintaining a healthy immune system, as it contains various nutrients and bioactive compounds that support immune function. 


Related story: 4 Ways To Enjoy Quinoa


Oats Apple Smoothie For Weight Management


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 medium-sized apple chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or a natural sweetener of your choice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  • In a blender, add the rolled oats and blend until they turn into a fine powder.
  • Add the chopped apple, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to the blender.
  • Blend all the ingredients together until you get a smooth and creamy mixture.
  • Add the ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the smoothie becomes chilled and frothy.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.


This Oats Apple Smoothie is not only delicious but also packed with fibre from the oats and apple, which can help keep you feeling fuller for longer and aid in weight loss. The natural sweetness from the apple and a touch of honey adds flavour without adding excessive calories. Enjoy this smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack option!


Related story: 5 Healthy Rice Substitutes At UR.Life Cafe


Beetroot Soup for Anemia


  • 2 medium-sized beetroots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they turn translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the chopped beetroots and carrots to the pot. Sauté for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the pot from heat and allow the soup to cool for a few minutes.
  • Using a blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy. 
  • Return the soup to the pot and place it back on low heat. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
  • Simmer the soup for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
  • Serve the beetroot soup hot. 


Beetroot is an excellent source of iron, making it an ideal ingredient to incorporate into the diet of individuals with anaemia. By consuming beetroot soup, one can increase their iron intake, aiding in the replenishment of iron stores and supporting the body in combating anaemia. Additionally, beetroot contains folate and vitamin C, which play important roles in red blood cell formation and iron absorption. The combination of these nutrients in beetroot soup provides a natural and nutritious way to address iron deficiency and promote overall health. So, this soup provides a healthy dose of iron while being delicious and easy to prepare.


Click here to take the UR.Life Health Risk Assessment.


Related story: From Banana Ice cream to Granola Balls: Guilt-free Desserts At UR.Life Cafe


Incorporating healthy drinks into our daily routines can be a delightful and effective way to address specific ailments and promote overall well-being. If you're looking for expert guidance and personalised support, consider seeking the assistance of nutritionists from UR.Life. Our expert nutritionists can provide you with a wealth of healthy recipes tailored to your specific needs. Additionally, UR.Life offers diagnostic services that can help uncover any underlying conditions that may be impacting your health. By embracing the power of natural ingredients and seeking professional guidance, you can nourish your body and take proactive steps towards optimal wellness. So, raise a glass to your well-being and explore the wonderful world of healthy drinks with UR.Life. Cheers to a healthier, happier you!


Get instant access to personalised nutrition advice just for you. Sign up here.

Regular health checks are essential for everyone, but they are particularly important for individuals who are at risk of or already have any underlying condition name. Taking regular health checks can help detect the condition at an early stage when it is easier to manage and treat. With the UR.Life HRA, we help you to invest in your well-being through seamless interventions and targeted medical treatments. Our holistic wellness approach caters to all aspects of your well-being. We ensure that you can bring your whole self to work.

With our medical professionals by your side, routine health check-ups will never be an issue. Advanced laboratory technologies back UR.Life’s Occupational Health Centers (OHC), and with highly qualified experts/technicians, we’re committed to delivering trusted and quality recommendations, modifications and advice to you.



Follow Us On Instagram