Flixweed seed & Basil seed Mix drink
This drink is a very refreshing Persian summer drink. This summer mix is mostly known as a thirst quencher and soothing drink with many health benefits.
Flixweed seeds is not a spice. It’s pretty much flavorless and it is used for medicinal purposes it helps digestive health, improves acne on the face, helps control blood pressure and is a wound healer. The black and tear-shaped seeds that many confuse with chia seeds are rich in proteins, carbs, and essential fats and are packed with a good deal of fiber. Interestingly, these seeds of the basil plant contain no calories. They are hard to chew, so do not take them raw. It’s best to soak them in water before consuming, which makes them more gelatinous. It is recommended to have at least two teaspoons every day to gain health benefits. You could simply mix soaked basil seeds in a glass of milk and have it for breakfast. It makes for a wonderful healthy drink. They help in soothing the stomach lining and thus relieves the burning sensation.
4Tbs Flixweed seeds(khake-e-shir)
4 Tbs basil seeds
½ cup sugar
4 Tbs natural mint extract or rose water
6 cups Ice Water
Pour the seeds into a medium sized pitcher, top with 5cups of water.
Dissolve sugar with 1 cup water then add to the pitcher. Add natural mint extract or rose water, stir well and pour into ice-filled glasses. Serve chilled.