Nigerian drinks include both soft drinks and all kinds of edible juice that are prepared and consumed in Nigeria.
This article aims to showcase some of those drinks from Nigeria and explain how anybody could make them for personal consumption.
Apart from popular brands like Cocoa Cola, Pepsi, laccasera, Viju milk, etc. We are going to learn how to prepare some local drinks in Nigeria.
I find most of them to be delicious and also healthy. Take the zobo drink for instance. I had a taste of this drink for the first time at Bori Camp Portharcourt, those days in a secondary school; I visited a friend who was from Yoruba, the best makers of the Nigerian zobo drink.
That was the first time someone offered me a glass of zobo, at first I objected but my colleague compelled me to take a sip and that was it… I was sold!!!
How To Make Drinks
By reading this article you will learn how to make some of the popular Nigerian drinks, all of them would be soft drinks that could be consumed by both adults and children alike. I got a message from a member of the Kitchen who wanted to make the Chapman Nigerian drink for the kids.
So we are going to be making Chapman, the zobo drink and also a particular kind of fruit juice. We have lots of fruits in Nigeria but the average Nigerian person is yet to learn how to get the juice out of them.
So the most time we just allow them to waste away when we have them in large quantities, the best thing would have been to make fruit juice out of them.
Fruits can be eaten fresh or turned into a very tasty juice. We have pineapple juice as one of the Nigerian drinks. There are other popular drinks in Nigeria like orange juice and a blend of different fruits, some of these fruit juice is very healthy and helps to fight heart diseases.
Over the past few months, I have been writing about healthy Nigerian foods and why it is necessary to eat healthy foods in order to live a longer and healthy life.
I just finished a free eBook that would teach you how to make healthy foods. It is a must-have for every Nigerian, that is why it is free. The information contained within is considered priceless, no kidding. Learn more about The Science of Healthy Nigerian Foods.
Back to the day, we are still on popular drinks in Nigeria.
Top Three Nigerian Drinks
1. Nigerian Zobo Drink
let’s begin with the zobo drink; have you had a taste of zobo before? This drink is both tasty and also considered very healthy. It is one of the few drinks in Nigeria that are made with only natural ingredients.
Both the zobo leaves that are used for coloring and all other ingredients are natural. You can decide to use synthesized pineapple flavor or use the real pineapple, aside from that, it is all-natural.
No artificial coloring and no preservative.
Here is How To Make Zobo Drink
2. Chapman Drink
The next Nigerian drink on my list would be Chapman, a few people prefer to call it Chapman. It is a combination of Fanta, sprite and a few other ingredients. This is the most acceptable drink for cocktail parties in Nigeria. An expert member of the Kitchen motivated me into writing this recipe for the Chapman drink.
Here is How To Make Chapman
I bet you are going to love it.
3. Fruit Juice
The third drink I will talk about is fruit juice, this tops the list of Nigerian drinks. A chilled cup of freshly made fruit juice can stir up your neural pathway and ensure a successful day. You probably know what I am saying if you have tried a glass of freshly made juice early in the morning. What we made here is a combination of orange and pineapple juice.
Here is how to Make Pineapple/Orange Fruit Juice
4. Tiger Nut Milk
Thousands of journals and articles around the web have been written just to highlight the many benefits of tiger nut milk. I have also written a detailed article about it.
Here is a recipe for Tiger Nut Milk?
5. Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice
This is my detoxing recipe, a combination of fresh aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Guess what? It turned out delicious. Aloe vera is quite bitter but when combined with lemon juice and maybe a spoon of honey, it turns out delicious.
Find Recipe for Aloe Vera lemon Juice
What are the benefits of Zobo Drink, learn about them.