June 26

5 Cool Drinks for Hot Summer Days

Summer is all about happy times. This season spells out fun activities that you will enjoy spending outside on long sunny days. Savoring the summer heat by doing fun activities under the sun also means keeping our body well hydrated to keep up with the enjoyment that summer brings.

Would it be truly great if the drinks for this summer would be as healthy and refreshing at the same time? Well, we got you covered for this. Check out our simple to make yet refreshing and healthy drinks that will definitely beat the summer heat and will keep your body hydrated and your throat moisten as you go out and bask in the sun.
Coconut water

Coconut water

It is the liquid that is inside a green young coconut. It is very high in nutrients and has a sweet tasting refreshing taste. You can get many benefits in just drinking water from the coconut. It’s good in replenishing electrolytes that may be lost in doing heavy activities such as workouts and sports or just by doing simple things under the sun. It has 600 milligrams of potassium that makes it a natural electrolyte beverage. Maintaining a good level of electrolytes is critical for keeping oneself from dehydration. It also helps in reducing stress and fatigue, good for muscle relaxation and heart health. Choose the young variety of coconut because it has more water in it. It has no sugar added and preservatives. Enjoy it straight from the coconut by simply pouring it in a tall glass with ice.

Cucumber Lemonade

Cucumber Lemonade

Another way to stay refreshed this summer is to have cucumber and lemonade as your healthy summer drink. Cucumber has many uses because it has a lot of benefits. It can sooth from the inside out. It will keep you hydrated, help in weight loss because it has fewer calories than sugary sodas, it has powerful anti-oxidant that helps prevent cell damage that caused by free radicals, it supports healthy skin by keeping it hydrated. It is rich in vitamin C, B5, K, manganese and beta-carotene. Lemonade, on the other hand, will also keep you hydrated and a good source of vitamin C. It can freshen your breath and improves skin condition. Drinking cucumber mixed with lemonade is a sure way to cool down for the summer. Just squeeze half of the lemon into 8 ounces of water and add thin slices of cucumber to it. You can also freeze the lemon juice in cubes then add it to water with cucumber or just simply put wedges of lemons and cucumber in water with ice cubes. Have it as your drink for the whole day.

 

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies

Smoothies on summer is a must have. What’s great about the summer season is the abundance of fresh fruits at a great price. Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals that will keep your energy up and going. You can enjoy your fruit smoothies any time of the day. It doesn’t weigh you down after drinking and they are easy to prepare. You can mix up any fruits that you desire like strawberry-banana, peach-mango-banana, raspberry-orange, and watermelon-lime. Just add in your favorite fresh fruits together with ice and blend away or you can also freeze the fruits before blending it. You may add Greek yogurt for creamy consistency or honey for added sweetness.

 

White iced tea

White iced tea

Another perfect thirst quenching refreshment on hot summer days is a tall glass of good old iced tea. Create your own iced tea by giving it a healthy twist. In this drink, use white organic tea instead of the usual black tea. Infuse it with fresh herbs like rosemary, mint, lavender, and tarragon. Just simply steep 4 white organic tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water. Bring 1 cup water and ½ cup sugar to a boil and add in the herbs of your choice. Let it cool.

Sweeten the tea with the sugar-herb mixture. Add fresh cold water and lots of ice cubes to make a pitcher. Enjoy its crisp and licorice taste!

 

Non-alcoholic Sangria

Non-alcoholic Sangria

Treat yourself with this fruity delight Spanish drink without the booze. It’s made with a variety of fruits such as oranges, lemons, apples, pears and bananas. You can add in your favorite fruits as well. To make this, just combine liquids from the grape juice blended with blueberries, orange juice, and lime juice. Place it in a jar together with chopped fruits like bananas, oranges, peaches, and limes. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. It’s healthy, naturally sweetened and kid friendly type of a drink. It’s an ideal way to cool down for the summer.

As the weather heats up, these refreshing and healthy drinks are all you want to enjoy these hot summer days. Guaranteed to make you cooler this summer!

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