Summer is all about the tasty, refreshing drink. Whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home, you’ll be wanting and needing to stay hydrated in the heat. But how can you do it in an interesting yet healthy way? We all know that water is king, but if you’re out with friends or have guests over, it’s not the most interesting choice. Treat yourself in every way with one of the drinks below.
A more flavorful step up from water with all the hydration, plus electrolytes and nutrients. Some of the benefits include glowing skin, lowering blood pressure, and moisturizing the skin and hair.
Iced Matcha Latte
Switch up your iced coffee routine with a matcha version. This green tea will give you energy and mood just like coffee but is also high in antioxidants, boosts the immune system and metabolism, improves skin, detoxifies your body, and even helps in cancer prevention.
If you’re craving a fizzy drink, try antioxidant-rich kombucha instead of soda. It comes in a wide variety of flavors and also helps with digestion, detoxification, joint care, immune support, and weight loss.
Yes, you read that right. But not all lemonade is made equal. If you’re buying lemonade check the ingredients to make sure there isn’t too much sugar or added products. If you can make your own lemonade, even better! Lemons are high in vitamin C so are great for boosting the immune system, and they also aid in weight loss, cleanse teeth, control high blood pressure, and cures indigestion. You can sweeten your lemonade with honey and add other fruits like berries and watermelon.
Chia Seed Drink
If you’re a fan of bubble tea, this is a must try. Chia seeds expand in water and the texture is similar to the pearls in bubble tea, only with a lot more nutrients. They’re packed with omega 3 acids, antioxidants, fibre, protein, and minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium. If you’re going the DIY route, simply add your juice/liquid of choice to two tablespoons of chia seeds, stir well, and let the drink chill for a few hours.
Like lemonade, this is better to make yourself (or go to a health food shop) to ensure your drink doesn’t have excess sugar or other unhealthy ingredients. Choose nutrient-rich teas like green, rooibos, chamomile, peppermint, and ginger. You can sweeten them with honey and add fruits if desired.
Ok, we can’t ignore water. Nothing hydrates you better! But you can spruce up your water by adding in slices of fresh fruits and herbs. Some of our favorite combos are lime or strawberry and basil, raspberry and pineapple, cucumber and/or blueberries and mint, and citrus blends (orange/lime/lemon).