As the temperature increases, it is important that our liquid intake does as well. Staying hydrated during those hot summer months is extremely crucial to your body’s well-being. It helps with your skin, your digestive system, your energy, and so much more. However, drinking plain water all the time can be a little boring and a little too easy to give up. To make sure you are constantly consuming hydrating liquids and treating your body with the utmost care, we have brought to you 6 of our best summer drinks to keep you hydrated all summer.
Lemonade is a classic summer drink that you cannot go wrong with. Nutritionally, it is just as good as water, if not better. Lemon is a detoxifying agent, so as the lemonade hydrates you, it also eliminates toxins in your body to keep it running smooth and healthy. This lemonade is a step above others with the slices of cucumber that help refresh your body and keep you from suffering any heat flashes under the summer sun.
Sometimes, all water needs is a just a little kick. You can get that perfect kick with this next recipe that includes ginger, lime, and mint. All three ingredients serve a different purpose but when come together they treat your body with immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and stomach-soothing effects. Water on its own quenches your thirst. Imagine what it could do with the power of other organic ingredients.
Imagine sipping on iced tea by the pool. Now imagine it again with this Hibiscus iced tea! Although it appears as an exotic drink, it still provides the same cool-down, refreshing properties of water or even lemonade. This iced tea is a more flavorful alternative to its traditional counterpart. One pitcher just might not be enough of this drink!
Lemon and ginger may sound like an unusual combination, but both are quite beneficial to your body. When added to sparkling water, this drink is like ginger ale with an extra twist. Not only is this drink great during the summer time, but it is just as good when you are feeling under the weather, because it helps alleviate any symptoms.
Have you ever thought of drinking coconut water instead of water daily? After this recipe, you might seriously start considering it. Coconut water is a great way to replenish your system when it has been depleted of energy, nutrients, or it just needs a little push on a slow day. The abundance of electrolytes is great for your system. However, coconut water can be an expensive alternative, so here is a simple way to make a little go a long way.
Change up your daily water regimen with this strawberry-basil alternative. Since it is water, it has the same, exact properties, but with more flavor and more zest. This drink is perfect to take on the go or when you are simply relaxing.
Let us know how these drinks work for you in the comments down below!