As the hot August temperatures continue to soar, it is important to find delicious and healthy ways to stay cool. It is not only important to stay refreshed and hydrated, but it is also important to make mindful choices that will nourish your body and keep you going all summer long!
Hydrating Infusions: Water is the number one way to stay hydrated. This summer try infusing your water with natural flavors. A few fruit slices you can try are:
You can also experiment with the following herbs:
These infusions not only taste great but also provide a healthier alternative to sugary drinks with the added bonus of necessary vitamins and minerals for a refreshing summer.
Cool Smoothies and Juices: Another amazing option are smoothies and juices! You can blend together a variety of fruits like:
- Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
with a base of water, almond milk, or plain yogurt. You can also add a handful of leafy greens like spinach or kale for an extra nutritional boost. These chilled beverages are not only delicious but also packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and hydration to keep you cool and energized.
Frozen Treats: Never fear you can still treat your sweet tooth with some cool and healthy alternatives such as homemade fruit popsicles. Blend together strawberries, peaches, and kiwis, with milk or yogurt. Pour the blend into popsicle molds and freeze. These alternatives have little to no added sugars and are rich in vitamins. For step-by-step instructions for Berry Banana popsicles click here.