Try these 3 refreshing drinks
When we spend time outdoors in the summer heat, we sweat. And when we sweat, we lose water. It is crucial to replace this water we are losing so our bodies stay hydrated.
Water is always the #1 thirst quencher! Water is a low-cost, zero-calorie beverage option and is a healthy alternative to sugary drinks, soda and sports drinks.
However, if you're looking to add some summer flavor to your water, try these delicious and good-for-you drink recipes:
Not only does fruit-infused water add more flavor, but it also provides an abundance of antioxidants and minerals.
- Slice desired fruit into bite-sized pieces (try strawberries, lemons, limes or kiwi)
- Add fruit into pitcher.
- You can also experiment with adding herbs like fresh basil or mint.
- Fill pitcher with ice water
- Let water sit in fridge for 2 hours
This step-up from your traditional lemonade – watermelon lemonade is both refreshing and contains no sugar!
- Fill a pitcher with water
- Cut half a watermelon into cubes, blend and strain into pitcher through mesh sieve
- Add juice of 1 lemon into pitcher of water
- Stir until watermelon juice, lemon juice and water is combined
- Pour over ice and garnish with a watermelon wedge
Sun-Brewed Iced Tea
One of the easiest ways to give your water some extra flavor is by turning it into tea. Choose a decaf tea and experiment with flavors!
- Fill water pitcher with warm water
- Add 4 tea bags (for two-quart pitcher)
- Set outside in the sun to brew – about 2-3 hours
- Pour over ice
- Add a lemon wedge to garnish
Looking for more ways to help your family drink more water this summer?
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