Summer is in full swing, and these hot summer days mean trips to the beach, cottage days, vacation- and plenty of opportunities to get dehydrated! To help you stay hydrated and cope with the heat, we’re sharing seven healthy drink ideas to keep you hydrated this summer!
Coconut water and citrus
Coconut water is ultra-hydrating and contains a ton of electrolytes, which our bodies need when we’re dehydrated. Most health food stores and grocery stores carry coconut water, just make sure to check the ingredients and see that you’re getting real coconut water- not a sugar laden substitute.
You can also get your own coconut water by buying a coconut and harvesting the water inside!
Coconut water is great on its own, but it’s even more tasty and hydrating with ice and a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Chia fresca is a traditional drink in Mexico and Central America designed to help hydrate and energize. Just stir a teaspoon of chia seeds into any drink and enjoy. The seeds will take on a gelatinous texture once they absorb water, and they help to retain water in your body for longer.
Honey and lemon water
Raw honey and lemons are both packed with electrolytes and minerals- and they happen to be a delicious combo. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey and the juice from half of a lemon into your glass, stir, and enjoy. Honey will dissolve easier in warm water, so we recommend using warm water and then adding ice or chilling the drink prior to drinking if you prefer a cold beverage.
You can also mix in a pinch of Himalayan or Celtic see salt to get a boost of trace minerals, which are great for helping to hydrate the body.
Watermelons are full of water and one of the most hydrating fruits you can find! Simply eating them on their own is a great way to hydrate, but you can also try this delicious watermelon smoothie.
Just add half of a watermelon (fresh or frozen) and the juice from half of a lime into your blender and blend it up! The watermelon is so water heavy that you don’t even need to add any water to the blender. Delicious!
Make a simple and refreshing juice by blending up a frozen fruit with water, like a very simplified smoothie. Frozen mango and water or frozen pineapple and water are our top pics for a deliciously cool and hydrating summer beverage.
If you’re someone just doesn’t love drinking water, infused waters are a great water to add some flavor and make water more palatable. There are tons of great infused water recipes out there, and some of our favorite infusion ingredients are strawberries, cucumber, mint, and grapefruit. Play around with different combos to find your favorite infusion!
Smoothies are the perfect hydrating summer snack! Packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and water they will fill you up and keep you hydrated.
Choose your favorite fruit combo, add in any optional smoothie boosters (hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, cacao powder, spirulina, etc.), add water and you’re good to go!