Happy Canada Day and with July 4th right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with refreshing summer drinks to cool off during the hot summer days. Keeping yourself hydrated and well-nourished during the summer is extremely important, especially since you’ll be losing water from sweating. Instead of the plain and boring water, you can definitely add a little pizzazz to make a delicious beverage. Most of the ingredients I use are items you can find in the grocery store, and they’re all natural. With that said, I decided to share with you some of my favorite summer drinks recipes, that are both good for the body and for the skin!
- Berries (rasberries, strawberries, blackberries)
- Coconut Water
- Ice (in cute shapes!)
- Mason jars or glass cups
1. Place cucumbers, mints, and ice mints in mason jar.
2. Fill half the jar with coconut water, and the other half with plain water.
Cucumbers are jam-packed with antioxidants that help fight off disease. It also helps with your digestive system, which is perfect since you’ll be eating tons of food! Did you know cucumbers are mostly made up of water? It’s the perfect vegetable to keep you hydrated throughout summer. Mint is also a great herb that helps with digestion, so combining it with cucumber makes it a powerful concoction.
1. Place berries and berry ice in mason jar.
2. Fill jar with water.
Berries, regardless of what kind, is great for your body both physically and mentally; it facilitates weight loss and lowers blood pressure, as well as preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Who would’ve thought a sweet fruit like strawberries and blackberries could do that? Including berries to your diet will definitely help you in the long run, plus they’re delicious to eat!
1. Place watermelon and ice in mason jar.
2. Fill jar with water, and enjoy!
Watermelon is rich in vitamins and minerals, but with little calories. Similar to the cucumber, watermelon is also mostly made of water; the word “water” is in the name of fruit! This summer drink will keep you hydrated for the summer seasons.All the mentioned fruits (and vegetable) is great for the skin. Watermelon has vitamin A, which is necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Cucumber is perfect for cooling down, place them on sunburns to cool it down since it reduces inflammation. Another calming agent that I used often is chamomile; when ingest, it helps with upset stomaches and aids in sleep. But did you know you can use it for your skin?
What I do is put chamomile into the ice trays; once frozen, I grab an ice cube and gently massage the cube onto my face. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, so it helps calm and soothe your skin especially after a day under the sun. Another great benefit to chamomile is that it’s hypoallergenic, meaning it’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction; so everyone and anyone can use it!
I hope all of you will be celebrating with your family and friends this upcoming weekend! Let me know what you guys will be up to in the comment section below, and if you tried making any of these summer drinks for you and your loved ones!