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4 Summer drinks to cool your core and refresh your mind!

Summertime has peaked and it is HOT, HOT, HOT. With some temperatures exceeding 100 degrees it is important to stay cool and hydrated.
We have compiled some of our favorite go-to summer drinks that are sure to please! Check out our list of refreshing summer treats you will want to try!
 
DOLE WHIP LEMONADE
First up is a Disney favorite! This refreshing drink is a favorite on hot summer days. This tasty treat takes just a few minutes to whip up and is a natural and healthy snack you can sip.
 
POPSICLE PUNCH
This summer treat is easy to make and yummy to drink. You can change up fruits and base flavors to make up your own combination of fruity bliss.
 
3 BERRY SMOOTHIE
This is a go-to when you want a crisp and cold drink that is sure to rehydrate you between meals. (It makes a great snack too!) Choose your favorite fruit combinations and enjoy this healthy, hydrating smoothie.

Pick your fruit.
We chose strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and bananas to be our base, but any combo of fruit is great. Make a tropical smoothie of pineapple, mango, and banana or add blueberry and peach to switch it up a bit. Aim for about 3 cups of fruit. 
Fresh or frozen fruit?
For smoothies, frozen fruit is best. It blends up thicker than fresh and gives you a really cold smoothie to enjoy when done. If you don't have frozen fruit, freeze your fresh fruit for 30 minutes before blending or add about 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth! 
Add a thickener. 
We use unsweetened Greek yogurt in our smoothie, but peanut butter, almond butter, or vanilla yogurt are all great options.  Traditionally about 1/2 cup is ideal. If you prefer thinner smoothies, you can either lessen the amount of thickener or skip it all together.
Choose a liquid.  
Almond milk is great for the added nutty flavor, but coconut milk pairs well with a tropical smoothie. Whole milk or fruit juice also work well. 1 1/4 cup of liquid makes the perfect consistency. If you skipped the thickener, use less liquid as well. 
Throw some add-ins in. 
Add some spinach or kale for additional nutrition or flax seeds for omega-3s. Flavors like fresh mint, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or honey will take any smoothie to the next level. 
·        You can find these recipes and more @ Delish.com
 
GLOW WATER
Hellllo hydration! What is better than a cold glass of water when you need to quench your thirst? Cucumber infused water is! This drink is B-5 rich from the cucumbers adding to your recommended daily values of healthy nutrients.
 
We hope you enjoy these great recipes for delicious hydration! Beat the heat and stay cool! 

 
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