Hydration is essential during the summer and with these heats we seek to cool off with a cold drink. Soft drinks are not always the best option, since they are full of added sugars and gases that can inflame our body, besides not being able to quench our thirst.
Therefore, today I want to present these homemade recipes for fresh natural drinks that will give you everything you need to hydrate yourself in a healthy way.
1. Iced tea
If you are one of those who loves infusions, you don't have to give them up because of the heat. You can always make a refrigerated version, it is very simple. You just have to boil the water and put the combination that you like, let infuse several hours and put in the fridge or freezer. Mint or peppermint leaves will give a touch of very rich flavor. Which one do you want to approve it with?
A classic summer. It is very easy to prepare and you need few ingredients
- 2 lemons
- 1 lime
- sugar to taste
- 8 cups of cold water and ice cubes.
- Mint leaves as well as some honey (optional)
- Squeeze the juice of lemons and lime in a blender or blender.
- Mix it with four cups of water and sugar
- You will have to pass the mixture through a strainer and mix it with the rest of the water. Before serving try it in case you have to add sugar.
And to enjoy!
3. Strawberry, orange and mint water
This water is very moisturizing, refreshing, detoxifying and helps eliminate toxins and lose weight.
- 1 orange
- 6 strawberries
- 10 mint or peppermint leaves
- 4 cups of water (1l)
- Cut the orange and strawberries into small pieces.
- Pour the fruits and mint in a glass bowl and add the water.
- Let the water stand for at least an hour. You can let it macerate for 12 or 24 hours. The longer it is macerating, the more flavor it will have.
4. Watermelon smoothie
These fruit shakes are fantastic substitutes for soft drinks. Great to stay healthy.
- 2/4 orange juice
- 4 slices watermelon
- Put the peeled and sliced oranges and watermelon in a blender.
- Once beaten go through the Chinese or strainer.
- Serve with some crushed ice.
5. Jamaica's water
The water of Jamaica is one of the drinks that we usually use to quench thirst on a hot day and to which we add a little sugar to take away its characteristic acid taste.
- 25 grams of dried Jamaica flower or hibiscus
- 2 liters of water
- 100 grams of sugar
- We put the water to heat and before it boils we put the flower and sugar.
- Remove and let stand until it cools.
- When it is cold, strain the infusion and put it in a jar.
- We store in the fridge or serve it in a glass with ice.