With serious heat waves sweeping the Northern Hemisphere right now, we're all at the mercy of scorching temperatures. The glory of summer is in full effect, steamy nights and sunburnt days and all, and just talking about the heat makes us thirsty. Keeping your body well-hydrated during the sizzling season is crucial, and we have the perfect antidote. The MyDomaine team shared a few of their favorite healthy summer drink recipes that promise to thoroughly refresh.
To cover everyone's preferences, we included a few easy drink recipes for each palette and situation. From traditional lemonade with a twist to fruit-infused water and even a green sun tea that puts the mercury rising to good use, these drinks are all super simple to prepare and taste just like summer. Enjoy!
This smoothie is a nutritious breakfast option for those busy mornings on the go. It's brimming with vitamins, thanks to the superfood kale, protein-packed almonds, and hydrating coconut water. The banana is a natural sweetener, along with the frozen berries which are full of vitamin C too. I swear by this recipe and drink it every morning in the car on the way to work. It fuels me with enough energy to get to lunch with just a midmorning snack. Plus, the coconut water helps mask the flavor of the kale for those who are veggie-averse.
We can't resist an infused water; it's the simplest way to rehydrate during summer, particularly since water can get a tad boring after the fifth glass. The beauty of this form of H20 is that it can also be more hydrating than the clear stuff. Why? Because it's filled with the vitamins and minerals of the delicious fruit and vegetables submerged within. This one fuses the sweet flavor of watermelon (aka the taste of summer), cucumber, and mint. Be sure to keep the cucumber skin on, as it's filled with silica, which is great for your skin. And feel free to chomp on the fruits and veggies while you drink—the crunch is too good to resist.
Pomegranate has to be one of the prettiest fruits on the planet. All of those gorgeous little crimson balls of deliciousness are the perfect garnish to your summer recipes from salads to beverages. They add a ton of vitamin C and delicious texture to this interesting summer drink. We added a little cane sugar to ease the tart factor, but you can have it without, or substitute it with honey.
This recipe comes all the way from Australia. My mom makes this every summer, and I love the twist of maple syrup and passion fruit—unexpected and indulgent. If you can't find passion fruit, then the canned variety is just as good. Feel free to mix up your citrus; add blood orange for a more exotic flavor.
If it's hot out, you might as well use the sun for your own benefit, right? Sun tea is traditionally made with black breakfast tea, but we love making it with organic green tea bags. Who can resist all of those added antioxidants? The lemon and mint add a subtle hint of contrast to the flavor, while the honey makes it go down like Mary Poppins's medicine. Just make sure you refrigerate it immediately and consume the tea within one to two days.
What drink do you love to make in the summer?