5 Refreshing Drink Ideas To Fight Summer Dehydration

As the weather warms up and the summer season continues, staying hydrated and cool has become more important than ever. But what’s summer without a refreshing drink to get you through the sweltering heat? Making summer drinks is a fun way to try out new recipes, explore new flavors, and have fun together with your family. Staying properly hydrated can help keep your body temperature regulated and support a healthy immune system. Besides those health benefits, it may even ensure you a better sleep at night so you feel better throughout the day. While water is excellent for hydration, adding fresh fruit and other ingredients for summer drinks makes it exciting. Whether you’re making drinks for kids or trying out crazy concoctions with friends and family, it’s a fun and easy way to try something new while staying nicely hydrated.

While water is the foremost drink to quench your thirst, you can make plenty of delicious homemade beverages this summer to share with family and friends. Whether you’re somewhere on the beach, hosting a party, at your home, or need to cool off — we have the perfect drink ideas to help with that.

1. Watermelon Iced Tea

There’s nothing better than a slice of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. Watermelon is a nutritional powerhouse. It is an excellent source of vitamins, including A, B6, and C. It also has a very high lycopene content. Drinking this would help keep you active all day, control your blood pressure, and keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized. Since watermelons contain more than 90% water, drinking watermelon mixed beverages is a tasty way to hydrate.

To make watermelon iced tea, you will need:

  • 6 teaspoons of black tea leaves
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1/6 or 1/4 watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

When you got those ingredients prepared, let’s start making our iced tea!

  1. Boil the tea leaves in a teapot for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Once done, strain the tea leaves and set the tea aside in the fridge.
  3. Blend your watermelon, lemon juice, and sugar.
  4. Combine all your ingredients and stir well.
  5. Pour into a pitcher or glasses and enjoy.

2. Mixed Berry Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of different ingredients into a glass. If you're pressed for time, a smoothie is a convenient on-the-go breakfast, snack, or post-workout beverage, and there are no limits to what you can add to one. Berries are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. They're low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and not to mention tasty as well! Despite the term "mixed berry," you may feel free to use just one type of berry if that's what you like or what you have on hand.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
  • ¾ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Once you have prepared the ingredients, let us start making this amazing smoothie!

  1. Place the apple juice, banana, berries, and yogurt in a blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Add a little more apple juice (1/4 cup) if the smoothie seems too thick.
  3. Taste and add honey if desired to adjust its sweetness.
  4. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh berries and mint sprigs if you want.

3. Peach Mango Smoothie

Summers is here, so it is time to indulge in some seasonal fruits. What's better than the 'King of Fruits' itself? Mango is rightly called so and is a favorite for many. With a rich and creamy taste, this sweet delight is a dessert in itself. All you need during the scorching summer heat is something cool and tasty. The peaches added to it will give you a sweet and tangy kick, making a perfect drink for the summer!

Here is what you will need to make this delicious drink:

  • 1 medium peach, sliced (approx. ¾ cup)
  • 1 cup ripe mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 6-oz. container of low fat vanilla yogurt (approx. ¾ cup)
  • 5 ice cubes or ½ cup crushed ice

Let’s get started!

  1. Place mango chunks, sliced peach, vanilla yogurt, and crushed ice in a blender jar.
  2. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  3. Check the consistency of the drink. If required, add more fruit to thicken your mixture and blend again.
  4. Pour your prepared peach mango smoothie into glasses and serve.

4. Pink Lemonade

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life’s finest pleasures. Whether it is freshly squeezed or from a favorite brand, that bright, crisp thirst quencher is summertime perfection. Lemonade has a lot of benefits beyond just its tasty flavor. It is packed with vitamin C, which can help bring a little energy to boost our bodies and immune system. When life gives you lemons, you just gotta make some lemonade. Here is a delicious and simple pink lemonade recipe anyone can make in their home.

Here is what you will need to make this thirst-quenching drink:

  • ¾ cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (4 large lemons)
  • ½ cup of all-natural cranberry juice (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ of cup water
  • 1 cup of ice

Once you’ve got all the ingredients, let’s begin making it!

  1. Juice the 4 lemons into a cup.
  2. Add the lemon juice, sugar, and ½ cup of warm water to a pitcher and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add 2 cups cold water, then pour in the lemon juice and cranberry juice.
  4. Make sure it is properly mixed to give it its pretty pink color.
  5. Once all of this is done, just add in your ice and serve.

5. Hibiscus Iced Tea

If you are looking for a way to spice up your classic tea recipes, then you can try making your own hibiscus iced tea! The dried flowers of this plant make a tea with a distinct red color and a somewhat tart, lemony taste. Not only is it flavorsome, but it is also rich in antioxidants, helps lower your blood pressure, and has many other health benefits for you. So don’t be afraid to try out something new and put a new spin on your tea!

Here is what you need to make your very own hibiscus iced tea:

  • ½ cup (15 grams) of dried hibiscus flowers
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Sweetener of choice (honey, sugar, syrup, and etc.)

If you’ve got the ingredients prepared, then let’s start making the tea!

  1. Add your dried hibiscus flowers and water to the pitcher and stir it briefly to combine the ingredients.
  2. Cover the tea with foil or plastic wrap to protect it from drips and crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate the pitcher overnight or 8 to 12 hours while it slowly picks up the flavor and color of the hibiscus.
  4. When the tea has gained a satisfying flavor and color, remove it from the fridge.
  5. If you want to sweeten it, you can add sugar, honey, or your preferred sweetener and adjust it to your taste.
  6. Fill your cups or glasses with ice and pour the tea through a strainer to remove the flowers you’ve added.
  7. Serve and enjoy your aromatic and comforting tea!

How do you keep your drink cold all day?

When it is warm and humid outside, it will be difficult to keep your drinks cold and chilly throughout the day. The pitchers, glasses, and other containers you have at home may simply not keep your drinks cool throughout your day. No one enjoys drinking lukewarm beverages when the sun shines brightly against you. So what can we do to enjoy our drinks all day? Hydro Flask is definitely what you are looking for!

Hydro Flasks are designed to be compact, convenient, and built to keep your drinks insulated for hours. They feature a streamlined design for comfort on the go, a lid to help prevent spills, and insulating materials that seal the temperature. With its TempShield Technology, the insulation eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. Whether it’s your morning coffee on the way to work or iced tea to keep you refreshed on a hike, Hydro Flasks are the versatile option you need to keep your drinks cool in the summer.

There are so many tasty beverages you could try out there. Instead of going for the usual summer drinks or the store-bought refreshments, you can try making these homemade recipes instead. This can be a fun activity for you and your family and especially if you have kids at home. So make this summer refreshing and comforting for your and your loved ones, and remember always to stay hydrated! — (TGM)

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