Put down that Water bottle! Here are 5 Creative Tricks to stay hydrated:
1) Blended Watermelon
Named after its amazing abundance of water, watermelon is plant-based hydration perfection hidden in a big green ball. How do you know if you’ve grabbed a winning watermelon? Find one that feels heavy for its size and makes a hollow sound when you tap it.
Trick! Toss some in your blender (with seeds but without rind) to enjoy a decadent glass of pink, sweet plant-based hydration. (via mindbodygreen.com)
2) Freeze Bananas
Aside from being delicious, bananas are full of potassium, which replenishes lost electrolytes from sweating in the heat of the summer. Bananas also contain magnesium, which helps balance and regulate the fluids in your body. Their sugars provide instant energy, making them an awesome treat when the heat’s draining you.
Trick! Make banana ice cream! Peel a ripe banana and cut it into two-inch slices. Freeze them for at least five hours. Pulse those frozen slices in a high-speed blender or food processor 15 times, scraping down the sides as necessary. Then, blend until the banana has reached a soft-serve ice cream texture, adding a few teaspoons of water if desired. (via mindbodygreen.com)
3) Coconut Water Ice Cubes
Coconut water (or nature’s sports drink) boasts four times the amount of potassium as a banana plus B-vitamins, electrolytes and magnesium to boot. It’s very low in calories and sugar, which is deceptive because it tastes so sweet and luxurious! Enjoying coconut water is a phenomenal way to stay hydrated (or to get rehydrated).
Trick! Make coconut water ice cubes! Simply pour coconut water into your ice trays and freeze them so you can pop them into a smoothie, cocktail or glass of regular water to add hydration without losing flavor. (via mindbodygreen.com)
4) Rosé & Sangria Flavored Ice Teas
A chilled glass of wine on a Summer day sounds refreshing, but it actually dehydrates you. The Republic of Tea has herbal ice teas that actually taste like your favorite Sangria and Rosé!
Trick! Just add some fresh cut up strawberries, peaches and blueberries to create a delicious, low-calorie, thirst quenching drink!
5) Infuse Your Water
Don’t be afraid to spice up your water…grab a large pitcher, fill it with water + your favorite frozen fruit, and let it infuse in the fridge for about an hour.
Trick! Be Creative! Try these flavor combinations:
- Lemon & lime
- Mint & Cucumber
- Strawberries & Basil
- Blueberries & Cherry
The most important thing to remember is that staying hydrated leads to weight loss, improves your skin’s appearance, aids in digestion, increases energy, and even curbs your appetite. Happy hydrating!