Ah, summer. Spending time at the beach, travelling for vacations + indulging in as many good eats as possible. But all that sun, travel and indulging can do a number to our bodies, inside and out. So we've compiled a few of our favorite summertime drinks to help you stay hydrated, detoxify and maintain healthy, glowy skin. These are all very easy to make and will have you feeling re-energized and refreshed in no time.
Adding in one or a few of these detoxifying drinks to your routine will ensure your body is well balanced and performs at its best. It is also a fun new way to hydrate yourself during the summer heat! Sip on these at any time of the day to reap the benefits and feel amazing.
TURMERIC GLOW LEMONADE - By The Glowing Fridge
This sweet and tangy lemonade is refreshing and thirst-quenching like no other. You can mix it up in 30 seconds and drink it anytime of day! Plus, the addition of turmeric really does a number on promoting a healthy body. As the title suggests, the turmeric in this recipe gives your skin a gorgeous glow from the inside! It also helps to fight inflammation, boost your immune system + aids in detoxification.
Make it - Add the juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional), a dash of black pepper (needed in order to absorb the turmeric!), 2 drops lemon essential oil (optional), 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (or agave nectar), 3 cups filtered water, and a handful of ice to a mason jar. Stir and ENJOY!
BLACKBERRY & LIME CHIA FRESCA - By Cocoon Cooks
This Chia Fresca is super refreshing and hydrating, and contains healthy doses of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins from the blackberries, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from the chia seeds and the detoxifying and alkalizing properties of lime. It is the perfect drink to whip up when you need some extra hydration from spending the weekend at the beach and just don't feel like drinking water. Staying hydrated in the summer is especially key in flushing out toxins (hello summer cocktails and indulgent foods!) and helping your body to function properly.
Make it - In a high speed blender, combine 3/4 cup blackberries with the juice of 1 1/2 limes, the maple syrup and 2 cups of water. Blend until completely smooth, then strain the mixture with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. In a large jar or bottle, combine the chia seeds with 2 cups of water and stir thoroughly, making sure the seeds do not form clumps. Pour in the blackberry and lime mixture and stir again. Drop in 1/4 cup blackberries and 1/2 a lime, cut in thin slices. Place the jar in the fridge and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes. Serve on ice and enjoy!
MERMAID LEMONADE - By the Glowing Fridge
You had us at mermaid! Just look at that gorgeous color from spirulina. Spirulina is THE superfood of the sea. It has 18 amino-acids, including ALL of the essential amino acids, making it easy for our bodies to absorb and digest. Adding this mermaid lemonade to your routine will support immunity, strong brain function and a healthy heart function. All of which are key in being the best you!
Make it - Mix 3 cups filtered water, 1/2 lemon (juiced), 1 tbsp. coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), 1-2 tsp. maple syrup, optional (or agave nectar), 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. spirulina powder, and a handful of ice cubes in a mason jar. ENJOY!
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TONIC - By Maid of Herbs
Lemons are seriously amazing at energizing your bodies during any time of day. It also aids in removing toxins from our bodies and contains alkalizing properties to keep your pH levels balanced. Add charcoal to that, which is completely alkaline, and you have one amazingly balanced drink to add to your nutrition routine - especially during the summer. It's important to stay energized and balanced when the temperatures rise so we are able to enjoy every minute of summer!
Make it - Juice 1 lemon with 2 cups of water. Stir in 1.5 tbsp. of maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Add 1 - 2 capsules of activated charcoal and 1 drop of lemon essential oil (optional). Mix with ice and add a few sprigs of herbs like thyme, rosemary or basil if desired. Serve and enjoy!