Summer means scorching heat and sweat. To keep the body hydrated, the body constantly needs the constant supply of liquids. For children normal water can be boring. It is therefore important to get them something recession and healthy at the same time. The drinks below therefore are home made and healthy to keep the bodies well hydrated during the summer months.
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Summer drinks to keep your child hydrated:-
This is the most basic go to drink. Squeeze a lime and remove the seeds. Mix it with ice water and garnish with some mint leaves.
Tropical Party Punch
Mix 2 litres of mango nectar with 4 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 ½ cups of coconut cream and 9 oz can of pineapple juice. Store it in the fridge. Fill the glass with ice and fill 2/3 of the glasses with the mix. Top it with seltzer water or grenadine.
Stir a can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate with 5 cups of white cranberry juice and chill. When ready to serve mix 5 cups of lime soda and garnish with mint leaves.
Blend 2 cups of cold pineapple chunks, 2 cups of cold strawberries, 8 cups of water and ¼ cup of sugar. Pour into glasses and serve.
Blend 2 oz of frozen cherries with 1 cup of lime juice. Low boil the mixture with a cup of water and a cup of sugar. Strain and refrigerate. Before serving add 3 more cups of water and serve with ice cubes.
Cherry Basil Soda
Boil 2 cups of cherries, 2 1/3 tablespoon of sugar and 3 tablespoon of water in a pan. Crush the cherries with a fork. Sieve the syrup into a small bowl. Refrigerate it until cold. Pour 4 tablespoon of the syrup in each glass and mix with water and ice and garnish with basil leaves and cherries.
Mix the juice of one lime, one orange, 12 ounces of strawberry pear, 12 ounces of grapefruit, 1 thinly sliced lemon, 1 thinly sliced orange, 1 thinly sliced lime. Cool it and serve it.
Lemon Berry Spritzer
Place a cup of sliced strawberries and a sliced lemon. Pour one tablespoon of vanilla syrup and one can of lemonade concentrate. Add some berry sparkling water and mix it well. Cool it and serve it.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Place 1 can of drained mandarin oranges in a zip bag and freeze. Mix the oranges with ½ cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 cup soy milk. Blend it well with some ice cubes. Serve and enjoy.
Mix ½ pounds of sliced strawberries, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend it with some vanilla ice cream, any juice and ½ cup of milk. Garnish with strawberries and serve.
Cut 3 cups of watermelon into chunks. Blend it with 1 cup milk, ½ cup vanilla yogurt and 3 tablespoon of maple syrup. Cool it and serve it.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Blend 2 cups of frozen banana slices and 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks with 1 cup ice, 1 ½ cups of soy milk, ¼ cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of vanilla yoghurt and 2 tablespoon of honey. Serve in and glass and enjoy.
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Mix ½ cup lemon juice, ¼ cup water, 1 teaspoon lemon liquid stevia, ½ cup swerve sweetener and ½ cup strawberries and blend it. Add ice and continue till it’s thick. Add sweetener according to taste. Serve and enjoy.
Blend 1 pint vanilla ice cream, 1 cup milk, 8 oreo cookies and 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce. Serve in a glass, top it with some crushed oreo cookies and enjoy.
Blend 6 ounces of blueberry yoghurt, ½ cup ice cubes and ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries. Serve it in a glass with some blueberry toppings and enjoy.
Mango Julius Mocktail
Blend 1 cup of fresh mango juice with 2 ounces of milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoon of sugar and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour in a glass and relish.
Kiwi Lemonade Spritzer
Blend ¾ cup of sugar and 6 Kiwis. Add 2 cups of lemon juice and 1 cup of water to it and chill it. Pour ½ cup of the kiwi mixture and ½ cup of seltzer water in the glass. Garnish with fresh kiwi slices and enjoy.
These are some of the easiest and go to recipes to cool down your kids during summer. The best and basic would be any juicy fruit shake or smoothie as it takes less time and tastes yummy.