Summer is when you feel exhausted and irritated for no reason. Be it the scorching heat that gets inside your nerves or the lack of interest in preferring solid food, summer tends to get the best of us every year. Summer is also the season to take good care of your health and it ideally starts with staying hydrated consistently. Even if you are back at home on a sunny afternoon, your water levels tend to decrease, leaving you with nothing but fatigue. Frequent water intake is recommended and if you are looking to make that process a little interesting with a pinch of spices and flavors, here are some really cool fresh-fruit mocktails you can make at home and stay hydrated.
Cucumber Mint Lemonade
Three refreshing ingredients blending into one glass of happiness, the cucumber mint lemonade is one of the simplest recipes to quickly rehydrate when you feel tired. If you are someone like us who avoids drinks from the supermarket, this beverage should get you going. To prepare, all you need is ingredients like cucumber, fresh mint, lemon juice, sugar, and water. The process is self-explanatory. Do not add ice cubes to the drink because you know, the irony!
The two major advantages with watermelons are that they are less expensive and available in bulk in summer. For the watermelon punch and carbonated water (you can avoid this if you don’t like it fizzy). Grind the watermelon chunks and extract the juice and add carbonated water. Serve them fresh on a glass. If you are creative, you can rind the entire watermelon and store your juice inside it to make it cooler. Serve and drink as and when required.
Nothing like the refreshing fragrance of herbs! And when it is basil during a hot sunny day, the refreshment factor simply multiplies by manifold. For the drink, you need a pineapple, lemon, basil, sugar and carbonated water (optional). Add the lemon wedge or roundel at the bottom of the glass along with a sprig of basil. Blend the pineapple into a juice and top the glass. You can add carbonated water to make it fizzy or leave it as it is as a fresh mocktail.
Lemongrass and Mint Cooler
There is something magical about lemongrass that even its fragrance is enough to rejuvenate the fatigued souls. Chop the lemongrass from the stalk’s bottom and add it to a glass. Now add a lemon slice, sugar and a sprig of mint and top the glass with water or carbonated water. Garnish with lemongrass and you have with you a heavenly potion.
Strawberry Green Tea
Doesn’t it sound delightful? Green tea, strawberries and sugar! Before you think summer could get any better, take a few strawberries, wash them and cut them into quarters. Add water and sugar to a glass and include lemon zest. Now add the strawberries and bring the entire mixture to boil. Now reduce the heat and slow cook the mixture for 25 minutes. Strain the mixture to.