Staying hydrated in the summer is imperative - it keeps the body cool, ensures cells are nutrient-rich, plus it keeps our joints and organs functioning properly. Water is the easiest and best solution, but sometimes we just want something fun and refreshing, so I've got two summer drinks that I think will satisfy your craving for something delicious and simple.
Raspberry Limeade (Servings: 20)
2 cups Raspberries
1/2 cup Sugar or Honey
1 cup Water
Lime Essential Oil
In a small saucepan, combine puree ingredients. Cook until sugar has dissolved. Cool and strain. To serve, add raspberry puree (around 2 tbls), ice, juice of one lime, and 1-2 drops Lime essential oil to a glass. Top with sparkling water.
TIP: Garnish with limes and raspberries for a pretty presentation and added goodness.
BENEFITS OF LIME ESSENTIAL OIL:
Not only does lime have a refreshing and energizing aroma, but is has a host of health benefits including supporting healthy immune function and respiratory health, and it has powerful cleansing properties.* Plus it's super flavorful and rich in antioxidants!
Tangerine Paradise Punch (Servings: 12)
1 quart Lemonade
3 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
1 cup Orange Juice
2 cups Tropical Frozen Fruit
Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour juice into pitcher or cup.
TIP: Put leftover frozen fruit in pitcher/cup for a pretty garnish and to help the drink stay cold.
BENEFITS OF TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Tangerine is not only fresh and tangy, but it has an uplifting yet gently calming aroma. Along with providing antioxidants, Tangerine supports healthy immunity, respiration, and digestion.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
4 Fun Ways to Hydrate in the Summer:
1) Coconut Water
2) Cold, Broth-Based Soups
3) "Water-Rich" Fruits (watermelon - 92%, strawberries - 91%, cantaloupe - 90%)
4) Salads (several ingredients are super high water content: lettuce 96% & cucumbers - 95%)
Hope you're enjoying your summer!