Summer drinks ideas and tips
The summer is one of the most awaited seasons! During hot summer days, most people think about vacation, relaxation and some amazing natural drinks which will cool your body down during an extra hot season! From the earliest hours of the day, the sun shines and brings hot weather! The best way to stay away those hot summer days which are extremely exhausting, is to stay in the shade with a glass of something by your side; but this option goes better when you opt for healthy summer drinks, based on natural ingredients, which not only cool you down easily, they also provide health to your body!
The easiest way to have these drinks is by squeezing or blending fresh vegetables along with fresh fruits. Nothing compares to a homemade juice; no sugar or chemicals added. You can even opt for milkshakes or yogurt shakes, for a plus of Calcium! So, the summer time is the season when you find on the market fresh fruits extremely healthy and extremely delicious, like cherries, strawberries, berries, peaches, melon, pears, apricots, apples etc. All fresh fruits provide health to your body. And they are the best natural source of vitamins you can have! You can also mix them with vegetables and it will result a healthy drink!
Mix them with lemonades and you will have a great cocktail. The cherries are the most loved summer fruits! They are a great source of vitamins and antioxidants; in fact, all fruits are a source of antioxidants and of vitamins. For example, the apricots come from China and Japan and they were appreciated from the ancient times. They were thought they sweet up the soul and they provide romance between couples. They are not only famous for their spiritual part, they are one of the best sources of vitamin A and carotene too; the apricots are low in calories and high in Potassium, Iron, Copper and oligo-elements. By having a cure of apricots or by including apricots in your dietary program, you can treat affections like: anemia, constipation, insomnia, depression or kidney diseases!
Another great example of an important source of vitamins and oligo-elements are the Peaches; from the 15th century the French and Mediterranean orchards were full of Peaches-known in the Middle East as the symbol of longevity and immortality, they are important sources of vitamin A and of vitamin C, they treat anemia and remake the hemoglobin! The most loved and awaited fruits (not only for their properties, but most of all as a symbol of the summer) during summertime are the cherries! They contain 90 percent water, vitamin A, B2, Calcium, Magnesium, organic acids, Iron salt, Phosphorus, Chlorine, Sulfur and anti-cancer substances. The fibers found in their composition stimulate the digestion.
And the list can go on and on, because the benefits found in fresh fruits and vegetables are plenty and they can be used internally (eaten alone, squeezed or blended, as compotes or as teas) or externally (as an alternative to cosmetic treatments- the cherries, the berries, the apricots and the peaches smooth the skin and prevent the wrinkles from appearing; they maintain skin’s elasticity and they can be used as cosmetic masks).
Now returning to what can easily cool you down during a heated summer day, these kind of fresh fruits, can be consumed as teas, or in their natural form too! But consumed as drinks they are more than amazing. Maybe the most common summer drink is the lemonade. You just squeeze some lemons or some limes, you add a little bit of sugar or honey and some water or soda and you have a summer drink which will cool your body down during those heated summer days. And to cool your body even more down you can add some ice cubes too.
This drink can help you lose weight too. By drinking it with regularity your appetite will be cut. The Mojito is another summer drink very appreciated! You can have it without alcohol too. It is extremely recommended to avoid alcohol during summer days, so if you like Mojito prepare it without alcohol. You can add water or soda or lemon juice, sugar, lime slices, ice cubes and some mint slices and you will have a great drink which will cool your body down. Remember that these kind of drinks, are not only a source of vitamins and antioxidants; they not only take care of your health, they also eliminate what is noxious for your immune system. And this thing happens due to a complete detoxification offered by these beverages! Healthy summer drinks can mean a lot!
But always remember that the main purpose of these beverages is to cool you down during summertime and to provide vitamins and antioxidants for your body. They are not only delicious, they look delicious too due to the way you prepare it. You can prepare the easiest summer drink, which is the lemonade, with water, soda, lemon juice and lemon slices and around the cup’s mouth you can put honey and over honey you can sprinkle brown sugar or white one, a straw and a slice of lemon and it will cool you down and it will look just great too.
These drinks can be served at parties too, but remember that during summer time you should avoid alcohol! First of all, avoid it for your own good and second of all, avoid it in order to avoid addiction! Rely on non alcoholic cocktails, on all kind of lemonades, on squeezed fruits and vegetables which give you a nice and natural juice, rely on smoothies which not only make you feel good and cool you down, they are fun too and they look amazing. Rely on what you most like, but not alcohol!