7 Nutritious Thirst QuenCHING RECIPES
STAY Healthy, Happy & Hydrated THIS Summer☀️
Now that the summer heat is on full blast, it's more important than ever to STAY HYDRATED!
While the requirement can vary depending on several factors (like exercise levels, weight, gender, environment)- Dietitians of Canada recommends women 19 years and older drink 9 cups of fluids and 12 cups for men 19 years and older (1 cup being 250 mL).
Let's not forget that what we eat also helps us stay hydrated. For example, many fruits and vegetables, like spinach and watermelon are over 90% water by weight. In addition, beverages such as milk, herbal teas, coffee and juices are also composed mostly of water- and can help contribute to your daily water intake.
But don't start chugging juices or sodas, just yet. Many of them contain preservatives, colourings, additives and tons of added sugar.
Things like high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, fruit juice concentrates are things to look out for, even in drinks that might seem healthy.
According to Harvard Health, sodas and "fruit" juices can not only provide more calories than needed, but can erode enamel, cause inflammation, lead to weight gain and increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and bone disease among other chronic illnesses.
But we get it, plain water can get boring, so we're here to make staying hydrated more fun and nutritious.
Let's switch things up!
SIP, SIP, HOORAY!🍹
Keep reading to find out why staying hydrated is important and 7 nutritious and thirst quenching recipes to try this summer...
IMPORTANCE OF STAYING HYDRATED
Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to function properly.
Here are the 5 main reasons to stay hydrated.
1. Helps get rid of waste in two ways:
#1 and 🥁... #2
2. Maintains normal body temperature ✨
3. Lubricates and Cushions joints 🦴
4. Protects Sensitive tissues 🧠
5. Keeps your Energy levels up⚡
Let's get to it, recipes that not only quench your thirst, but also help you get some serious nutrients into your day.
Don't forget to share and tag us @smoovblends in your creations this summer. We really do love seeing them, seriously. We even give you a free pouch for every 5 creations you share with us! It also inspires others to eat healthier.
SIP, SIP, HOORAY!
7 NUTRITIOUS THIRST QUENCHING RECIPES to try this summer!☀️
Creamy BLush Lemonade
A true classic- turned pink & creamy! A heart healthy & skin loving drink to sip on🍋SIP ON IT
Sparkling Wave Refresher
Stay hydrated with this tasty tangy and sweet Sparkling Wave Iced Tea Refresher🌊TAKE A SIP
BLUSH WATERMELON BASIL MOCKTAIL
Another super refreshing cool-me-down-er, a sweet tooth saviour and if that's not enough, it's packed with skin-loving & heart healthy nutrients💗SIP, SIP, HOORAY!
Golden Lemonade Crush
This is a classic lemonade, sorta. It's got a rich, creamy and super twist! Why does this lemonade absolutely crush it? Because it's got your day's vitamins A & C!🍋LEMONADE CRUSH IT
Wave Iced Latte
A refreshing iced latte that's easy to make and has a spicy touch from our wave blend for a vibrant and nutrient packed drink! It makes for the perfect morning or afternoon drink as it has nutrients for energy and digestion🌊SIP & CHILL
Raspberry Blush Mocktail
We're total raspberry addicts- it's hard to resist these delicious tempting berries. They’re sweet, fruity and bursting with summer freshness. We all know raspberries taste great straight up. But have you tried them in a mocktail? Gamechanger. We kicked this cup up a notch with the sweet addition of our blend blend. The result? A sweet, skin-loving refresher. We won’t judge if you go back for seconds.💕THE BERRY BEST
Berry Exotic Iced Tea
This fruity green tea is made with the world's most nutritious berries renowned for their healing properties💜 Dark, sweet and plump. It’s the perfect companion to your morning toast or afternoon slump. Starts off green and gets berrier as you get to the bottom!LIKE WINE, BUT IT'S TEA