Summer Sippers: 4 Healthy Beverages
Chilled, fruity beverages are a pleasing way to cool down on a hot day. These 4 healthy and hydrating options will help you beat the heat this summer:
1. Iced Green Tea
This classic summer thirst buster will give you a gentle energy boost and a burst of antioxidants.
Directions: Brew 1L (4 cups) of strong green tea, strain, and allow to cool. Transfer to a glass jug, add about six slices of lemon, and store in the refrigerator for up to two days. For optional sweetness add 1-2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup. Serve over ice.
2. Frozen Fruit Infused Water
Infusing your water with frozen fruit is a healthy and delicious way to stay hydrated and feel like you’re having a summer treat.
Directions: Cut your favorite fruits into large sections and freeze them. Immediately before serving, add at least ½ cup of the fruit each to 2 cups of water. Add ice and enjoy.
Four great combinations to try:
- watermelon, raspberry, and blueberry
- banana and pineapple
- strawberry, peach, and kiwi
- orange and mango
3. Sparkling Peach Smoothie With PGX®
To help you stay full and energized throughout your busy summer, include French Vanilla SlimStyles Meal Replacement Drink Mix in your summer beverage menu. It contains 4 g of PGX* per serving to help curb cravings and promote healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.†
Directions: Measure 250 mL sparkling water and 250 mL regular water into a blender. Add 1 pitted peach and 2 scoops of French Vanilla SlimStyles Meal Replacement Drink Mix. Secure lid and blend until mixed well.
4. Lime Shandy
When your summer social calls for an alcoholic cocktail, but you want to keep it light and hydrating, make a shandy.
Directions: Combine the juice from 3 freshly juiced limes with 500 mL (2 cups) of sparkling water. Stir in 1 tablespoon of honey or agave syrup until dissolved. Combine with your favorite pale lager in a 1:1 ratio. Add ice, a slice of lime, and enjoy. For a virgin shandy use non-alcoholic beer.
What’s your favorite way to stay hydrated in the summer heat? Let us know in the comments section below.
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®.
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.