Ensuring you stay hydrated in the warm summer months is crucial. If you’re someone that doesn’t enjoy a plain glass of water, consider the following alternate ways to stay hydrated in the summer heat:


To kick things up a notch, infuse water with flavorful fruits like lemon and raspberries. You’ll get all the benefits of both water and the fruit it’s infused with. 


Watermelon, celery, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, and lettuce are all excellent sources of water. It helps that they’re tasty too!


Milk is an excellent source of calcium. Just be sure to choose a fat-free or skim variety since the fat in whole milk can delay fluid replacement.


With so many different fruit and veggie combinations that lead to delicious smoothies, you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you. Use a fuller-fat variety of yogurt in your smoothie for additional potassium and sodium that work to replenish electrolytes.


Sports drinks are especially beneficial after more intense workouts as the sugar and sodium help bring your body back into balance faster than water. 


Unsweetened coconut water is very hydrating. It’s also low in carbohydrates while still being rich in potassium.


Delicious and easy to make, Jell-O can be whipped up in no time at all. Opt for the sugar-free kind to keep calories down. 


RECIPE: An extra fun hydration treat. Try out this tasty homemade popsicle recipe!

Berry Lemon Popsicles

  ½ c orange juice

  1 ½ c fresh berries

  2 Tbsp lemon juice

  1 Tbsp lemon zest

  2 to 4 Tbsp honey or sugar

1.  Combine all ingredients in a blender
     until smooth. 

2.  Pour into molds. 

3.  Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.

4.  Enjoy! 

FMC will give away a popsicle maker! To enter the contest simply like the “popsicle recipe post” on Facebook, and comment with your favorite flavor of popsicle! ~