Here in our part of the world, it’s summer all year round!
As much as long sunny days are great for outdoor fun, there are days when it all becomes too much to bear! The unrelenting heat and humidity can cause dehydration and fatigue.
We’ve got you covered with these 5 easy to make healthy thirst quenchers! There is no reason to lose our cool even in the craziest days of hot Malaysian weather!
1. Coconut Water
This is not exactly your DIY drink, but coconut water has got to be right on top of the list!
Coconut water from a young coconut will cool you down right away with its natural cooling properties. It is also packed with nutrients that helps replenish electrolytes and has a sweet refreshing taste. This will keep us hydrated and reduces stress and fatigue. Imagine it being served ice-cold, how perfect is that?
2. Cucumber Lemonade
Cucumber Lemonade is another phenomenal heat fighter in our crazy Malaysian weather!
Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water, soluble fiber, vital vitamins, minerals and other powerful antioxidants which makes them perfect for hydration and keeps the skin looking radiant and healthy while soothing you from the inside out. Lemonade, shares similar benefits as cucumber making them perfect when paired together!
It is great for hydration and has high Vitamin C content, making it sure to keep you hydrated and giving your immune system the boost it needs on a hot sunny day! Apart from that, it is a good breath freshener and skin astringent, making your skin looking tighter and smoother!
3. Iced Mint Green Tea
There is no doubt that this drink will be one you will be craving for on a hot day! Green tea is packed with antioxidants and has a cooling nature on its own, which makes it a great base to work with. Mint adds just the right burst of freshness that jolts up your mind and leaves you refreshed! For an extra dose of sweetness, add a little honey and sip the sweat away!
4. Fruit Smoothies
Smoothies on a hot day feels like magic!
There is nothing more ideal than blending your favourite vitamin packed fresh fruits with all the ice in the world! A healthy drink of natural sugar that will get your energy boosted in the tastiest way without feeling the slightest guilt! You might want to freeze your fruits before blending it for an extra kick! Adding some Greek yogurt in the mix to cream things up doesn’t sound like a bad idea as well!
A hot day calls for slushies! This mix of shaved ice and water is basically the ultimate cool-down treat you can give yourself on the hottest of days. You can make your own homemade healthy slushies at home with your favourite fresh fruits from watermelon, to cucumber, peaches and pineapples and juices to keep things on the skinny side! Ice vitamins can’t be that bad! And how about shaved ice and Coke on cheat days?