This weekend I created the perfect summer drink to keep you and your whole family cool, refreshed and healthy. On hot summer days, it’s important to stay hydrated but when your kids don’t enjoy the taste of plain water, keeping them hydrated in the heat can be a challenge. By mixing up the water by adding fruit, mint and other natural flavourings, you can get them to enjoy drinking water more. Read on for ideas on the perfect summer drink.

Keep Hydrated In Summer

This past weekend was a real scorcher! I knew we needed to hydrate well with the heat but unfortunately, my family are not fans of plain old water.

I am continually trying to think of healthy ways to ‘trick’ them into drinking more water without adding sugar or any other artificial flavours (you can see previous efforts on earlier mommy blog posts such as Healthy Lifestyle Update and also Mom Fuel – What keeps you going? But those were more about my efforts to keep myself well-watered). This time I was trying to get the whole family involved.

I decided to try and make it a bit fun and I got the kids involved in making their own version of a perfect summer drink with the whole purpose of getting them to drink more water.

Mint Bush In My Garden

I picked fresh mint from my garden, chopped up a few strawberries, sliced lemon and even bruised a few blueberries and we all got to make our own preferred flavoured water, perfect for hot summer days.

Once they had chosen their preferred fruity combination I added lots of ice to the glasses/plastic cups and filled them up with sparkling water. It was awesome! They drank it all and then just kept refilling their cups with filtered water which was even better – no bubbles! How refreshing does this look?

Another shock for my regular readers … this is a non-alcoholic refreshing summer drink. *Gasps* – I know, right?

If you’re looking for something a little different, but also non-alcoholic, why not try this refreshing non-alcoholic elderflower cordial recipe! It’s another perfect summer drink!

Mom Win!

Here’s how creating the perfect summer drink was a massive mom win too:

  1. I got them involved in the kitchen.
  2. They drank water instead of juice that is full of sugar.
  3. They were kept well hydrated.
  4. We had fun as a family.
  5. We created a perfect summer drink recipe!

Pin the picture below so you can easily pin this idea for a perfect healthy summer drink and remember to make these for you and your family to get them drinking more water and staying healthy and hydrated.

The Perfect Summer Drink

Naughty Version

As this is the family version, it is a non-alcoholic summer drink, but I’m sure with a little inspiration and tweaks, this could be a perfect mummy drink. I’m thinking vodka, or maybe even malibu!

Stay hydrated out there!