Now that the weather is finally heating up, you may be trying to find ways to keep cool. What better way than by sipping a refreshing glass of lemonade or enjoying a fun popsicle with friends on the beach?
If you love eating healthy, you may try to avoid certain sugary summer treats as they all have one major thing in common: sugar, and lots of it! While enjoying sweet treats is okay (it’s about balance after all!), you may find yourself feeling a little blah if you overindulge in the sweet stuff.
Not only does sugar suck water out of your cells - leaving your body at risk for dehydration - it will take a major toll on your skin, too. Sugar can actually break down collagen, which can cause your skin to feel flaky; you’ll also increase your chances of fine lines and wrinkles!
We get it, it’s hard to say no to all those decadent summer treats, but we’re here to bring a little good news your way…
What would you say if we told you that you can enjoy all your favorite summer treats, but without the sugar and other nasty chemicals that usually come with it? We bet you’d be jumping for joy!
Keep reading for a healthier spin on all your summer favorites!
Honey Lemonade with a Refreshing Mint Twist
Summer just wouldn’t be the same without lemonade! It’s cold, it’s sweet and it’s the perfect way to cool down on those especially hot days. You may think it’s not at that bad; it’s rich in skin lovin’ Vitamin C, after all, thanks to all those lemons! Unfortunately, the antioxidant benefits lemons provide are practically diminished when white refined sugar is added to this mix.
The good news?
We have a recipe for you that tastes just as good as the lemonade you’re used to, but without heaps of sugar! This delicious recipe relies on raw honey as its sweetener; and raw honey is simply brimming with antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that will leave you feeling energized and healthy! A hint of mint adds an extra refreshing twist, and we’ll let you in on a little secret...it can also help aid in weight loss!
So, the next time life gives you lemons, feel free to whip up a batch of lemonade...just make sure it’s healthy!
Healthy Popsicles Two Ways
Who can say no to a popsicle? Not gonna lie...we even have a hard time passing up such a refreshing treat, especially in the summertime when ice cream man is constantly rollin’ around town.
Your next favorite treat can be full of sugar, and will leave you feeling tired when you come off your sugar high a couple hours later. Wouldn’t you prefer to enjoy a popsicle, and still have abundant energy to take part in whatever activities the day may throw your way later on?
We’ve found two recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth, but without the refined sugar. And because you should never have to decide between fruity or chocolaty, we've included one of each! No need to thank us, just be sure to share them with your friends!
Click here if you need chocolate stat!
And this is your link to blueberry heaven!
It’s hard to scroll through your instagram feed without coming across at least a few watermelons in the summertime. Watermelon is just one of those fruits that says “summer has arrived!” You don't have to have watermelon envy anymore because we found an awesome recipe for you!
For this one we decided to have a little fun, and instead of just enjoying watermelon the traditional way, why not take it to the next level and try your hand at a mouth-watering and ultra creamy watermelon milkshake? It’s pretty to look at and tastes even better!
We hope you give these recipes a try...you won’t be disappointed!