5 Healthy, Sugar-Free Thirst Quenchers for Those Summer Scorchers

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Photo by Anna Pustynnikova / iStock

It’s summertime, and you know what that means: More time outdoors exercising and having fun (hooray!). But on the flipside, that also means dehydration can set in a lot more quickly—a big problem since the human body is made up of 60–70% water and needs plenty of H2O intake to function well.

Your little one will probably ask for juices or sodas because she’s looking for some fun flavors, but all the extra calories, sugar, and preservatives make them a poor choice. We’ve got the perfect frosty solution: Check out our five refreshing, guilt-free, water-based beverages that will make your child’s taste buds sing and keep her hydrated all summer long!
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1. Cucumber + Mint Infused Cooler

In a large pitcher, combine:

  • 64 ounces of water
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 sprig of mint
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Photo by Wiktory / iStock

2. Strawberry + Lemon Infused Cooler

In a large pitcher, combine:

  • 64 ounces of water
  • 1–2 lemons, sliced
  • 6 strawberries, whole or halved
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Photo by Maryna Voronova / iStock

3. Raspberry + Lemon + Mint Infused Water

In a large pitcher, combine:

  • 64 ounces of water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 8 raspberries
  • 1 sprig of mint
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Photo by Wiktory / iStock

4. Homemade Strawberry Soda (No added sugar!) 

In a glass, stir together:

  • Muddled strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • Soda water
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Photo by kirin_photo / iStock

5.  Homemade Citrus Soda (No added sugar!)

A. In a glass, combine:

  • 1 part all-natural orange juice
  • 1 part all-natural grapefruit juice
  • 1 part soda water

B. Stir ingredients and add ice.

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