Refreshing Beverages for Summer – for Kids!

Summer is heating up! Your kids are probably exerting extra energy in the sun and that means they need refreshing summer beverages to help them stay hydrated and beat the heat! Whether you’re hanging out poolside or indoors waiting out a hot, rainy day, it’s good to have some delicious and refreshing beverage ideas on hand that you can make and enjoy with your kids! Check out some of these fun and fruity drinks.

Lemonade

Lemonade is a timeless classic when it comes to summertime sippers. It’s not only refreshing but also very nutritious. Plus, it’s super easy and quick to make. Just add chilled water and crushed ice to a glass with fresh squeezed lemon juice. You can add a pinch of sugar or honey to sweeten it if it’s too tart for your kids. Adding a sprig of fresh mint gives it an extra boost, too!

Frozen Berry Slush

Berry drinks are great because you don’t need to add any extra sweeteners, which helps keep your kids’ teeth healthy and clean! Just take a bowl of crushed, frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.) and blend them in a food processor. Add a touch of honey and stir. Pour the mixture over ice and add a splash of soda water on top for a little extra fizz!

Watermelon Cooler

This drink is a pretty pink color that your kids will love! Plus, it’s made from natural fruit so you won’t be plying your kids with extra sweets. Just fill an empty ice cube tray with squares of fresh watermelon and watermelon juice and let it freeze. Once the cubes have frozen, add them to a glass of ginger ale and voila! You have an instantly delicious and refreshing beverage.

Pineapple Cooler

Take half a glass of pineapple juice and mix it with plain soda – it’s that simple! Add a few ice cubes and you have a cool and satisfying drink to enjoy. If you want to spice it up a bit, add some fresh herbs, such as lavender, crushed mint or even a sprig of basil for a fun and funky treat. Just make sure you make your own pineapple juice or purchase bottled pineapple juice at the store that has no added sugar.

These refreshing beverages will keep your kids hydrated and happy throughout the summer. Don’t forget that daily tooth care is essential to tooth health and a healthy smile. And don’t forget to make your child’s next biannual dental appointment with Dr. Waschak!