Along with being amazingly refreshing, watermelon is a great source of nutrients, too. This summer fruit is a whopping 92% water, making it a hydrating food. Like tomatoes, watermelon gets it red color from lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that’s especially important for cardiovascular health . Watermelon also contains cytrolline, which our bodies convert to the amino acid arginine, which helps with blood flow, and contains other necessary nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. While its delicious right off the rind, these healthy recipes are a great way to mix up the way you get your watermelon fix.
Coconut Watermelon Rum Cocktail // A Bubbly Life
Made with coconut water, watermelon and lime, this rum cocktail is naturally hydrating.
While nothing hits the spot in summer quite like a delicious, frozen coffee concoction, the truth is that your favorite drink can be a major calorie and sugar bomb. For example, a grande Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino clocks in at 500 calories and a whopping 68 grams of sugar. Making a cool coffee drink at home is easier than you think, and is better for both your body and your wallet.
Vegan Iced Coffee // That Girl Shannon
Made with coffee ice cubes, this iced coffee is sweetened naturally with stevia and gets a touch of flavor from the addition of vanilla and cinnamon. Top it off with a vegan-friendly milk like cashew.
With the kickoff of summer coming up this weekend, it seems the invitations to happy hours and celebrations have already started increasing. Whether you’re trying to save calories, ditch alcohol all together, or are pregnant, we’ve got you covered with 6 mocktail recipes that will keep things festive without the need for alcohol.