Summer is no joke out here in Arizona! And if we’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of drinking enough water. Let us help you with a few fun ideas to keep the whole family hydrated this summer!
We all see those electrolyte beverages full of sugar and artificial ingredients. And while those are good in a pinch, why not make a better, at-home alternative? Based on the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, water with electrolytes and a higher pH (alkaline) hydrates the body quicker. To achieve this at home, simply add half a lemon and an 1/8th teaspoon of real sea salt (or pink himalayan salt) to 1-2 cups of water. If you like it sweet, add honey or agave syrup to your liking.
Popsicles With a Plus
Whether it be a long practice or a pool day, freezer pops are a great way to sneak in some hydration into a refreshing sweet treat. Turning your favorite electrolyte drink (store bought or homemade) into popsicles is sure to please the whole family! These freezer pop bags on amazon are a personal favorite. They turn liquids into otter-pop style popsicles and even come with a funnel for easy pouring!
Coconut water is nature’s gatorade. Packed with electrolytes and naturally occurring minerals like potassium, coconut water is a great alternative to sugary drinks. Try freezing it into popsicles for an extra fun treat!
We’re On Top of It
tWhatever it is you’re up to this summer- we hope you have fun and stay hydrated! Come check out AYB’s summer camp if you’re looking to give your kids a camp full of great fun and even better coaches – and know that we always take water breaks seriously! Head over to the registration page for more information!