Soda can feel like a cool, refreshing drink during this warm time of year, but it’s hardly the most health-conscious option available. Loaded with sugar, or its alternative, high-fructose corn syrup, soft drinks are far from good for you(1).
These natural alternatives are hydrating and loaded with antioxidants – perfect for staying cool when it’s hot outside.
1. Strawberry, Basil and Lemon-Infused Water
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 5 strawberries
- 1 pinch salt
- 3/4 cups water
Slice up the strawberries and set aside one slice for garnish. In a large glass, combine the lemon juice, raw honey, basil and strawberries. Mix them together until the honey has dissolved, then add ice cubes and water, stir it together, and let it sit until chilled. When it’s cold enough, strain the mixture into a large glass with ice cubes. Garnish with the remaining strawberry slice. Get the recipe.