Fruit summer drinks are a great healthy kid snack that provide hydration and nutrition. Summertime brings with it heat and dehydration. Our bodies seem to require so much more liquid in summertime and some of us get a little tired of drinking boring old water all the time.
To help solve the water blah’s we have 8 great fruit summer drinks to jazz up your glass or add some pizzazz to your summer picnic beverage selection. The best part is that these drinks are safe for all ages.
When I think of re-hydrating on a hot summer day, one picture that comes to mind is attending summer BBQ’s where my kids end up with watermelon juice running down their chins and hands. As messy as it is, it’s an image that I cherish and hope to remember even when I am old and my kids are long grown with their own little ones. Coincidentally, with my love of watermelon there are several watermelon based drinks in my summer party line up.
Why watermelon? Since watermelon is made up of 92% water, it is a great way I love to help keep my kids hydrated when they don’t want to drink more water, and it is so refreshing. If you are looking for more great ways to use watermelon you can check out watermelon.org for ways to choose and use watermelon for your next picnic or party.
8 Fruit Summer Drinks
- Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho *Winning Recipe*
- Blackberry Melon Lemonade
- Strawberry Piña Coladas – Mocktails or Cocktails
- Watermelon Slushies
- Strawberry Slushies
- Pineapple Mint Refresher
- Apple Cider Slushies
- Flavored water – large pitcher of ice water infused with cucumbers, pineapple, mint, lime, lemon, watermelon, strawberries, or mint
What are you putting in the pitcher for your summer picnic?
Adding one of these beverages to the popular line up of summer party beverages is sure to be a hit, and don’t forget the watermelon and a package of wipes. Let’s raise a slice to summer parties!
More Healthy Kid Snack Recipes
- Busy Mom’s Quick Snacks for Starving Kids
- Gluten-free Kid Snack: Banana Slices with Peanut Butter
- Real Kids Real Food: Grain-free Snacks
- Feeding a Larger Family: Dr. Sears’ Super Snacks
- Homemade Probiotic Beverages