Summer Oddbods Drinks to Quench Your Thirst
Yay! Summertime’s here which means it’s time for kids to have extra fun in the sun! But the hot weather also means they get thirsty more quickly, which is why it’s important to remind your little ones to drink lots of water to keep them hydrated.
Being well-hydrated improves mood, memory and attention in children. Water also helps keep their joints, bones and teeth healthy so that they can grow up strong!
As a guide, here are some recommendations on water intake for children. Your child may need more if they’ve been active in sports or other strenuous activities, and the weather is hot and humid. The best way is to offer drinks regularly throughout the day.
To encourage your child to drink more, you can also try making some of these easy Oddbods-inspired thirst quenchers. Let’s keep ourselves and our children hydrated, especially during summer!
Jeff’s Easy as ABC Juice
“ABC” stands for apple, beetroot and carrot, and together they make a potent combination of nutrients and health benefits for kids and adults alike. Jeff loves his ABC Juice because it’s thirst-quenching on a hot day and also wonderful for his eyes, teeth, tummy and immune system!
The trick to making a delicious glass of ABC juice that kids will savour is to balance out the strong taste of beetroot with natural sweeteners. This is why we also include pineapple chunks to sweeten the drink and for an extra Vitamin C boost.
- ½ beetroot, peeled and chopped
- 2 apples, cored and chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup of pineapple chunks
- If using a juicer, pass the ingredients in this order: beetroot, apples, carrots and pineapple chunks.
- If using a blender, blend the ingredients together with ¾ cups (175ml) of water. Strain the pulp through a fine mesh strainer or a jelly strainer bag. Serve the juice and discard the pulp.
Fuse’s Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade
Summer ain’t summer without watermelons and lemonade … So why not drink watermelon lemonade? Photo by Candice Picard
Beneath his tough exterior, Fuse is a secret watermelon fan! Not a summer can pass without him chomping on lots of juicy, juicy watermelons.
Naturally, this watermelon lemonade with honey is one of his favourite summer drinks, especially when served with plenty of ice. It’s so hydrating, and packs a bunch of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium too.
- 1 cup (95g) of watermelon, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup (115g) of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (85g) of honey
- 3 cups (750g) water
- Add the watermelon, lemon juice, honey and only 1 cup of water to a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth (about 2 minutes).
- Pour the mixture into a jug and add in the remaining water. Stir to combine and add more honey if needed.
Newt’s Cooling Strawberry Coconut Drink
Give coconut water a fancy take by simply adding strawberry and honey. Cooling and nutritious – a winning combo for the entire family! Photo by Roman Odintsov
Our sweet and caring Newt loves making this cooling strawberry coconut drink to keep everyone in Oddsville well hydrated especially in summer. Strawberries and coconuts come together to offer a flavourful, cooling and healthy sweet drink.
Strawberries and coconuts are loaded with antioxidant properties and beneficial nutrients, such as vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, folate, potassium, sodium and calcium. This drink is super easy to prepare, and Newt would love to see your children enjoying this drink too.
- 3 cups (750ml) of coconut water
- 1 cup (144g) of strawberries, stems removed
- 1 cup (250ml) water
- 1 cup of ice
- 2 tbsp (30g) of honey
- Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend until thoroughly mixed.
- Taste for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
Slick’s Easy Squeezy Orange Electrolyte Drink
Slick loves being cool, and nothing keeps him cooler on a hot summer day than an orange electrolyte drink! Electrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity when dissolved in water. It may sound odd, but they’re really good for our bodies because their electrical energy helps facilitate important bodily functions.
They’re super hydrating as well, and make an excellent concoction to give your child on an exceptionally warm day or if they’re dehydrated from illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Try his favourite summer drink recipe, which contains plenty of beneficial electrolytes from the orange, lemon, salt and honey.
- 2 cups (500ml) water
- ¾ cup (175ml) fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup (58ml) fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp (30g) honey
- A pinch of Himalayan salt
- Add all ingredients into a jug and stir well until salt has dissolved.
- Serve and enjoy!
Summer school breaks are exciting times for families, but don’t forget to drink up and stay healthy. You can make hydration fun and easy for your little ones with the Oddbods stainless steel water bottle!
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