5 Healthy Drinks For Your Kids This Summer


The temperatures are rising and so will your kids activities during the holidays. A kid’s diet should contain all essential nutrients as they are physically active throughout the day. As the amount of energy spent by them is more than an adult, the replenishment needs to be carefully planned. Here is a list of nutritional drinks for children that would help conserve energy and rejuvenate them this summer

The Coconut Blast

 

You Will Need:

  • 3 cups of coconut water
  • 1 cup water (the amount of water would depend on how strong you want the drink to be)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2tbsp raw honey

How To:

  • Mix all the above ingredients well.
  • Serve chilled.

Why Choose It?

Coconut water is a good source of vitamin C, riboflavin, and calcium. It also contains dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium and manganese. It is a perfect summer and kid party drink, which is energizing and refreshing at the same time. The only downside is this is high in calories.

 

Carrot - Orange - Pear aka The COP Drink 

You Will Need:

  • 1 big red or orange carrot
  • 1 big pear
  • 1 or 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • A few mint leaves

How To:

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Add honey and a hint of mint leaves to garnish.

Why Choose It?

Carrot is one of the best anti-oxidants, which means that it will flush harmful oxygen from the body. It is also rich in fiber and beta-carotene. Pears keep cholesterol levels down and are rich in vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C and are high in electrolytes.

 

Melon Berry Squash

You Will Need:

  • About three cups of cut watermelon
  • 1 cup of strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How To:

  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  • Serve chilled.

Why Choose It?

Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin, and gallic acid. These help in fighting against cancer, heart and circulatory diseases, and age-related decline. Watermelons though mostly watery, are packed with vitamins A, B6, and C, lycopene (a naturally occurring chemical which prevents heart disorders), antioxidants, and amino acids.

 

Green Magic 

You Will Need:

  • A few leaves of spinach and kale
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon
  • 1-1/2tbsp honey
  • Mint leaves to garnish

How To:

  • Juice the greens and strawberries together.
  • Add some ginger and blend again.
  • Add honey and garnish with mint leaves.

Why Choose It?

Besides being a nutrient blast, kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and zero in fat. It is the perfect energy booster for your kid.

 

Green Berry Attack

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of collard greens
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 2tbsp of honey

How To:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  • Serve without ice.

Why Choose It?

One cup of collard greens contains 63 calories, five grams of protein, one gram of fat, and 11 grams of carbohydrate. Blueberries lower the amount of cholesterol in the body. This drink enhances energy while taking care of the heart.