During a hot summer day, soda may seem like the perfect refreshing drink for you. In fact, packed with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, soft drinks are the worse choice that you can make and are far from good for your health.
Only one can of soda has more than 37 grams of sugar.
However, you know that the best thing is to drink water. If you can’t stand the taste of water alone, here we have 3 delicious fruit-infused recipes that you need to try!
Besides being easy to prepare, these delicious drinks are full of antioxidants, and will keep you cool during the summer days!
1. Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
- 1 tablespoon sugar, raw (or other)
- 6 basil leaves, fresh
- 5 strawberries, small (or 3 large strawberries, quartered reserve 1 thin slice for garnish)
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 3⁄4 cup soda water
Combine fresh lemon juice, raw sugar, basil, whole strawberries, and salt in a pint glass. Muddle ingredients with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Add ice cubes and soda water and stir until chilled. Strain into a 12-oz. glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with a strawberry slice.
2. Strawberry, Lime, and Cucumber
- 8 large strawberries
- 1 cucumber
- 2 limes
Slice the limes, cucumber and strawberries.
Put them into a large container/pitcher of water.
Cover and let sit in the fridge over night.
3. Watermelon and Mint
- 1 medium size watermelon, peeled, deseeded and chopped
- 1 or 2 tbsp mint leaves/pudina
- black salt as required
- chaat masala as required
- ice cubes (optional)
In a blender, add the watermelon and mint leaves.
No need to add water. Blend well.
Pour the watermelon juice in tall glasses and sprinkle some black salt and chaat masala from top. add ice cubes if required.
Garnish watermelon juice with some mint leaves
And serve watermelon mint juice.