Since maple water is such a versatile superfood (or super-drink?), we decided to compile a list of seven fun ways you can maximize your hydration and health in the summer -- while getting creative with our delicious, pure and organic water tapped straight from Mother Nature herself.
As delicious and refreshing as it is, you don’t always have to drink your maple water simply from the bottle -- have some fun with these simple summertime suggestions!
7 Ways to use Drink Simple in the Summer:
1. Swap out the soda.
The negative health effects of soda are nothing new, yet sometimes the summer heat can just make you crave that sweet carbonation. After a hot day in the sun, snag a fun-flavored Sparkling Maple Water to rehydrate instead of soda -- a big hit with kids and adults alike!
2. Bring it to the beach -- Salt water dehydrates you!
A day on the beach can do glorious things for the mind, body and soul, but keep in mind that the salty ocean water dehydrates you (especially your skin!). When combined with the hot sun beaming down on a summer’s day, your body is robbed of its hydration at an incredibly quick rate. Pack a few bottles of Drink Simple in your cooler to stay hydrated throughout your entire beach day!
3. Make a hydrating mocktail.
Use one of our delicious Drink Simple Sparkling Maple Water flavors (Raspberry Lemon or Blackberry Lemon) to concoct a fun and fizzy non-alcoholic -- and better yet -- hydrating mocktail. These maple water agua frescas by @miss_whisk are to die for!
4. Sip on a refreshing cocktail!
Stay hydrated AND sip on some fun drinks with maple water cocktails. Check out our list of 5 Refreshing & Hydrating Cocktail Recipes so that you can sip away while infusing your body with electrolytes, antioxidants, and prebiotics.
5. Step up your smoothies.
Take your smoothie game to the next level by substituting juices, milks and plain water for pure, organic maple water instead. Recover from your next workout with this nutrient-dense Healthy Raw Cacao Recovery Smoothie that is packed with electrolytes, natural plant-based protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
6. Infuse your iced teas.
Brew your next batch of iced tea with Drink Simple Original Maple Water! We created this delicious and refreshing Cold Brew Prebiotic Dandelion Iced Tea made with fresh lime juice to fill you up with nutrients while cooling you down on a hot day.
7. Make superfood popsicles!
We love superfood popsicles made with Drink Simple Maple Water because they taste just like the “real thing” yet they can be packed with all-natural, plant-based ingredients such as fresh fruit and plant-based protein powders. If you’re looking for some superfood popsicle recipes, head over to the Drink Simple Blog and pick from one of the many options (may we suggest these Protein Peach Popsicles or these Strawberry Maple Water Popsicles? You don’t have to pick just one!).
Written by: Lauren Kelly Bienko