I’ll be honest, my kids do not like drinking water. It’s always a challenge to keep them hydrated in the summertime and I’ve had to be a little creative in finding flavored waters and alternatives that don’t have a lot of sugar. So because today is National Hydration Day, I’m sharing a few ways I’ve learned to keep my children (and myself!) hydrated.
- 3 cups watermelon, washed, chopped, seeds removed
- Juice of one lime
- 1-2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, washed
- Freezer Pop Molds
- Blend watermelon, lime juice and sugar in a blender until smooth.
- Divide blueberries among freezer pop molds.
- Pour watermelon mixture in each pop mold. Leave a little room at the top.
- Insert the sticks and freeze until firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in warm water before serving.
- 2 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- 3/4 cup sparkling water
- Put two ice cubes into one serving cup.
- Add orange juice.
- Add sparkling water.
- Stir and enjoy.
My tricks come from the University of Maryland SNAP-Ed Eat Smart program, which provides full recipes and a blog. Follow them for more kid-friendly recipes!