Fresh recipes to stay hydrated this summer

With summer officially lasting through mid-September, it's important to stay hydrated when the sun's scorching rays are keeping temperatures high.

Follow these heat safety tips from the Red Cross if your location is experiencing a heat advisory. Wear loose fitting clothing, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and avoid spending extended time outside between 10am-4pm. In addition to these tips, staying hydrated doesn't just mean having 8 glasses a day anymore. 

Other ways to hydrate your summer diet:

Infused water 

Adding a slice of cucumber or a sprig of mint can spruce up your water bottle and help you drink more throughout the day! Bonus: equip your kitchen with mason jars and other great beverage tools from the mybestsmoothie box. 




Salads are more than lettuce and carrots! With so many options in your local produce section (or weekly farmer's market), it's easy to find salad ingredients that match your taste. 

Arugula Salad With Green Beans and Radishes
  • large bunch arugula (6 cups)
  • small fennel bulb, cored and very thinly sliced
  • ounces raw green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 1⁄4 cups)
  • radishes, cut into wedges

6 to 8 tablespoons Creamy Parmesan Dressing or bottled Caesar dressing


In a large bowl, toss the arugula, fennel, green beans, and radishes with the dressing.

Find more refreshing salad ideas at Real Simple.

Fruit salad

Watermelon. berries, and grapefruit, oh my! Fruits in season make for a great midday treat to cool you off. 

2 nectarines, pitted and sliced
2 plums, pitted and sliced
2 peaches, pitted and sliced
2 to 3 apricots, pitted and sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
2 teaspoons honey
1/3 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
1/2 cup small fresh mint leaves

    This recipe can be used with any fruits in season; find more ideas here


    Christine Williams
    Christine Williams


    Christine Williams is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.