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Ditch the Water Bottle! Creative Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

by Cascade Ice on May 5, 2016

When we hear the word summer, we’re quick to associate it with some of our favorite things: diving into pools, the smell of a freshly-made mimosa, and the sound of crickets on warm evenings. On that same note, we can’t help but also associate the word ‘summer’ with things like mosquito bites and practically hopping into freezers while grocery shopping to escape the heat. Here are some of our favorite and tasty methods of hydration that keep us happy and healthy.
Fruity Ice Cubes
Yes, that’s right: fruity ice cubes. According to Balance Me Beautiful, essential oils found in herbs offer a variety of health benefits. The recipe we found suggested adding them to regular water, but we think they pair even better with Cascade Ice Sparkling Water.
Pink Cubes: Juiced watermelon, muddled raspberries, a touch of mint and Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon
Clear Cubes: Small basil sprouts, 1 lemon juiced and Cascade Ice Strawberry Lemonade
Purple Cubes: Softened blueberries (we soaked them in water for 3 hours) pomegranate seeds, kiwi, and Cascade Ice Coconut
Coconut Water
Studies have shown that compared to regular water and sports beverages, coconut water is just as comparable in terms of hydration, but with significantly fewer side-effects while running around in the heat of the day. We like to mix in our flavored waters for taste! Our favorites to add include:
·         Cascade Ice Strawberry Banana
·         Cascade Ice Pink Grapefruit
·         Cascade Ice Coconut Pineapple
Super-Food Smoothies

Fruits like watermelon, strawberries, peaches, and cantaloupe & vegetables like cucumber, celery, and zucchini contain extremely high amounts of water – which is where most of the nutrients are stored. To reap the benefits of these water-rich foods, keep them raw and blend them into smoothies with Cascade Ice Lemonade for a refreshing beverage to beat the heat!

If you try our recipes, feel free to let us know what you thought or post a picture of it to our Facebook page! Make sure to visit CascadeIceWater.com to view our entire flavor lineup and to find state availability. Cascade Ice has opportunities to win free samples on FacebookTwitter and Instagram – so make sure to follow us on social media!



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