Refreshing and Hydrating Summer Treats

watermelon slushy


As the summer heat intensifies, it's the perfect time to explore some delicious and refreshing healthy treats. These options will keep you hydrated, satisfied, and even help combat inflammation. Enjoy these refreshing treats that are both tasty and beneficial for your health.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Enjoy the sweet taste of watermelon in a healthy and refreshing drink, perfect as a slushy or popsicles—a treat that everyone can feel good about!


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 lime
  • Fresh mint
  • Ice


  1. Place watermelon and water in a blender. Blend until liquid.
  2. Squeeze 1/2 lime into the mixture and blend again.
  3. Add a sprig of fresh mint and serve over ice.

For a Slushy: Pour the blended drink (without the ice and mint) into a shallow pan and freeze. Scrape the frozen drink with an ice cream scoop and serve in a tall glass.

For Popsicles: Pour the blended drink (without the ice and mint) into popsicle molds and freeze.

Water with a Zing

  • Cucumber and Citrus Water: Add a wedge of cucumber and/or a slice of lemon or lime to your ice water for a refreshing twist.
  • Strawberry and Cucumber Infusion: Slices of fresh strawberries and cucumber will add some flavor to your water without added sugars that spike blood sugar.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Add these to your water to keep it cool, and as the berries melt, they flavor your water and turn it a beautiful color too!

Unsweetened Iced Tea

  • Hibiscus Tea: This tea has a beautiful color and delicious taste. Many blends include raspberry or other fruit combinations, making them sweet and satisfying without added sugars.
  • Fruity Herbal Teas: Any fruity herbal tea can be brewed and iced for a refreshing drink.
  • Green Tea: Brew some green tea and add ice cubes for a cool afternoon pick-me-up. (Note: Green tea naturally contains caffeine.)