Festivals are fun. Always. But…they do have the ability to wear on us a bit. From camping outside of the fest grounds to running between stages in the hot sun, staying hydrated is key. I always have water by my side at all times whenever I go to festivals. Even if you are choosing to indulge in adult beverages, drinking water in between will help to keep your festival stamina alive. This season, I wanted to try a few refreshing recipes that are sure to kick up your regular water a notch, and will help to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
(Some festivals may not let you bring in drinks, so keep these recipes in mind if you are camping outside of the fest overnight, or if people happen to be selling some of the below ingredients inside the festival grounds!)
Cucumber + Lemon+ Vitamin C Powder
Water infused with lemon and cucumber is one of my absolute favorite things to drink when it’s hot. I make sure that my lemon and cucumber are chilled before adding a few slices to my water to make it extra refreshing. I recently started stirring in a little pinch of vitamin C powder to boost my immune system. If you start to feel a cold coming on while you’re camping at a fest, make sure to drink this water mixture two times a day to help fight it off!
Coconut Water+ Aloe Water + Frozen Berries
Drinking coconut water will instantly hydrate you. The smooth consistency combined with the sweet taste is one you can’t beat, but adding in a few other beneficial and tasty ingredients will make it that much better. I keep seeing juice recipes that use aloe as a main ingredient, so I was curious as to what else this plant can help with besides cooling down a sunburn. Aloe contains a large number of vitamins and minerals, and helps the body in digestion and detoxification. Since aloe is gelatinous in form, it glides along your intestinal tract, absorbing bad toxins and unwanted bacteria to help keep our digestion in balance.
All you need to make this hydrating drink is coconut water, aloe water (find out how to make it here), and some frozen berries. Pour equal parts coconut water and aloe water over ice, then top off with a few frozen mixed berries. As the berries melt, it will add in some extra sweetness to your drink.
Orange + Mint
This one may be simple, but the flavor combination of orange and mint is so good and highly refreshing. I like to take a few slices of orange and squeeze a little of the fresh juice into my water before adding in whole slices. I really like this recipe as a morning pick-me-up. The citrus in the orange will help to rev up your immune system and kick start your metabolism. The cool mint is also like a mini alarm clock…refreshing and rejuvenating!
We are selling these awesome little water totes on the site right now that are great for carrying around festivals. I’m definitely packing one of these guys along to the next one I attend, filled up with one of the above recipes!
All of these recipes are a sure shot way to help you stay hydrated throughout the day. One of my biggest issues when hydrating is not drinking enough, but these mixtures leave your water tasting so good that you won’t have to worry about that.
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