My Summer Coolers with fresh fruit and herbs are perfect to bring with you on the go. They will leave you feeling light, refreshed and are 35 calories or less!
Drink eight glasses of water.
Eat your fruits and vegetables.
Don’t drink sodas or diet sodas.
Hey, we all know the rules. We know we need to stay hydrated and eat our fruit, but drinking water all day gets boring, and reaching for a granola bar or diet soda is easier.
I’ve found a delicious way to get your water and fruit in – that is so refreshing, you’re freezer will be filled with mason jars.
Why are we supposed to stay hydrated anyway?
I’ve got a few good reasons. Are bodies are made up of mostly water. We need it to cushion organs, flush toxins and cool our bodies.
Speaking of cushioning our organs – think of what happens when our brain is dehydrated. Hello headaches and fatigue.
Many times we think we are hungry, but we’re actually thirsty. I can’t tell you how many time’s I’ve read a blog post or tip that tells me to drink a full glass of water before each meal to keep me fuller. Do I do it? No. Why? Because that glass of wine is calling my name. But THIS recipe is a whole other story. I drink it morning, noon and night, and after one taste, I bet you will too.
A few other luscious ideas:
Blueberry, Thyme and Grapefruit Essential Oil (Or use fresh grapefruit juice)
Strawberry, Cucumber, Basil and Peppermint Essential Oil (Or use fresh peppermint)
Mint, Basil, Blueberry, Thyme and Lemon Essential Oil (Or use fresh lemon juice)
**Please note, use can absolutely use fresh juice in place of any of the oils – it just won’t be quite as fragrant or potent.
**If you are using oils, do NOT use just any old oil. See below for tips.
**If you would like to try the certified organic oils I use, visit my essential oils page.
Refreshing Summer Fruit Cooler
Vegan, Gluten Free
*Certified Organic Lemon Essential oil (or juice 1 lemon)
1 cup fresh fruit (I used berries and peaches)
2 Mason Jars
1. Spoon 1/2 cup fresh fruit into each mason jar; cover with filtered water; drop two drops of lemon essential oils into each of the jars; freeze Mason jars overnight.
2. Fill remaining space in mason jar with water (and additional fruit or herbs if desired) and drop two additional drops of lemon essential oil into each jar; cover, shake and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 7.5 mg
Potassium 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 5.5 g
Protein 0.5 g
Vitamin A 1.0 %
Calcium 3.0 %
Iron 2.0 %
*Percent Daily Values for Refreshing Summer Coolers with Fresh Fruit are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.