During gestation, I kept on believing that this is the toughest phase and once my baby will come out, things will get easier. But I was all wrong. Rather, it was one of the most beautiful and the easiest times. The real struggle starts when you become a mother. I don’t want to disappoint you but this struggle increases every day and is never-ending.
Toddlers are stubborn and hard to handle.
Getting them to eat nutritious food is challenging. And in this season, when the sun is slurping our energy, we mothers need to curate some healthy and energetic drinks for our children.
Their sweet cravings ask for sugary drinks, sodas and shakes. But to keep them hydrated in summers is very important for their overall health. Let’s come straight to the point and have a look at 5 easy peasy healthy and tasty drinks that your kids will love during summers.
#1. Flavored Water: Water is something that everyone needs during summers but kids find it boring. So you can serve them fruit-infused water. I bet your child is gonna love it. Take some pieces of any fruit your kid likes maybe strawberries or cucumber or grapes. Some of the best combinations are
● Mint and pineapple
● Cucumber and melon
● Strawberries and lemon
You can serve them in fruit infusers and make sure your kids stay hydrated even when they are away from home.
#2. Coconut Water: It is something liked by adults and children alike. Coconut water is rich in nutrients and electrolytes and therefore is the best choice during summers. It also contains Vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium that is needed to rehydrate your child after physical activity. It is also beneficial in restoring body energy after diarrhea and vomiting.
#3. Smoothies: Smoothies make a very promising option for filling those nutritional gaps and hydrating your baby. If you are looking to inculcate nutrients in your little one’s diet, smoothies are a great way to do that. You can choose any of your baby’s favorite fruit, blend it with milk or yogurt, and voila you are good to go. Smoothies are scrumptious and just a glass is enough to fill those little tummies. Avoid adding sugar or whipped cream as it might increase the calorific value. Also, homemade smoothies are an excellent option to serve a variety of fruits and vegetables to your kid.
#4. Unsweetened Milk: Another great way to hydrate your baby naturally is milk. Rich in calcium and minerals, milk can be served as a snack or alongside meals. Plain milk is high in nutrients and is crucial for a baby’s growth and development. It is also fortified with Vitamin D which is essential for the bone development of your baby.
#5.Herbal Teas: Some herbal teas such as lemongrass, chamomile, and mint are a great alternative to sugary drinks and are safe for children. Herbal teas also boost immunity and have a soothing effect on their body. Make sure you serve these at room temperature to your children. Also, you must consult your pediatrician before giving it to your child.