Summer time is almost here, and it’s time to phase out those bulky sweaters and sweatshirts that are common winterwear, and pull out those shorts and t-shirts. While those comfy winter and spring favorites might keep us warm, they also hide any of that extra weight that so many of us put on during those colder months.

So if you’re trying to get summer ready and want something good for you that won’t set you back a few pounds, and you want to stay properly hydrated, we have some great recommendations to keep you refreshed and energized, ready to take on any of those fun summer activities that await you. But before we do that, we want to reiterate the importance of proper hydration during the summer.

Remember that water is one of the basic needs that is required to sustain life, and your body is made up of 70% water. When you become dehydrated, it means that your body does not have enough water to perform basic bodily functions. You may become confused, exhibit feelings of extreme thirst, and have low blood pressure among other concerns. When you are out in the sun, your body becomes much more susceptible to dehydration, and therefore it is important that you don’t let your summer fun get in the way of taking care of your health.

These refreshing, healthy beverages are excellent to help you stay hydrated during the summer, and they are so tasty that you won’t even realize that they are good for you.

  1. Sparkling Strawberry Basil LimeadeThis refreshing sipper makes use of simple summer favorites including fresh strawberries, limes, and basil. This recipe does require a bit of prep work, but once prepared, the mixture can be frozen and then taken out whenever you are ready to indulge.
  • Blueberry Mint Sparkling LemonadeThis recipe makes great use of fresh blueberries and lemons and that fresh mint that might be overtaking your garden. This mixture is ready in 30 minutes or less and looks lovely in a pitcher, garnered with some leftover mint leaves.
  • Sparkling Ginger Turmeric LemonadeThis delightful sparkler makes use of fresh ginger and lemons, and turmeric, which yields excellent health benefits, aiding in the reduction of inflammation, as well as stomach, skin, liver, and gallbladder conditions.

Now, if you don’t want to buy can after can of sparkling water, know that you can make your own sparkling water in the comfort of your own home or office. Corporate Coffee Systems currently offers three different sparking water systems that make the preparation of these summer sparklers easier than ever.

  • The Bevi offers a touch screen interface for custom drink selection, an activated carbon filtration system, and automated restocking. This unit is best for homes or offices that have a larger space available, as the unit is 61” in height.
  • The Lavit is a countertop unit that prepares water in specific cup sizes including 8 oz., 10 oz., 12 oz., and 16 oz. This unit uses 100% recyclable capsules in 20 different flavors.
  • The Waterlogic WL500 is available either as a counter or tower unit and can make cold, hot, extra hot, or sparkling water. Either unit features a digital display and an energy saving mode, plus is BPA free.

Encourage your office to drink healthier soda alternatives, and install one of these amazing machines!