Summer is upon us – isn’t it glorious?! Here’s to bountiful gardens, unending poolside days and all of the sunshine + fun that we can possibly create!
With summer on its way, we’re thinking about ways to stay hydrated. You’re going to want to check these out!
IQMIX HYDRATION STICKS
<< You can find these on the grocery store side of the shop, with the supplements >>
IQMIX hydration mixes are stick packs formulated meticulously with electrolytes and brain nutrients. Each stick contains electrolytes, Magtein® Magnesium L-Threonate, and 8X-Concentrated Lion’s Mane Extract. Zero sugar and just 1g total carbohydrates!
Hooray for electrolytes, but why the extras? Magtein® is included for its clinically demonstrated capacity to boost mood and clarity, andLion’s Mane because it’s a powerful adaptogen that keeps you sharp!
Looking for the exact amounts of the ingredients? Each stick pack includes 500mg of sodium (electrolyte), 380mg of potassium (electrolyte), 750mg of Magtein® Magnesium L-Threonate, and 250mg of 8X-Concentrated Lion’s Mane Extract.
BONUS: the taste is great!
RECIPE: HERBAL HYDRATING HIBISCUS COOLER
When hibiscus is steeped, it creates a drink that is a beautiful hot pink color. Who doesn’t want to drink a healthy version of a pink drink?!
We grabbed this recipe + info from the Wildly Organic blog:
Dandelion root is great for helping to support the liver function, and hibiscus flowers are often used for helping to maintain fluid balance in the body. Both are good for assisting with edema, which can occur often in the summer. Lemon provides a nice tang to balance out sweetness and help to quench the thirst.
Now, let’s talk sweeteners… If you’re looking for a super sweet and fruity drink, you won’t find that here.
This Hibiscus Cooler is rather bitter on its own. If you like bitter tea, then drink this plain.
If it’s sweetness you’re seeking, skip the white sugar and go for a whole sweetener to balance out the bitter dandelion and tart lemon.
Honey, coconut syrup, maple syrup, and even molasses are all great liquid sweeteners. They will provide a bit more caramelly flavor to this beverage. They have higher sugar content, so keep that in mind if you are wanting to reduce your sugar intake.
Wildly Organic coco monkey or stevia are great choices for those who need a low-glycemic sweetener. Both taste great in this recipe.
Make this drink in large batches and keep it in the fridge for all-day sipping. It’s nice to have when kids come in from playing in the heat and want something cold right away!
Servings: 1 gallon
- 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers (you can find these at the front left of the store in the bulk organic herbs + spices)
- 3 tablespoons dandelion root (also in our bulk organic herbs + spices!)
- 1 quart boiling water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- sweetener of choice to taste — see notes
- 3 quarts cold water
- Bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
- Add the hibiscus flowers and dandelion root, and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
- Drain the plant matter and compost.
- While the tea blend is hot, add sweetener and lemon juice.
- Stir to combine and add remaining cool water.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Serve cold, over ice.
Suggested Sweetener Amounts:
- Honey — 1 cup
- Maple Syrup — 3/4 cup
- Molasses — 3/4 cup
- Coconut Syrup — 3/4 cup
- Coco Monkey — 3/4 cup
- Stevia — 1/32 teaspoon
Adjust sweetener to taste or combine sweeteners if preferred.
Happy hydrating, friends!