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10 hydrating recipes to beat the heat

Back off, heat! Keep cool with these tasty hydrating recipes.

By Amy Valm

10 hydrating recipes to beat the heat

10 hydrating recipes to beat the heat

Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are not only really healthy, they’re super hydrating because they act like sponges with liquid. This new-school version of tapioca is cool and tasty. Get the recipe: Coconut Chia Pudding

bowl of chia seed pudding with fruit

Chopped Cucumber Salad

Cool cukes are one of the most water-rich foods. Eat them as is, or enjoy them in a salad like this one with chopped shallots, mint and a sweet vinegar dressing. Get the recipe: Chopped Cucumber Salad

bowl of chopped cucumber and hummusPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Fruity Rocket Pops

Made with fresh pureed fruit, there’s no sweeter way to stay hydrated than with this classic pop. Get the recipe: Fruity Rocket Pops

homemade rocket popsiclesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Green Apple Smoothie

Kids can drink their greens with this pineapple, kale and apple smoothie. Add little cocktail umbrellas and serve these sippers poolside (yeah, it’s a kiddie pool, so what). Get the recipe: Green Apple Smoothie

cup with green apple smoothie and striped strawPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

You look pretty smart, so you probably know that in the world of hydrating produce, cucumber and watermelon are best in the bunch. Plus they compliment each other so well. Get the recipe: Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

wedges of watermelon with cucumber and mint in a light oil-based dressingPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like a melted popsicle. So here’s something you maybe didn’t know: both yogurt and peaches are really hydrating. Surprised about the yogurt? Us, too. In fact, the higher the fat content of the yogurt, the more water it contains. #knowledgeispower Get the recipe: Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

three bottles filled with creamy peach smoothiePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Peach and Tomato Salsa

Don’t doubt this combo—peach and tomato work surprisingly well together, making a refreshing salsa that’s perfect with chicken or fish. Get the recipe: Peach and Tomato Salsa

paper cup with chopped peach and tomatoPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Jewel Salad

This bean and citrus salad is the perfect light-but-filling meal on a hot day. Get the recipe: Jewel Salad

bowl of salad with beans and oranges

Watermelon Berry Ice Pops

Watermelon takes its role as a refresher seriously—water is in its name, after all. But ice pops are so not serious, and that’s a-ok. Get the recipe: Watermelon Berry Ice Pops

watermelon ice pops on a bed of ice cubes

Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal

Oatmeal? Yes, friend. Because basic flakes absorb loads of liquid. Top it with the fruit of your choice—we chose apples, as they’re refreshing, high in fibre and simply delicious. Get the recipe: Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal

thermos of apple cinnamon oatmeal

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How to make frozen banana pops 15 delicious BBQ sides 10 quick weeknight dinners

This article was originally published on Jun 21, 2020
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