So, you've got your designer swimwear ready and your bikini body in shape. When the sun is beating down and the weather is warm, a chilled soda is a tempting but extremely harmful option. Why not beat the heat with one of these five bikini friendly beverages instead?
The benefits of green juice stretch far beyond weight loss. This super healthy concoction will make your skin glow, increase your metabolism and have you feeling a lot more energetic. Skip the store bought options and make your own at home. Blend up one cup of fresh spinach leaves, some strawberries, two peeled lemons, a peeled lime, a celery stalk and one peeled orange. Its like drinking a salad!
It should come as no surprise that water is the most nutritious and bikini friendly beverage out there. Make it a point to have at least eight glasses of water everyday (the more, the better). Feel like carrying a healthy and tasty drink to the beach? Add slices of cucumber and a few drops of lemon juice into your water bottle and leave it to chill in the fridge overnight. Or, how about some watermelon and some mint, some strawberry and some lime or a pear lime and kiwi mix? The list is never ending, infuse your water with any fruits and greens you have in the fridge and you're good to go. Yummy!
This delicious fruit is jam-packed with essential nutrients, making it the holy grail of the fruit family.Not only is pomegranate juice absolutely delicious; it is also full of antioxidants which prevent bloating and inflammation. See? 100% bikini friendly! If you are buying your juice at the store, read the label to ensure that you are drinking pure pomegranate juice which is not diluted with water or artificial sugars. If you can't find one without the added sugar, make one yourself by adding some pomegranate, some lime and some mint to your sparkling water. Keep a few bottles handy on your next trip to the beach, too.
If you have not heard of this one before, never fear! Kefir is a fermented milk beverage which is loaded with calcium, protein, magnesium and vitamin B12. Yes, you can absorb that much nutrition from just one glass! Being a probiotic drink, the good bacteria in kefir helps to boost your immune system and overall health, too. Next time you are out for groceries, snap up some low fat kefir from the dairy section. You're welcome.
Iced Green Tea
Whilst hot green tea is a well known detoxifying drink which many beach babes swear by, the cold version is just as healthy and even more delicious! Green tea is popular because it helps to boost your metabolism, thus increasing the speed of weight loss. Add a few teaspoons of honey to your chilled green tea for a refreshing, low sugar summertime beverage. You could even switch things up with black or oolong tea as well!