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Sweet Summer Drinks

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dawn-james-145x300By Dawn James

Looking for something different to quench your palette? Here are some delicious recipes for you to keep healthy and hydrated this summer:

Homemade Ice Tea:
This one is a classic summer drink. You can use a variety of fresh herbs a lemon or two and a touch of raw honey (for those of you with a sweet tooth!)
Why homemade? Because most store bought counterparts have a tremendous amount of sugar and may contain artificial ingredients.

Recipe for Peppermint Ice Tea:
Steep peppermint tea in water for 30 minutes (two tea bags per litre of water).
Add one tablespoon of honey per lite, add lemon slices and chill.

Fresh Juice:
What can compare to a fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit? Fresh fruit juices are full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals and delivers instant energy directly into our cells.
You can hand juice or invest in a juicing machine.

Coconut Water:
One of the best ways to replenish electrolytes that we lose from sweating, breathing or a hot day at the beach… is to drink coconut water. Did you know young green coconut water contains more potassium and less calories than regular sports drinks? Coconut water not only hydrates our bodies but also replenishes essential minerals and antioxidants.

Water with Fruit or Herbs:
Yes good old fashioned H2O with some creative additions such as berries, mint, cucumber or lemon.
Lemons have an alkalizing affect on the body; Mint is a natural stimulant and energizes the body; Berries for vitamin C – an antioxidant ; Cucumbers – thanks to its vitamin B content – helps reduce stress.

About Dawn:
Dawn James is the founder of raiseyourvibration.ca an organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and support related to understanding and enhancing vibrational frequency for overall health and well-being (personally and globally). Dawn became a sound healer and writer following a NDE and series of spiritual events in 2003 that opened her eyes and heart to the world of spirituality, higher consciousness and vibrational frequency.

Today she shares her knowledge and gift of healing through sacred sound circles, workshops, home study programs, radio, TV and retreats. She is an international speaker, green living advocate, musician and author of several books on vibrational frequency. Visit www.raiseyourvibration.ca for more info

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