Refreshing Summer Drinks for Seniors

Summer is finally heating up in New York City after a long, cool start.  As always, staying close to an air conditioner and a cold glass of water will be your best bet when the heat and humidity kick in, but water alone doesn’t make for a very exciting menu.  Read on to learn about some great fruit and vegetable juices you can make with fresh produce from one of New York City’s bustling Green Markets!

Great Drinks for Seniors for  the Summer Time

Tips for Tastier Juices

  • When purchasing ingredients, pick fruits that are slightly under ripe, as they tend to have the most juice.
  • Remember that fruit juices tend to have more natural sugars, so be mindful of the nutritional content of different produce or ask your doctor/nutritionist for advice.
  • Juices are usually best served fresh, but adding a squeeze of lemon juice or vitamin C powder can prevent oxidation while in the refrigerator.
  • If a juice tastes too strong, dilute with cold water and stir.
  • Cleaning your juicer soon after use makes the task much, much easier!

Summer Mango Special

  • 2 Mangoes, diced
  • 2 handfuls of raspberries
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 8 tablespoons (120 ml) apple juice

Simply combine in your juicer and blend until uniformly mixed, add ice and garnish with a raspberry for an energizing drink rich in vitamin C, potassium and calcium.

Carrot Cooler

  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 1 Kirby cucumber or ½ English cucumber
  • ½ lime

Chop, juice and ice for a refreshing summer drink with just a hint of citrus.  This offers an energizing, low-sugar option that promotes skin health.

Sweet Pepper

  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper

This low-sugar juice is surprisingly sweet and full of summertime vegetables you are more likely to see sitting on a grill, rather than a juicer!  The combination’s beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin C-rich ingredients promote a healthy immune system.

SelectCare Home Care Services hopes this post inspires you to try one of these nutritious, tasty treats.  Our team of home caregivers have been helping New Yorkers live happier, healthier lives for more than 30 years.

If you or a loved one might need a helping hand and are considering home health care, call SelectCare today or request a free in-home health care guide today!