Posted .May 06, 2016
Cool down this summer with some icy and cool summer beverages. Here are some fast and delicious ways to make your summer beverages a real treat!
Tip 1: Add frozen fruit and mint leaves to water - Not only will this make your water tasty and cool, it might also assist you with keeping hydrated by encouraging you to drink more and often.
Tip 2: Cool brew ice tea - Boiling water for tea can heat up a house, instead fill a jar with room temperature water, add some tea bags and then pop it in the refrigerator for a day to chill. Add fresh lemon and mint to taste!
Tip 3: Add fresh cucumber to water - Can't drink cold beverages? No worries, just add some fresh cucumbers to water to make a refreshing summer beverage.
**Remember, bacteria spreads more quickly with heat! Avoid food related illness by washing and peeling all fruit, vegetable and herbs you use in your beverages. Also, fully discard/throw away, all fruit, vegetable and herbs after you finish your beverage. Never eat food that has been out in the heat or food that has been standing at room temperature for more than an hour.**
Stay healthy and safe this summer! For more tips on food safety, please visit the USDA: website: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/leftovers-and-food-safety/ct_index