Summertime: Super Cool Drinks With A Healthy Twist!


Happy Wednesday Friends! It's getting H-O-T out there, so today I am sharing some delicious drinks guaranteed to cool you down. They are yummy and healthy--each contains at least one Superfood.  I have selected a few of my favorites that you may not have tried before....

Healthy drink recipes

First, my watermelon mint frozen slush: I combine 1 cup of chopped watermelon, 1/2 cup of ice and 2 mint sprigs and blend lightly.  I use a generic Magic Bullet for a single serving but you can always adjust your recipe for multiple servings.  I garnish each featured drink with an extra sprig of mint-- it is so refreshing!

Watermelon mint slush

I'm asking you to keep an open mind about our next drink: Jasmine green tea .  I was not a fan of green tea until I discovered the Jasmine variety.  I have read that drinking green tea is actually healthier than drinking water! Even skeptics who usually don't like green tea like mine served iced.  It doesn't even need to be sweetened....Really--try it, you might just be surprised! 

Healthy drinks for summer

Our next featured beverage is this creamy blueberry pineapple smoothie. I combine 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple and 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries and blend lightly. Garnish with a smidge of whip cream.  Again, this is a single serving recipe, so adjust accordingly to your preference.  

Blueberry pineapple smoothie

Last, but not least: my "Not Your Momma's lemonade". No disrespect to the other Mommas, but this one has a secret ingredient and it is not loaded with sugar. Lovely lavender gives this summer favorite that something extra special flavor.  You will want to make this by the pitcher!
Combine: 4 cups of water, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and lavender simple syrup.
Lavender simple syrup: Combine 2 tbsps organic culinary lavender  and 1/2 cup Monk fruit in the raw and seep in 2 cups of boiling water for an hour.  Strain before adding to lemonade mixture. The syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.   Enjoy! 

Coold drinks with a healthy twist

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10 comments:

  1. Oh, these all look wonderful. I am going to pin this post and then gradually try each one.

    Make it a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much! You'll have to let me know which is your favorite ;)

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  2. I love your recipe ideas especially the lavender one. Thanks for letting me know about culinary lavender!

    If you have a moment to spare I'd be so thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky. This would be such a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Hi Natasha,
      All linked up to your lovely party! Thanks for the invite :)

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  3. Yum. You have some great cool drinks for summer here. Would love if you came and shared them on Merry Monday Linky Party tonight at 6pm PST.

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    1. Thank you--have been enjoying your party--thanks for hosting!

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  5. Thanks for all these wonderful drink recipes! I pinned and saw it at mels daisy patch party!
    Julie

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  6. Look and sound so refreshing. Pinning. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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