Recipes: Cooling Summer Drinks

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As the weather gets warmer, we are all searching for drinks to keep us feeling cool and fresh. Instead of reaching for that diet soft drink that you know won’t do your body any good, we have some delicious and simple cooling summer drinks to give you the same effect with no artificial flavors, colorings, or preservatives. Once you get used to the taste of fresh juice you will never go back!

Minty Iced Green Tea

minty iced green teaThis minty iced green tea is the perfect alternative to soft drinks – you can make a batch and store it in the fridge or take it around with you to sip on throughout the day. One thing we love about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can change up the taste immediately by adding some cucumber or orange slices. If you’re feeling adventurous you can add even add some cinnamon or ginger to give your drink a nice kick! Find the recipe here.

Lemon Water with Fresh Mint

lemon water with fresh mintThis one is simple, but delicious and extremely hydrating, and contains zero calories too! This is the perfect way to dress up boring old water and make it fancy anytime you have friends over or throw any type of party. Find the recipe here.

Pomegranate Lemonade

pomegranate lemonadePomegranates have incredible health benefits, since they’re packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants to fight disease and keep you glowing from the inside out. This red and sweet drink is the perfect combination of sweet and cooling. Get the recipe here.

Watermelon and Cucumber

watermelon and cucumber

This lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated on hot summer days. Did you know that watermelon and cucumber can boost your kidney’s detoxifying functions too? Get this cleansing juice recipe here.

Homemade Grape Juice

homemade grape juice

Forget cartons of artificially flavored and sugar packed juices when you can make your own refreshing grape juice at home with only natural ingredients. This is a perfect drink to give to children too to boost their intake of vitamins in a way that they love too. Get this delicious homemade recipe here.

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