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Healthy drink recipes are a double-bonus—especially in the summer. Not only can they cool you off on a hot summer day, they also provide some health benefits, too. Throw in the fact they’re kid friendly and what’s not to like?
When you think of summer drinks, some of the first that come to mind may be sugary teas and lemonades. But there are plenty of healthier options out there that you can make yourself and not spend a lot of time doing it. This way, you can control how much sugar is being added to the drink which, in some cases, is none at all.
Some are also made of predominantly fresh fruits, so you’ll get the added benefit of antioxidants and vitamins. To find some of our healthy drink recipes, click on the links below.
Topping our list of healthy drink recipes is this non-alcoholic pineapple mojito. We love it because it is naturally sweetened. It does not contain refined sugar. You prepare it by using fresh pineapple and grape juice, which will provide you some nutrition.
This healthy drink recipe is about as good as it gets. Not only is it low in sugar, but it will only take you about 5 minutes to make. The kids will love it too because it’s a slushie!
Here’s another healthy drink recipe that’s low in sugar and easy to make. All you need is lemonade, ice and strawberry jam.
Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants, Vitamin C and fiber. They all help in the fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. So, why not add this healthy drink recipe to your list? There’s no added sugar, and you get to use Italy’s iconic Limonata.
Speaking of Europe, Sangria is a typical Spanish drink made with wine and fruits. But this healthy drink recipe is non-alcoholic and packed with antioxidants. It’ll take you about 20 minutes to make and is kid friendly.
Water is the healthiest choice you can make on a hot summer day. Try soaking some oranges, strawberries, or combinations of fruits to create your own healthy drink recipes for you and your family.
Staying hydrated on a hot summer day is important. You should also look for drinks that aren’t packed with a lot of added sugar. By putting together a list of healthy drink recipes, you will have an allotment of options available to you all summer long. They’ll not only be good for you, but your kids, too.
A busy schedule doesn’t have to keep you from making healthy choices. For more tips on how to eat healthy on a busy schedule—including cooking tips and sample meal plans—download our free guide “How to Eat Healthy on a Busy Schedule”.