10 Refreshing Treats That Are Perfect For The Summer

Watermelon Slushie

Drink your fruits and veggies with these simple and delicious smoothie recipes!

Here are 10 must-try delicious summer drinks to beat the summer heat! So whether you’re at home, on holiday, on the beach or simply heading to the gym, these healthy drinks will keep you refreshed and nourished all summer long.

 

1. Starbucks Iced Latte but Homemade

Here’s how to make an iced latte at home. Use cold milk for a refreshing taste.

Learn how to make the perfect iced latte from… the Starbucks Youtube channel!

 

2. Spirulina Lemonade  

Spirulina lemonade

Also called Mermaid Lemonade, this healthy beverage will keep you hydrated during summer and beyond.

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae with strong antioxidant effects. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, like vitamins E, C, and B6.

When life gives you lemons… make Spirulina Lemonade.

Get the recipe from The Glowing Fridge.

 

3. Coconut Water

Coconut Water

Coconut water is the liquid found in the center of a young, green coconut. Coconut water is loaded with several important vitamins and minerals. A natural source of electrolytes and all natural, it is perfect for a beach day or for any other summer day. A tropical treat for any occasion.

Coconut water

 

4. Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Another easy and refreshing summer sip that you can make in 10 minutes or less. You need strawberries fresh or frozen, or strawberry puree, lemons, mint, ice and (optional) honey. Served at home, by the pool, at a picnic, you get plenty of antioxidants with a touch of strawberry flavor.

Get the recipe from All Recipes.

 

5. Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon gazpacho

Summertime is gazpacho time. This dish is light and refreshing, healthy and full of flavor.

Originating from the Andalusia region of southern Spain, traditional gazpacho is made from a mixture of puréed tomatoes and other raw vegetables.

The watermelon variation is sweet but equally healthy and refreshing.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

 

6. Almond Milk

almond milk

Or other vegetable milk. Served with ice during the hot summer days.

A simple recipe that only requires 2 ingredients, 10 minutes and a blender. You can drink it as such with ice, or use it for lattes, smoothies, baking and so on. It’s also a top choice for people who eat only dairy-free milk.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

 

7. Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon Slushie

A super simple, summery recipe that’s perfect for when you want something sweet, healthy, and refreshing. You only need 3 ingredients (watermelon, coconut and lime) and a blender.

Get this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

 

8. Mint and Mango Green Iced Tea

Mint mango green tea

This mint and mango iced green tea is the perfect balance of fresh, herby flavors and a touch of sweetness.

Green tea is probably the healthiest beverage. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.

In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more cups per day) were significantly less likely to die during an 11 year period.

So if you want to feel better, lose weight and lower your risk of chronic conditions, then you will want to include green tea in your lifestyle.

Make green tea a special summer treat by serving it cold with ice and lemon.

Get the recipe from BBC Good Food.

 

9. Iced Coconut Matcha Latte

Matcha latte

Matcha is a type of high quality green tea.

Give matcha tea a coconut touch and enjoy this recipe perfect for cool days. Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s creamy, cozy, and filled with antioxidants.

Get the recipe from Love & Lemons.

 

10. Chocolate Caramel Popsicles

Caramelon chocolate popsicles

These simple summer desserts can be served from breakfast to dinner. Cool off at the pool with these delicious popsicles.

Get the recipe from Delish.

Popsicle Trays

 

 

Bonus summer recipe!

Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

Have you ever tried grilled watermelon? Not actually a drink, but otherwise it’s perfect for hot summer days and ideal as a Fourth of July appetizer or BBQ side dish. It takes only 10 minutes until you can savour every bite of this special dish.

Check this recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

 

Smokeless Indoor Grill, Nonstick Ceramic Electric Grill

Smokeless Indoor Grill, Nonstick Ceramic Electric Grill

 

Enjoy a summer full of color and flavor!

Have you tried these recipes? Please let us know how it went in the comments below!

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