10 Healthy Summer Drink Recipes


The weather is hot and sultry, so it’s time to put your juicer to work to make healthy juice recipes during the summer. As farmers’ markets open up across the country, you can have your pick of fresh produce to make delicious juices your family can enjoy. Juices also provide a sneaky way to help your kids meet their daily fruit and vegetable requirements.

1. Cucumber Lemonade

Kids enjoy lemonade during the summer. Now you can make a grown-up version of this drink with cucumbers and fresh rosemary. The drink is so refreshing that you’ll be hooked after your first try. Cucumbers are hydrating, which is crucial during hot summer months. So drink up and stay cool all day.

2. Pineapple Peach Papaya Smoothie

Pineapple, peach, and papaya provide a powerful combination that will delight your taste buds. It’s light, sweet, and creamy, and a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.¬†Peaches are a rich source of niacin, beta carotene, potassium, and calcium. Pineapple and papayas contain vitamin C to boost immune health. Blend the fruits with almond milk and garnish with coconut or chocolate flakes.

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3. Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie

This smoothie is so creamy and delicious. The fruits are naturally sweet, so there’s no need to add sweeteners. Pineapples contain natural enzymes to clear up allergy-producing mucus, and bananas inject creaminess, so you won’t need to add milk. Freeze the fruit beforehand, and you won’t need to water down your smoothies with ice cubes.

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4. Coconut Water Slushie

This single ingredient drink is a proven re-hydrating treat, and it is super simple to prepare. Freeze the coconut water, slush and drink up. Each serving contains more than enough potassium to hydrate your body and restore energy.

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5. Lemon Lime Ginger Ale

Another summer favorite, this drink is packed with vitamin C. Ginger adds a bit of sting to the lemon and grapes, and apples add sweetness to the tart flavors. Remove the seeds before juicing and mix in sparkling mineral water for a fizzy result.

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6. Kale Cucumber Apple Delight

The smoothie is energy in a bottle. It’s a blend of veggies and fruits that are surprisingly sweet and refreshing. Kale is a superfood, so you’ll get a fair amount of nutrients. Blend kale, seedless grapes, cucumbers and Granny Smith apples in a blender.

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7. Beet Orange Ginger Smoothie

This breakfast drink is a healthy alternative to your morning cup of coffee. Cube or steam the beets before blending if you don’t have a high-powered blender. Chop up a generous helping of ginger and cut the orange in quarters. You can use less ginger if you dread the spicy flavor. Drink right away.

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8. Blueberry Blast Smoothie

The blueberries and strawberries in this recipe provide a blast of helpful antioxidants. Mango injects a hint of tropical flavor. Combine the three fruits with water in a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with fresh blueberries and drink up.

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9. Lemonade

Lemonade is a must-have summer drink. The lemon water mix is naturally refreshing, but you can add various ingredients to spice it up. Lavender, ginger, watermelon, strawberries and pineapple are just some ingredients you can use to add variety. You can even make orangeade with the abundance of oranges available during the summer.

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10. Strawberry Cooler

Start your day right with a glass of this drink. Packed with vitamins C and E, it’s a total health booster. The mix of ingredients is great for your eyes and skin. Strawberries and carrots inject sweetness to the tart apples and bland spinach. Rinse the fruits and remove stems and greens. Use your juicer to extract juices or blend everything in a high-powered blender. Drink and enjoy the flavors.

Make the most of this collection of summer drinks and keep your family hydrated this summer. Do you know any other summer juice recipes?