Sizzling summer days call for revitalizing frosty drinks. Here’s a luscious fruit based collection from Rodale, Prevention and Dr. Weil featuring 13 of their healthful summer beverage recipes:
From Rodale, the 7 Best Drinks of Summer include a Metabolism Charger Smoothie, a creative mix of green tea, vanilla yogurt, mango and honey. Their Watermelon Health-Booster Smoothie is packed with phytonutrients, natural compounds that trigger healthy reactions in the body. At the end of a frazzled day in the heat, this drink is an easy snap to prepare. Just toss in chopped watermelon, fat free milk, ice and blend. A refreshing (and slimming) 56-calorie drink.
Prevention highlights 5 drinks to beat the summer heat. With tropical overtones, Passion Fruit-Pineapple Punch blends delicious passion fruit nectar, pineapple juice, lime juice (fresh, of course) and coconut milk topped off with a spritz of lemon or lime seltzer. Basically strawberry lemonade, their Strawberry Shag with a twist of basil can be combined with either vodka and soda water or you can hold the vodka and add a bit more soda water instead.
Dr. Weil checks in with a versatile recipe for a Yogurt-Lime Drink. Ingredients include coconut milk, lime juice, honey, purified water, vanilla and a flavorful combo of spices — cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Blend with fresh fruit for a frothy, chunky fruit beverage. Another possibility is tossing in frozen fruit to create a lightly spiced, mellow dessert drink.
What’s your favorite cooling summer drink?
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