In summer tasty and low calorie drinks are certainly come in handy. They will help you stay fit and cool during the hot months and they are perfect for fun summer parties! Whether you are on a diet or you just try to eat healthier, try out a few of these diet-friendly drink recipes and let me know about your favorite ones!
1. Passion Fruit Smoothie
Take a short break during the hot summer day to enjoy this fantastic drink. You can even make a few drinks to surprise your coworkers with a healthy and tasty treat. It’s quick and easy to make and the ingredients are affordable. You will need 2,8 oz of cold low fat yogurt (vanilla or unflavored), 1 cup of cold low fat milk,1 tbsp of honey, 1 passion fruit and 1 mango. Start with cleaning and slicing passion fruit and mango. Throw your fruit slices in a food processor, add in yogurt, milk and honey and blend until smooth. Enjoy! I also love to add some ice cubes to this drink to make it even more refreshing.
2. Homemade Soda
Ditching the sodas and other sugary drinks is a challenging task, especially for me. But I found a healthy and tasty way to do it. I make my own homemade soda that contains no chemicals, added sugars, and calories. Grab naturally carbonated mineral water or seltzer and three fresh fruit juices you like. Add some crushed ice to a tall glass, fill the first quarter with one juice, the second with another juice, and the third quarter with the third juice. Add seltzer or mineral water and enjoy! I usually use grape, cranberry and pineapple juices for my homemade soda.
3. Mint Iced Tea
Mint iced tea is amazingly refreshing, low in calories, absolutely natural and ideal for summer weather. In fact, mint tea itself doesn’t contain calories, so you can drink it without worrying about your waistline. Mint tea can help relieve cramps and muscle pain, and it also improves digestion.
To make mint iced tea, you will need 17oz of water, 2 satchels of mint tea, 1 tablespoon of honey, and ½ lemon. Brew mint tea, add a tablespoon of honey and let the drink cool down. Then, add the juice of ½ fresh lemon and crushed ice. I also add a few crushed mint leaves, but you can skip this step.
4. Minty Peach Martini
If you are looking for a low calorie cocktail for your summer party, Minty Peach Martini is something you need. This cocktail has only 130 calories and it’s incredibly easy to make. Just add 1 ½ oz of Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka, 1 teaspoon of agave nectar, several mint leaves, and 1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well, add a few ice cubes to a chilled Martini glass and pour your cocktail into it.
5. Strawberry and Watermelon Sorbet
When it comes to a low calorie drinks, I can’t forget about sorbets. Strawberry and watermelon sorbet is my favorite one. It’s a healthy, easy and delis drink that contains plenty of vitamins that the body needs to stay healthy. All you need is 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries and 2 cups of chopped watermelon. Freeze your fruits, add them along with several ice cubes to your food processor, blend until smooth and enjoy!
6. Watermelon Lemonade
Watermelon lemonade is a fantastic drink that will keep you chilled this hot summer. This lemonade is low in calories and it’s extremely healthy. It contains about 50 calories per serving, isn’t it great? For watermelon lemonade, you will need juice from 3 lemons, 4 cups of watermelon cubes and crushed ice. Mash watermelon cubes, add in fresh-squeezed lemon juice and then crushed ice. You can add a little bit of sugar if this drink is too sour for you.
7. Light Mimosa Cocktail
Another diet-friendly cocktail that is ideal for summer parties is Light Mimosa Cocktail. The great news is that this cocktail contains only 120 calories and it doesn’t require expensive ingredients. You will need 2 ounces of light orange tangerine juice, ½ orange and 4 ounces of champagne. Add your ingredients and a few ice cubes to a tall cocktail glass, and top off with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
These are just a few of my favorite diet-friendly summer drinks I suggest you to try this season. Do you have some other healthy drink recipes? Share them with me, please!