5 Summer Drinks Which Are Good For Health

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Summer is a time when staying hydrated is important! Everyone dreams of having a healthy and bikini-perfect body at this time of the year. Think of spending sweltering summer afternoons beside a pool enjoying your favorite drink, isn’t it amazing? Unfortunately, most summer drinks are full of sugar which is not good for health and the body. What better way than to quench your thirst with healthy and easy-to-make summer drinks?

Top 5 Healthy Summer Drinks

Here is a list of healthy and delicious summer drinks which you can make on your own, without worrying about calorie content.

Lime Mint Thirst Quencher

It tastes just like a Mojito, but without the overloaded calories. It’s delicious, healthy, affordable, and easy to make.

Limeade in glasses garnished with mint and lime slices, with whole limes in the background

Limeade is a lime-flavored drink sweetened with sugar. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Servings: 2


1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
2  tbsp pure maple syrup
2 cups sparkling seltzer water
1 cup ice


  • Step 1: Mix all the above ingredients well in a glass pitcher.
  • Step 2: Add ice cubes and give it a good stir.
  • Step 3: You can add lemon slices as a garnish.

Watermelon Mint Chiller

Watermelon mint chiller is an all-time favorite summer beverage because of its instant refreshing and light taste. Watermelon is high in water content and it helps to hydrate the body instantly.

Servings: 2


2 cups of fresh watermelon without seeds
1/2 cup pomegranate juice without sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 sprig of mint leaves


  • Step 1: Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Step 2: Pour it in glasses, over ice cubes, and garnish with additional mint if desired.

Hot Pink Cooler

Beetroots, cut beets and a glass of beet juice, placed on a rough wooden surface.

Add beets to your regular smoothie or juices. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Beet is a great source of nutrients, fiber, folate, and vitamin C. This red root vegetable helps in lowering blood pressure and is low in calories. This hot pink cooler is not too sweet, not too bitter or not too sour – it has a fresh natural earthy taste.

Servings: 2


1 medium beet, roasted, chilled and peeled
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 thumb-size knob of fresh ginger


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  • Step 2: Wash the beets under running water. Peel and slice beets.
  • Step 3: Apply olive oil on the beets, wrap them in foil, and place in the preheated oven.
  • Step 4: Bake for 50 minutes or until they become tender.
  • Step 5: Let the beets rest at room temperature. Refrigerate them and make sure they are chilled.
  • Step 6: Remove the chilled beets from foil.
  • Step 7: Blend the beets and ginger making a smooth viscous liquid.
  • Step 8: Add orange and lemon juice, blend again.
  • Step 9: Add ice cubes, top with mint leaves, and enjoy!

Orange Crush

A close-up shot of a glass filled with fresh oranges kept beside oranges against a scenic background

A tall glass of orange juice is the very image of refreshment. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Orange crush tastes amazingly delicious, with a tangy and sweet flavor. Oranges are high in antioxidants and enhance immunity due to their high vitamin C content. This juice will help you boost your health and make your skin glow!

Servings: 2


1 quart of water
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1-pint fresh orange juice
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Step 1: Heat the water in a saucepan until it boils.
  • Step 2: Remove it from the stove. Add honey and sea salt, and stir until they dissolve.
  • Step 3: Add the honey water, orange, lemon juice, and the leftover water in a pitcher.
  • Step 4: Mix well and refrigerate until ready to drink.

Sparkling Pomegranate Drink

This sparkling pomegranate drink is great for health and its slightly tart flavor tastes delicious. It also works great for special occasions. Pomegranates are full of antioxidants and vitamin C.

Servings: 2


1/2 cup pomegranate juice without sugar
1/2 cup sparkling seltzer water
Juice of 1 lemon


  • Step 1: Mix all the above ingredients and shake well.
  • Step 2: Serve chilled and enjoy!

You can get innovative by using your favorite ingredients to make summer beverages. Staying healthy isn’t always a bland choice. You can enjoy great health and have amazing easy-to-make summer drinks too!

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Ryan Holman is working as a health blogger for the past few years. He likes to keep himself updated on topics related to health, fitness, lifestyle, food, and drinks.

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