The ideal way to combat the scorching heat waves during summer is to dip into a cool pool sipping your favourite drink. The drawback: these drinks are mostly loaded with sugar and carbs adding unsightly weight to your beach bodies. However, this summer you can keep your calm by indulging into delicious, cool and healthy drinks that will help you stay fresh and fit throughout the warm months. Following are three great summer drink recipes that will keep you toned and hydrated without adding extra pounds to your body.
Green Tea With Orange And Pomegranate
This tea is a summer favourite with all the essential nutrients that your body craves for. Indulge into the unique blend of orange and pomegranate juices mixed with refreshing green tea.
Calories: 112, Total Fat: 0 g, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Sugars: 21 g, Protein: 1 g
Home brewed green tea without any sugar – 1/3 cup
Orange juice fresh or from carton – ½ cup
Pomegranate Juice – ½ cup
Orange slice – 1
Lemon wedge – 1
Pour green tea and add pomegranate juice in a glass. Add ice and orange juice. Squeeze the lemon in and let the juices take time to mix on their own. It is a very healthy substitute for soda drinks and can be used as a meal replacement.
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Strawberry Flavoured Lemonade
You can still walk down your memory lane by sipping into your favourite lemonade drink without having to worry about the calorie count. This unique drink is formed with a little innovation to the house-hold formula making it a summers’ must-have.
Calories: 78, Total Fat: 0.1 g, Carbohydrates: 10.3 g, Sugars: 9.9 g, Protein: 0.2 g
Lemon juice from 5 lemons
Fresh Strawberries – 2 cups
Agave – ½ cup
Lemon wedge or slices – 2
Add strawberries, lemon juice, agave and chilled water in a blender. Blend until a smooth mixture is formed. Discard the pulp by using the sieve and add ice to the remaining lemonade. Add in a few slices of lemon and pieces of strawberry in the glass. Now sip on the refreshing lemonade to replenish your bodily reserves.
Tired of eating water melons throughout the summer? Try this delightful drink as it will satiate your taste buds and give you the needed cool to fight against the cruel heat.
Calories: 87, Total Fat: 0.3 g, Carbohydrates: 22.1 g, Sugars: 17.8 g, Protein: 1.1 g
Refrigerated, seedless watermelon chops – 2 cups
Sugarless pomegranate juice – ½ cup
Lemon Juice – ½ cup
Mint leaf – 1
Blend all the ingredients to form a smoothie. Pour it in a glass and add ice. Add more mint leaves if desirable. Now sip onto the smoothie until you are full!