Healthy Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat | Beachly Bites
Hey there, sunshine! The sun is shining, Summer has officially launched here at Beachly HQ, and we are sooo excited for the season ahead full of long beach days and sun-kissed skin! With the weather warming up and more days spent in the sunshine, I am looking into new ways to beat the heat and be sure I can stay cool all season long.
Besides the obvious seaside or poolside lounging, there’s nothing quite like a cool and refreshing drink on a hot summer afternoon. Don’t be tempted to reach for a sugar-heavy beverage, though! Save some calories and create your own drinks that everyone will love… plus, each of these options is a much healthier alternative to sugary sweet beverages like bottled sodas and juices. Let's get mixing, Beachly Tribe!
Psst! We have a superrr fun addition that you can use to make all of these drinks in the Summer Beachly box! The Monstera Cutting board will be the perfect way to add a bit of coastal flair to your drink making and is the perfect piece of home decor for the Summer!
Water... but with a Fruity Flair!
I know, I know, water? You're more creative than that, Brooke! Hear me out, there are easy ways to lift your water to new levels in simple ways and you get a sweet treat on the side! Simply adding some of your favorite fruit to a big pitch of ice water is the best way to get some added flavor and even get some extraa hydrating effects.
You can use any combination of fruits or herbs that you like, but here are some ideas to get started:
- Cucumber, mint, and lime
- Raspberries and blackberries
- Lemon and lime wedges
- Mango, papaya, and pineapple
Simply slice up your ingredients, toss them into your water, and let them infuse before drinking. My favorite combo? Strawberries, cucumber, and mint! It's refreshing, slightly sweet, and who doesn't love a side of strawberries on a Summer day?
Beachly Tip: Once you're done slicing up your favorite fruit, make a cute fruit platter on the side to have as a refreshing snack! You can even pop some fruits like grapes and mango in the freezer for an extra refreshing snack. My favorite display is the Monstera Cutting Board from the Beachly Summer box!
Sweet like Summer Tea!
Sometimes, simplicity is key when looking for a refreshing beverage in the middle of a hot day. Nothing says "Simple Summer Classic" quite like a pitcher of iced tea! So many teas are often loaded with sugar and may make you feel groggy on a Summer day. My favorite tea recipe is only a few simple ingredients, and you can still get that great sweet taste while keeping the calorie count low!
All you need is mint, water, lemon, and honey to make the perfect brew for a warm day. Don't be afraid to experiment with what you like!
Looking for something to pair with your Summer iced tea? How about a Summer-inspired Tee!? The Summer Beachly box has the perfect, lightweight tee with all the coastal flair you've been craving. Our friends at the Guava Shop in Hawaii brought the best tropical vibes with the Team Aloha tee! Trust me when I say, you won't want to miss this one.
You are the Piña to my Colada.
Lastly, and my personal favorite, my favorite Summer staple is a refreshing virgin piña colada - this a healthy drink list after-all! I love to be sitting poolside and feeling like a tropical paradise with this drink staple, and it can be very easy to make too! All you need is:
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (such as So Delicious)
- 2 cups frozen banana puree or banana ice cream
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can (13.5 ounces) crushed pineapple
- 1 cup ice
Just toss all of the ingredients into your blender, blend, and enjoy!
Psst! Craving some more Piña Colada in your life? The Summer Beachly Beauty box has justttt the trick to enjoy the flavor all Summer long while also keeping your lips protected from the Summer sun!
This season, the Summer Beauty Box is featuring the Sun Bum Lip Balm trio with SPF 30 and comes in 3 delectable flavors - coconut, banana, and watermelon! You'll be feeling like you're on a tropical vacay no matter where you are. Be sure to use the code BB10 to get your first beauty box for only $19!
Phew! There you have it, Beachly Tribe! All my favorite healthy Summer drinks that I will be sippin' on allll Summer long to beat the heat. Just by changing a few ingredients, you can make some of your classic favorites healthy and just as refreshing!
Don't forget, you can dive into the Beachly Summer box and get the Monstera Cutting board for all your drink-making needs as well as the Team Aloha Graphic Tee by using code SUMMER30 to get $30 OFF your first Beachly box!
Until next time, Beachly Tribe! Sending all the good vibes your way.