Water is always the ideal beverage to remain hydrated during the warm, heated days of summer, but there are several tasty drink recipes that can be used to not only keep the body balanced but also to satisfy the taste pallet. Whether using these recipes for a cookout or to provide a variety of beverage options for the household, these recipes are definite to become the favorites of many. Take a look at the recipes below and add them to your refrigerator this summer.
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Watermelon & Strawberry Lemonade
This recipe is sure to be a hit, as it combines two of the most commonly loved fruits: watermelon and strawberry. For this recipe you will need:
8 cups of cubed, seeded watermelon
1 cup of fresh strawberries, cut in halves
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
2 cups water
Directions: Combine all of these ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and serve chilled. If you would like to add a twist to this recipe you can stir in a bit of sparkling water to the mix after it is blended.
Red White & Blue Smoothie
What a fun way to show your patriotic spirit by enjoying this refreshing, yet healthy summer smoothie. For this recipe you will need:
1/2 large banana cut and frozen
2 large fresh strawberries rinsed and sliced
1/4 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
2 ice cubes
Directions: Combine all of these ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy.
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Bring variety to your favorite summer drinks by adding limeade into the mix. For this sweet yet tangy recipe you’ll need:
1 cup lime juice
5 cups water
2/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons honey
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher, stir until the sugar is dissolved and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
Mint Tea Punch
Tea is always a tasty summer favorite, especially when combined with fruit juices and fresh mint. For this recipe you will need:
3 cups of boiling water
12 sprigs of fresh mint
4 teabags of your choice
1 cup white sugar