5 Best Low Calorie Drinks this Summer

5 Best low-calorie drinks to get relief from heat, Best Drinks for summer

Hot, sultry summer days are back; So here we are, with some tips to beat the heat this summer and 5 Best low-calorie drinks to get relief from the heat. Time for some most delicious & refreshing drinks to keep yourself rejuvenated and energetic.  It is very important to keep yourself hydrated in summers.  Whip up these family- and figure-friendly summer beverages for a sweet way to cool down. Light, bright and refreshing, they’re just what you’ll want in your glass when the weather heats up.

The problem is that many of our favourite refreshing summer drinks are loaded with sugar, and that just isn’t what our summer body needs. Though This summer, you can be guilt-free as you tip back a cold one because we’ve come up with  5 Best low-calorie drinks that are not only delicious but low-calorie and nutritious, too.

5 Best low-calorie drinks

1.Watermelon Slushie

Ingredients:

8 cups 1-inch seedless watermelon cubes, frozen

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 jalapeño, halved and seeded

Mint sprigs and watermelon wedge, for garnish

Preparation

Process watermelon, lime juice, honey, and jalapeño in a blender until smooth.  Serve over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and watermelon wedge.

2.Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade

Ingredients

3 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup pomegranate juice (such as POM Wonderful)

2 1/2 cups water

Crushed ice

Preparation

  1. Combine sugar and lemon juice. Stir well to dissolve.
  2. Pour lemon mixture and pomegranate juice into a pitcher, and stir well.
  3. Add 2 1/2 cups water. Pour into 4 (8-ounce) glasses.
  4. Add crushed ice as needed to each glass.

3.PINEAPPLE LEMONADE

PINEAPPLE LEMONADE

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup pineapple juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved; let cool.

In a large pitcher, whisk together simple syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.

Serve over ice.

4.Sparkling Lime-Mint Quencher

 

Sparkling Lime-Mint Quencher

Ingredients

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, more to taste (stevia or agave nectar can be used as an alternative…you may prefer your drink a little sweeter as this recipe is slightly tart)

2 cups sparkling seltzer water (be sure it says Sparkling Seltzer Water and not club soda or tonic water…seltzer water contains only carbonated water)

1 cup ice

Directions

Add the first 3 ingredients to a large glass, stir to combine. Add ice to 2 glasses, equally divide mixture between glasses and top each off with one cup sparkling seltzer water. Add a few half slices of lime to each glass, if desired.

5.Hot Pink Cooler

Hot Pink Cooler

This summer these tips to beat the heat would keep you cool the whole time and you would not consume too much calories too.

Ingredients

1 medium beet, roasted, chilled and peeled (you can always buy whole beets already cooked in a can)

1 cup 100% orange juice (freshly squeezed was used in the photo)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 thumb-size knob fresh ginger

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash beet, remove stem and slice off ends. Rub the beet with a few drops of olive oil, wrap in foil and place on a cookie sheet. Bake approximately 50 minutes or until tender. If making more than one drink, increase the number of beets used. Allow beet to cool at room temperature, refrigerate until chilled. Remove beet from foil and peel.

Add to the blender, beet and ginger root, blend until combined. Add orange and lemon juice, blend until beet is thoroughly blended. Pour over ice and enjoy!

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Posted by Shubhra Sah