Healthy Summer Drinks

July 22, 2018

Summer parties are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived.


Great news! I’ve got a few delicious and refreshing alternatives for you to try. 


Strawberry lemonade 


Serves 8

2 litres water

8 lemons, squeezed (around 280 ml)

1/2 -3/4 tsp liquid stevia (try NuNaturals)

250g strawberries, sliced  

In a large jug combine water, lemon juice and stevia. Simply stir in sliced strawberries and serve over ice.




Cucumber, mint + lemon fizz


Serves 6

1.5ltr sparkling water

Half a cucumber, sliced

10 mint leaves

1 lemon, sliced

Put all the ingredients in a large jug, chill and serve. 


Sparkling cherries


Serves 2

4tbsp Cherry Active

500ml sparkling water

Add sparkling water to the Cherry Active and serve with ice.


Sparkling lime water


Exactly as it sounds … Sparkling water with a good squeeze of fresh lime juice over ice. Simple and refreshing – and you can guarantee a pub will have the ingredients (but likely you’ll need to remind them about the fresh lime and not cordial). 




Garden Sour


Seedlip Garden (a distilled, non-alcoholic drink*), 50ml 

Cloudy apple juice, 35ml

Lemon Juice, 15ml

Cider vinegar, 5ml  

Sprig of rosemary & thyme 

Seedlip is premium distilled non-alcoholic drink. The price may make you wince (it’s no cheaper than buying alcoholic spirits) but it’s hot news this year and making an appearance in all the top bars… Find it at 


Sparkling kombucha


Kombucha is a healthy alternative to sparkling soft drinks known for being full of naturally occurring vitamins, acids, and beneficial bacteria. Making it is a labour of love. Learn how to make it here  Alternatively, you can buy it ready-made. 


Want to try before you invest your own time in making it? Don’t blame you.

I like Equinox Kombucha.




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