Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There's something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that's just so pleasant. Here's 35 recipes for summer drinks that not only will quench your thirst, they're healthy too!

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer

Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There’s something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that’s just so pleasant.

There are many summer drinks that are not overly healthy. And that’s OK once a while. But today I’d like to share some that are made with healthy ingredients.

These drinks not only quench your thirst, but also provide nourishment.

Even though these summer drink recipes are healthier versions, some contain quite a bit of natural sugar. So, consume wisely.

Slushies

Strawberry Watermelon Slushies @ Live Renewed

Homemade Fruit Slushies @ Thank Your Body

Healthy Fruit Slushies @ Balanced Bites

DIY Soda, Water Kefir, Kombucha

Homemade ‘Soda Pop’ @ Accidentally Green

Honey-Sweetened Ginger Ale Recipe @ Kitchen Stewardship

DIY Healthy Soda (from Water Kefir) @ Simple Life Abundant Life

How to Make Kombucha with Chia @ Nourishing Simplicity

How to Make Water Kefir @ A Delightful Home

Rasberry Ginger Soda @ Nourished Kitchen

Summer drink recipes that are made with healthy ingredients?! These drinks not only quench your thirst, but also provide nourishment.
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Lemonades

Homemade Sugar-Free Lemonade @ Whole New Mom

DIY Lemonade Concentrate @ Simple Life Abundant Life

3 Ingredient Honey-Sweetened Lemonade @ Live Simply

Nutritious Sumac Lemonade @ Learning and Yearning

Bubbly Probiotic Lemonade @ Learning and Yearning

Homemade Electrolyte Drinks

Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink {Honey & Stevia-Sweetened}
@ Kitchen Stewardship

Homemade Lemon Electrolyte Drink @ Nourishing Simplicity

Electrolyte Vanilla Cream “Soda” @ Nourishing Simplicity

Summer drink recipes that are made with healthy ingredients?! These drinks not only quench your thirst, but also provide nourishment.
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Iced Teas

Raspberry Ginger Iced Green Tea @ Richly Rooted

Iced Meadow Tea @ @ Nourishing Simplicity

How to Make Sun Tea with Fresh Herbs @ Frugal Granola

Summer Herbal Infusions @ Keeper of the Home

Blueberry, Mint, and Lime Iced Tea @ Better with Cake

Echinacea, Mint, and Lime Iced Tea @ Better with Cake

Fruit-based drinks

60 Second Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Aqua Fresca @ Live Simply

Easy Orange Julius Breakfast Drink @ Richly Rooted

Orange Strawberry Grape Cooler @ The Greenbacks Gal

Carrot, Pear and Beet Juice @ A Delightful Home

Smoothies

Creamy Nectarine Smoothie @ Nourishing Simplicity

Green Tea Berry Smoothie @ A Delightful Home

Perfect Green Smoothie @ 100 Days of Real Food

Chocolate Almond Butter Super Smoothie @ Better with Cake

Pina Colada Smoothie @ Better with Cake

Tropical Probiotic Smoothie @ Traditional Cooking School

Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee @ Gimme Some Oven

Organic Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino @ Food Babe

Fun Additions

Rose Petal Ice Cubes @ A Delightful Home

Coffee Ice Cubes @ Nourishing Simplicity

Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There's something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that's just so pleasant. Here's 35 recipes for summer drinks that not only will quench your thirst, they're healthy too!

What are your favorite summer drinks to enjoy?