Healthy Summer Drinks which you’ll fall in Love

Summer is almost here, so we believe those summer drinks will make it funnier. Check out below and find your favorite.

Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey iced tea. Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids that may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, plus help you have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. You can help preserve the flavonoids in iced tea by adding something acidic—like the orange juice in this recipe.

Nutrition profile

Gluten-Free

Low Carbohydrate

Low Fat

Ingredients

¼ cup loose Earl Grey tea, or 12 Earl Grey tea bags

Peel of 1 orange, plus orange wedges for garnish

4 cups boiling water

¾ cup orange juice

¼ cup sugar4 cups cold water

Preparation

Active

10 m

Ready In

2 h 10 m

8 servings

1.Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and orange peel in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.

2.Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and orange peel) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in orange juice and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with orange wedges, if desired.

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

Serving size: about 1 cup

Per serving: 35 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 46 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: ½

Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

For a nonalcoholic version, combine 2½ cups seltzer and 2 cups pomegranate juice.

Nutrition profile

Gluten-Free

Low Carbohydrate

Low Fat

Vegan

Vegetarian

Ingredients

2 cups champagne

1 cup pomegranate juice

1 cup seltzer

½ cup citrus vodka

Lemon twists, for garnish

Preparation

Active

5 m

Ready In

5 m

6 servings

1.Combine champagne, pomegranate juice, seltzer and vodka in a large bowl or pitcher. Serve over ice with a twist of lemon.

Nutrition information

Serving size: ¾ cup

Per serving: 126 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium

Carbohydrate Servings: ½

Exchanges: ½ fruit

Blueberry-Lime Margarita

Frozen limeade adds zing to this stellar blueberry margarita.

Nutrition profile

Gluten-Free

Low Fat

Vegan

Vegetarian

Ingredients

2 cups ice

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup blueberry nectar

¼ cup seltzer

2 tablespoons frozen limeade

1 tablespoon lime juice

3 ounces tequila, optional

1 lime wedge

Coarse salt

Preparation

Active

10 m

Ready In

10 m

2 servings

1.Combine ice, blueberries, blueberry nectar, seltzer, limeade, lime juice and tequila, if using, in a blender and blend until smooth. Rub rim of 2 glasses with lime wedge and dip in salt. Divide the margarita between the prepared glasses and serve.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1 cocktail

Per serving: 125 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 39 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 6 mg sodium; 147 mg potassium

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 fruit

Source: www.eatingwell.com

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