After a long day, there’s truly nothing more rewarding than sipping on a tall cold beverage and enjoying it on the patio. But in case you’re craving something new to quench your thirst, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite refreshments — after all, it is summer and there’s no better way to beat the heat. From Indian mango lassi to easy-to-make strawberry lemonade, scroll through these recipes to find one (or a few) that’ll help you stay cool.
Nothin’ quenches that summer thirst like a tall cold glass of lemonade. If you’re looking to give this summer-favourite a little twist, add strawberries into the mix for additional sweetness and colour.
This pink smoothie may look super sweet, but it’s actually jam packed with a variety of flavours. With the distinctive notes of coconut oil, the tartness of grapefruit, the sweetness of red apples, the pepperiness of celery and a ginger zing, it’s the ideal afternoon pick-me-up.
This rosewater-infused drink is a Lebanese staple. Not only is it super light and refreshing, but it also pairs beautifully with grilled halloumi. Perfect for backyard BBQs.
The signature sweetness of this classic Thai beverage comes from the ground cardamom and rich condensed milk. Best served chilled and poured over lots of ice.
There’s truly no better way to start your morning than with a fresh glass of OJ. What makes this one special is the additional flavours of carrots, mint and pomegranate seeds.
You’d be surprised by what a big difference a little maple water can make. Add a cup of it to your smoothie mixture for additional freshness and of course, the sweet, very subtle hint of maple.
Made with delicious mango chunks, milk, yogurt, honey and other sweet spices, it’s no wonder this classic Indian beverage is loved by all. Mango lassi pairs perfectly with spicy food, but of course, can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Watermelon has always been synonymous with the summertime. Delicious, hydrating, and uber refreshing, it only makes sense to enjoy the fruit in delectable drink form too. Feed your juicer with watermelon rind, cucumber, spinach, lime, celery, a few basil leaves and voila!
Inspired by the classic tropical cocktail, this smoothie is made with a blend of pineapple chunks, coconut flakes, coconut milk and bananas. Add veggie protein for a perfect post-workout treat.
In addition to the sweet flavours of pear and the pungency of ginger, this light beverage is blended with veggies and the refreshing punch of mint leaves.
There are tons of reasons why you should incorporate kefir into your diet and this season is the perfect time to start. An excellent source of nutrients, the yogurt-y texture of kefir is what gives this kiwi and grape smoothie its rich and creamy consistency.