17 Healthy Drinks for Summer (Non-alcoholic Recipes)

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Summer is so hot and with our busy schedules, it’s important that we stay hydrated to remain healthy. To help with that, enjoy some healthy drinks for summer days that are refreshing and good for you.

When it comes to making your own healthy summer drink recipes, you want to go with fresh, natural ingredients and drink recipes that don’t contain a lot of added sugar.

While plain water is the healthiest option for hydration, sometimes you want to mix it up during the summer with mocktails, healthy iced teas, or fruit juices. Really just anything cold and refreshing, right?

These healthy homemade summer drinks are flavorful and use no added sugar. They’re naturally sweetened by the fruits and ingredients already used in the recipe and will give you that flavorful refreshing taste.

And if you are trying to get the kids (and yourself!) to drink something besides soda, these drink recipes can help!

You’ll find a complete assortment of healthy summer drinks that are:

  1. clean eating friendly
  2. great for kids and adults too
  3. fairly easy to make with common ingredients
  4. healthy options for Summer parties, family gatherings, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July!

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Why You’ll Love These Healthy Summer Drink Recipes

  • Made with real fruit – it tastes better and gives you added nutrition. Check out my clean eating grocery list for more ideas on fruits that you can use to make healthy drinks.
  • No added sugar – seriously cutting the sugar in drinks is an easy way to boost your health, so these drinks are all sweetened naturally.
  • Non-alcoholic – which makes them great for sipping all day and good for sharing with kids too.
  • Great for parties – I love to mix up a big batch of these healthy drinks for Summer holiday parties and backyard barbeques.
  • Great drink options to add to your Stanley or favorite Tumbler – Mama needs a drink sometimes… and one that you can feel good about. Mom life is just better when you have a good healthy drink.

What You’ll Need to Make Homemade Summer Drinks

Here’s a list of ingredients that you can use to make these Summer drinks:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • ginger
  • mint
  • coconut water
  • papaya
  • cantaloupe
  • lime
  • celery
  • carrot
  • apple
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • passionfruit
  • grapefruit
  • lemon

And you’re going to need a good tumbler!

Favorite Healthy Drinks for Summer

This is my handpicked list of the BEST refreshing Summer drink recipes out there!

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1- Watermelon and Ginger Summer Drink

Watermelon ginger cooler creates a delicious healthy drink that you can enjoy on a hot summer day. Add a hint of lime, rosemary, or basil as a garnish if you’d like.

2- Watermelon Electrolyte Drink

Need to rehydrate quickly? With just 3 ingredients and super easy to make you’ll love this DIY Watermelon Sports Drink. It’s refreshing and perfectly sweetened with maple syrup or honey.

3- Celery Apple and Carrot Juice

Packed full of vitamins and healthy ingredients, this apple, celery, and carrot juice is an easy-to-make drink that’s great for the height of summer. The sweetness comes from the apple, so no extra sugar is added.

4- Cantaloupe Lime Agua Fresca

An Agua fresca is always enjoyable during the summer because of its fruity refreshing flavor. This cantaloupe and lime aqua fresca is a healthy delicious drink that’s super easy to make and perfect for sunny days.

5- Fresh Strawberry Infused Water

Nothing beats enjoying a fresh fruit-flavored sip of strawberry water during the heat of summer! For this flavorful drink, all you need is strawberries, water, and some ice cubes.

6- Passion Fruit Drink

Here’s a healthy summer drink that you can enjoy while entertaining or having friends over. This passion fruit mocktail is refreshing and has a light sweet taste to it. And it looks extra fancy even though it’s easy to make!

7- Green Grape Juice

Who would have thought you could make a drink from grapes? It’s amazingly thirst-quenching. You get the sweetness from the grapes while the mint adds a refreshingly unique flavour with this green grape juice. Grated ginger is added to give it a bit of a kick.

8- Pineapple Ginger Cucumber Lemon Water

If you’re looking for a healthy summer drink that’s light and fresh, check out this pineapple ginger cucumber lemon water. It’s a blend that will quench your thirst and offer hydration.

9- Watermelon Raspberry Juice

Three ingredients and a blender are all you need to make this healthy unique drink recipe for summer. The fruity juice blends the flavors of watermelon, raspberries, and lime juice.

10- Iced Rooibos Tea

Rooibos iced tea is full of health benefits and it’s rich in antioxidants and caffeine free. Add a cinnamon stick and some orange flavor to it and you have a healthy drink for summer that you can serve over ice.

11 – Zucchini and Apple Juice

Zucchini and Apple Juice is a refreshing and flavorful drink for summer, the combination of apples, fresh mint leaves, and zucchini creates a unique blend of flavors. Add a piece of fresh ginger to the drink for even more flavor.

12 – Cucumber Grapefruit Water

Another easy to make three-ingredient recipe that gives you a refreshing and flavorful summer drink that’s healthy and delicious. Cucumber slices, ruby red grapefruit, and water are all you need for this cucumber grapefruit water.

13 – Easy Papaya Agua Fresca

If you love the flavor of papaya during the summer season, you’ll love this flavorful summer Mexican drink. The papaya blends well with the orange juice to make a hydrating summer drink of papaya agua fresca.

14 – Green Blender Juice

Green blender juice is healthy and delicious. The sweetness comes from the fresh fruits and the added veggies will give you quite the boost. I love this easy homemade juice because you don’t even need a juicer!

15 – Passion Tea Lemonade

Lemonade is the poster child of a perfect summer drink, but it’s usually filled with lots of sugar to sweeten it up. Thankfully, this flavorful passion tea lemonade is delicious and doesn’t have any added sugar to it. This is definitely one you’ll want to save!

16 – Tropical Carrot Juice

Made with carrots, pineapple, oranges, and lemon, this is the ultimate refreshing carrot juice you can enjoy during the summer months. You’ll love the sweet but tangy juice made with seasonal fruits.

17 – Blueberry Lime Mint Water

This blueberry lime infused water drink is perfect for the summer heat, this drink combines lime, blueberries, and a sprig of mint to enhance the water for a tropical vibe that’s easy to make every day.

More Summer Recipes

Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes – easy family dinner ideas that won’t heat up the house

7 Gallon Ice Tea Recipes for Summer – yummy iced tea recipes using real fruit and low sugar

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