CareNow® - June 19, 2017

Low-Calorie Summer Drinks

healthy low calorie summer drinks

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cool drink on a hot day. Unfortunately, many summer drinks contain tons of sugar and calories. Instead of buying them, consider making your own at home where you can monitor the amount of sugar and other ingredients that go in it. If you’re looking for some low-calorie summer drinks, we’ve got you covered.

Strawberry Lemonade

With only five ingredients, this low-calorie take on lemonade is sure to please everyone in your family this summer. Strawberries, lemon juice, water, lemon and a small amount of agave are the only ingredients in this strawberry lemonade.

Southern Sweet Tea

Those living in the South know that sweet tea is a summer staple. However, with so much sugar, the calories can add up quickly. We’ve got a healthier take on the classic drink that will keep your kids coming back for more. This recipe calls for water, green tea bags, honey, lemon and fresh mint leaves.

Pineapple Mojito

If you’re looking for a healthy, refreshing and easy-to-prepare summer drink, we’ve got you covered. Pineapple, mint, lime juice, agave, sparkling water and chilled grape juice combine to make the most delicious non-alcoholic pineapple mojito you’ll ever try.

Strawberry Limeade Slush

With swimsuit season here, you can enjoy these slushes guilt free. To make this fruity treat, simply blend fresh strawberries, lime juice, water, ice cubes and a small amount (4 tablespoons to be exact) of sugar.

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