Summer’s here, and who doesn’t love to cool down with an ice-cold soda? The only problem with them is that they aren’t renowned as the world’s healthiest drinks, with the ‘diet’ options sometimes bizarrely being unhealthier.
But you don’t have to worry! We’ve put together 5 fizzy drinks recipes you can make at home, giving you some healthy alternatives to off-the-shelf sodas that will please both your body and your sweet tooth.
Check out the video and the recipes below and refresh yourself the healthy way!
97.25 Calories per glass
With a smooth and silky texture, this watermelon and mint flavoured drink is a delicious, guilt-free drink. As a powerful antioxidant, watermelon has also been linked with a healthy heart, bones, and prostate.
- 5 cups of chopped seedless watermelon
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp grenadine
- 1 ½ lime juice
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 ½ unflavoured sparkling water
- Mint leaves
Hot Summer? Add crushed ice to syrup and blend the drink together with the ice and add the sparkling water to the ice blend.
Even healthier alternative: Leave the sugar out; the grenadine syrup is sweet enough for some people.
48 Calories per glass
Lemonade is wonderfully refreshing in the summer, but with certain brands weighing in at 140 calories per glass, it’s not great for your beach body. Try this healthy lemonade, with ingredients that neutralize the aging process, contain antibacterial properties, benefits the skin, reduces weight, stimulate and promotes digestion and is high in vitamins and antioxidants.
- 1 large lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 packet of sweeteners
- 1 Mint sprig
- 3 blackberries
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Ice (to taste)
Perfect for BBQs and great for adults after a big night!
18.7 Calories per glass
This new recipe for sparkling ice tea is healthy, refreshing and will quench your thirst like no other!
- 2 teabags of your liking (green tea or herbal tea recommended)
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- ¼ sliced cucumber
- 1 bunch of mint leaves
- 1 liter water
- 1 liter seltzer
- Ice cubes
Want to lose weight? Celebrities use this recipe with cayenne pepper and honey to detox their body and lose weight right before a performance.
There you have it! 5 fizzy drinks that are delicious and healthy alternatives that will make you ready for the summer.
Do you know any homemade soda recipes that are simply too delicious to keep to yourself? Share them with us by leaving a comment below!