Stay Cool with these Fun Sugar-free Summertime Drinks
Now that the heat has arrived, and summer time fun along with it, we thought we’d put together a fun collection of fresh and cool beverages you can use to stay cool on even the hottest summer days. All of these drink ideas and recipes are perfect for low carb dieters since they will contain very little sugar and many are even completely sugar-free.
We’ve included a wide range of drink styles to choose from, including some light and fresh flavoured water beverages, as well as sweet and fizzy concoctions the kids will go nuts for, and a couple of deliciously smooth blended drinks that you’ll just love on those hot, sunny days. Plus, we’ve thrown in a couple of suggestions for some hip alcoholic drinks that you may enjoy while sitting on your deck or dock, enjoying the warm summer breezes. Now, since the sun is up and the daylight won’t last forever, let’s check out this list!
What list of summer drinks would be complete without a fresh lemonade recipe? We’re starting out in true summer style with this fantastic version of lemonade that is naturally sweetened with Stevia and contains no added sugars. The best lemonades are made from scratch, using fresh squeezed lemons and pure, clean water. For an even cooler version of this drink, blend this recipe with ice and make the best tasting frozen lemonade you’ve ever had. Another way to switch things up is to add a shot of vodka, and you’ve got your very own hard lemonade that works great for backyard barbecues with friends.
It’s no secret that the healthiest drink you can choose when you’re thirsty is clean, fresh water. That’s all well and good, of course, but sometimes you just need a bit more flavour, which is why infused water beverages are becoming more and more popular. They’re easy to make and are extremely refreshing with just a light amount of flavouring, making them the perfect drink to help you cool down after some hard work in the gardens, or even if you’re just lounging by the pool. This recipe for cucumber-mint infused water is the very definition of light and refreshing, and we’re sure you’ll love it.
For several years now, Matcha has been gaining popularity around the world for its fantastic health benefits. Matcha powder is loaded with antioxidants, helps aid in boosting metabolism, and has detoxifying effects, just to name a few. It’s fantastic as a way to add these benefits to a wide variety of drinks, and it’s what makes this particular latte so perfect for low carb dieters looking for a tasty and healthy summer drink. Blended with coconut oil, vanilla bean, and cashew milk, this is an easy drink to make and it’s just packed with health benefits.
This one’s for the kids, but we’ll also admit that we definitely still enjoy the fresh taste of this drink no matter how old we get. You’ll be amazed at how much great taste you get out of just three simple ingredients and the short time it takes to mix up a batch of this fruity drink. The clever blend of fruity teas and flavoured stevia sweeteners is truly unique, and also allows you to easily customize it to your personal tastes or whatever your kids might prefer. Just be sure to make lots of it because this stuff goes fast!
For the fitness buffs among us, it can get pretty tiresome choosing between plain old water and sports drinks that are loaded with sugar, but this creation is the perfect alternative for post-workout hydration. This keto electrolyte beverage is lightly flavoured with sea salt, aloe vera juice, and lemon juice so it’s a bit tart and very easy to drink. It quickly replenishes your body with electrolytes, and gets you refreshed fast.
Well, now it’s a party! What drink goes better with a hot summer patio than a tasty, fresh margarita? The only problem is that traditional margarita recipes can have lots of sugar in them, but not this version. This recipe is totally sugar free and tastes amazing, especially when the sun is beating down and the pool is open for the season. For a slightly different taste experience, try making one batch with a gold tequila and a different batch with silver tequila. Each type of tequila has unique flavours, and you’ll notice a subtle difference in the taste of your margaritas. For a fast and easy margarita alternative, check out Baja Bob’s Sugar Free Margarita Mix to make a great margarita in a snap.
Just like lemonade, iced tea is the kind of drink that’s just synonymous with summer time and hot days. This recipe adds some extra fruity flavours to the classic taste of iced tea and sweetens the blend naturally with stevia. This drink is great to make in big batches and keep in the fridge, so you can fill up your tumbler or travel mug with a refreshing treat on your next summer road trip.
For those of us who like something fun and fizzy to sip on during those hot and humid days of summer, Zevia makes a wide variety of carbonated sugar-free sodas. Choose from classic soda flavours like root beer, ginger ale, and grape, or try something new with taste sensations like black cherry, cucumber lemon, and mandarin orange. Check out the full range of Zevia sugar-free diet sodas here at The Low Carb Grocery.
Once the warmth of the summer descends this season, you’ll be prepared to beat the heat with this fun collection of refreshing summer drinks. Whether you like something light and fresh, or sweet and sassy, this list has something for everyone. We recommend you use this selection of drink ideas as inspiration for your next backyard barbecue or pool party and wow your guests with some unique and interesting healthy drink choices that taste great. Stay cool!