Healthy Summer Drinks

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These drinks (along with our new fav Fruit Water) embody the California lifestyle–they’re healthy and bright, flavorful and refreshing.  Oh, and easy to make. Serve them to your girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon or as a non-alcoholic signature drink at your next BBQ. Kids will love these sweet, yet sophisticated summer sippers.

 

Kale Lemonade

Kale Lemonade
Makes 2 generous servings

3 cups cleaned and chopped kale
5 cups cold lemonade

Puree equal parts kale and lemonade until emulsified. Strain for a smooth beverage or drink as is if you like the green pulpy goodness like we do.

 

Watermelon Fizz

Watermelon Fizz
Makes 1 large pitcher

5 cups fresh watermelon, roughly chopped
3 cups fresh limeade, plus more to taste
1 cup sparkling water

Puree the watermelon in a blender.  Strain juice through a sieve to remove any pulp.  This will keep your drink from separating in the glass or pitcher.  Mix in limeade, adding more to taste if necessary.   Pour into your favorite pitcher and chill.  Add sparkling water just before serving.  Watermelon and limeade mixture will keep in fridge 2-3 days before adding sparkling water.

 

Ginger-Ade

Ginger-Ade
Serves 2

1 cups limeade, divided
2 12-ounce bottle ginger brew (sometimes called ginger beer), chilled
1 fresh lime
2 pieces thinly sliced ginger

Divide the limeade among two tall glasses.  Add 1 bottle ginger brew to each glass and a squirt of fresh lime.  Garnish with more fresh lime and a thin slice of ginger.

 

The last two would be fantastic with a shot of tequila or rum, just saying…

 

xo,

Us

4 Comments on Healthy Summer Drinks

  1. Halie
    June 9, 2011 at 10:08 am (9 years ago)

    Last night I had a dream about your fruit water. That’s weird, right?

  2. emily @ the happy home
    June 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm (9 years ago)

    i am clearly not giving kale its proper chance. must purchase some and make that frothy and otherwise stunning drink.

  3. Lydia
    June 10, 2011 at 6:02 am (9 years ago)

    nope that is sweet Halie. Everyone must try the kale lemonade green is the new pink… lemonade. xo, LEH

  4. nicole
    June 10, 2011 at 11:05 am (9 years ago)

    perfect summer concoctions for baby mamas! xo

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