Cold Brewed Drinks to Beat the Heat!

Summer is here and everyone just cannot wait to lie around the beach and soak up the sun. However, even though you enjoy such relaxing time, you will find yourself melting from the heat. Luckily, there are a few cold drinks to keep you hydrated and cooled down.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Cold hot chocolate

Everyone loves a cup of nice hot chocolate in the cold winter day. However, this tasty drink can be made to cool you down on a scorching hot summer day as well.

All you have to do is:

  • Chop 3 ounces of the tastiest organic chocolate into pieces, melt it in a saucepan and add 2 teaspoons of a hot chocolate mix. After removing it from the heat, add ½ cup of raw or organic milk and stir until smooth. In your blender, pour a cup of milk and add cooled chocolate mix and a bit of ice. Blend on high speed and enjoy your cold chocolate drink.

Honey Matcha Smoothie

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This delicious refreshing smoothie is a high in protein and nutrients, and it will make the hot summer days much easier to bear.

The recipe is pretty simple:

  • Take 2 spoons of hot water, 1 cup of milk, one banana, tablespoon of local raw honey, 4 ice cubes and a tablespoon of your favorite Mista Matcha grade powder and mix them all in a blender. You can also add vanilla bean extract and vanilla protein powder and make this a refreshing post-workout drink. It will quench your thirst, give you energy and keep the heat away.

 

Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus

Iced tea is probably the most popular drink over the summer. However, instead of relying on the iced tea from the shop, make your own which will not be overloaded with sugar.

The process for making Hibiscus iced tea is simple.

  • Mix together half a cup of local raw honey with four cups of boiling water and eight hibiscus tea bags. If you like the tea a bit stronger, leave the bags to sit in the mix longer, or remove them earlier for a mild taste.

You can also spice this drink up with a cup or two of sparkling water, some mint and strawberries for extra refreshment.

Toasted Coconut Ice Coffee

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Another simple pick-me-up drink for the summer, which will satisfy your thirst for coffee and caffeine but not make you overheat, is this coconut iced coffee.

  • Brew your favorite coffee, pour it over the ice and refrigerate it until it is ready for consuming. At the end, add a little bit of coconut for a delicious surprise. With this delicious cold brew in the morning, you will not have to boil over a cup of coffee, rather you will feel refreshed and ready for another hot day.

 

Mellon Ball Punch

Mellon Ball Punch

If you love melons, this will be the drink of your summer.

  • Stir together in a pitcher 25.4 ounces of organic sparkling white grape juice, one cup of organic lemonade and 2 cups of organic lime flavored soda water and leave it in a fridge to chill. Gather one small watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon and use a melon baller to scoop the flesh of the melons out. After scooping, put the balls on a cookie sheet lined with foil and freeze. Take the pitcher with the juice mix and put the frozen balls into the mix and add some fresh mint, basil leaves and slices of lime.

Serve it cold and you can easily use the rest of the melon balls as additional ice cubes.

As you can see, not all drinks are meant for the winter and you don’t always need alcohol to try and cool you down. You can perfectly enjoy organic and delicious drinks during the hottest days of summer, and enjoy your days at the beach or in your own garden.

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16 thoughts on “Cold Brewed Drinks to Beat the Heat!”

  1. Just what we need during these hot Summer days! I am so delighted that you shared these delectable cold drinks to help us keep hydrated and cooled down with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thanks for stopping by, commenting and I am always happy to be a part of Health Happy Green & Natural blog hop. Happy Summer!

    1. HI Melissa,
      Thanks for stopping by, commenting and hosting Simply Natural Saturdays. Have a healthy happy & blessed weekend.

    1. Hi Beth,
      Yes using melon balls are so colorful and so much more tasty than regular ice-cubes. Thanks for hosting. Have a healthy, happy, & blessed week.

    1. HI Jamie,
      Thanks for pinning, reading my post, commenting and sharing. Have a healthy, happy & blessed weekend! Happy Summer!

  2. Hi there,
    Your blog got my attention and overall looks great, but I noticed there are things like flavored soda water and can’t help question how it can be considered real food.
    If you can clarify how some things that sound processed or unnatural can be considered real food, that would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you and have a wonderful blessed weekend.

    1. Hi Kate,
      Buy organic soda water that comes in many flavors and you can purchase in health foods stores, on line, and even on Amazon. I apologize for not having the word organic in there but I have fixed that now. One brand that comes to mine is IZZE and another is Cascade Ice and I am sure there are quite a few others if your research it. If it is organic it not unnatural and is real food. At my local health food store they have completely natural and organic sodas and flavored waters of all types that are USDA certified organic and I am sure that quite a few chain grocery stores are selling it too. They are of course more expensive than regular flavored water, soda or sparkling water but in my eyes are well worth it since your are correct that regular flavored water is not real food, is unnatural, and processed ingredients.
      Thank you for visiting my blog, commenting, and questioning my error since I had not specified organic flavored water.
      Have a healthy, happy, & blessed weekend. Marla

    1. Hi Janet,
      It always good to learn new things – glad you liked my article. Thanks for stopping by and and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed weekend!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, checking my article, and commenting. These drinks are yummy. Have a healthy happy & blessed day!

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