Finally, the sun is shining, the flowers have bloomed and the birds are chirping. Summer couldn’t be more welcome, especially this year, and with some fun in the sun high on the agenda, what could be better that having a few refreshing beverage ideas up our sleeves for picnics or beach trips?
Gone are the days of taking convenient, easy to transport and often plastic bottled drinks with us on our day out. Now we have the opportunity to be more creative than ever, and most importantly, more sustainable and better for the environment. (1)
With anything from brightly coloured, fun cocktails to healthy fruit water infusions, our recipes catalogue is packed with ideas for your flask on a summer's day. We have put together a few of our favourites for you, check them out:
This is simply delicious. Combining hydrating coconut water, sweet watermelon and nutritious berries, this summer smoothie is perfect for those super warm days as an afternoon treat for the kids.
This non-alcoholic cocktail is such a winner with sweet, hydrating watermelon and refreshing lime. Super healthy (2) and simple to make, we love this drink idea as a way to get some of our 5 fruit and veg.
As far as water infusions go, we think this one has got to be one of the most refreshing. Cucumber permeates the water with its distinctive flavour and mint adds a cooling hit.
Cold brew at it’s best and with the yummy addition of coconut water (3), you can’t go wrong. Slightly sweetened with maple syrup, this brew is a treat and makes great use of the unique filter. Prepare the night before for best results.
For a grown-up treat and with the summery, tropical taste of mangos, this daiquiri is the perfect rum cocktail for those warm summer evenings. Perfect for a BBQ or dinner party!
Provided to us for a recent segment on cycle awareness (4), this granita can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Easy to make and really good for you, this granita has become a firm favourite.
This alcohol free, pina colada inspired smoothie is rich in flavour and high in nutrients. Incorporating pineapple, coconut and banana, it’s sure to get those summer feels vibing.
With a wholesome, almond mylk base, sweet strawberries and a hint of vanilla, this economical and tasty drink is a huge hit with the whole family.
- Madebyfressko.com - Infuser Bottle
- Healthline - Top 9 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon
- purecocobella.com - coconut water
- Madebyfressko.com - menstrual cycle awareness