Ah yes, the glorious summer season is here — where the sun shines bright, and the breeze is warm. It's a time when nature turns vibrant green, the sky is a clear rich blue, and the world feels alive. From picnics in the park to lazy beach days, summer calls for delightful and invigorating beverages to keep us cool and hydrated.

While we cherish the joys of chirping spring and its blooming flowers, let's not forget the magic that summer brings. As kids, we relished the simple pleasures of running through sprinklers and indulging in ice cream cones. And now, as adults, we have discovered a new way to embrace the summer season—the art of crafting and enjoying fruity and refreshing drinks.

10 Best Fruity, Natural, And Refreshing Healthy Summer Drink Recipes To Try This Season

So, as the temperature rises and the sun warms our spirits, and the start of summer increases our craving for refreshing and hydrating drinks, sugary soda drinks, cocktails, sweetened iced teas, and juices may be tempting go-tos, but they're not the best choice for your health.

These drinks may seem like the perfect options for those seeking flavorful cold refreshments, however, it's essential to recognize that these beverages can come with significant health concerns. The biggest culprit of their wellness downfall is their high sugar content. These drinks tend to be loaded with added sugars, moreover, they also lack essential nutrients, which makes them empty-calorie choices that offer little to no nutritional value. Additionally, certain beverages may be the opposite of hydration-friendly because some sugary drinks can prevent hydration and result in dehydration.

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It's critical to be conscious of the drawbacks of these alluring options as you work toward a better lifestyle and to think about healthier options that will nourish your body without compromising your well-being.

Of course, it's okay to enjoy sweet beverages as an occasional treat, but it's crucial to be mindful of these choices for your overall health. Choosing healthier can provide hydration and essential nutrients without the drawbacks associated with sugary drinks.

What are some healthy summer drinks that are refreshing and hydrating + easy to make?

Instead of sugar-laden choices, opt for one of our amazing 10 fruity, natural, and refreshing healthy summer drink recipes.

Indulge in the essence of summer with our curated collection of 10 light and yummy drink recipes - these delightful concoctions not only tantalize your taste buds but also provide a nourishing boost for your body. With each sip, you'll experience a symphony of flavors that celebrate the abundance of nature during this vibrant season.

These recipes are a true paradise for your palate, crafted to capture the essence of summer's bounty. We've carefully selected recipes that only use ingredients that not only offer incredible taste but also provide essential nutrition and health benefits. Our selection of healthy summer drinks are a celebration of flavor and nourishment.

Moreover, what sets these refreshing drink concoctions apart is that most of them include tea, which adds a unique touch of flavor and a host of health benefits. Experience the magic of tea-infused creations as you indulge in these tantalizing beverages, from vibrant fruit blends to invigorating herbal infusions, each sip will revitalize and provide summer flavor. Enjoy the delicious taste while also reaping the nourishing rewards that tea has to offer. Numerous studies back the abilities teas have for boosting your immune system, fighting off inflammation, and even potentially reducing your risk of cancer. 

And for those recipes that don't include tea, you'll still find a delightful array of fruity, natural, and refreshing options to quench your thirst and elevate your summer experience and health.

Whether you're lounging poolside, cooling down after a long day, kicking a hot day off with refreshments, or hosting a gathering, these summer drinks are sure to be a hit and there is something for every summer occasion here. Embrace the harmonious combination of flavor and nutrition with our wonderfully curated selection of healthy summer drink recipes. Raise a glass to a season filled with unforgettable sips and get ready to sip, savor, and embrace summer!

10 Refreshing Healthy Summer Drink Recipes



Floats are the ultimate nostalgic and yummy summer treat that brings back fond memories of carefree days and sunny afternoons. With their fizzy and creamy texture, these delights have been enjoyed for generations, so why stop now? Dive into a nostalgic treat with a healthy twist. Our decadent yet refreshing Blueberry Time Machine berry tea float is a fizzy, creamy delight bursting with sweet, zesty flavor.

Crafted with our adaptogenic herbal tea blend and superfood berries, this berry float is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, giving this delightful drink the ability to support immunity, cellular health, cardiovascular well-being, and reduce inflammation. The healthy and tea-licious spin on a classic ice cream float with berries is a flavorful yet vital twist on the old-fashioned cream soda float.

Click here for the recipe: blueberry time machine berry tea float



    Indulge in the ultimate thirst-quencher this summer with our watermelon lemonade iced tea! This keto-friendly and sugar-free recipe is made with fresh watermelons, delivering a crisp and refreshing taste that will keep you hydrated and energized without the sugar spikes.

    Unlike typical lemonades packed with artificial colors and sweeteners, our watermelon lemonade iced tea is naturally sweet and bursting with flavor. The combination of sour fruitiness and sweetness creates a delightful pink drink that is both refreshing and delicious. Our Wise Ape adaptogenic tea blend, Lemon Vibration, adds an extra layer of flavor and healthy goodness to this recipe. And to make this summer beverage even more extraordinary, we serve it in a hollowed-out watermelon, creating a visually stunning presentation.

    Click here for the recipe: watermelon lemon vibration lemonade

    3. Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler

    Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler

      Elevate your summer beverage game with the Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler. This captivating drink combines the vibrant flavors of hibiscus-infused tea with a fizzy twist, creating a refreshing and effervescent treat. The floral notes of hibiscus blend beautifully with the crispness of the iced tea, while the sparkling water adds a delightful effervescence. Sip on this sparkling sensation and let the floral and tangy flavors dance on your palate. Perfect for gatherings or a relaxing afternoon, this hibiscus iced tea sparkler recipe from DietHood will keep you cool and refreshed throughout the summer season.

      Click here for the recipe: hibiscus iced tea sparkler



        Indulge in the perfect chocolatey summer beverage with our refreshing Pau D' Arco iced hot chocolate. While hot chocolate is often associated with colder months, this unique twist brings the beloved beverage into the realm of summer refreshments.

        This intriguing beverage combines the richness of hot chocolate with the invigorating qualities of pau d'arco and warm tropical essence from our Coconut Warrior tea blend, resulting in a flavorful and revitalizing treat. With each sip of this Pau D' Arco iced hot chocolate, you'll not only be treating yourself to a luxurious summer indulgence, but also nourishing your body with immune-boosting antioxidants and natural defenses. Served over ice, this iced hot chocolate is a deliciously creamy and decadent way to beat the summer heat.

        Click here for the recipe: pau d' arco iced hot chocolate


        BLUEBERRY ICED HIBISCUS GREEN TEAursting with delicious flavor and packed with rich nutritional benefits, this iced tea will leave you feeling rejuvenated and thriving. This refreshing blueberry iced hibiscus green tea is a sweet and fruity beverage made without additives and calories. With its sweet mild blueberry finish, our blueberry iced hibiscus green tea recipe is a delightful and tart summer drink option that will quench your thirst.

        Sip on this cooling beverage and let the fruity and floral medley transport you to sun-kissed summer days. With every sip, you'll experience a delightful burst of freshness and the health-boosting properties of green tea.

        Click here for the recipe: blueberry iced hibiscus green tea

        6. Simple Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemonade

        Simple Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemonade

          Indulge in the pure and refreshing flavors of this simple sugar-free strawberry lemonade recipe by Jamie Oliver. Made with ripe strawberries and zesty lemons, this delightful beverage is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. What sets this recipe apart is its sugar-free nature, allowing you to enjoy the natural sweetness of the strawberries without any added guilt. Sip on this cool and invigorating drink on a hot summer day and let the vibrant flavors of strawberries and lemons dance on your taste buds.

          With each sip, you'll be reminded of the simple joys of summer while staying mindful of your sugar intake. Get ready to quench your thirst and enjoy a guilt-free indulgence with this delicious recipe.

          Click here for the recipe: simple sugar-free strawberry lemonade



            A creamy combination of ginger-flavored sugar-free soda, sleep-wise Orange Dreamsicle tea, and Halo Top vanilla ice cream takes you back to carefree childhood days. This Orange Dreamsicle float is a delightful twist on a classic treat, perfect for beating the summer heat. Indulge in this refreshing and nostalgic float and let the creamy and citrusy notes transport you to a place of pure joy.

            Not only does this float taste absolutely divine, but it also incorporates adaptogenic herbs that can help reduce anxiety, balance stress levels, and contribute to a restorative night of sleep. Indulge in the harmonious blend of flavors as you sip on the cold-brewed Orange Dreamsicle tea, creamy healthier vanilla ice creams, and the fizzy ginger-flavored Zevia root beer. The combination of citrus and cream creates a delightful and creamy sensation that will transport you to a state of pure relaxation on a hot summer night.

            Click here for the recipe: orange dreamsicle float

            8. Hazelnut Banana Chocolate Smoothie

            Hazelnut Banana Chocolate Smoothie

            Experience summer indulgence with a healthier twist with this hazelnut banana chocolate smoothie by WatchWhatUEat. This velvety concoction combines the richness of chocolate, the nutty essence of hazelnuts, and the natural sweetness of ripe bananas. Indulge your taste buds in the delightful fusion of flavors, while knowing that you're nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. This creamy and luscious smoothie is a guilt-free alternative to a milkshake, providing a refreshing and nutrient-packed treat for those warm summer days.

            Click here for the recipe: hazelnut banana chocolate smoothie

            9. COCONUT KEY LIME ICED


              Savor tropical summer memories with coconut key lime iced tea. As cravings for cool and refreshing drinks persist, this low-carb and naturally sweetened brew is the perfect solution. The combination of the bright and tropical flavors of coconut and lime will transport you to an island paradise in just one sip.

              But this iced tea is not only a delicious cooling beverage; it also offers a range of health benefits. Our Coconut Warrior tea blend, with its blend of adaptogenic herbs, including coconut and turmeric, works to reduce inflammation and support your overall well-being. Additionally, the inclusion of apple cider vinegar provides gut health benefits, while lime juice brings a boost of vitamin C and antioxidants. With the added benefits of cinnamon for its anti-bacterial properties and stevia as a natural sweetener, this coconut key lime iced tea is a powerful and refreshing way to stay hydrated during the hot summer days.

              Click here for the recipe: coconut key lime iced

              10. Healthy Pink Drink Strawberry Refresher

              healthy pink drink

              Quench your thirst with this healthy pink drink strawberry refresher, a vibrant and nutritious summer beverage. A delightful alternative to Starbucks' pink drink and bursting with fruity flavor and wholesome goodness. Made with freeze-dried strawberries, coconut milk, and sparking water, it's a guilt-free indulgence that will keep you hydrated and satisfied. Savor the bright pink hue and enjoy the invigorating taste of summer in every sip.

              Click here for the recipe: healthy pink drink strawberry refresher

              Enjoy Healthy and Natural Summer Drinks

              Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst with our fantastic healthy and delectable refreshing summer drink recipe roundup featuring a variety of natural summer drinks for every mood and summer vibe. From fruity floats to zesty lemonades, this collection has something for everyone.

              This roundup is not only a celebration of summer flavors but also health. Each recipe is carefully selected with your summer wellness in mind, providing refreshing nourishment.

              From the invigorating flavors of the watermelon lemonade iced tea to the revitalizing blueberry iced hibiscus green tea, these drinks are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to support your overall well-being. Say goodbye to sugary beverages and opt for these healthy alternatives that will quench your thirst without compromising on taste.

              Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard gathering, our drink recipes ensure that you stay hydrated, refreshed, and nourished throughout the summer months.

              What're you waiting for? Whip up some of these delicious and healthy summer drink recipes. And if you want to try some of the fun and bold tea flavors from these recipes? Explore our collection of unique teas, packed with powerful adaptogens and carefully selected ingredients that offer both amazing flavors and nutritional perks. Here at Wise Ape Tea, we combine premium tea with adaptogenic herbs, crafted to create bright, flavorful organic wellness-driven tea combos. This is the evolution of tea. Happy Summer!

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              This informative article is written, by Sophia McKenzie. Sophia is head content creator and writer, for several premium websites, where her expertise lies in health, nutrition, and wellness. Her content focuses on providing and sharing doable solutions to help people truly thrive and live their happiest, healthiest, fulfilled lives.