Summer’s right around the corner and we need all the healthy drinks, am I right? Let me help you get started with these delicious paleo drinks to keep you refreshed and nourished!
With summer almost upon us, there’s only one thing on most people’s minds: cooling off! Of course, there are many ways to do that, swimming, sitting under a fan, eating a popsicle or some ice cream, sticking your head in the freezer…
Or you could try one of these delicious paleo drinks I’ve rounded up for you from some of my favorite real-food bloggers!
Delicious Nourishing Paleo Drinks.
Being paleo, they’re all free from any dairy and refined sugar. Note on the sugar though, there is a section of fermented drinks that will contain sugars in their unfermented forms. But don’t worry, fermenting eats most, if not all, of the sugar in the drinks, so they’re safe!
If you’re on something more like the GAPS diet and would like to stay as far away from sugar as possible, feel free to leave the fermented section behind (though you should probably try the Beet Kvass), and move on to the others! They’re all either sweetened with honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
Iced Raspberry Leaf Chia Tea from Raia’s Recipes
Hibiscus Strawberry Iced Tea Cooler – Hibiscus strawberry iced tea cooler from Recipes to Nourish is the perfect drink for rehydrating during the warmer months. It’s full of flavor, slightly tart and not too sweet. This naturally sweetened, mouthwatering iced tea cooler will have you reaching for a second glass.
Iced Raspberry Leaf Chia Tea – Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this deliciously naturally sweetened iced raspberry leaf chia tea from Raia’s Recipes is a wonderful alternative to sugar-filled summer drinks.
Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea – This sweet, tart tea from Tessa Domestic Diva is a beautiful drink to refresh on any hot day!! Traditional to México, this real food version uses either honey, low carb sweeteners, or organic sugar as you choose!
Stevia-Sweetened Arnold Palmer – If you’re a Southerner like me — and can’t decide whether you’d rather have iced lemonade or sweet tea — this keto Arnold Palmer iced tea is the best of both worlds! Sweetened only with stevia, this refreshing drink from All the Nourishing Things cools you down without the added sugar or carbs!
Real Food Thai Iced Tea – This real food Thai iced tea recipe from Recipes to Nourish is so delicious and super easy to make. It has two options too – traditional black tea or caffeine free + immune-boosting.
Sugar-Free Lemonade from Whole New Mom
Lemonades & Limeades
Fizzy Ginger Lemonade – During a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade. Relax and recharge with this delicious, health-infused paleo and low carb-friendly fizzy ginger lemonade from Raia’s Recipes.
Strawberry Cucumber Lemon Water – Strawberry cucumber lemon water from Recipes to Nourish is so refreshing on a hot day! Change up your plain water routine with this hydrating, flavorful, infused water. It’s perfect for sipping on all day plus it’s sugar-free, low carb, Keto and Whole30® friendly.
Hibiscus Lemonade – Hibiscus is perfect to add to lemonade because it is already sour and it adds a beautiful deep, red color that makes this hibiscus lemonade from Delicious Obsessions it a fun treat.
Stevia-Sweetened Mint Lemonade – Treat yourself to a delicious, healthier, stevia-sweetened mint lemonade from Recipes to Nourish! This refreshing, 4-ingredient drink is the perfect afternoon beverage or drink for BBQ’s, potlucks and summertime.
Red Raspberry Rhubarb Limeade – This raspberry rhubarb limeade recipe from Delicious Obsessions hits the spot. The tartness of the rhubarb and lime is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of fresh raspberries.
Easy Healthy Strawberry Lemonade – This healthy easy strawberry lemonade from Whole New Mom is the perfect thing for summer days or all year round. So easy, even kids can make it–no heating and no straining!
DIY Electrolyte Drink – Summer heat got you down? Need to replenish after a workout, sickness, or even labor? This easy and delicious DIY natural electrolyte drink from Natural Fertility & Wellness is just what you need.
Simple Fermented Lemonade – Bring that classic summertime drink up a few notches with a big probiotic boost from this simple fermented lemonade from Raising Generation Nourished! Refreshing *and* nourishing all in one!
Blueberry Elderberry Water Kefir from Raia’s Recipes
Raspberry Beet Kvass – This raspberry beet kvass from Eat Beautiful is easy to make, high in nutrition from the “super-food” beets and full of probiotics. Suitable for most real-food, ancestral diets, beet kvass is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, GAPS, AIP, Whole30 and even keto & low carb.
Elderberry Kefir – Elderberry kefir from Raia’s Recipes is a healthy healing probiotic drink packed with probiotics and the immune boosting vitamins of elderberries. Since it’s made with water kefir, it’s paleo and vegan, too! (I like these kefir grains.)
Ginger & Turmeric Kombucha – Incorporate the detoxifying, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties of these rhizomes by adding them to a second ferment of your kombucha! This anti-inflammatory and gut-healing ginger and turmeric kombucha from All the Nourishing Things is an easy second ferment that adds probiotics and pain-relieving benefits to your diet! (here’s a kombucha scoby kit)
Blueberry Elderberry Water Kefir – Refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this blueberry elderberry water kefir from Raia’s Recipes is a delicious drink! Naturally paleo and gluten-free, and safe for vegan and full GAPS diets, too!
Spiced Apple Kombucha – Kombucha has long been touted as a probiotic-rich, healthy alternative to soda or sweet tea, and pairing it with apples and spices in this spiced apple kombucha from Intoxicated on Life packs the perfect fall-flavored punch!
Mixed Berry Switchel from Raia’s Recipes
Sodas & Switchels.
Mixed Berry Switchel – When you’re needing a cold refreshing drink this summer reach for this easy, anti-inflammatory mixed berry switchel from Raia’s Recipes! It’s paleo, GAPS-friendly, and refined sugar-free.
Watermelon Coconut Cream Soda – A refreshing glass of watermelon coconut cream “soda” from The Fit Fork is a smart solution when the kids start begging for a sweet carbonated drink — or you are looking for a sparkling mocktail to sip poolside. Easy to make, Paleo-friendly, no sugar added!
Fermented Strawberry Soda – The perfect summer drink for those fresh, ripe strawberries! This fermented strawberry soda from Raising Generation Nourished is crisp & bubbly, strawberry sweet, and filled with nourishing, gut friendly probiotics!
Lavender Blueberry Switchel – Lavender blueberry switchel from Eat Beautiful is the perfect hydrating beverage for summer time, or after physical exertion. It’s SO refreshing, and it’s delicious: The combination of rich berries, flowery herbs, spicy ginger and a few other super foods will have you making this quick treat often this sunny season. This switchel is perfect for Paleo, GAPS and AIP diets.
Easy Fermented Raspberry Soda – Fermented raspberry soda from Recipes to Nourish is so easy to make, tart, refreshing, delicious and probiotic-rich. Bring back the ancient tradition of fermenting and give this slightly fizzy, healthy drink a try today.
Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca from Delicious Obsessions
Punches & Mocktails.
Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca – Cucumber lime agua fresca from Delicious Obsessions might seem odd to some, but it’s so amazingly good! Crisp, clean, slightly sweet, and so refreshing. Plus it’s the perfect healthy drink to replace sugary drinks, sodas, and sports drinks.
“Beet the Heat” Slushy Virgin Margarita – A delicious twist on a classic cocktail, this beet, blood orange, and lime slushy virgin margarita from Just Beet It is alcohol-free and filled with healthy fresh juices. Grab your blender and round up your kiddos because this delightful drink is completely family friendly.
Hibiscus Punch – Do your kids enjoy fruit punch but you cringe at the additives and food coloring agents? This 2-ingredient hibiscus punch from Prepare & Nourish is simple enough to make with under 10 minutes from start to finish (not counting the brewing time).
Plum Nectar – Incredibly sweet plums cooked down to nectar consistency and mildly sweetened with natural maple syrup makes this plum nectar from Simple Pure Beauty the drink of choice during a hot summer’s day.
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Ginger Mocktail – If you really want to turn up the real food quotient on this drink, make it with kombucha for an added probiotic punch! Not only will you be avoiding potential leaky gut by avoiding the alcohol, but you will be adding some good bacteria in. This mocktail from Delicious Obsessions is a win-win!
Herbal Summer Sangria – Summer heat has everyone craving refreshing, delicious drinks. This non-alcoholic herbal summer sangria from Recipes to Nourish is a fun twist on the original. The best part is everyone can enjoy this, even kids! It’s perfect served at summer parties, BBQ’s, potlucks, holiday celebrations or simply just to have in the fridge as a hydrating drink throughout the week.
Virgin Banana Daiquiri – Your frosty tropical cocktail favorite made without the alcohol and right in a blender with just 3 real ingredients! Virgin banana daiquiris from Strength & Sunshine are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. You – and even the kids – can enjoy this healthy recipe!
Can’t Be Beet Sangria Mocktail – This festive beet, citrus, and ginger sangria mocktail from Just Beet It is refreshingly delicious with beet juice, ginger beer (despite the name, it is non-alcoholic), fresh-squeezed orange juice, a dash of lime, and heaps of fruit.
Watermelon Peach Mocktail – This 3-ingredient, Whole30 watermelon peach mocktail from I Heart Umami is the perfect healthy compliant drinks with no added sugar. This gorgeous pink drink watermelon slush infused with sparkling water will keep thirsty at bay and is the perfect Whole30 drink!
Paleo Whipped Coffee with Espresso from Raia’s Recipes
Coffees & Chocolates.
Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate – Whether it’s January or May, if you’re a chocolate lover it’s never the wrong time to whip of a batch of this delicious paleo and GAPS-friendly frozen Mexican hot chocolate from Raia’s Recipes!
Dalgona Mushroom Coffee – Enjoy delicious and creamy coffee whip made with truly energizing mushroom powders! Spoon atop your choice of iced milk. This dalgona mushroom coffee from Eat Beautiful can be made with coffee or decaf coffee and mushroom powder, or completely herbal.
Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate – Frozen hot chocolate from Recipes to Nourish is a super fun treat on a hot summer day. Icy cold, chocolaty, creamy goodness mixed with healthy, whole food ingredients, topped with rich chocolate fudge sauce and homemade marshmallows is sure to please.
Whipped Coffee with Espresso – Fill your cup with this easy and delicious whipped coffee from Raia’s Recipes – no instant coffee required! That’s right, you can make this whipped coffee with espresso or strongly brewed coffee. And since it’s sweetened with honey instead of refined sugar, this whipped coffee is a nourishing treat!
Iced Coconut Matcha Latte – Need a healthy and delicious coffee alternative? Give this iced coconut matcha latte from Intoxicated on Life a try! It’s packed with nutrition and ready to give you a gentle energy boost.
Tapioca Floats – Aren’t these tapioca floats from Eat Beautiful pretty? They’re festive and creative for summer. It’s kind of like bubble tea, so you could pour lightly sweetened herbal tea over it, garnish with herbs from your garden, or have it in espresso or coffee!