Make-it-Yourself :: Cool, Soothing Drinks to Beat the Heat

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Creamy Iced Green Tea from my friend Kimi, at The Nourishing Gourmet-- sooo good!

I love nothing better than a cold, frothy drink on a hot summer afternoon.

Unfortunately, most store-bought drinks are made with questionable ingredients, too much sugar, and are just plain old expensive.

So I make my own. And they are oh-so-good!

Here are a few of my favorites this summer:

Creamy Iced Jasmine Green Tea

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Carob Delight (I also make this chocolatey-banana smoothie using cacao or cocoa powder, and sometimes with raw milk instead of the seed milk base)

Blender Mocha Recipe

Thai Rooibos Iced Tea

What nourishing and frugal drinks do you make when it’s hot outside?


  1. One of the easiest frugal drinks I make is “fruity water.” Just toss some sliced up fruit into a pitcher of water. As it sits, the flavors are absorbed by the water and add a nice fresh taste. I like to add strawberries and kiwi. Lemon is also an old stand-by.
    .-= Stacy @ Delighting in the Days´s last blog ..Kiss Vapo Rub Goodbye – DIY Chest Rub =-.

  2. Emma says:

    I like to make kefir ginger ale.

    2T whole sugar (eg. jaggery)
    1.5c filtered water
    3T water kefir grains
    1 lemon sliced in half
    1T grated ginger

    Chuck it all in a jar for 24-48 hours, then strain, refrigerate and serve. Delicious!

  3. CarmenV says:

    My children just made some Ginger Beer, can’t wait to try it. It takes about 10 days to make. Maybe we’ll try it tomorrow… if they let me. They will post about it soon.

    I love cold ginger tea with lemon. Very easy to make, let sliced ginger pieces simmer in simmering water for about 20 minutes. Once its cool, place in refrigerator. Add lemon to your glass of ginger tea.
    .-= CarmenV´s last blog ..GIVEWAY What the Bible Says About Healthy Living Cookbook =-.

    • Stephanie @ Saving Naturally says:

      @CarmenV, Ginger seems to be the theme with other’s summer drink ideas! Now I want to make some… :)

      I have also been making simple iced herb teas, with just a touch of lemon juice and stevia, and they are so good and refreshing!


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