Summer, sun, smoothie
Especially in summer you can enjoy many great fruits fresh, such as cherries, strawberries or apricots. In late summer and autumn, the plum season begins. Apples and pears also reach their peak at about the same time. But even without fruit, you can let off steam to your heart's content in summer when preparing drinks.
Sparkling raspberry water
Simple, quick and 100% refreshing - raspberry water is super easy to prepare and keeps you cool on hot days. Simply pour ice cold water, preferably carbonated, into a large carafe and mix with freeze-dried raspberries, fresh mint and a squeeze of lime. The freeze-dried fruits have a particularly intense flavour due to the gentle drying process, taste aromatic and all the valuable vitamins and minerals are retained. Of course, this recipe can also be modified as desired. Instead of freeze-dried raspberries, you can use freeze-dried strawberries or peaches, for example.
Fruity iced tea
Homemade iced tea is especially refreshing and tastes wonderfully light and fruity. Simply boil fruit tea and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Then add ice cubes and a juice of your choice - tart cranberry juice or goji juice are especially good. Mix in some fresh or freeze-dried whole fruit for visual appeal. Find more iced tea recipes here.
For pomegranate lemonade, you only need a few ingredients. Mix cold sparkling water with a little lemon, sugar, or an alternative sweetener such as xylitol or erythritol, and pour pomegranate juice halfway through.
Ginger Lemon Drink
If you like it spicy, you should definitely try this ginger lemon drink. To make it, mix ice-cold sparkling water with enough lemon juice and finely slice a thumb-sized ginger bulb and add it in. Mix about 100 ml of maple syrup with lemon juice well and add it too, chill, enjoy!
Pure exoticism, all without a vacation away from home. First, freeze-dry pineapple and fresh flesh of a ripe avocado with a little cold water or crushed ice in a blender until finely pureed. Infuse with coconut milk - or if you want to go leaner - coconut water and season with ginger powder, lime and sugar. If you want to avoid sugar, you can use xylitol or erythritol instead.
Iced coffee or iced chocolate - low in calories
Iced coffee and iced chocolate taste particularly good on hot days, but they are mighty rich. Of course, that's perfectly okay every now and then. However, if you still want to work on that bikini figure a bit, neither is necessarily ideal. For figure-friendly iced coffee: simply brew coffee, pour on crushed ice or ice cubes and sweeten to taste with a sugar alternative, such as xylitol or erythritol. For the cold chocolate drink, brew our chocolate coffee and mix it with crushed ice or ice cubes as well. For even more chocolate flavour, heat our chocolate drops with a little milk and add the mixture to the coffee. As a garnish you can add a few chocolate drops on top.
Smoothie - the classic
Smoothies are a must in the list of refreshing summer drinks. Anything that tastes good is allowed here. Freeze-dried fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries, cranberries, pineapple, banana or peach slices can be pureed in a blender or with a hand blender and either water or coconut milk can be added. Fruity versions taste better with water, while exotic drinks, such as a banana-pineapple smoothie, are especially delicious with coconut cream or coconut water.