What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with these recipes for sparkly, tasty, red, white or blue drinks! Read on for festive beverage recipes from registered dietitian nutritionists. Have a wonderful fourth of July!
Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Lemonade: Dietitian Emily Kyle shares how easy it is to brew tea either hot or iced, expanding her summertime tea drinking possibilities. It is so easy to make it your own by adding a few slices of fruit or garnishing with your favorite herbs and spices. This Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Lemonade recipe calls for tea, sparkling water and freshly squeezed lemon juice – a festive mocktail that is just as delicious as it is nutritious and hydrating!
Ginger-Infused Matcha Green Tea Latte: If your July 4th calls for cooler temperatures, try dietitian Amy Gorin’s recipe for this refreshing and comforting green tea latte! Amy shares that the recipe she developed is “…pretty darn delicious, and I can’t wait for you to embrace a homemade green tea latte. And most importantly, this version is super easy to make and ready in minutes!”
Summer Strawberry Star-Cube Refreshers: Michele Sidorenkov, RDN suggests a Summer refresher that is light, bubbly and hydrating with hints of fresh flavor. Her strawberry star-cube recipe is so simple – just blend, freeze and serve! Essentially you make a frozen 100% fruit puree ice cube, which adds punches of flavor to doll up any drink. The light and sweet flavor of these strawberry star-cubes is like a minty strawberry lemonade!
Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothie: Dietitian Danielle Omar’s fruit-forward and festive smoothie is the perfect sip for a hot 4th of July. The blue layer is a yummy blueberry-banana-peanut butter smoothie, the white layer is a super creamy layer with bananas and coconut whipped topping, and the red layer is light and fruity with raspberries and cherries. All together you’ve got a gorgeous festive smoothie that you can feel good about serving your guests!
Which one will you make first? Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Healthy Bytes!