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10 Healthy Summer Drink Recipes

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10 Healthy Summer Drink Recipes

Temperatures are rising, and that means shorts weather, beach vacations, and grilling. It also means a general feeling of sweatiness and the urge to crank the old air conditioner.

Unless you’re powering your home with alternative energy, chances are you’re getting the electricity for the A/C from the power grid, and here in the U.S. that means predominantly one thing: coal. Those high summer power bills from blasting the air drives up demand for coal, which means more mountaintop removal mining and more air pollution. Boo on that!

Related Reading: 14 Ways to Keep Cool in Your Home without Air Conditioning

One of the easiest ways to stay comfortable in the summer without using so much coal-fired power is to cool your body from the inside out, and that means lots of cold glasses of water! If you’re getting a little tired of downing glass after glass of plain old H2O, try some of these healthy, cooling, summer mocktails instead!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:47PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thank you.

6:55AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

#10 sounds GREAT! Would not think of drinking cilantro on my own...

5:14PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

sounds AMAZING

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Delightful and exhilarating recipes, nothing like a cool drink especially with a toasted cucumber sandwich on rye bread with herbs.

11:05AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012


7:12AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Great, thanks.

4:04PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012


3:00PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

My mom grows lemons so she has been making us litres and litres of lemonade whether we want it or not xD.
If you try to make your own drinks and they taste...bleh, dont give up; perhaps all you need is to add a little something. So if your lemonade-for example-sucks, just add some mint :)
Trust me, you will stop buying juices and whatnot because your homemade version will taste just as awesome.

11:38PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

These drinks sound great! Thank you!

8:55PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

i try not to crank the a/c too much but it's hard not to in 108 degree weather!!

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