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5 Summer Drinks to Keep You Cool

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5 Summer Drinks to Keep You Cool

The first day of summer is just around the corner, but here in Atlanta we’ve had our share of scorching hot temperatures in the 90s already. Instead of turning up that air conditioner this summer, you can cool your body from the inside out with some refreshing summer drinks.

Sports drink companies would have you think that their products are the only option to stay cool and hydrated this summer, but that couldn’t be more untrue! Not only are most sports drinks loaded with artificial colors and flavors, they’re often sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and come in a plastic bottle. You can cool your body in a more healthy way and reduce your impact by whipping up your own summer drinks at home!

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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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8:12AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Good recipes.Thanks for sharing

5:46AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Thanks! Can't wait to try these out soon! ^_^

10:03AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

oh thanks!! i need those recipes!!

6:32AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011


9:09AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Thank you

11:08AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011


8:05PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thanks so much for all the recipies for the vauious fruit drinks . I can't wait to try them . And I am going to share with family and friends.
Do you have any recipies for water melon drinks or frozen pops?

10:58AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Thanks for the cooling drink ideas! I'm not terribly far from Atlanta so am experiencing the same heat wave!!

4:37PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

TY, Becky! Literally COOL for sure. I need to know how to pick up the bonus points; bc our family has both the cucumbers & mint due to my resident gardener husband. We also have other herbs too. I just reap the benefits & pull an occasional weed if I feel like it. Blessed, I am!

1:16PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Deanna - I hear ya! We've been running the fans and drinking cold drinks, but our AC bill is still higher than I'd like. At least you can start now! :)

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