A season of barbecues and backyard potluck parties is officially upon us.
Soak in summer with these seven refreshing sugar-free and dairy-free Goddess Lifestyle beverages that are easy-breezy to make.
To boot, some of these make a great base for alcoholic drinks (of course, stick with smaller amounts of alcohol, and drink responsibly!).
I teach you how to whip up:
- Cucumber, Lime, and Rosemary-Infused Water
- Sugar-Free Lemonade
- Iced Coconut Chai Tea Latte
- Sugar-Free Ginger Ale
- Sparkling Rose Water
- Sugar-Free Hibiscus Cooler
- Sparkling Hibiscus Cooler
Read on for these easy-breezy recipes!
#1 Cucumber, Lime, and Rosemary-Infused Water
Add slices of fresh organic cucumber and lime, along with a sprig of rosemary to a pitcher of chilled purified water. Allow the food to infuse the water for at least 10-15 minutes.
#2 Sugar-Free Lemonade
Add 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice, or not-from-concentrate store-bought lemon juice (the kind that comes in a glass jar) to every 8 oz chilled water.
Add a dash of your favorite stevia to taste. This has my favorite stevia for years.
Optional: leave 2″ of room at the top of your glass, and add chilled sparkling water for a bubbly kick!
#3 Iced Coconut Chai Tea Latte
Brew a pot of your favorite chai tea (you can use black-tea-based chai, which has caffeine, or a caffeine-free rooibos-based chai), let cool, then chill in the fridge.
After tea is chilled, add coconut milk (amount will vary depending on how creamy you want it to be). Use coconut milk from a can, which is creamier, and has more saturated fat that’s super healthy and satiating. Be sure to read my two-part article 6 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat for Optimal Health and Weight Loss.
If desired, add a dash of stevia to taste (my favorite stevia).
You can even add a dash of powdered nutmeg, cinnamon, and/or a curry spice blend for an extra kick with added health benefits!
#4 Sugar-Free Ginger Ale
Add freshly grated ginger root to a cup or bottle of chilled sparkling water (powdered ginger works well too if you don’t have actual ginger root). For grated ginger, allow beverage to sit for a few minutes so the ginger has time to infuse the water.
Add a dash of stevia to taste.
#5 Sparkling Rose Water
Add rose water, or dried rose petals to a bottle of chilled sparkling water. If you use rose petals, allow 10-15 minutes for them to infuse the water. Yep, that’s it!
#6 Sugar-Free Hibiscus Cooler
Brew a pot of hibiscus tea, let cool on counter, then chill in the fridge, or pour over ice.
Optional: If desired, add stevia to taste, and/or grated/powdered ginger.
#7 Sparkling Hibiscus Cooler
Follow instructions for recipe #6. Serve in glass, leaving 2″ of room at the top. Fill with sparkling water.
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