Homemade drinks are so much better for you than those store-bought drinks full of sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors. You can make healthy drinks with ingredients that you probably already have at home.
Making healthy drinks at home has so many benefits. It helps you save money, allows you to get creative in the kitchen, contains natural ingredients, and you can customize them to your liking! Especially with all this extra time we’ve been spending at home with our families, finding drink recipes for homemade drinks is a fun and creative way to spend time together. Whether you don’t drink alcohol, avoid sugar, or just want to improve your health, there are homemade drink recipes that we guarantee you’ll love!
1. Homemade Smoothies
Smoothies are the best of both worlds— they are both delicious, healthy drinks and can easily become complete meals. Now more than ever, people are becoming more conscious of their health and want to make sure they are putting nutritious ingredients into their bodies. There are so many smoothie recipes to choose from, depending on what flavors you like. You can make dessert-tasting smoothies with chocolate and peanut butter, fruity smoothies with berries and yogurt, and even green smoothies with vegetables.
Try our Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie recipe for a guilt-free homemade treat. These smoothies make excellent healthy energy drinks because they contain healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates. Remember, you can always customize homemade drinks to your liking, so if you want to avoid sugar, just leave out the honey!
2. Homemade Plant-Based Milk
There are many benefits to drinking plant-based milk, such as almond milk, hemp seed milk, and cashew milk. These healthy drinks are better for the environment, low-calorie, and vegan-friendly. If you are lactose-intolerant or just like to avoid dairy, homemade nut milk is the perfect alternative. Homemade plant-based milk is much cheaper and extremely easy to make. Plus, your milk will have far fewer preservatives, added sugars, and additives than those from the store. You can make milk out of almost every nut, but almond milk is an easy one to start with.
Our Homemade Almond Milk recipe is very easy to make and requires minimal ingredients! All you need to do is soak your almonds and add a natural sweetener, such as dates or honey if you wish.
3. Healthy Energy Drinks
We could all use an extra boost of energy these days, but standard energy drinks are full of caffeine, sugar, and chemicals. Luckily, there are many natural ingredients that can give you a boost of energy, and making these healthy energy drinks at home allows you to control exactly what you put into your body. As soon as the weather gets hotter, the cravings for a refreshing iced coffee start. Making iced coffees at home instead of buying them each morning not only saves you money, but it allows you to experiment with all kinds of flavors and fun combinations. You can also use matcha green tea, which also contains caffeine but doesn’t give you that energy crash afterward. Matcha is also full of vitamins and antioxidants that keep you healthy.
For healthy energy drinks full of antioxidants, try adding matcha to your coffee. Our Matcha Iced Latte recipe is delicious and healthy. (online soon).
4. Homemade Mocktails
Just because you want to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! The best part about homemade drinks is that you can customize them for everyone. Mocktails are always fun to make because everyone can drink them, even the kids! Nobody has to feel left out if they can’t or don’t like to drink alcohol. The next time you celebrate a birthday or special occasion on Zoom, make it extra special with a fancy mocktail that won’t leave you feeling sick and fatigued the next day. These healthy drinks can make lockdown life a bit more interesting and are a great way to treat yourself.
Our drink recipes take only a few minutes to make and taste delicious. Try our Watermelon Margarita mocktail recipe for the ultimate refreshing drink this summer. If you don’t love margaritas, there are plenty of other mocktail drink recipes on our page, so there’s something for everyone!
We all know that store-bought soda is unhealthy for us. It’s packed with added sugars and chemicals and spikes our blood sugar levels. Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink that contains healthy gut bacteria. Because of the fermentation, kombucha is carbonated just like soda, but it is so much healthier for you! Kombucha is a probiotic that aids in digestion, helps clear your skin, and boosts your immune system. However, store-bought kombuchas can also be full of sugars and are very expensive. We suggest buying plain kombucha and sweetening your drinks at home with natural ingredients.
Try our Fresh Grapefruit Kombucha recipe for a refreshing and healthy alternative to soda. It is sweetened with honey to make an all-natural and delicious drink.
6. Homemade Refreshers
There is nothing better than a refreshing drink on those hot summer days that are just around the corner. Refreshers are extremely popular, but when you buy them in the store or at a restaurant, they are full of sugar and can lead to a sugar crash halfway through your day. Who wants that? The best part about homemade drinks is that you can control how much sugar you put into them.
Try making our Blueberry Ginger Refresher for your next family get-together— everyone will love it! Our drink recipes always can be modified to your liking, so feel free to add your favorite fruits and spices.
7. Homemade Juice
Homemade juices are quick and easy to make, and are free of preservatives, unlike those you buy at the store. You can make homemade juice using fruits and vegetables that are in season, which are always cheaper, healthier, and very tasty. Summer is fast approaching, and the best fruits for healthy juices are about to be in season: peaches, watermelon, pineapple, and more! When you make juice from blended whole fruits, you get much more vitamins out of the fruit. Homemade juices are much higher in fiber, which is important for digestion, weight management, and overall health.
Our Signature Collection Fresh Pinemonade recipe is perfect for hot summer days, but you can enjoy it year-round. The pineapple adds a delicious twist to the classic lemonade that we all love and is packed with vitamins.