With temperatures reaching 114 on a frequent basis, it’s no wonder that summer drinks are on my mind. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with Low-Cal or No-Cal summer drinks over the past couple of months.
Here are all the recipes for my Summer Drinks in one simple post. I hope you enjoy!
Skinny Orange Julius (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)
This Recipe makes a Pitcher of 4-5 Servings:
4-5 Peeled Fresh Oranges
4-5 Cups of Ice
1-2 Cups of Water
1/4 tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia
This Recipe makes one serving:
1 Cup of Ice
1/4 Cup of Water or as Needed
2 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Creme Stevia
In a blender, combine the peeled oranges, adding 1/2 of the needed ice on top. Add the water and pulse until the ice is broken up into chunks. Add to this the other half of ice. Next, add the Stevia. Puree everything until it’s blended, but still a bit chunky. Pour in a chilled glass and enjoy!
No Calorie Sweetened Iced Coffee (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)
2 TBS Decaf/Caffeinated NesCafe-more or less depending on how strong you like your coffee
8 drops Liquid Stevia-more or less depending on how sweet you like it
Fill a tall glass of water (heh) with the 2 TBS of NesCafe. Stir and add ice. Add the 8 drops of Liquid Stevia and milk, depending on your taste.
No Calorie Sweet Green Tea (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)
Glass Tea Jar
10 Green Tea Bags (I use 5 Caffeinated and 5 Decaffeinated Tea Bags)
6 + 4 Cups of Water
1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia
Using a clothespin, use the tab at the end of the string to corral your tea bags. Clip the tea bags to the side of your glass tea jar. Boil 6 cups of water in your tea kettle. After the water in the tea kettle whistles, pour the boiling water into the glass tea jar. Aim for the tea bags as you pour. Steep for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, pull the tea bags from the liquid but still inside of the tea jar. Slowly squeeze out any remaining water from the tea bags using a wooden spoon. Add the 1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia. Add 4 Cups of cold water to the tea jar. Stir, chill for several hours and serve.
No Calorie Fresh Lime “Gritzer” (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)
(makes 1 Liter):
1 Liter of Diet Tonic Water (sweetened with Splenda)*
1/4 tsp Liquid Stevia
*here’s my disclaimer, Tonic Water contains quinine. Some people cannot consume this product. I have yet to find an alternative.
Fill a pitcher with the Diet Tonic Water. Wash one whole lime first, then cut into wedges and squeeze into pitcher. Throw the limes into the tonic water if desired. Add 1/4 tsp of Liquid Stevia (more or less depending upon your sweet needs). Stir a couple of times, pour into your favorite “fancy glass” and garnish with another lime wedge.
That’s all for now, but I’m sure I’ll come up with more. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer Drink Round-Up!
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