4 Refreshing and Healthy Drinks for Summer

Summer's coming and that means it's time to sit on a patio and enjoy a cold, refreshing drink. We're trading in the artificial flavors and sweeteners found at Starbucks and other chains for inflammation-fighting turmeric and hydrating coconut water. We're also serving up sweet tea that's even sweeter without the sugar. There's a dreamy, creamy peanut butter milkshake to take you back to the summers of your childhood—with collagen to add a boost of youth to your skin.

Iced Turmeric Latte


1 cup non-dairy milk (at Naturally Savvy, we like So Delicious)
1 tsp organic turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (plus more to sprinkle on top)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp agave, honey, maple syrup, or other natural sweetener
1/8 tsp black pepper (this is crucial to the bioavailability of the curcumin)


Blend ingredients together in a blender and pour over ice.

Coconut Cold Brew


1/2 cup coarsely ground coffee
2 cups water
1/4 cup coconut water
coconut milk to taste


Add the coffee and water to a mason jar and let sit overnight. In the morning, strain using a cheesecloth and fine mesh strainer. Combine coffee with coconut water and coconut milk, adjusting for taste. Note: You can make the cold brew stronger or weaker by adjusting the coffee to water ratio.

Berry Mint Sweet Tea


4 cups water
3 bags Red Raspberry Bigelow Tea
7 leaves mint
1/4 cup raspberries
1/2 cup xylitol or other sweetener to taste


Bring water to a boil and steep tea for at least 5 minutes. Add xylitol and stir to combine. Chill for 2-3 hours, adding mint leaves and fresh raspberries before serving.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Collagen Milkshake


1 frozen chopped banana
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop Neocell Super Collagen
water if necessary


Blend everything in a high-speed blender with 5 or 6 ice cubes. Tip: Double blend for a really smooth drink.

By Steph Davidson| May 31, 2017
Categories:  Recipes
Keywords:  RecipeRecipes

About the Author

Steph Davidson

Steph Davidson

Steph is a writer and editor with a love of tea, books, and horror movies. Steph grew up under the impression that most meals came out of a box and had to contain some sort of animal protein. When an interest in a more environmentally friendly way of living led to her vegetarianism in 2012, she decided to teach herself how to cook. You can catch her kitchen wins (and the occasional opportunity for improvement) on Instagram @_stephinitely_.


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