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6 Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes

Written by Sarah Curran

Summer Mocktails

With summer approaching and the heat turning up, there’s nothing like a nice cold drink to satisfy your thirst. You can still enjoy a refreshing drink without the alcohol though – here are some refreshing mocktail ideas that are waistline-friendly and easy to make at home.

1. Berry BCAA Slushy

BCAA slushies

Nothing says the summertime is here like a fresh, ice-cold slushy! This mocktail is especially tasty and nutritious due to its high content of berries, packed with vitamins and antioxidants. The banana will also provide some energy and electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Don’t forget the BCAAs – a protein-packed punch that you’ll love!

✓ 100g frozen banana slices

✓ 50g frozen pitted cherries

✓ 150g frozen strawberries

✓ 500ml sparkling/soda water

✓ 2 scoops Raspberry Lemonade BCAA

Pour half the fizzy water into a blender and mix with the rest of the ingredients on a high speed until it is smooth, pour into two glasses. Pour the rest of the left-over fizzy water into the glasses and serve. Enjoy.

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 94.5          Protein: 1.5g          Fat: 0.5g          Carbs: 21g            


2. Tropical Glutamine Boost

BCAA mocktail

This mocktail adds a tropical vibe to your summer post-workout punch. The addition of glutamine provides an amino boost – the perfect post-workout drink, helping you recover and rehydrate.

✓ 2  scoops Peach Mango Glutamine

✓ 2 peaches cubed and peeled (approx 140g)

✓ 500ml fizzy water

✓ 100g frozen pineapple chunks

✓ 3 limes (juiced)

✓ 100g frozen peach

✓ 10g stevia

✓ Fresh mint

Pour all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Pour the mixture into two glasses, add ice cubes and serve with some fresh mint placed on top.

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 116          Protein: 1g          Fat: 0.5g          Carbs: 27g            


3. Watermelon BCCA Slushy

watermelon mocktail

This watermelon slushy is super refreshing and packs a powerful nutritious punch. Watermelon has great levels of vitamin A, B6 and C. It’s also a great source of lycopene, also present in tomatoes and well-known for its antioxidant powers. Watermelon is a great fruit for hydration due to its high water content and abundance of electrolytes.

✓ 2 scoops Watermelon BCAA

✓ 150g frozen watermelon cubes

✓ 500ml coconut water

✓ Squeeze of lime juice

Mix together all the ingredients in a blender. Serve in two glasses and enjoy!

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 136          Protein: 1g          Fat: 0g          Carbs: 33g            


4. Pre-Workout Orange Mocktail

orange mocktail

Packed with vitamin C and an energy boost, this mocktail makes the perfect pre-workout punch – packed with ingredients that will help you go that extra mile like creatine, caffeine, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

✓ 3 oranges in segments (approx 350g)

✓ 300ml sparkling water

1 scoop Mypre Orange

✓ Squeeze lemon

✓ Ice cubes

Mix together all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, serve with ice cubes and enjoy!

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 124         Protein: 4g          Fat: 0g          Carbs: 27g            


5. Beetroot & Berry Slushy

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Although beetroot powder may sound like an odd combination with berries, this powder gives the smoothie an extra-vivid colour while adding in extra nutrients.

✓ 150g frozen berries

✓ 10g Organic Beetroot Powder

✓ 500ml sparkling water

Blend together half of the fizzy water and the other ingredients. Pour the mixture into a glass and then add the rest of the water. Serve with a slice of lime and enjoy!

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 40.5         Protein: 1g          Fat: 0.5g          Carbs: 8g            


6. Blueberry Bomb Smoothie

blueberries best recovery foods for runners

Blueberries are jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamins. With the addition of BCAAs, Blueberry Bomb will provide an amino acid boost that’s full of flavour and utterly refreshing!

✓ 150g frozen blueberries

✓ 500ml fizzy water

✓ Scoop of Berry Blast BCAA

✓ Ice cubes

Blend together all the ingredients and serve in two glasses with ice.

MACROS PER GLASS

Calories: 46         Protein: 0.5g          Fat: 0g          Carbs: 11g            


With the hot weather comes plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. It can be refreshing to indulge in some nutrient-packed mocktails instead of the traditional calorie-laden drinks that are abundant at social occasions. Why not impress your friends and family with your mocktail making skills by trying out some of these physique-friendly recipes!

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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

Writer and expert

Faye has a MSc in Sport Physiology and Nutrition, and puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding. She enjoys a pun, and in her spare time loves dog walking and eating out.


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