Written by Sarah Curran
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
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.
2. Tropical Glutamine Boost
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.
3. Watermelon BCCA Slushy
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!
4. Pre-Workout 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!
5. Beetroot & Berry Slushy
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!
6. Blueberry Bomb Smoothie
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.
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!