Being healthy also means being happy, and though some of us could call ourselves ‘foodies’ there’s normally at least one item on every healthy diet list that just lacks in flavour department. So now imagine these juiced or pureed into a drink?
Let’s admit it, sometime it’s a challenge just to keep away from the coke or red bull, so understandably not all foods roll off the tongue easy as a drink. Nevertheless, we’re here to prove that sometimes all is not what the ingredients may imply.
So if you’re tired of holding your nose and forcing down concoction after concoction then read on – as we look into the seven most healthy drinks that actually taste great.
1. Coconut Lemon-Lime Quench
Not the biggest fan of coconut water? Try this coconut fusion will help keep you hydrated after a long, busy day! Coconut water is renowned for its recovery properties; holding more electrolytes and potassium than sports drinks while containing a fraction of the calories. The honey will give the coconut water a zing of sweetness while also charging the beverage with antioxidants.
2. Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie
When needing more greens in your diet you can’t go wrong with kale… Being high in fibre, water, and packed with B vitamins, this super food can lead to a range of long term benefits for the body. Though its flavour doesn’t leave much to be desired, you’ll no doubt be delighted with this blend. With additional fruit such as banana or peach, you’ll forget the kale is even there.
3. Turmeric Tonic
Being a popular addition for mustard blends, the last thing you’d probably want to do with turmeric is to use it in healthy drinks… But we’re here to testify that there’s no yummier way! Supplements such as ginger, maple syrup, and lemon make for a perfect neutraliser for the naturally bitter and pungent taste of turmeric. Be sure to get your dose of this medicinal drink first thing in the morning or at night before you sleep.
4. Aloe Vera Juice
Though the smell of Aloe leaves is known to be strong, the gel inside couldn’t be more the opposite. By helping yourself to a shot of Aloe Vera you’ll be looking after your body inside and out by deoxidising your bloodstream and combating skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Combining the Aloe Vera mix with citrus based juice will also provide the drink with a nice zesty punch.
5. Cucumber Lemonade
Who doesn’t love some good ol’ fashioned lemonade? In tackling that summer heat adding cucumber can be an even more refreshing and healthy compliment. Not only does it make a delicious partner for the lemons, but could also be aiding in weight loss and lowering your blood sugar levels. Bottoms up to healthy drinks!
6. Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir
If you don’t have much a tolerance for sour foods kick start your day be giving this power drink a go. Not only is apple cider vinegar full of nutrients, it can also aid in increasing metabolism and fighting heartburn. Indulge yourself to a hot ACV elixir after you wake or use it as soothing sleep remedy.
7. Cherry Almond Spinach Smoothie
To up the dark greens in your diet here’s another healthy drink that tastes just as good as it looks. Spinach is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, and is widely reputed for managing health abnormalities such as asthma and diabetes. Aside from its bright and bubbly exterior, your taste buds will be doing back flips with choice of fusing banana, mango, and a variety of yogurts into the drink.