15 Healthy Drink Recipes

Longtime readers of our wellness blog at naipocare.com know that maintaining physical and mental health is an holistic endeavor. Adding massages to your daily routine is only one part of the equation. 

Establishing healthy eating habits and maintaining a well-balanced diet is crucial to your health and while this may come easier to some people, that’s simply not the case for everyone. Dieting in itself can be intimidating and even discouraging when forced to cut out all your favorite things. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of 15 healthy drink recipes to make at home that’ll fit into any diet and fix any craving. Treat yourself in peace with these delicious, nutritious and low-calorie drink alternatives and save those extra calories for a real cheat meal. 

Tropical Green Smoothie: Bright in color and rich in nutrients, this four ingredient tropical green smoothie is ideal weight-loss diets and mornings on the go. Get your greens in the easy way. 

Time: 5 minutes | Servings 1 | Calories per serving: 218 calories 


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen tropical fruit mix
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds 


  1. First, add the spinach and almond milk into the blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. 
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie: Delicious, nutritious and beautiful. This low-calorie berry smoothie is the perfect healthy drink for breakfast or for an afternoon snack. 

From: JoyFoodSunshine

Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4 | Calories per serving: 125 calories


  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1 cup spinach (optional)


  1. Following the order of the ingredients list above, combine all ingredients, one at a time into a blender.
  2. First blend on low, gradually increasing the speed. 
  3. Blend on high for about 45 seconds or until completely smooth.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie: It might sound a little strange, but don’t be fooled, it’s quite tasty. This healthy green smoothie is a must-try for all peanut butter lovers!

Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 357 calories 


  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds 


  1. First, add the spinach and almond milk into the blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. 
  3. Serve and enjoy! 

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte - Spice up your daily routine and still get your caffeine fix without the negative side effects of coffee. This dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan iced matcha green tea latte is the perfect alternative to your morning or afternoon coffee. Easy to make and even better to enjoy, you’ll never have to go to Starbucks again.

From: Inspired Fork

Time: 5-10 minutes | Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 43 calories 


  • 1 teaspoons matcha green tea powder (preferably organic)
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • ¼ cup boiled hot water 
  • 1 tablespoon natural sweetener (honey, agave or maple syrup)


  1. Bring 2 tablespoons of water to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for about 3-5 minutes. 
  2. Add the matcha powder into a bowl and pour water over. 
  3. Whisk for about 30 seconds or until the matcha powder has dissolved completely. (For best results, use a bamboo whisk)
  4. In a large glass, first add your ice cubes followed by your choice of milk and natural sweetener. 
  5. Then, slowly pour your matcha into the glass.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Cucumber Peppermint Tea: Not only is this tea easy to make, but offers many health benefits as well. Start your day off right with this rejuvenating, immune-boosting and skin-enhancing cucumber peppermint tea recipe. 

From: Brooklyn Farm Girl

Time: 15-45 minutes | Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 63 calories 


  • 1 cup green tea
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Splash of lemon juice 
  • 3 tablespoons of peppermint leaves 
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumbers 


  1. Make green tea and let it cool for 10 minutes. For chilled tea, put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. 
  2. Add green tea into a cup, then add in honey and lemon juice and stir. 
  3. Add peppermint leaves and chopped cucumbers and stir again. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Lavender Chamomile Mint Tea with Lemon and Honey: Switch up your tea game with this spicy, refreshing tea recipe the whole family is bound to enjoy. 

From: Pinch and Swirl

Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8 cups (1 pitcher) | Calories per serving: 38 calories


  • ½ cup dried lavender flowers 
  • ½ cup dried chamomile 
  • ½ cup dried peppermint leaves 
  • ½ cup dried nettle leaves 
  • 1 generous pinch of ground cayenne peppers
  • Juice squeezed from 2 whole lemons (optional) 
  • ¼ cup honey dissolved in ½ cup of warm water (optional) 


  1. First combine the lavender flowers, chamomile, peppermint leaves, nettle leaves and cayenne pepper into a large bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. 
  2. In a large kettle, bring 8 cups of water to a boil, then remove from heat. 
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of tea into a tea ball and submerge in the kettle. 
  4. Steep for 5 minutes. 
  5. For extra flavor, press the tea against the walls of the tea ball with a spoon. 
  6. Stir in lemon juice and honey mixture (optional). 
  7. Allow to cool, then add tea into a pitcher and refrigerate. 
  8. Serve (with or without ice) and enjoy! 

Lemon Ginger Cinnamon Tea: Enjoy all the benefits of cinnamon tea with a little extra flavor. Ideal for weight loss, boosting your immune system and is also the perfect remedy for cold and flu symptoms. 

From: Diabetes Meal Plan 

Time: 25 minutes | Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups hot water 
  • ½ freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger 
  • A few drops of liquid stevia 


  1. Break up one cinnamon stick into a pot with 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add in lemon juice, grated ginger and a few drops of liquid stevia.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Honey Iced Tea: Don’t let your diet fool you into thinking you can’t enjoy one of your favorite drinks. With this recipe, you can still enjoy the sweetness of sweet tea without the refined sugar. 

From: Sustainable Cooks 

Time: 25 minutes | Servings: 8 | Calories per serving: 34 calories 


  • 1 family-sized black or green tea bag (or 7 small tea bags)
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 4 cups boiled water
  • 4 cups cold water 
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda (optional) 


  1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add in tea bags and baking soda, then cover and remove from heat. Steep for 15 minutes. 
  3. Remove the tea bags and pour tea into a pitcher. 
  4. Add the honey to the tea and stir.
  5. Add 4 cups of cold water and keep refrigerated. 
  6. Serve and enjoy! 

Healthy Raspberry Lemonade: Avoid the sugar rush (and crash) with this all-natural, refreshing and delightfully tangy lemonade recipe. Your kids will never even know the difference!

From: The Busy Baker

Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4 servings | Calories per serving: 122 per serving 


  • 5 lemons, juiced 
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries 
  • 4-5 cups of water
  • Ice 
  • Lemon slices, fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine lemon juice, honey, raspberries and 1 cup of water in a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Strain the blended mixture into a pitcher, removing excess foam and raspberry seeds. 
  3. Add the remaining 3-4 cups of water into the pitcher with the raspberry mixture.
  4. Add ice, lemon slices, fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish. 
  5. Serve and enjoy! 

Mango Dragonfruit Refresher: Skip the soda, try this healthy Starbucks copycat recipe instead. 

From: Sunkissed Kitchen 

Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 3 | Calories per serving: 33 calories


  • ½ cup mango peeled and diced
  • ½ cup dragon fruit peeled and diced
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime 
  • Soda water 
  • 8 oz. water 
  • Ice 


  1. Steep both green tea bags in 8 oz. of water for about 4-5 minutes. 
  2. Remove tea bags and let tea cool down to room temperature.
  3. Combine mago, dragonfruit, green tea and lime juice in a blender and blend into a smooth puree. 
  4. Before serving, add ice into glasses and fill glasses ⅔ of the way full with the puree. 
  5. Top each glass with soda water. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca: Skip the tequila! This cocktail is a much healthier and equally satisfying alternative to margaritas. Quench your thirst and stay hydrated with this refreshing, traditional Mexican summer cocktail. (Pro tip: it can last in the fridge for up to five days and you can even freeze this drink into ice cubes or popsicles).

From: Mama Maggie's Kitchen

Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 7 | Calories per serving: 88 calories 


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 5-6 limes)
  • ⅔ cup sugar 


  1. Peel and chop cucumbers. 
  2. Combine cucumbers, sugar, lime juice and 3 cups of water into a blender. 
  3. Blend until smooth and strain the mixture into a pitcher (press down with a spoon to extract all of the juice) then discard the pulp.
  4. Add in the remaining 3 cups of water.
  5. Serve over ice and enjoy!

White Wine Ginger Beer Sangria: Steal all your party guests’ hearts with this healthy and refreshing sangria. No one will walk away disappointed or with stained teeth! What could be better?

From: The Lemon Bowl

Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 16 | Calories per serving: 130 calories 


  • 2 bottles dry white wine (sauvignon blanc or chardonnay) 
  • Ginger simple syrup (instructions below)
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 24 oz. ginger beer
  • Slices of orange, lemon and lime for garnish (optional)

Ginger Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6-inch piece ginger root cut into large chunks 


  1. For the ginger simple syrup, combine water, sugar and ginger root into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Stir for 60 seconds or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let ginger steep while the syrup cools.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine white wine, orange juice, lemon juice and lime juice. 
  3. Add additional orange, lemon and lime slices for garnish (optional).
  4. Once the ginger simple syrup has cooled down, strain the ginger root from the mixture and add the syrup into the pitcher with the wine and juices. 
  5. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. 
  6. Fill glasses ¾ full and top with ginger beer before serving. 
  7. Garnish again with citrus slices if desired. 
  8. Serve and enjoy! 

Healthy Strawberry Mojito: A sweet spin on this superior summer cocktail. Chill out and cool down this summer with this refreshing cocktail. 

From The Clean Eating Couple

Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 2 | Calories per serving:  243 calories 


  • 1 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • ¼ cup lime juice 
  • ¼ cup mint leaves packed 
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 2 cups club soda
  • Ice 
  • Extra mint leaves and lime for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine strawberries, honey and warm water into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Pour strawberry mixture through a strainer to remove excess strawberry seeds. 
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine lime juice and mint leaves. 
  4. Muddle the mint leaves, crushing them as much as you can. 
  5. Add strawberry mixture and rum into the cocktail shaker and shake. 
  6. Pour the cocktail evenly into 2 cups, then add one cup of club soda into each serving. 
  7. Add mint leaves and lime for garnish (optional).
  8. Serve and enjoy! 

Skinny Raspberry Moscow Mule: Transform this traditional cocktail with a tangy twist. The extra flavor will redefine moscow mules forever. 

From: Uniquely Women 

Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 2 | Calories per serving: 181 calories 


  • 4 shots of Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate Vodka
  • One can Barritt’s ginger beer
  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • ½ lime, squeezed 
  • A few mint leaves 


  1. In a glass (preferably copper mug), muddle the raspberries, lime juice and mint leaves at the bottom. 
  2. Add vodka, ginger beer and ice. 
  3. Garnish with additional lime slices, raspberries and mint leaves (optional).
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

Cherry Lemonade Vodka Slushies: A lemonade recipe just for the adults. Re-create one of your favorite childhood drinks with this easy, spiked lemonade slushie recipe. Summer nights will never be the same. 

From: With Salt and Wit

Time: 3 minutes | Servings: 2 | Calories per serving: 103 calories 


  • 2 packets Crystal Light lemonade mix
  • 2 shots cherry vodka
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Ice 


  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until slushy is smooth.
  2. Serve and enjoy!