Summer barbecues call for sunny weather, freshly grilled tidbits, and icy cold beverages. If you're leading a healthy, clean lifestyle, beer and soda might not be your drinks of choice. Your barbecue refreshments don't have to be dull, however! Below you'll find our favorite recipes for refreshing summer drinks that aren't loaded with empty calories, refined sugar, or toxins.
Trends tend to come and go, but the juicing craze may be here to stay. Although there are no proven health benefits of fruit and vegetable juice over the whole foods themselves, the modern busy lifestyle hardly gives us time to take in the daily recommended nine servings per day. Juicing is an excellent way to supplement your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, especially if you aren't in the habit of eating nutrient-rich foods like chard, kale, berries, citrus, and beets on a daily basis. Even better, by tailoring your juice recipes and ingredients, you can use juicing to serve specific purposes and support your lifestyle.