The weather is heating up, and it can be tempting to indulge in cold drinks to help your body cool off. But sometimes, these drinks can be high in sugar and calories. So, we've put together a list of healthy summer mocktails, smoothies, and coffee-based recipes made with our plant-based beverages. They are perfect for summer parties and taste delicious.
Fire up the kitchen and get ready to relax with any of our original recipes. Their ingredients are easy to find and blend well with Karviva drinks to boost your health. So without further delay, here are our best summer cooler recipes for a healthy party under the sun.
Fun and Healthy Summer Mocktails
Are you excited to get sand on your feet and salt in your hair? As you plan your beach getaway this summer, prioritize healthy options for your food and drinks. You will need refreshing gulps, and we got you covered! Skip the alcoholic beverages and have a healthy party with these summer mocktail recipes.
Sparkling Bold Berry Lemonade
- 1 cup Karviva’s Bold Berry Lemonade
- ¾ cup club soda
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup ice
With simple ingredients, you can create the Sparkling Bold Berry Lemonade mocktail. It will keep your body cool and hydrated, so no matter what activity you do under the sun, you can reduce the risk of heat stress and stroke.
The cup of Karviva ACE Bold Berry Lemonade gives this summer elixir electrolytes for hydration; collagen for the skin, joints, bones, and heart; and antioxidants to fight off free radicals.
Strawberry Watermelon Mocktail
- 2 oz Karviva’s Watermelon Rush
- 2 oz sparkling water
- 1 oz strawberry puree or syrup
- A squeeze of lime juice
- glass of ice
- 1 small strawberry
- sprig of rosemary
Strawberries grow in multitudes in the summer. If you have a basket or two at home, make some puree or syrup and infuse it with Karviva ACE Watermelon Rush to create the Strawberry Watermelon mocktail. Just multiply the mix with the headcount of your visitors for a healthy mocktail party.
To make it extra posh, don’t forget to add a strawberry garnish on the side of the glass before serving. Enjoy your summer drink as you catch up and enjoy your friends’ company, soothed by the relaxing summer breeze.
Karviva Unwined Mocktail
- 1 12-ounce bottle of Karviva Unwined
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- juice of 1/4 lime
- juice of 1/4 orange
- seltzer water or club soda of choice
Karviva Unwined is a perfect substitute for alcoholic wines. You can enjoy it as it is, or you can create a healthy, exciting, and tasty mocktail out of it. Just prepare the ingredients, and mix them all in a sexy wine glass. Adjust the proportion of the ingredients according to your taste.
This wine mocktail is a healthy twist to the usual glass of wine you have over an intimate dinner on a romantic summer night. It is a perfect drink to share with loved ones and friends.
Plant-Based Smoothies and Ice Cream
Aside from the mocktails, you can indulge in sweet but nutritious treats to keep you going in the warm weather. These recipes are all plant-based and sustainably sourced, so you won’t worry about any repercussions later. You can enjoy every bite knowing the sweets below are all healthy.
Orange Mango Smoothie
- ½ cup Rejuvenate Whole Plant Juice
- 1 organic orange, peeled and sliced
- ¼ tablespoon orange zest
- ½ cup frozen mangos
- 1 small baby banana or ½ large banana, very ripe
- ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
Making smoothies involves more steps than making mocktails; they have more ingredients too. The prep time and effort will be worth it, though.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, and store it in the fridge overnight. The next day, you have a healthy, chilled smoothie to serve at the party!
Avocado Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 bottle Avo Keto Whole Plant Smoothie
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup + 3 tablespoons of agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 ripe avocados medium, peeled, pitted
- 1 tsp arrowroot flour (optional)
Spread health and happiness to adults and kids alike through our original avocado chocolate ice cream recipe. All the ingredients are healthier than those you’d find in regular ice creams.
Add the ingredients to a food processor or blender, and mix them until smooth. Transfer it to the container, freeze, and share the goodness with everyone.
Energy-Boosting Chilled Coffee Recipes
Coffee lovers' fondness for caffeine won’t fade even in the warmest weather. Let the scent of coffee mix into the summer breeze; this time, it won’t be from a warm cup but a chilled one. Here are some coffee-infused recipes you can try for a summer coffee party.
Vegan Chocolate Popsicles
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 bottle Karviva Synergy Black Sesame and Coconut Coffee Blend or Karviva Whole Plant Cacao, Chestnut, and Pear Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen bananas
- 3–4 pcs medium-sized dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Our vegan chocolate popsicles will satisfy your cravings for chocolate and coffee without feeling unhealthy.
To make the chocolate sauce, mix the chocolate chips and your chosen Karviva beverage in a heat-proof bowl placed over boiling water.
Then, blend the frozen bananas, dates, vanilla extract, and the remainder of your Karviva beverage until smooth.
Add a layer of the chocolate sauce to the popsicle molder, followed by the smoothie. Add a top layer of chocolate sauce, and then freeze. After a few hours, you and your guests can have some vegan chocolate popsicles to beat the heat.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 1 bottle of cup Turmeric and Coconut Synergy Coffee Blend
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 5 large dates pitted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Another sweet and cold treat you can try using our plant-based drinks is chocolate chia pudding.
Start by mixing the ingredients in a blender. Then, transfer the mixture into a glass. While you let it chill in the fridge, melt some vegan chocolate chips and plant-based milk in a heat-proof bowl over boiling water. Top your pudding with berries and drizzle some vegan chocolate before serving.
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or wheat flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5-7 tablespoons organic cane sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup melted vegan butter
- ¾ cup Focus Coffee Synergy Blend
- ½ cup unsweetened chocolate chips (vegan) (optional)
Some enjoy brownies hot, but since it's summer, go for chilled brownies. Flex your baking skills by turning the ingredients into something mouthwatering.
First, mix the dry ingredients before adding in the melted butter and the Focus Coffee Synergy Blend. Spread the mixture in a pan, and bake in the oven (preheated at 350°F) for 25 to 30 minutes. Chill the brownies to make them summer-friendly.
Summer is a great time to enjoy refreshing drinks and desserts without worrying about the calorie count.
This roundup of mocktails, smoothies, and coffee recipes should help you stay cool and hydrated all summer long. All of them are made with Karviva whole-plant drinks, making them healthy and vegan-friendly.
Whether you’re looking for a fun party drink or something to energize you during those hot summer days, we’ve got you covered. So be sure to try out our original recipes this summer!