As the weather heats up, ice cold summer drinks start to sound even more delicious. It can be easy to take in hundreds of extra calories without even realizing it at your next pool party or barbecue. Whether you’re getting ready for game night, enjoying a day out by the pool, or hosting your neighborhood’s summer bash, consider giving one of these five super summer drinks a try. Each of these beverages uses simple ingredients you likely have at home and adds a boost of protein.
Collagen Pomegranate Spritzer
A spritzer is the ultimate summer refresher and this collagen pomegranate spritzer recipe is no exception. Made with one scoop of collagen peptides, your favorite natural sweetener, water, pomegranate juice, mint, and sparkling water or club soda, this light, refreshing drink also supports your hair, nails, and skin^ — we bet you can’t say that about your favorite soda! Enjoy the collagen pomegranate spritzer on its own or with your favorite adult beverage.
Iced Protein Vanilla Latte
Hot coffee on a hot summer day just doesn’t feel right. This iced protein vanilla latte is perfect for keeping you cool while you caffeinate. Made with instant coffee, your sweetener of choice, warm water, almond milk or the milk of your choice, vanilla bean protein powder, and ice, this latte will not only help you wake up, but can also help curb your appetite until lunchtime thanks to its protein content. Coffee can be both delicious and nutritious when you add your favorite protein powder!
Watermelon Agua Fresca
It turns out that you can make your favorite agua fresca right in your own home this summer with ingredients that you likely already have at home. Make this watermelon agua fresca by blending half a watermelon into filtered water and add two scoops of berry superfoods protein powder, then pour over ice. You’ll have a refreshing summer drink that helps up your protein intake while also delivering antioxidants in the form of vitamins and minerals from nature’s most nutritious superfoods.
Dairy Free Iced Collagen Matcha Latte
Not an iced coffee person? No problem. This dairy free iced collagen matcha latte is made with your favorite matcha powder, hot water, collagen peptides, coconut milk, and maple syrup. Add the hot water to the matcha powder, then combine with collagen powder, coconut milk and maple syrup. Add some ice to your favorite travel cup, pour the cooled matcha in, and get ready to conquer the day!
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