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Sparkling Pineapple Mint Juice and Summer Drink Ideas

Drinks, Guest Posts, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes | 12 comments

I’m taking some time off to get our new home organized after our move. I hope to be back to blogging soon, but in the meantime please welcome Sylvie of Gourmande in the Kitchen as she shares some fun summer drink ideas and a recipe for Sparkling Pineapple Mint Juice today.

Summer Drink Ideas

During summer the best drinks are full of flavor and just plain refreshing. Enjoy these summer-inspired drinks for your weekend barbeques, picnics, parties or just while hanging out with friends this season.

Honey Ginger Lemonade

Honey-Ginger-Lemonade-Sylvie-Shirazi

A cool glass of honey ginger lemonade is just right on one of those lovely, long, lazy summer days. The lemonade starts with simple syrup made with honey, into that goes the “zing,” a few ounces of grated ginger, and it’s left to infuse. Mix it all up with fresh lemon juice, cold water, and ice cubes and you’re done.

Add a little vodka for extra kick if you like, and this sweet and spicy lemonade transforms into a light cocktail.

Green Lemonade

A glass of freshly-pressed juice in the morning can be easier on your digestive system and a good way to start off the day.

You get your daily dose of vegetables and fruit and all their valuable micronutrients down to the very last drop because the process of juicing makes them so easily assimilated by the body.

I call this my green lemonade; it’s a fennel, apple and celery juice with mint and parsley and it’s one of my favorites. A little bit of tart green apple and freshly squeezed lemon juice is what makes this juice “lemonade,” as they offer a little sweetness and tartness.

Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint Juice

Cucumber-Watermelon-Juice-Sylvie-Shirazi

For a super refreshing and nutritious summer drink, try this Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint Juice. Watermelon and cucumber are cleansing for the body and rich in electrolytes.

They are healthy alternatives to sports drinks and keep you cool and hydrated on hot days. The mild flavor of cucumber blends well with the watermelon, while the mint brings a lightness and freshness to the juice.

Pretty and pink, this juice is refreshing, hydrating and cleansing.

Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha Tea Slushy

Blueberry Pomegranate Matcha Tea Slushy Sylvie Shirazi

Both pomegranates and blueberries are known for their antioxidant punch, but add green tea to the mix and you have an unbeatable antioxidant rich summer sipper. Deeply colored and full flavored, this full bodied purple-blue slush is just slightly sweet and boasts a plethora of nutrients.

I’ve combined all three in this super simple summer quencher. Sweet blueberries mingle with tart pomegranate juice and grassy Matcha green tea.

Sparkling Pineapple, Mint Juice

Sparkling Pineapple Mint Juice Sylvie Shirazi

The sweet yet acidic taste of fresh pineapple combines perfectly with the fizzy bubbles of sparkling water. Add a touch of fresh mint and it becomes something uniquely refreshing.

When it’s hot outside nothing quenches your thirst quite like a glass of pineapple mint juice. This juice makes your mouth tingle it’s so refreshing.

I first fell in love with the idea of pineapple with mint when I did the BluePrint Cleanse. Their version was so good that I had to recreate a version of it at home. Want to make an adult version? Add a little vodka or rum and garnish with pineapple spears.

Sparkling Pineapple, Mint Juice Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped (save a few slices to garnish if desired)
1/4 cup (one small handful) fresh mint
A few teaspoons of honey or your sweetener or choice (optional)
1 liter bottle of sparkling water or club soda
Crushed ice, to serve

Directions:

Place pineapple, mint and sweetener (if using) in a high speed blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour into tall glasses, top with crushed ice. Add sparkling water or club soda to top. Serve immediately garnish with mint or pineapple slices if desired.

The recipes is from guest poster Sylvie of Gourmande in the Kitchen.

About the Author:

sylvie profile picSylvie Shirazi is a freelance food photographer and food writer. On her blog, Gourmande in the Kitchen, she celebrates the joy that food brings to our lives every day.

Her motto is “cook simply.” She believes that good food isn’t fussy or pretentious; it’s simple, it’s real and it’s made with love for those we love. Through her blog, Sylvie hopes to inspire others to follow their instincts, trust their taste buds, and find a sense of confidence in the kitchen.

You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


 

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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    MooNFaCe - June 11, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Mmmm..such a nice collection of refreshing light juices for the summer. Thank you Sylvie. I will be trying some of them soon.

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    marla - June 11, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Soooo fun to see all these great summer drinks! Hi Sylvie :)

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    TidyMom - June 11, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Beautiful and delicious! I would have never thought to put mint with pineapple!

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    TastefullyJulie - June 11, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Oh I think I need that pineapple juice. Looks so good!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme - June 11, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    So beautiful, light and refreshing! All perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day.

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    Vishakha - June 12, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    These juices looks so refreshing! Just right for the heat of Singapore! Love the watermelon, cucumber and mint combo. Your pictures are a visual treat!

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    Daisy Raybould - June 12, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Fantastic recipes and beautiful images. I just Pinned your sparkling pineapple mint juice so I remember to try it when the weather gets nicer (raining here right now!)

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet - June 12, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Hi Katie, I come from Sylvie’s lovely blog – I love these juices…so refreshing, delicious and healthy. Everything looks beautiful!

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    Kitchen Belleicious - June 12, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    it all just looks so refreshing and delicious! WoW! I am thirsty all of a sudden

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    Brian Furgison - June 18, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    I’m always looking for unique summer drink ideas. That green lemonade is something I’m going to have to try, though I have to admit the celery makes me a little hesitant.

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    undrgrndgirl - July 22, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    thank you so much for the pineapple mint juice recipe! i tasted the blue print juice drink a wfm last weekend and it was delicious…but seriously overpriced.

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    abacaxi com hortelã – Pineapple Mint Juice - August 23, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    i had my first pineapple mint drink in a brazilian resturant..mmm mmm love at first sip
    abacaxi com hortelã

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