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Doing Dry January? Get Your Healthy Drinks Recipes Here!

If you’re doing Dry January, you’re not alone. At the start of every year, thousands of us swap craft cocktails for carrot juice, and wash down our salad with alcohol-free drinks. But contrary to popular belief, healthy drinks don’t need to be boring. In fact, they can be super-delicious!

To offer some inspiration, we’ve put together our top five deliciously healthy drinks for you to enjoy, without a drop of alcohol in sight!

From a protein-filled Coffee smoothie and an avocado smoothie to kickstart your day, to a Watermelon fruit smoothie bursting with electrolytes, there’s no reason why a healthy drink can’t be delicious too.

 

Coffee Protein Smoothie

Get your coffee fix and portion of protein with this deliciously Coffee Protein Smoothie. Whether you sip it after a morning workout and have one to start the day, it’s the perfect blend of energy and nutrients.

Ingredients

x1 Handful of The Ice Co Party Ice

X1/2 An Avocado

X1 Banana

X1 Measure of Espresso hot coffee

X1 Scoop of Protein Powder

X1 Tsp of Chia Seeds

Top Up of Milk

 

Method

1. Place the ice and all the other ingredients into a blender.

2. Blend for 30 seconds. Once smooth pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

Are you an avo-lover? If so, this one’s for you. This healthy drink is a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, is bursting with good fats and is delicious at any time of day.

Ingredients

X1 Handful of The Ice Co Crushed Ice

X1/4 Of An Avocado

X1 Banana

X1 Handful of Spinach

X1 Cup of Almond Milk

 

Method

1. Add the crushed ice and all other ingredients to a blender and blend for around 30 seconds.

2. Once smooth, pour into a glass and serve!

Not sure what to do with the other half of the avocado? Tip: Scoop out the flesh of the other half of the avocado to a bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper and squeeze of lemon and mash with a fork. Spread onto seeded bread and serve. Voila!

 

Watermelon Fruit Cooler

Watermelon might be an acquired taste, but there’s something magical about the blitz of ingredients in this vitamin-busting number. What’s more, it’s bursting with electrolytes, perfect for a post-workout healthy drink.

Ingredients

X4 Handfuls of The Ice Co Premium Ice
X1/2 a Whole Watermelon
X1 Tablespoon of Honey
X2 Limes

Top Up of Cold Water
Garnish – Lemon Wheels

Method
1. Cut a whole watermelon into chunks and add to a blender.
2. Add a tablespoon of honey and squeeze the juice of 2 limes, then blend until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into a drinks dispenser or pitcher and top with water.
4. Add lots of ice and garnish with lemon wheels.

 

Alcohol-free Cocktails

If you’re craving cocktails but looking for healthier alternatives, these alcohol-free cocktails might fit the bill.

Alcohol-free Apple & Elderflower

A deliciously refreshing mocktail that perfectly balances the sweetness of apple with the subtle tones of elderflower. The mint sprigs give this healthy drink a garden-fresh feel you’re sure to enjoy.

Ingredients

X1 Handful of The Ice Co Crushed Ice

X1 Measure of Elderflower Cordial

X2 Measures of Apple Juice

Top Up of Sparkling Water

Garnish – Mint Leaves

 

Method

1. Fill a glass with Crushed ice and pour in the elderflower cordial and apple juice.
2. Stir well and top up with sparkling water.

3. Garnish with mint and apple and serve!

 

Shirley Temple

This alcohol-free delight is great for when you fancy something sweet and fruity, but also offers a fresh boost sure to make you feel ready for anything.

Ingredients

X1 Handful of The Ice Co Premium Ice Cubes

X1/4 Measure of Grenadine
X1/4 Measure of Lemon Juice
Top Up of Ginger Ale

Method

1. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the grenadine and lemon juice.
2. Top up with ginger ale and serve!

Happy New Year from all at The Ice Co!