Healthy Drinks to Make at Home

Have you ever wanted to stay away from social gatherings, retreat from the excitement of parties and pubs, and go back to simple living? Perhaps you felt that something was amiss – maybe you felt tired, ill, or lethargic. Or, you realized you were abusing your body with some of the worst drinks around – alcoholic beverages loaded with sugar and calories.

When you feel like you've neglected your body with unhealthy drinks, the best thing to do is give your body a break, allow it to rest, and give it time to recuperate. Healthy homemade drinks help do just that. They help flush out toxins and reset your systems, so you feel fresh, reinvigorated, healthy, and bursting with life. Here are some healthy drink ideas you could try to make you feel better.

Worst drinks to avoid

There are the obvious and the not-so-obvious when it comes to some of the worst drinks around and drinks to avoid. The prominent worst drinks to avoid are loaded with:

  • Alcohol
  • Sugars
  • Calories
  • Soda
  • Caffeine

Some drinks that you thought were good for you could be doing more harm than good.

  • Sports drinks – unless you are an athlete, you don’t need this stuff.
  • Pre-bottled smoothies that get away with using sugar in fruit puree.
  • Pre-made protein shakes that are really sugar with protein on the side.
  • Premixed alcoholic cocktails that are hangovers in a bottle.
  • Sweetened nut milk packed with sugar to enhance the flavor.
  • Sugary coffee drinks – because of the obvious sugar and caffeine overload.
  • Sweet cocktails that are syrupy and alcoholic.
  • Fruit juice loaded with sugar – even fruit sugars.
  • Sweetened iced tea loaded with as much as 9 tsp of sugar.
  • Sneaky sparkling waters that contain artificial sweeteners that can be as much 600 hundred times sweeter than regular sugar and overstimulate the taste buds.

Healthy drinks to make at home

Soda alternatives

Soda is cool and refreshing. There’s nothing like the feeling of those cold, tangy bubbles bursting in your mouth on a hot summer’s day. But soda is unhealthy – especially when it is consumed frequently. Several other refreshing beverages are healthier and even have nutritional benefits. Here are some drinks you can try to replace soda.

Infused water

Flavored waters are the rage, but many contain artificial sweeteners or sugar. Try infusing a bottle of water with your favorite veggies, herbs, or fruits. Some delicious fruit to use as infusers are watermelon, cucumber, mint, limes, and oranges. Simply chop and add to a pitcher of ice-cold water for an absolutely refreshing drink.

Another option is to chop up your favorite fruit into tiny cubes and place them in an ice tray. Add water and freeze. Pop these ice cubes into your favorite beverage for a lovely flavor.

Green tea – hot or iced

Green tea is known to have a lot of health benefits, including weight loss and reducing the risk of developing some forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and liver disease. The readymade stuff available off the shelves is loaded with sugar. Buy a box of green tea leaves and make your own cuppa at home. Sweeten with a few drops of honey.


If you are addicted to soda, you’re probably going to find it hard to make the switch from soda to plain, good ol’ water. Switch to a healthier bubbly alternative like sparkling water – you’ll get the hydration you need and the feel of drinking something bubbly.

There are a wide variety of sparkling water flavors available in the market today.


Kombucha or mushroom tea is a fermented drink loaded with health benefits. It improves digestion, reduces blood pressure, has detoxifying properties, strengthens the immune system, and even improves diabetes. But that’s not all. Kombucha is also suitable for you if you suffer from gout, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, cancer, a weak liver, or nervousness. But like everything else, too much kombucha can be harmful and lead to an excess of calorie and sugar intake that could lead to digestive distress.

Cocktail alternatives

Cocktails are fantastic but are loaded with alcohol and sugar. Our NA cocktail recipes allow you to enjoy your favorites minus the sugar and alcohol overload.

A Better Gin Sour

A classic Gin Sour with egg white and minus most of the alcohol


  • 3 oz. Non-Alcoholic Gin Alternative, like Ritual or Clean Co
  • 1 Lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1.2 oz. Agave Simple Syrup
  • An egg white
  • Ice


Put all the ingredients (including the ice) into a cocktail shaker and shake it up nicely. Strain the contents into a cocktail glass and garnish with a rind of a lemon.

A Better Boulevardier

This is a classic Boulevardier minus the booze.



Put the ingredients (except the ice) in a stirring glass. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass over a large snowball ice cube.


A Better Dirty Martini



Pour the spirits into a shaker along with the dirty olive juice and ice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish.


The worst drinks for your body have high sugar, calorie, and alcoholic content. Even sodas are some of the most unhealthy drinks for your body. Giving your body a break from those drinks and switching to healthy homemade drinks is a fantastic idea. Follow the healthy drink ideas listed here, and you will soon feel a better version of your former self.