Let Univera Flavor your Summer!

Say Hello to the Sunshine Season!

Let Univera Flavor your Summer!Have you noticed all the extra activity outside recently? Summer is officially kicking off, and people are feeling it! The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and all across the country people are hunting down excuses to get outside to soak in the blue skies and good vibes.

The staples of summer will soon be everywhere, and especially with the Fourth of July right around the corner, this means barbecues and picnics galore!

If you’re like me, you love a good barbecue, but with all the temptation soon to be sizzling on grills and chilling in coolers across the country, many of us will face a painfully familiar problem: how do we celebrate the season without disregarding our wellness goals?

The solution? Bring Univera with you! If you’re planning on hosting or attending a barbecue or picnic this summer, try replacing sugary juices or sodas with a delicious, refreshing cocktail based on some of the best products Univera has to offer!

Below is a list of my favourite summer drink recipes, each delivering bright, nourishing flavors augmented by the power of Aloe — without adding unnecessary carbs or sugar to your fun in the sun!

Univera’s Summer Sips

1) Aloe Select Mango Lemonade

This Aloe Select Mango Lemonade is perfect for a traditional barbecue, and a great replacement for a store-bought sugar bomb!

Print Recipe
Aloe Select Mango Lemonade
On a hot summer’s day (of which we’ve had a few lately), improve your lemonade with a Mango punch!
Aloe Select® Mango: Yummy On Its Own or Spice It Up A Little
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings
glass
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings
glass
Aloe Select® Mango: Yummy On Its Own or Spice It Up A Little
Instructions
  1. Stir together Aloe Select Mango, lemon juice, and water.
  2. Add sweetener and additional lemon juice as needed to reach your perfect blend of "sweet" and "tart!"

 

2) MetaBerry Punch

Looking for something a little more bold? Give this enchanting berry elixir a try!

Print Recipe
MetaBerry Holiday Punch
This recipe is a variation of an oldie, but goody and was originally featured in a Univera cookbook in 2005.
MetaBerry Holiday Punch
Course Beverage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
MetaBerry Holiday Punch
Instructions
  1. Mix sparkling cider, MetaBerry, and Aloe Select in a punch bowl. Add more MetaBerry to taste if desired in small batches
  2. Add ice and place orange and lime slices and cranberries to float on top.
Recipe Notes

For an extra "punch" to your punch, feel free to add to or replace your MetaBerry with Xtra, Xperia, or Essentials.

 

3) Aloe Select Cherry-Lime Rickey

Vitamin C is a well-known immune-boosting agent. You can pick it up at any drug store. But your daily dose doesn’t always have to be in the form of a pill. Try this hand-crafted beverage, reminiscent of an old-fashioned soda fountain drink, which delivers vitamin C through the sweet-tart, refreshing combo of cherry and lime.

With the added perk of Aloe Select’s health benefits, this drink is definitely worth your time.

Print Recipe
Aloe Select Cherry-Lime Rickey
Refresh yourself and get some immune support with the benefits of Aloe plus Vitamin C. Add this tangy, zesty beverage to your "mocktail" list.
Cherry Lime Rickey with Aloe Select
Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 min
Servings
small glass
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 min
Servings
small glass
Ingredients
Cherry Lime Rickey with Aloe Select
Instructions
  1. Add the cherries, lime juice, Stevia, and Aloe Select to your glass. For a stronger cherry taste, press the cherries with a fork to release more juices.
  2. Add the sparkling water and ice.
  3. Garnish as desired.
  4. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Make it your own:

  • For a tropical twist, substitute the Aloe Select with Aloe Select Mango.
  • Change up the cherries with another fruit - raspberries or strawberries would be tasty.
  • Use lemon instead of lime.

Have fun with the garnish:

We garnished ours with some lime and cherry on a small straw, but there are other options too:

  • cut a wedge or slice of lime and secure it to the mouth of your glass
  • lay a slice of lime on top to float
  • get fancy and rim your glass by running a piece of lime on the rim and dipping it in sugar (it's a splurge I know)

 

4) Xtra Sangria

Try our Univera take on this summertime classic!

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Xtra Sangria
Another simple but tasty and supercharged refresher!
Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chill ingredients.
  2. Pour Xtra into fluted champagne glass and fill with sparkling cider.
  3. Garnish with strawberry, sliced lemon, or lime.
Recipe Notes

Try different flavors of sparkling cider for exciting new blends!

 

5) Sparkly Aloe Select Mango

Short on time? Looking for something simple? Sometimes you just can’t beat a glass of ice water — especially when you supercharge it with some fizz and the power of Aloe Select Mango!

Print Recipe
Sparkly Aloe Select Mango
This simple recipe is one of our favorites!
Aloe Select Mango Spritzer
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings
Ingredients
Aloe Select Mango Spritzer
Instructions
  1. Pour the Aloe Select Mango into a glass.
  2. Add cold sparkling water (and ice if you want). Be prepared: the sparkling water will fizz up a little more than usual because it’s so excited to dance with the mango flavor!
  3. Enjoy!!!