High Calorie Drinks for Summer
High Calorie Drinks are a great way to stay hydrated this summer and add in extra calories to your day, especially if you are trying to gain or maintain weight!
Here is a roundup of some great high calorie drinks you can enjoy throughout this hot summer.
Benefit of High Calorie Drinks in the Summer
High Calorie Drinks can be a great option during the hot summer months to get in extra calories. The heat can decrease your appetite, and most people are extra busy during the summer and drinks are great on the go!
By adding in a High Calorie Drink to your day you can stick with your weight gain or maintenance goals and stay hydrated.
Most healthy adults only consume about half of the recommended water amount per day. Water is an important component for our bodies and bodily functions, and without it, we can become severely dehydrated and may even lead to death.
The good news is, water isn’t only in plain water! Our overall diet contributes to our daily water intake and adding in some of these High Calorie Drinks can aid in consuming enough water to stay hydrated.
The recommended daily amount of water is about 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women. However, water intake can vary depending on the amount of physical activity you do, how long you are outside in the heat, the changing seasons, if you have specific diseases, and many other factors.
Staying hydrated is especially important for athletes and those you exercise regularly or intensely because we lose a large amount of our body weight from sweat loss. Dehydration can also contribute to cognitive malfunctioning and affect your digestion.
Water is important for our gastrointestinal system because it aids in our digestion and decreases our chance of constipation.
Water is also important for:
- Kidney Function
- Our Skin
- Certain Chronic Diseases
Staying hydrated is essential for older adults because as we age it is even more important to ensure our organs and bodies are functioning well. To learn more about dehydration in older adults check out this article!
Other Ways to Stay Hydrated
Drinking water or other liquids aren’t the only ways to stay hydrated! Many fruits and vegetables have a high water content and contribute to our daily water intake.
Some high water content fruits and vegetables include: watermelon, strawberries, apples, grapes, lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli and squash.
Eating yogurt or soup, or having a sports drink on a hot day can also contribute to daily water intake.
Another great way is having a smoothie as a snack during the day. Try our Tropical Coconut Milk Smoothie for a refreshing and hydrating summer snack!
High Calorie Drinks
Let’s check out some of our High Calorie Drinks to aid in your hydration this summer!
Delicious Peach Yakult Recipe
Our Delicious Peach Yakult Recipe is a delicious high calorie drink with the benefit of probiotics from Yakult!
Check out the recipe here!
Highest Calorie Fruit Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink
This Highest Calorie Fruit Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink is a great addition to this roundup of high calorie drinks! Dragon fruit has a high water content and paired with yogurt it makes a delicious drink.
An added bonus is how pretty this drink is with the dragon fruit variety, pitaya! Check out the recipe here.
Foamy Watermelon Drink
With almost a 100% water content, watermelon is a great option for a hydrating and delicious summer snack!
This drink is a great option for a hot summer day and with the addition of our cheese foam topping recipe, makes a great high calorie drink!
How to Make Foamy Watermelon Drink
This drink is so simple, you only need one ingredient: watermelon! All it takes is adding watermelon to a blender and blending until the watermelon has turned into a juice.
You could also add ice if you like for a frozen option! Then, pour into a glass and enjoy, with or without our cheese foam topping recipe.
Let’s Check Out the Recipe!
Foamy Watermelon Drink
- 200 grams watermelon
- ice optional
- Place watermelon into a blender and blend until it is a juice.
- Optional: add ice to the blender as well to make a frozen drink!
- Pour into a large glass and enjoy!
Cheese Foam Topping for High Calorie Drinks
This drink topping is a great addition to each of our High Calorie Drink options to add extra calories and flavor! The cheese foam topping is easy to whip up to go with any of your favorite drinks and also adds some extra protein.
- Cream cheese
- Light cream or half and half
- Whole milk
How to make Cheese Foam Topping for High Calorie Drinks
Heat the cream cheese in the microwave until it is soft and almost melted. Add the light cream, whole milk, and half of the sugar to the bowl with the cream cheese.
Whisk with an electric mixer for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the sugar and let whisk for another 10 minutes or until foamy.
Let’s Check out the Recipe!
Cheese Foam Topping
- 50 grams cream cheese
- 100 grams light cream or half and half
- 30 mL whole milk
- 10 grams sugar
- Heat the cream cheese in a bowl in the microwave until soft and almost melted.
- Add the light cream, whole milk, and half of the sugar to the bowl with the cream cheese.
- Whisk with an electric mixer for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the sugar and let whisk for another 10 minutes or until foamy.