7 Nutrient-Infused Happy-Hour Drinks

by | Updated: May 11th, 2018 | Read time: 3 minutes

Happy hour on Friday? Wine on Wednesday? As rejuvenating as these weekly celebrations may be, you could step it up a notch with fruity and tangy bursts of nutrients. Infusing your sweet libations with vitamins, probiotics and greens may sound a little too adventurous, but it’s easier done than said. And the payoff is a drink far more satisfying than any half-off specials you’d get at the bar. With these seven infused sippers, you can have happy hour every day of the week.

To create truly refreshing elixirs, all of these Vega-based recipes are non-alcoholic. Of course, you are welcome to add your favorite liquor to any of the mixes and still enjoy a healthy boost of vitamins, probiotics and greens!

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Blackberry Spritzer Recipe

1 pack Vega Vitamins Blackberry Currant
1 cup soda water
Handful frozen berries
Splash of lemon juice

Directions: In a blender, process everything but ice. Once smooth, add ice and sip.


Citrus Rosemary Mocktail

1 pack Vega Vitamins Grapefruit Orange
1 cup water
1 sprig rosemary
Orange slices, to taste

Directions: In a tall glass, stir together Vega Vitamins and water until powder is completely dissolved. Add rosemary and orange slices, mix to combine.


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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

1 pack Vega Vitamins Mango Pineapple
1-1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
Unsweetened shredded coconut, to taste

Directions: In a blender, process all ingredients except shredded coconut. Blend until smooth and creamy. Top with coconut shreds.


Sweet Matcha Latte

1 pack Vega Greens Matcha Honeydew
1 cup hot almond milk
Stevia, to taste

Directions: In a mug, stir together Vega Matcha and milk until powder is completely dissolved. Add stevia to taste.


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Minty Lemonade Smoothie

1 pack Vega Greens Mint Lemonade
1 cup almond milk
Half of a frozen banana

Directions: In a blender, add all ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.


Pear & Elderflower Cosmo

1 pack Vega Probiotics Elderflower Pear
1/2 cup water
Splash of cranberry juice
Splash of lime juice
1 lime wedge

Directions: In glass, stir together Vega Probiotics and water until powder is completely dissolved. Add juices and stir to combine. Garnish with lime wedge.


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Hibiscus Iced Tea

1 pack Vega Probiotics Hibiscus Grapefruit
1 cup water
Splash of lemon or lime juice
Stevia to taste
Ice (optional)

Directions: In a tall glass, stir together Vega Probiotics and water until powder is completely dissolved. Add lemon juice and stevia, to taste. Add ice cubes, if desired.

Want to create your own unique drink with Vega nutrient boosters? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • The bubbles in Vega Vitamins bring out fruity flavors
  • Vega Vitamins Blackberry Currant pairs well with lemon, lime, grapefruit, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and cranberry
  • Vega Vitamins Grapefruit Orange pairs well with basil, rosemary, mint, lemon, lime, vanilla bean and cranberry
  • Vega Vitamins Mango Pineapple pairs well with almond and coconut milks, coconut water, tropical fruits, celery, hearty greens, basil and mint
  • Vega Greens Honeydew complements almond and coconut milks, mint, lemon, lime, orange juice, banana and blueberry flavors
  • Vega Greens Mint Lemonade is a unique combination that doesn’t need much additional flavoring. Try it with coconut milk, lemon, ginger and lavender
  • Vega Probiotics Elderflower Pear will fizzle well with stone fruits, lemon, orange, cranberry and thyme
  • For a frothy drink, use Vega Vitamins or Vega Probiotics