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Healthy and Refreshing Spring Drink Recipes

Springtime is all about renewal and refreshment, especially after a cozy winter. At Covenant Woods Retirement in Columbus, Georgia, we love finding new ways to invigorate our days and boost our health. What better way to do so than with some fun and healthy beverage recipes? These drinks are easy to prepare and perfect for enjoying the vibrant season, whether you’re relaxing or socializing with friends in our lively common areas.

1. Cucumber Mint Water


  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 quarts of water


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the cucumber slices and mint leaves.
  2. Fill the pitcher with water and stir gently.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Serve chilled for a refreshing hydration boost.

This simple infusion not only hydrates but also adds a splash of spa-like luxury to your daily water intake, perfect for staying hydrated and active in our fitness programs or after a walk on the nearby Dragonfly Trails.

2. Ginger Peach Iced Tea


  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • Honey or sweetener to taste
  • Ice


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the tea bags and ginger slices.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, remove the tea bags, and let the ginger steep as the tea cools.
  4. Once cool, strain the tea into a large pitcher.
  5. Add the fresh peach slices and sweeten with honey to taste.
  6. Serve over ice for a refreshing and antioxidant-rich drink.

This ginger peach iced tea is not just refreshing; it’s packed with anti-inflammatory benefits, ideal for maintaining wellness among our seniors.

3. Strawberry Basil Lemonade


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Honey or sweetener to taste


  1. In a blender, combine strawberries, basil leaves, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a pitcher, pressing to extract all the juices.
  4. Add cold water and sweeten with honey to your liking.
  5. Stir well and serve chilled with ice.

Strawberry basil lemonade is not only a crowd-pleaser but also a great way to enjoy the natural sweetness of strawberries while getting a vitamin C boost, perfect for our community gatherings or a private afternoon on your porch.

At Covenant Woods Retirement, we’re all about embracing life with zest and health, which these spring beverage recipes reflect perfectly. They are easy to make, incredibly refreshing, and use ingredients that add a burst of health benefits. Perfect for our residents here in Columbus, Georgia, who enjoy leading a vibrant, active lifestyle.

Join us at Covenant Woods to see how we combine fun, community, and wellness into every aspect of our daily lives. For a firsthand experience of our engaging community and to taste more delightful creations, schedule a visit today!