It’s that time of year, again. That time when, on the weekends and in the afternoons, folks beat the heat by sitting in the shade and sipping on refreshing summertime beverages.** But summer drinks, just like most liquids, can be a dietary pitfall if you’re not aware what’s in them, and how much you’re drinking.
So here’s a short roundup of some of the refreshing elixers you might be slurping this summer–and what 100 calories of each of them looks like, according to various calorie trackers (like CalorieKing) and the packaging on the containers. Some of them are a little less predictable than others, but we’ll get to that. The glass, for the record, holds 16 ounces.
And, of course, when in doubt, there’s always awesome, good-for-basically-every-function-of-your-body water.
**Except in Seattle/much of the Pacific Northwest where, as I write this, we are experiencing torrential rains and it is 57 degrees outside.
Images: Allen W Yoo via Shutterstock; All the rest, mine unless otherwise noted.