There’s no better way to battle the heat of the dog days of summer than with an ice-cold beverage. Whether it’s after your workout or on your lunch break, seek out one of our favorite sips for a refreshing cooldown. 


What
Muscle + Joint Recovery (Ginger berry kombucha, turmeric, ginger)

Where
Passionflower (St. Paul)

Why
As the name alludes, this is the perfect post-workout recovery drink. Not only is kombucha great for the gut, but it’s tasty, too! The added turmeric is anti-inflammatory and can help those with arthritis feel less aggravation in their joints. Finally, ginger helps stimulate digestion, boost bone health and relieve muscle pain.


What
Iced Caramel Sea Salt Latte (espresso, milk, sea salt, caramel)

Where
Peoples Organic (Numerous locations)

Why
I’m all about a good latte, and this one is a unique take on the classic. Sweet meets salty with a major kick of caffeine. The coffee is organic, sustainable and brewed with water that has been purified in a state-of-the-art system. This one is dessert in a glass.


What
Go Green Lemonade (apple, lemon, ginger, kale, spinach)

Where
Good Earth (Numerous locations)

Why
You would never guess by the taste of this cult-favorite drink that it’s filled with fiber, antioxidants and a whole lot of vitamin C. If you have a cold coming on, need to reset after the weekend or just need a little boost, order up one of these. Experienced Go Greeners know to ask for extra ginger for some heat.


What
Spygirl (espresso, milk, lavender, honey)

Where
Spyhouse Coffee (Numerous locations)

Why
Why have plain lattes? Twin Cities roaster Spyhouse Coffee combines housemade lavender syrup, honey, espresso and your choice of milk for a subtly sweet and unique drink. The lavender isn’t overpowering, so even if you aren’t generally a lavender fan, this one is worth a shot.


What
Agua Frescas (fruit and water infusions sweetened with agave)

Where
Crisp & Green (Numerous locations)

Why
Local lunch favorite Crisp & Green is known for its build-your-own salads, and what better way to wash down your veggie Caesar than with something equally fresh? Aqua frescas are made from scratch daily, plus flavors rotate seasonally, so you’ll never be bored. And at under 40 calories a serving, you can enjoy without regret.