The Best Snacks and Drinks For Your Pool Day
We don’t know about you, but swimming always makes us super hungry! It is believed that the higher calorie expenditure is to blame for your increased appetite. Or maybe it’s the cold water. Either way, you want to have enough food on the table when your guests get out of the pool!
Whether you’re 10, 20, or 60, feeding a party, or just yourself, no pool day is complete without the perfect pool snacks and drinks. While it’s not always easy to decide what to make, whether it’s satisfying your cravings or pleasing the masses, that’s what we are here for! Following is a list with many ideas and options to choose from, ensuring your getaway day is complete.
Snacks for Your Pool Day
Did you know the average person burns up to 575 calories per hour while swimming leisurely? This number only grows if you are swimming faster and for a purpose, meaning refueling is a must. While it may not feel like it, swimming can be just as much of a workout as heading to the gym! Keep your body strong and ready to run all day with pool snacks and drinks by the water.
Wanting to stay healthy during a pool day doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice yummy snack options. There are some great healthy pool snacks to choose from, starting with pita, veggies, and hummus. This is a classic you can never go wrong with. Between the variety of dipping vessels and flavors of hummus available, it’ll never get old.
Are you looking for the health benefits of chickpeas in a different form? Try roasted chickpeas and you’ll never go back. Any seasoning you prefer can be sprinkled on this bite-sized snack. With the crunch and flavor of this snack, you will feel like you’re eating chips, all while getting a good dose of fiber and protein.
Cowboy caviar is another fantastic option. This cold dip is packed with healthy ingredients. The base is mainly black beans and black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, peppers, and avocado and is typically topped with some sort of cilantro-lime vinaigrette. This recipe is great because everyone can tweak it to their liking, and it still tastes great, while keeping you full all day. While it’s normally served with chips, it can be eaten on its own or with veggie chips to be even healthier.
Chilled Quinoa Salad
Finally, a chilled quinoa salad is a must. Although quinoa might not always sound appealing on its own, you can mix it with any veggies and proteins and top it off with your favorite sauce or dressing for a delicious, filling healthy pool snack.
Other healthy pool snacks you could serve include:
- Frozen grapes
- Boiled eggs and veggie sticks
- Apples and peanut butter
- Popcorn trail mix
- Beef jerky
- Applesauce pouches
Days spent in the sun wouldn’t be complete without refreshing desserts, but this doesn’t mean you always have to stop at an ice cream store! There are plenty of other excellent pool day snack options to satisfy your sweet tooth, one being homemade popsicles. All you need are popsicle molds, a freezer, and whatever ingredients you desire, to make them quick and easy. Some great options are chocolate-covered strawberry or mango-raspberry popsicles, although any combo would be tasty.
“Dirt pudding” is also a classic pool day snack you can’t beat, and this is always a hit among a younger crowd. Cold pudding topped with crushed Oreo and gummy worms will get everyone their fix of sugar.
Finally, energy bites are an awesome sweet option if you’re trying to stick to a healthier plan. One recipe includes oats, peanut butter, a tiny bit of maple syrup, and dark chocolate chips, all rolled into a ball and then kept in the fridge until serving. However, this is yet another recipe that can have ingredients switched out. Any dried fruits, nuts, other chocolates, or nut butter would work perfectly.
Need a few more pool day snack ideas? Try these:
- Decorated sugar cones
- Rainbow rice cereal pops
- Watermelon cake
- Pineapple pull-apart cake
Drinks for Your Pool Day
While working up an appetite, you’ll also work up a thirst, and plain water will quickly become boring, making fun ideas for snacks and pool drinks equally as important. Whether it’s mocktails or cocktails, there are always exciting pool drink options for all ages.
Drinks for All Ages
Slushies are always a must. They taste great and are as refreshing as it gets! Easily make one at home by blending Sprite, Kool-Aid mix, sugar, and ice. Line the glass rim with sugar and top with the cut-up fruit of your choice to add the fancy feel, and you have the perfect mocktail.
Flavor-infused lemonades are another tasty pool drink option. They can keep all ages happy since they don’t have to be too sweet if you use fresh muddled fruit and a low-sugar lemonade. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are only a few common fruit options.
For more drinks by the pool, check out:
- Watermelon mojitos
- Peach Bellini Mocktail
- Faux Pas Pina Colada
- Hibiscus Cooler
- Green Appletini
Finally, an adult pool party or day at the pool for de-stressing wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail for those over the age of 21. Margaritas are a classic and crowd-pleaser. For added refreshing components, either choose to make a cucumber margarita or a frozen margarita in any flavor. If you’re looking for other frozen drinks ideas and are not a tequila drinker, look no further.
A strawberry daiquiri is perfectly sweet and can be spruced up with an unconventional addition of basil. This combination will be surprisingly delicious and may become your new go-to summer drink by the pool.
Here are a few more pool drink ideas to choose from.
- Brewsky Sangria
- Pineapple-Sake Sangria
- Rum and Tonic
- Watermelon Tequila
- Miami Vice
Remember to drink responsibly and use caution while enjoying your backyard oasis.
Visit Aqua Leisure for All Your Pool Needs
While these pool snacks and drinks make a perfect pool day addition, there’s no one more dedicated to ensuring your day goes flawlessly than Aqua Leisure. We’re your one-stop shop for premium, high-quality pools and spas that will turn your backyard into a relaxing oasis. From installation and maintenance to offering a complete line of chemicals and accessories, we do everything required to ensure your pool or spa lasts a lifetime.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction, offering quality work and acute attention to detail every step of the way. Our friendly staff will walk you through our range of products, so you can find the pool or spa of your dreams hassle-free!
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