One of the biggest sources of calories in many of our diets are those that come through what we drink.
Soft drinks are especially difficult to give up, but here are some Refreshing Beverages To Help You Kick Your Soda Habit. You don’t have to be without something tasty to drink when you use these great options.
REFRESHING BEVERAGES TO HELP YOU KICK YOUR SODA HABIT
Fruit Infused Water. Infused waters have become popular in the last few years. You can go the easy route of simply adding fruit and herbs to a pitcher of water, or use a specialty infusion pitcher or water bottle. Both methods provide bright flavors that make drinking water easier.
Great fruit infused water combinations:
- Cucumber and mint
- Citrus blend of lemon, lime and orange
- Strawberry and mint
- Lemon and blueberry
- Strawberry and kiwi
- Blueberry and kiwi
- Peach and mint
- Raspberry and peach
Fruit Infused Tea. Sweet tea can be nearly as bad on calories as soda, but tea in itself has great health benefits. Use green tea and mashed fruits instead of sugar to create a bright and refreshing beverage that doesn’t contain added sugars or chemicals.
Great fruit infused tea combinations:
- Green tea and citrus
- Black tea and lemon
- Tea with raspberry
- Green tea and peaches
Flavored Coffee. If you are trying to kick your caffeine habit as well, choose decaffeinated coffee, but coffee can offer great options of flavor to replace your soda. Use sugar substitutes like honey or stevia and limit your cream to fat free milk instead.
Great flavored coffee additions:
- Coconut oil
- Fat free milk
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Organic Raw Honey
- Unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with a sugar substitute
- Mint extract
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
Consciously choosing to drink things that are lower in calories can easily eliminate thousands of calories per week from your diet in no time. Your body will also feel much better once you start giving it more water. Focus on quenching your thirst with natural flavors instead of things that are high in sugar content and replacing old, unhealthy habits with new good habits.
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