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Perfect Low Sugar Drinks. Ditch the sugar series, part 5. Replacement to sodas. Replacement to sugary sodas. Low sugar drinks. Replacement to sodas. Alternatives to sodas.

I know it can be hard when your craving sweet drinks. Are you looking for a replacement for sugary sodas? I have compiled the perfect low sugar drinks to help you combat your sugar cravings. Soda is one of the biggest sources of hidden sugars in our diet.

A single can of soda contains a staggering 33 grams of sugar. However, if you’re used to chugging soda every day, making the transition to drinking just water can be difficult. That’s why in this post I’m going to be sharing some healthy, low sugar alternatives to soda that you can enjoy today.

FRUIT JUICE SPRITZERS

Fruit juice spritzers are a great place to start when quitting soda. They contain around a third of the sugar that you’ll find in a can of soda (12 grams of sugar per cup), taste sweet, and are carbonated. While fruit juice spritzers are probably not something you want to be drinking every day if you’re cutting back on sugar, they’re still a much better choice than soda. To prepare a fruit juice spritzer simply combine half a cup of your favorite fruit juice with half a cup of soda water and enjoy. So, if you’re looking for a low sugar drink, try this one out.

LOW-SUGAR SMOOTHIES

If you choose the right ingredients, you can easily create a low sugar smoothie that contains less than 10 grams of sugar and still have a subtle sweet taste. The great thing about smoothies is that because they’re packed full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, any sugar they contain will be released into your bloodstream slowly, so you won’t experience any of the energy surges and crashes that usually come with sugar consumption. Try some of my low sugar smoothie recipes. My favorites are chocolate raspberry bliss smoothie or good morning green smoothie.

FRUIT INFUSED WATER

Fruit-infused water contains no sugar or calories, so this is perfect if you’re on a sugar detox. It shares the same benefits as standard water and will keep you hydrated, brighten your skin and enhance your energy levels. However, the fruit infusion gives it a subtle and sweet flavor, so if you find standard water too bland, give fruit-infused water a try.

To prepare fruit-infused water, you’ll need a mason jar and a cup of two or three chopped fruits that you’d like to infuse into the water. Once you have the fruits ready, place them in the mason jar, fill it with water and then allow it to infuse in the fridge for at least 24 hours. Try my peach ginger-infused water.

FRUIT TEA

Like fruit-infused water, fruit tea contains zero calories and sugar and is just as healthy as standard water. However, even without any sugar, it has a surprisingly strong, sweet, and satisfying flavor. This is perfect for when you are craving sweet drinks.

There are lots of different fruit teas you can try and each one has a very distinctive flavor and offers differing health benefits. Your local store should sell a wide range of fruit teas, so try a few different teas until you find a favorite. Some are my favorites are:

COFFEE

Coffee isn’t sweet but it’s still tasty, hydrating, and contains no sugar. If you drink it instead of soda, you’ll cut out 33 grams of sugar per day. To ensure that your coffee contains no sugar, ask for no-sugar options when buying it in coffee shops. Try to drink it black or with unsweetened milk or milk alternatives.

For an amazing tasting beverage, try this incredible infused water recipe below! It will cure that thirst for something sweet and will keep you hydrated. I hope you discovered new delicious low sugar alternatives to soda.

In case you missed parts 1 through 4 of the DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES, you can read them here:

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Mango Raspberry Ginger Infused Water

MANGO, RASPBERRY AND GINGER INFUSED WATER


  • Author: Laura Villanueva
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x

Description

Fruit infused water contains no sugar or calories, so this is perfect if you’re on a sugar detox.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 cups water

  • 1 cup ice cubes, optional

  • 1 mango peeled and cubed

  • 1/2 pint raspberries

  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced


Instructions

In a pitcher, add in mango, raspberries, ginger, water and ice cubes. Let infuse for 3-4 hours. Enjoy.

 

Notes

Note: Please see ‘Tips’ above for suitable substitutions, storage advice, and more! The nutrition information is for water and fruit. If you remove the fruit before drinking, the numbers are much lower, close to drinking plain water.

  • Category: Drinks

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Glass

Let’s Connect and Discuss Low Sugar Alternatives to Soda!

I would love to hear what your experience has been with finding alternatives to sodas. Do you often find yourself craving sweet drinks? Have you tried my peach-infused water yet? Let me know in the comments below.

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