Hack Your Thirst: 35 Calorie Natural Cherry LimeadePosted: October 30, 2013
When you eliminate non-natural sugar (i.e., sugar from ACTUAL food, such as fruits and sweet veggies, with MAYBE a dab of honey) you can never really go back to tolerating the poison that is 99% of the packaged beverage industry. The brand of soda is irrelevant, but the last time I tried a “natural” soda, I had a headache halfway through from the intense sugar dose, and would have thrown up if I finished the whole thing.
So this means a lifetime of boring water, right? No flavor at all?
If you like citrus sodas, try out my natural cherry limeade. Not only is it PACKED with fruit flavor, but there’s no added sugar (and barely any sugar at all). Every time I drink this, I feel refreshed and cleansed, not with gross teeth (diet soda) or gross stomach (regular soda).
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 8-10 fluid ounces sparkling water (I drink a lot of this, so we invested in a SodaStream, which cuts cost in half versus even the cheapest bottled stuff even with the rather pricey official CO2)
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice or RealLime
- 2 fluid ounces (1/4 cup) Montmorency (sour) Cherry Juice –> This is the only source of calories in the drink, and only 35 of them for a delicious beverage.
Pour into a tall glass over a couple ice cubes and enjoy!