For the first pledge, I chose something that doesn’t take a whole lot of planning or a lot of extra time to accomplish. This weeks mini pledge is
Cut out soda and other sugary drinks
I love a soda every once in a while (especially a real sugar root beer- YUM), but I realize there is zero nutritional value to it. For a caffeine fix, replace soda, energy drinks and sweetened coffee drinks with coffee and tea. Coffee and tea both have lots of health benefits and there are tons of clean ways to make them tasty.
Consider these additions or a combination for coffee:
Cocoa powder (try combing it with one of the sweeteners listed to make a mocha-like drink)
Pumpkin pie spice
Milk (Cow, soy, coconut, etc)
And these for tea:
Lemon or lime
Frozen berries (for a cold tea drink)
Sparkling water (add to a cold tea for a soda-like drink)
Cinnamon or nutmeg
If you want a drink without caffeine, try these
100% juice (try mixing with half water or sparkling water)
Water or sparkling water with berries, cucumbers, lemon, lime and/or mint added
Milk of choice
Decaf soda or tea
Here’s my drink of choice when I need a little caffeine fix:
Brew two tea bags of choice. My favorite is green raspberry tea.
Stir in a little honey
Cool tea in fridge or freezer. Tea doesn’t have to cool all the way, just enough so that its no longer boiling hot and won’t melt
Pour over ice and squeeze in the juice of a lime
What are your favorite creative ways to sweeten your coffee or tea without sugar of artificial sweeteners?
If you’re joining this mini pledge, I’d love to know! Let me know how it goes for you!