While we all enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage from time to time, drinking soda is essentially drinking liquid sugar. Soda can contribute to weight gain and slow your metabolism. Luckily, there are many alternatives to soda that do not have any added refined sugar, but still pack a flavorful punch. Here are 13 of our favorite clean alternatives to soda.
1. Watermelon-ade Thirst Quencher
Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit – and tastes even better with fresh squeezed lemons! Try it here.
2. Sparkling Pomegranate Juice
Tart and not too sweet, with antioxidant power, and bubbles, of course! Recipe here.
3. Tropical Lassi
This lassi (smoothie) is filled with pineapple and bananas – the perfect tropical drink.
4. Coconut Mint Chip Shake
This coconut shake is filled with fresh baby spinach. You’ll get a serving of veggies and a sweet drink all in one!
5. Ginger Tea Lemonade with Sweet Apple
A sweet apple is the perfect addition to this ginger tea lemonade. Try it here.
6. Real Food Electrolyte Drink
Filled with lemons, limes, and oranges, this natural electrolyte drink is a great boost of energy.
7. Cranberry Lime Spritzer
With all-natural cranberry juice and no sugar added, this juice is perfect for holiday parties or any day of the week!
8. Coconut Sugared Lemonade
Organic coconut sugar creates this tasty lemonade drink!
9. Ginger Passion Punch
Fresh ginger helps aid in digestion and gives this drink a fresh twist.
10. Homemade Energy Drink
Fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice add natural electrolytes without the added sugar. Try it here.
11. Green Tea Lemonade
This warm drink is full of antioxidants. Plus, green tea helps promote relaxation.
12. Sweet Morning Wake-Up Juice
A dash of cayenne pepper adds an extra boost to this morning juice! Grab the recipe.
13. Tonic “Sunkist”
Try this tonic drink mixed with any citrus fruit, not just oranges!