13 Clean Alternatives to Soda

Cool off with a natural, clean beverage!

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-ade Thirst Quencher

Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit – and tastes even better with fresh squeezed lemons! Try it here.

2. Sparkling Pomegranate Juice

Sparkling Pomegranate Juice

Tart and not too sweet, with antioxidant power, and bubbles, of course! Recipe here.

3. Tropical Lassi

Tropical Lassi

This lassi (smoothie) is filled with pineapple and bananas – the perfect tropical drink.

4. Coconut Mint Chip Shake

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

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

Real Food Electrolyte Drink

Filled with lemons, limes, and oranges, this natural electrolyte drink is a great boost of energy.

7. Cranberry Lime Spritzer

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

Coconut Sugared Lemonade

Organic coconut sugar creates this tasty lemonade drink!

9. Ginger Passion Punch

Ginger Passion Punch

Fresh ginger helps aid in digestion and gives this drink a fresh twist.

10. Homemade Energy Drink

Homemade Energy Drink

Fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice add natural electrolytes without the added sugar. Try it here.

11. Green Tea Lemonade

Green Tea Lemonade

This warm drink is full of antioxidants. Plus, green tea helps promote relaxation.

12. Sweet Morning Wake-Up Juice

Sweet Morning Wakeup Juice

A dash of cayenne pepper adds an extra boost to this morning juice! Grab the recipe.

13. Tonic “Sunkist”

Tonic “Sunkist”

Try this tonic drink mixed with any citrus fruit, not just oranges!

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  1. You are assuming that everyone has the money and time to buy and store and fix this much fruit…… It will not happen at my house. Some of them look good, but I'm not rich and have arthritis in my hands so that much prep work doesn't work for me.

    1. Gloria, An easy alternative and probably the best to soda, if you just have to have the bubbles, is seltzer water. If you need flavor, just add a touch of already made juice from the carton to the seltzer water. This will cost about the same as soda. Of course, the healthiest and most economical drink there is for all of us lucky folks is water.

    2. Go Paleo, you can get rid of Arthritis that way! I myself got rid of a lot of annoying things in life, and my Mom got rid of her Arthritis as well as Asthma, high Blood pressure and high Cholesterol! Your body is in a inflamatory situation, because you're not eating Natural REAL food, and that is what's causing ALL known people diseases, as the old motto go: "You are what you eat" or "All diseases starts in the belly".

  2. These are great recipes for drinks, but they are not alternatives to soda.
    Nobody will make these for a quick meal, they are too elaborate and you can’t store them for days.

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