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Slim Down Approved Beverages

One of the biggest challenges or ruts you may find yourself in while on the 28-Day Slim Down is beverage options, or rather a lack of options.
A question you may be wondering is: “What do I drink?” The short answer is water.
But we understand that this may be tough for coffee, tea and soda lovers. While water is, of course, the best choice, here are a few options to consider:
Infused Water
We always have and always will believe water is the best form of hydration, however, we know that some of your taste buds may require a little more variety. Trying chopping up some fresh fruit and infusing it in your water to give it a little flavor. Cucumbers, lemons, limes, oranges and strawberries mixed in with ice cold water is so refreshing and incredibly satisfying.
If you like your coffee black, the 28-Day Slim Down probably hasn’t fazed you. However, if you are one of the many who love a little cream and sugar with your coffee, things are probably tough right now.
Cheer up – we can offer you a ray of hope! There are plenty of alternatives to dairy-based creamers, such as unsweetened coconut or almond milk.
You can also try natural sugar alternatives such as Sweet-n-Natural or Stevia.
Another option is to try spicing it up with cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin spice or nutmeg. Have you tried our Yeast-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte? If you are a fan of pumpkin, it does not disappoint!
Does it compare in taste to a calorie-laden drink from Starbucks? Not quite, but think of all the calories and sugar you are cutting out by one simple decision! Give it a try, and before your know it, you will be pleasantly surprised to find you no longer miss your former favorite calorie-laden drinks.
Herbal Teas
There are plenty or herbal teas loaded with flavor. Chai tea with a little unsweetened almond or coconut milk added is delicious!  Be sure to look for teas that do not contain chemical additives or sweeteners.
Soda Replacement
Zevia is a wonderful replacement for those that who enjoy soda. The flavors range from cola to root beer to orange soda and will give you the carbonation you may be longing for. Check to see if a store near you sells Zevia at www.zevia.com using the store locator.
Sparkling Waters
Perrier and LaCroix are refreshing flavored sparkling waters and are excellent alternatives that give you a little zing. Simply Balanced also has a few flavored sparkling waters.
Make your own lemonade or limeade with fresh lemons, limes and Sweet-n-Natural!
Yeast-Free Hot Chocolate
Yes, there is delicious hot chocolate recipe that’s Slim Down friendly! Get the recipe here.
Remember, water is always best, especially because your body is going through a detoxification period when you follow the Slim Down eating program. However, we understand that your taste buds may need a little change of pace from time to time.