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Low Cal Drink Recipes For Weight Loss

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Low Cal Flavored Water Recipes

I have a dirty little secret to tell you…

I hate water.

There, I said it.

I want to like water, I just don’t. It’s so boring! I know how important it is to stay hydrated so I have to trick myself into drinking water with recipes like this! Do any of you feel the same? If you are like me, this recipe is going to be a delicious LIFE SAVER!

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Delicious Low Cal Flavored Water Recipes

You’ll need:

  • Sparkling mineral water – my favorite is Topo Chico which you can get at your local grocery store, it’s the most fizzy!
  • fruit of your choice – I love grapefruit, blood oranges, clementimes, lemons, lime, and/or muddled berries like strawberries, blackberries, etc.
  • liquid stevia
  • (optional) Herbs of choice – basil, thyme, sage, lavender, rosemary

Fill a large glass with ice. Squeeze or muddle desired fruit into glass. Add sparkling mineral water, a dropper full of liquid stevia, stir and enjoy!

In this recipe I squeezed the juice of half a small grapefruit. Grapefruit is one of my secret weapons when it comes to weight loss. According to Medical News Today, “The grapefruit diet is apparently not a myth. That’s what a new study by the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic has confirmed. Researchers there found that the simple act of adding grapefruit and grapefruit juice to one’s diet can result in weight loss. The 12-week pilot study, led by Dr. Ken Fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the Scripps Clinic ‘Grapefruit Diet’ study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. However, many patients in the study lost more than 10 pounds.”  Grapefruit is delicious and in season right now so eat/drink up!

This is also great for those of you trying to get off soda or get your kids off soda. It’s fizzy, sweet, and delicious sans the preservatives and toxic ingredients!

Delicious Low Cal Flavored Water Recipes

People always ask about my glass jars, they are inexpensive canning jars that you can get at Walmart or online. The glass straws are my absolute faves from glass dharma. I have this weird thing about always wanting to drink out of a straw so these reusable glass straws are perfect! You can visit my shop to get more info on the products I recommend 🙂

I also highly recommend using Stevia as a sweetener. I’ve written before about how sugar is making us fatStevia

 is all natural, calorie free, sugar free, and a life saver if you are looking to control your weight. I always order mine through iherb.com they have the absolute best prices!! I like NuNaturals brand liquid stevia, it’s the best tasting – a lot of people say they don’t like stevia but they are typically using products that are not pure! NuNaturals is pure and tastes great. Since you’re fabulous, use my discount code WAG472 to get $10 off your first order + free shipping on orders of $40 or more.

I hope you love this delicious, refreshing low cal drink as much as I do!!

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9 Responses to “Low Cal Drink Recipes For Weight Loss”

  1. Elaine February 19, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Hi, Do you have a substitute for stevia? I live in Europe (in the east) and things like sugar subs are not very common. The only thing I can think of is honey which can be found from local beekeepers but sugar subs are much harder to come by 🙁 Thanks for your reply!

    • Linda February 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

      Hi Elaine,
      Sure, you can use honey! 🙂

  2. Rachael February 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Fortunately I love water but I also love squeezing fruits into it as well so this is great. And interesting about grapefruits aiding in weightloss.. definitely a reason to squeeze it in your water. Thanks, as always, for the great tips!

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  4. Jennifer May 5, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    Reading through many great posts!. I’ve never tried infused waters, but I took to adding some fresh pressed juice to sparkling water for that soda sensation. My husband and I have really taken to the la croix water coconut flavor. I was never really a soda girl, but it really gives a sense of normalcy when eating a clean diet. I always throw in a little liquid chlorophyll for detox.

  5. Nada June 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I thought we shouldn’t be drinking any carbonated drinks including water?

    • Linda June 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      I love sparkling mineral water and find it to be wonderful as a source of trace minerals as well as a great hydrator! Try the recipe, I think you’ll love it and feel great drinking it!

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