Ditch Sugary Soda For These Delightful Diet Drinks

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One of the biggest ways you can improve your diet is to cut sugar out as much as possible, especially when it comes to drinking soda. Replace your favorite soda with a healthier drink option and we offer some simple recipes to make at home.

Pineapple Water Detox Drink

This tasty pineapple detox drink improves thyroid gland functions, improves digestion, fights inflammation, balances electrolyte levels, and promotes weight loss.

Equipment

  • Mason Jar and Lid

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple (medium-sized)
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 1 liter Water
  • 1 Lime (optional, cut into lime wheel)

Instructions

  • Peel pineapple then chop into small pieces.
  • Pour water into the mason jar, then add pineapple chunks and mint leaves (lime wheels optional).
  • Seal the jar with a lid and leave in the fridge for 8-10 hours.
  • Drink a glass of pineapple water as soon as you wake up on an empty stomach.

Notes

Consuming this pineapple detox drink in the morning on a daily basis with an empty stomach will help improve your mood and energize your body for the day. 

Jillian Micheals' Weight-Loss Drink

Celebrity and "Biggest Loser" trainer, Jillian Michaels, swears by this diet drink recipe for a tasty drink with the weight-loss benefits.

Equipment

  • Large Pitch (60 ounces or larger)

Ingredients

  • 60 ounces Purified Water (enough to fill a pitcher)
  • 1 tbsp 100% Cranberry Juice (not cranberry juice cocktail)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 Dandelion Root Tea Bag (organic)
  • Fresh Cranberries (optional garnish)
  • Lemon Slices (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • With 8 ounces of hot water, brew the tea bag then let it cool to room temperature.
  • Fill a large pitcher with cooled tea with lemon and cranberry juices (add optional cranberry or lemon garnishes).
  • Fill the remaining 52 ounces and store pitcher in the fridge.

Notes

For best results, drink the whole pitcher through the day for 7 days (making a new pitcher everyday). It's easy to make the day before so it's ready by breakfast for the next day. You can also add fresh cranberries and lemon slices for extra flavor. 

Author: Karli Wallace

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