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I am looking for something new to drink. I initially stopped drinking soft drinks, and started drinking fruit juices, but I tend to drink fluids more often than the average person and am getting too much sugar still.<br><br><br><br>
I am looking for something that has no, or very little sugar. No cafeine. No artificial sweeteners. No High Fructose Corn Syrup. So, besides fruit smoothies and water, what quenches your thirst?
 

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If you like fruit juices, but don't like the sugars, try some fruit teas. Celestial Seasonings has a fruit tea sampler with Raspberry, Cherry/Berry, Apple/Cranberry, Tangarine and Peach teas. None of them have any sugar, but you can sweeten them yourself if you are so inclined.<br><br><br><br>
I like to make them hot and then put them in the fridge and drink them cold during the warmer months.<br><br><br><br>
In our area you can get the sample package at Wal Mart for about half the price of a grocery store. I think I've also seen it at Target, but I'm not sure.<br><br><br><br>
Celestial Seasonings has other fruit teas, but they aren't in the sample pack.
 
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chocolate peanut butter ricemilk smoothies. make yourself with:<br><br><br><br>
1/2 pint of plain unsweetened or vanilla unsweetened ricemilk,<br><br>
1/2 pint of chocolate unsweetened ricemilk, (both ricecream brand)<br><br>
heaped teaspoon of unsweetened peanut butter/cashew butter<br><br>
teaspoon cocoa powder (no added sugar)<br><br>
a few drops of liquid stevia<br><br><br><br>
put in blender and blend, or in jug and blend with stick blender. this is really rich and filling, so you might wanna add more ricemilk to thin it a bit.<br><br><br><br>
alternatively, blend one frozen peeled banana with 2/3 + pint of plain ricemilk for a suprisingly sweet banana smoothie (also no added sugar apart from in the banana).<br><br><br><br>
veggie juices- try a v8 style one (check for vegan-ness and added junk) or try carrot juice, beet juice, etc, over ice if they're too thick.<br><br><br><br>
if you like ricemilk, but want to add flavours, you might want to try the new flavoured stevias that are about, if you can get them. i think they're made by the sweetleaf brand- and that they come in flavours like chocolate raspberry, orange, caramel, etc. they'd add a fruity sweetness to soda water too. i can't get them near me, but they look really good!
 

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I like to make herbal ice tea. It's really tasty. My favorite is the Celetial Seasonings Apple Cinnamon Spice. It's kinda sweet on it's own but you can add a little sweetener of your choice.
 

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Do any of the celestial teas have cafeine in them? I always thought they did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kapiwak</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Do any of the celestial teas have cafeine in them? I always thought they did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"></div>
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Nope. They have a few that are made from real tea but those ones say pretty clearly on the front of the box that they are. Celestial Seasonings herbal teas don't have any caffiene.
 

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If you are looking for juices that are not too sweet, then grapefruit juice (add a touch of lime juice) is right up your alley. I really like pomegranate juice. Both are tart and loaded with health benefits.<br><br>
If you want something sweeter, try this - make your own NY style egg cream with chocolate soy milk, seltzer, and stevia. Low calorie, low sugar.
 
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