Guzzling down soda is an American tradition, but replacing that Big Gulp with a healthier drink can improve your overall well-being. Water is life, and drinking tons of it can improve your health significantly. But water lacks a crave-able flavor, bubbles, or extra vitamins to make you want to suck it down by the gallon. Luckily, there are tons of great drinks to not only curb your cravings for high-fructose corn syrup but feed your body and mind. Here’s a selection of some seriously tasty healthy drinks.
Hiyo Sparkling Social Tonics
Key Selling Point: Hiyo Sparkling Social Tonics pack all the fun of a cocktail without an ounce of alcohol.
There’s no denying just how good a highball hits after a long, arduous day. But hitting the sauce too hard has a myriad of short-term and long-term effects on your overall health, all of them negative. That doesn’t mean you have to shift to drinking Shirley Temples. Hiyo Sparking Social Tonics are delicious and mindful, with plenty of functional ingredients that help relieve stress and give your mood the boost it needs. All three flavors, including Peach Mango, Watermelon Lime, and Blueberry Lemon are crafted with organic adaptogens, natural nootropics, and functional botanicals, so you won’t miss the booze.
Salut Botanical Drink Infusions
Key Selling Point: Salut Botanical Drink Infusions are great for cocktails and mocktails alike.
Mixology is having a bit of a moment, whether you’re into speakeasies or an outright teetotaler. Salut’s created a line of all-natural, plant-based, refined-sugar-free infusions to inspire all manner of soda, shrub, and cocktails. Charming little bottles with golden caps come packed with all the makings of the next flavor sensation including dried fruit, tea, and edible floral blends like turmeric and hibiscus. All you have to do is steep these pre-measured ingredients in your favorite booze like vodka or rum, and let them steep a few days in the fridge. Or, for a mocktail, simply use water and a little heat to extract flavor and even a handful of vitamins. Doubtful you’ve ever seen a drink mix this inspired.
Recess Sparkling Water Sampler
Key Selling Point: Sparkling seltzers are chock full of adaptogens to improve your mood.
The closest thing to cashing in on the benefits of drinking lots of water is drinking lots of lightly flavored seltzer. Recess Sparkling Water is infused with hemp and adaptogens that not only hydrate but help take the edge off. Ingredients like broad-spectrum hemp balance the mind and body, with ginseng to boost vitality and improve focus, and a touch of L-Theanine to ease tension. Like any great seltzer brand, Recess has a line of delicious and unique flavors including black cherry, pomegranate hibiscus, blood orange, peach ginger, coconut lime, and blackberry chair. There’s also a line of tasty sodas that are crafted with special ingredients to improve your mood. Let’s see your White Claw do that.
Goodmylk Co. Alternative Milk
Key Selling Point: Goodmylk Co. alternative milks are the easiest to use and store, with concentrates straight from the freezer.
Switching out your moo juice for plant-based milk is one of the best things you can do for your health and for the environment. Typical storebought plant milks aren’t always the healthiest though and are packed with preservatives, fillers, binders, oils, and gums that are simply unnecessary. Goodmylk Co. cuts out all the fluff, and all their almond, oat, and hemp milks contain four ingredients or less, and zero processed sugars. All this adds up to thick, creamy, and nutrient-dense plant milk that you’ll actually want to drink, in breakfast smoothies, morning cappuccinos, or even straight up with some cookies for dunking. Goodmylk ships its milks in small bags full of concentrate that make 32 ounces. Pull them from the freezer, pour them into your favorite milk jug, and just add water.
Olipop Sparkling Tonics
Key Selling Point: Olipop Sparkling Tonics boost tummy health with every sip.
There’s no denying just how good an ice-cold soda hits on a blisteringly hot summer day. Of course, drinking all that refined sugar in one sitting isn’t the best thing you can do for your health. Olipop is a soda that still satisfies, packed with plenty of healthy stuff that you never thought you could get from a sweet and fizzy drink. Prebiotic botanicals improve your gut health, with nine grams of dietary fiber in every can. That’s almost twice as much fiber than a standard serving of cooked broccoli! Every flavor, including strawberry vanilla, orange squeeze, classic root beer, and vintage cola will smack of your favorite less-than-healthy favorites, all with a mere two grams of sugar per can.
Final Thoughts on Healthy Drinks
Drinking responsibly isn’t just for nights when you’re bar hopping. Trading out your afternoon chemical cocktail diet soda for a smarter, healthier, and even tastier beverage is an easy and positive change anyone can make. For the best and most convenient plant milk, Goodmylk Co. is simply unbeatable. Cocktail fans and teetotalers will find plenty to love in both Salut Botanical Drink Infusions and Hiyo Sparkling Social Tonics, which pack special ingredients to take the edge off. For the best in everything bubbly, bet on Recess Sparkling Water and Olipop Sparkling Tonics.
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