In the Healthy Happy Sweeteners post, we discussed the overconsumption of sugar in this nation, which happens particularly through sugary soft drinks. We also learned that the artificial diet drinks on the market aren’t any healthier. So what can you do when you miss the delightful marriage between sweet and fizzy that you’ve grown so accustomed to?
Let me introduce you to the Healthy Happy Slimming Spritzer. This refreshing drink will definitely satisfy your sweet and fizzy craving without caffeine, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. All you need is 3 ingredients: sparkling water, a lemon, and stevia. Here are the health benefits of each ingredient:
Sparkling water – This is essentially purified water with carbonation added to it. There are no calories, carbs, sugar, phosphoric acid, artificial sweeteners or sodium in sparkling water. It is simply pure, fizzy water. This makes a wonderful base for all kinds of fizzy concoctions! Any flavored sparkling water will do. We love La Croix and Syfo sparkling waters, which you can find at most major grocery stores.
Lemon – Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C which is essential for a healthy immune system and for strengthening the adrenal glands. They also contain citric acid, which aids in digestion and cleansing the liver.
Stevia – This is an all natural sweetener made from the leaves of the South American plant species stevia rebaudiana. It’s 300 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way. It’s sugar free, calorie free, carb free, and has a glycemic index of zero. It has been used for centuries in many countries as a natural sweetener and alternative to sugar. Recent studies reveal that it benefits those with high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. If you’re used to using artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and saccharin, I highly recommend making the switch to stevia for the benefit of your overall health.
You can enjoy this slimming spritzer in place of all those regular or artificial “diet” sodas and feel good about its healthy ingredients. Oh, and you can enjoy a slimmer waistline too 🙂 Happy, healthy spritzing!
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 8 - 10 oz. of Sparkling Water
- 10 drops of Lemon or plain liquid stevia
- Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a glass.
- Add 8 - 10 oz. of sparkling water (plain or any flavor).
- Add stevia drops to desired sweetness.
- Stir and enjoy!