Other than water and coffee – there is not a lot to drink on in low carb, grain free, sugar free lifestyle.
I do enjoy seltzer of many flavors. I really enjoy these STUR Water Flavor Enhancers – I prefer these over other brands as they contain Stevia.
And I am totally fine with my kids using Stevia. Splenda? Not so much.
I might even keep one in my purse for when we go out for a cocktail (shhhh!)
Over Christmas – I contemplated purchasing a Soda Stream with the idea that we could use these Stur flavor enhancers and control the ingredients in what we were drinking. Problem is I have one child who very much dislikes ‘bubbles’. So I passed.
Recently, I found this great post on Healthy Living How To: Pomegranate Iced Green Tea sharing a great ice tea idea. And it is lightly sweetened with Stevia!
Gee, I love ice tea. I just prefer to brew my own and drink it decaf.
When I re-read the article I realized she was using an Ice Tea Maker.
“Y’all what is this?” asked the Northern Girl who suspects on some days she should be living in the South!?
I did not even know people made ice tea on anything other than a stove top.
I did some research and decided to go for it. Even though in The Little Red House counter space is very limited – if it worked out I would find a spot for it. I chose this Back to Basics Ice Tea Maker because the thought of brewing hot tea into anything other than glass did not seem right to me.
I ordered up some lovely Decaf Pomegranate Green Tea bags. Picked up some fresh lemons. Made my first pitcher.
Little did I know the whole family would start drinking it daily! Even the Mr. seems to pass on his Diet Coke for a glass of this. The kids ask for it.
And my 13.5 year old is a tough sell on ANYTHING these days.
But that may be because I refuse to buy juice or juice boxes anymore.
It’s a win win!
I am so glad I did not get the soda stream. We have already made a pot of raspberry and plan to do a pot of Wild Berry Zinger soon!