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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hintful Drinks

To wrap up my series on soda alternatives, I would like to discuss flavored seltzer water. You can buy flavored seltzer water (i.e. LaCroix) or you can affordably make you own. These sodas do not contain any sugar or artificial sweeteners. I recommend flavors such as cucumber, citrus, rosemary, and mint.

To make flavored lemon-rosemary seltzer water, add fresh slices of lemon and sprigs of rosemary to your bottle of cold seltzer water. Allow to infuse for at least an hour; this can be done in the refrigerator. You can strain the lemon and rosemary sprigs off, but this is optional. Experiment with other herb/vegetable/fruit combinations, too.

You can also do these flavor infusions in filtered, non-carbonated water as well. Lemon-rosemary or cucumber infused water can be a refreshing option for your next summer party.

I hope you have enjoyed this opportunity to think outside the box on soda. If you have a soda addiction that is causing you headaches and mood swings when you try to give it up, please consider making an appointment at Our Healing Roots, LLC for additional support.

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