Enjoying a drink, cocktail, or mocktail can be fun but loaded with sugar and unwanted calories. I reached out to fellow dietitians to share their healthy, no sugar-added specialty drinks. One of my favorite ways to make a refreshing spritzer is just adding fruit or herbs to a sparkling water. Check out these fun, fresh spritzers including a Blueberry Faux-jito.
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 6-8 blueberries
- 2 mint leaves
- Wash and slice the mint leaves. Using a mortar & pestle, crush the mint leaves and blueberries slightly. Add the mint and blueberries to the sparkling water. Chill for 15-30 minutes. Serve.
These are alcohol free (but you can always add some)
Strawberry Mint Lemon Cucumber Spritzer by Simple Cravings, Real Food with Vicki Shanta Retelny (photo by her, too)
Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush by Marisa Moore Nutrition (photo by her, too)
Pomegranate Lime Spritzer By Nourish with Rebecca Clyde (photo by her, too)
These have alcohol included in the recipe (but you can always omit it)
Spicy Watermelon Cocktail by Sweat and Glow with Julie Lichtman (photo by her, too)
Aperol Spritz by Live Best with Judy Barbe (photo by her, too)
Keto Watermelon Mojitos by The Keto Queens (photo by them, too)
For more delicious hydration ideas without added sugar, check out:
Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN