Renna's Discoveries: Healthy Drink Options

Friday, June 24, 2016

Healthy Drink Options

I have been cutting down on sugar this year - not completely though, just cutting down. So I thought I would share some great drinks that I have at home at present. Some of these I have all the time and some are a special treat.

With my Nutribuddy Protein Shake I like to mix it up a bit and try different milks. I generally have Alpro Almond Milk, but my other options include Coconut Milk, Oat Milk and Hemp Milk. I do still have Cows milk, but these are just dairy free alternatives to consider.

These drinks are all suitable for anyone with an allergen as they are all free from dairy, nuts, gluten, soya and any animal fats so they are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. So....basically Everyone !!

Hemp Milk is great for the environment as well as your body. Its one of the oldest crops in the world and really healthy for you. Plus it is grown and produced in the UK. So this is a good one to buy. 
Coconut Milk comes from abroad in the tropics and is part of many peoples staple diet. 
Oat Milk is very simply oats and water with a touch of salt. This particular brand is produced in Sweden.
I love all of these milks and would highly recommend for everyone to try them as an alternative to Cows Milk. They are lower in fat too, so they can help to your weight loss goals. They do all taste different, so you'll have to buy them to see which you prefer. 

Other drinks that I have as my treats are coconut waters and aloe vera water. These are lovely and refreshing and great to keep you hydrated. 
If its on offer at the supermarket I will always buy VitaCoco Coconut Water as it seems sweeter than any other brands that I try, plus they have fun kiddie versions too.
Another brand that I really like is fairly new to me, and that's King Coconut Water. Its a different coconut and it tastes even sweeter and is really smooth to drink. Its really good for you , so much so that they call it a Living Pharmacy in Asia. Plus its actually very pretty with its pink colour.

Another of my favourites is Aloe Vera. I'm quite fussy with this particular drink, and I have tasted loads, but I have to say that Simplee Aloe is by far my favourite. I discovered them at a foodie festival and if I see it in the shops I will buy some. This is a treat for me, as it is quite costly. My kids absolutely love this brand too and they now have new flavours to add to its collection.
Refreshing sparkling drinks with No added sugar are becoming huge in the market. Here's a couple that I personally recommend. 
This is Qcumber, a sparkling cucumber drink. I absolutely love cucumber as it really is amazingly good for you, and to be able to have it in all different ways, makes it even more appealing. This brand is delicious and really is a very refreshing drink. It tastes clean (if you know what I mean) and you know that its as pure as it comes. It's as simple as cucumber and sparkling water. I find this really easy to drink and an excellent way to enjoy the bubbles the good way.
Newtons is another brand that I really love. Its just apples blended with sparkling water. You just cant go wrong with this. There is no added nasties, its just a beautiful drink that is very easy to drink.
Healthy drink supplements include Guarana, this is a coffee alternative as it is very high in caffeine. This is a powder from the seeds of Paulinia Cupana. It has high carbohydrates, protein and fibre, so this is great in the morning to keep you going without having to down a load of coffee. ( I actually don't drink coffee, never have, I cant stand the taste). You can add it to your morning smoothie or shakes. Perfect for people loosing weight, athletes, and it enlightens the brain. It certainly has kept my eyes open today !!

Have you tried any of my options or do you have any healthy drink options that I can add to my collection ?

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