One thing that I tell people all the time is that they should be drinking lots of water while living a low-carb lifestyle. As a matter of fact you should aim at 1/2 your body weight in fluid ounces of water every day. But not everyone loves drinking water. I understand that.
So what’s the next best thing?
TEA! Unsweetened green tea is best but any sugar-free (or low-carb artificially sweetened) tea will help hydrate your body as well as help flush your body. Why did you think you are running to the bathroom all the time? LOL! I love plain old unsweetened iced tea but I get that not everyone likes that and being human we all get bored.
So what can we do to liven things up and still keep low carb? Easy! Use any of these great recipes!
Southern sweet tea is one of my favorite beverages but if it’s made right it’s anything but low carb. You have to boil the sugar in the water and then steep the tea in it. It makes a difference in the flavor that I can taste immediately. Needless to say I don’t like unsweet tea...Read…
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I’m obsessed with Starbucks iced and unsweetened Tazo Zen green tea. I get it at least 4 times a week, if not more. However I ran into a little conundrum this Monday because the Mr. and I are doing a “drought week” (thanks Amanda). What’s that you ask? It’s a week where we don’t spend…
Place tea bags and mint in a teapot. Pour in boiling water. Let tea steep 20 minutes. Strain tea
Mojito Ice Tea is a refreshing summer time drink. The classic minty lime combination with a hint of sweetness will quench your thirst on a hot day.
A great and refreshing way to enjoy tea with nice touches of mint and lemon and without the massive amount of sugar found in most commercial iced teas.
Shake things up a bit. Get out of your normal routine and try something new. I get easily bored of drinking regular water all day every day, so sometimes I turn the tables by making up new combinations of flavored water. Since I like lemon tea, I decided to attempt making an energizing drink...
Recipe created with the American Heart Association as part of the Simple Cooking with Heart program to help families learn how to make great nutritious meals at home.
If you enjoy Earl Grey and hibiscus teas, then try this mash-up of the two. It's simple to make, with stunning results, and can be served chilled as a not-too-sweet and non-alcoholic accompaniment to a meal.
Get your sugar-free summer started with this sweet tea lemonade. Half sweet tea, half lemonade, all refreshment! You know, I am really not that much of an iced tea drinker. It’s not something…
“Now, this tastes exciting!”, my husband exclaimed with enthusiasm. I had made several iced tea experiments and this one seemed to please our palates most. If you like cherry and vanill…
This healthy iced vanilla chai is THM:S, low carb, sugar free, and gluten/peanut free. Make your own - it's much cheaper than Starbucks!
This low carb peach Long Island tea really hits the spot on a hot summer day. It's easy to make and great for parties, BBQs, or relaxing on the porch.
This recipe also makes a great nonalcoholic spritzer. Simply replace the vodka with 4 oz of club soda and serve over
You can also add great low and zero carb syrups to your iced tea to immediately change the taste without any effort. You will find that the Torani and DaVinci ones on Netrition are great and come in a multiple of flavors!
For those that are a bit more adventurous you can make your own! Like this one using lavender! It’s like my own low-carb simple syrup but it’s infused with the lavender herb.
The one and only non whole food thing that I use is sugar-free sweetener, and I stick with ones made with erythritol and stevia. Although it's much easier
Whether you go with straight up plain sugar-free low carb iced tea or opt for any of these great alternatives you can count on it to help you lose weight!
A simple change such as changing up the flavor of your teabags can make a huge difference in how your beverage tastes! Have fun with the many assorted teabags you can order to try! For your convenience I have linked some of them below and they will lead you to even more possibilities!
So whether it’s Iced Tea Day or just any day of the year enjoy any of these great certified low-carb delicious iced tea recipes and share them with your friends!
In the meantime, ciao for now!
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