Ditching sugary drinks, like soda, can be a challenge. Breaking that habit is much easier when you find drinks that are still full of flavor, but without added sugars.
Juice can be high in both natural and added sugars. Try diluting it with carbonated water and ice cubes for a refreshing, bubbly drink that is lower in sugar.
For another twist, add chia seeds to create chia water. This idea is based on chia fresca, a drink popular in South America and Mexico. Chia seeds are high in omega 3s, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Orange Turmeric Chia Water
Makes 1 glass
4 fl oz Orange Turmeric juice*
4 fl oz water, carbonated or still
1-3 tsp chia seeds
Sprinkle chia seeds inside ice-filled glass.
Add 1/2 cup or 4 fl oz of orange turmeric juice.
Top with 1/2 cup or 4 fl oz of carbonated or still water.
Finish with a straw, preferably glass or stainless steel**.
*Use your favorite flavor of juice.
**The pictured straw is stainless steel, a beautiful and environmentally-friendly straw. Glass straws are another option for decorating your glass and enjoying beverages in a responsible way.