Non Alcoholic Drink Recipes
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Non Alcoholic Drink Recipes
Sugar Free Recipes

These non alcoholic drinks are all super tasty, so refreshing, and some are even made made extra good with our wonder-sweetener, stevia.

Of course, you may enjoy any of these without adding stevia - I just focused these recipes on sweeter flavors, which is what people tend to miss when they first give up alcohol, or when adopting a sugar free diet.

A number of these non alcoholic drink recipes call for using home brewed stevia tea or liquid stevia extract. This makes the recipes pleasantly sweet while still being 100% sugar free. You can use liquid stevia extract if you don't have the tea.

Remember - avoid stevia powders that contain maltodextrin or other sugars. The only kind of powdered stevia to use is the combination of Inulin [F.O.S] and Stevia Extract. If you choose to use this powdered form, be sure to stir the beverage as you very slowly sprinkle the powder in. Due to the high content of soluble fiber in the Inulin, it can tend to "clump up" if you just dump it in.

If you are using the liquid drops or the powder, you may need to adjust the ratio of water in the recipe. Just do a taste test, and adjust the quantities accordingly. If it's too sweet, add more water. You'll find the perfect mixture for your own tastebuds. With stevia, it's always better to start with a little bit and add more if you want something sweeter.

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Lemon Lime Soda With Stevia

This is best when you use the liquid stevia extract, as opposed to brewed stevia tea, so you don't dilute the bubbly effervescence of the soda.

-1/4 cup mixture of fresh lemon & lime juice
-10 - 15 drops of liquid stevia extract
-pinch of finely ground sea salt - yup, that's right!
-3 cups bubbly water - mineral water, sodium free seltzer water or soda water

Mix the juice, stevia extract and salt together in a large jar or pitcher. Add the bubbly water, stir gently and pour into tall glasses over ice.

The pinch of salt helps round out the flavor of the drink. You can leave it out if you like.

Makes about 3 servings

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Lemonade or Limeade

-1 quart (4 cups) of water
-1/2 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
-15 drops of liquid stevia extract
-1/4 teaspoon fiery ground good grey sea salt - optional, you can even add more, up to 1/2 teaspoon, while still maintaining a pleasant taste. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and go from there.

"Salt in my lemonade??" I know it may sound strange, but it's a common addition in some parts of the world. It not only adds depth of flavor to the lemonade or limeade without making it taste salty, the sea salt turns it into a natural "gatorade" by providing extra  hydrating properties, actually helping your cells absorb the water.

Mix all the ingredients together, and pour into a pitcher full of ice. Add lemon slices, lime slices or mint leaves for a nice touch.

Note: if you don’t want to serve it iced, try reducing the amount of lemon & stevia by about a third, or even half.

Makes about 4 servings
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Iced Herbal Tea

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-1 quart (4 cups) of pure water
-4 tea bags of your favorite herbal tea
-1 – 2 tablespoons dried stevia leaves, or 1 or 2 stevia leaf tea bags (or 10 drops of liquid stevia extract )

Bring the water to a boil.

Turn off the heat, add the tea bags and the stevia leaves & let them steep for about 5 minutes.

Strain and cool to room temperature. Serve over ice if you like.

Makes about 4 servings

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Pink Hibiscus Spritzer

- 2 cups of pure water
- 4 whole hibiscus blossoms or about 2 tablespoons bulk dried flower petals (buy either of these from Latino Markets, or a reputable herb seller)
- ½ cup strong brewed stevia tea, or liquid stevia extract drops to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar (more or less to taste)
- 2 cups bubbly water - mineral water, sodium free seltzer water or club soda

Bring water to a light boil, then turn off heat and add the hibiscus flowers.

Cover the pot and allow flowers to steep for 15-20 minutes, but no longer. (If you want a stronger flavor, use more flowers, as longer steeping times may bring out a bitter flavor, as with many herbs and teas.) Strain the tea into a pitcher, then add the stevia tea or stevia liquid extract drops to taste. The blend should be on the sweeter side since you’ll be diluting it with the bubbly water. Let tea cool to room temperature, or chill it if you like.

Fill 4 glasses halfway with cooled hibiscus tea. Add equal amount of bubbly water and enjoy!

Or try serving over ice, and garnish with fresh mint or sliced limes.

Makes about 4 servings

Hibiscus flowers make great sun tea! Or you can actually make hibiscus tea just by steeping the flowers in unheated water for two days. Soak the flowers in cold water, then simply strain the liquid after 48 hours without ever heating it. You’ll end up with a nice result.

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Iced Tea & Lemonade – a classic combination!

-1 quart (4 cups) of water
-¼ cup fresh lemon juice
-2 decaffeinated tea bags
-1 – 2 tablespoons dried stevia leaves, or 1 or 2 stevia leaf tea bags (or 10-15 drops of liquid stevia extract)

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags and the stevia leaves. Steep tea for 5 minutes. remove tea bags, strain the stevia leaves and let tea cool
to room temperature. Once tea is cool, add
lemon juice, mix well and serve over ice.

Makes about 4 servings

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Stevia Cooler

-1 quart (4 cups) of pure water
-1 cup brewed stevia leaf tea (or 5-10 drops of liquid stevia extract, more if you like it sweeter)

Mix well and enjoy over ice.

Makes about 4 servings.

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Stevia Mint Cooler

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-1 quart water
-1 cup brewed stevia leaf tea, or liquid stevia extract drops to taste
-handful of mint springs (or 1 cup strong brewed mint tea)

Use a mortar & pestle to lightly crush the fresh mint leaves. Place mint sprigs (or mint tea)) in a large jar or pitcher, add the water and the stevia leaf tea and chill the mixture for an hour or two, or even overnight. Serve in a tall glass over ice. Add some fresh mint leaves as a garnish.

Makes about 4 servings.

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Sweet-Tart Cider Sipper

Refreshing and so good for you! Fuel up with this potassium-rich cocktail whenever you're feeling a little low. Raw apple cider vinegar is naturally anti-fungal so, depending on where you're at in your healing, this drink may cause some die off reaction (feeling woozy, lightheaded, headachey, etc.), but it's so tasty that even a candida die off reaction should be a great motivator to keep drinking it!

-1 quart (4 cups) pure water
-5 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar
-1 cup strong brewed stevia tea, or liquid stevia extract drops to taste

Mix everything together. If it's too sour add more stevia, or too sweet just add more water and another splash of vinegar, until the sweet-tart flavor is just right.

Makes about 4 servings

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Coconut Cooler

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Remember that coconut water does contain some sugars (carbohydrates), so if you’re following a strict candida diet choose one of the other recipes to try.

-Fresh coconut water from one coconut
-1 cup of brewed stevia leaf tea – cooled to room temperature
-3 cups of pure water

Combine all the liquids in a large jar or pitcher. Chill for 1 or 2 hours and enjoy!

Makes about 4 servings.
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Cucumber Lime Cooler

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1 cucumber – peeled and cut into chunks
juice of 2 or 3 limes
1 cup brewed stevia leaf tea (or between 5 - 10 drops liquid stevia extract, more if you like it sweeter)
about 1 quart (4 cups) water

Place the cucumber, lime juice, water and stevia tea or drops into a blender. Use just enough water to come up about one inch from the top of the blender. Cover tightly and blend well. Strain the mixture and serve in tall glasses full of ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, or slice of lime.

Makes about 4 servings.

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