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Seven sugar /calorie-free and refreshing drinks for the festive season

By 30th November 2020 December 23rd, 2020 No Comments

As the festive season rolls around, we’ve put together some suggestions for drinks that are not only crowd favourites with our friends and family, but also low in calories and sugar!

Fresh mint tea

A refreshing drink ideal for anyone that doesn’t enjoy the taste of plain water. You can add ginger, green tea or lemon for more flavour. You can replace the mint leaves for peppermint or spearmint. Enjoy it warm or add ice cubes if you want to enjoy it cold. You can keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Calming Chamomile Lavender Mint tea

If your nerves are on the edge, try this drink, only 7 calories per drink, you can enjoy it guilt-free. Increase the serving size of the dried chamomile, lavender and mint leaves. Combine and store in a jar. Scoop 2 teaspoons for every cup of hot water.

Tummy smoothing tea

Very low calories drink, 7 calories per drink will help smooth your stomach after the feast. 

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days. Reheat or enjoy cold. If you want to do a large batch: Increase the serving size of the dried mint leaves, coriander and fennel. Combine and store in a jar. Scoop 2 teaspoons for every cup of hot water.

Sparkling Pomegranate Limeade

With only 13 calories per cup, this is the perfect drink to serve during your family or friends (small) gathering.  This drink is best enjoyed immediately but can be refrigerated for up to four days. For best results, add sparkling water just before serving.

Sugarless virgin mojito

If the day is hot and calls for something refreshing, try this drink. Only 40 calories per cup will be another hit to surprise your guests during this season (and beyond). If you don’t have alow juice, just add more  lime juice.

Lemon water

Virtually zero calories, 3 for every cup easy to prepare and don’t require much prep. If you prefer fizzy drinks make it with sparkling water instead. For extra flavour garnish with extra lemon slices.

Ginger mint tea

If you like ginger and the refreshing mint, this drink is perfect for you, and have only 9 calories per cup. For more flavour add lemon. If you don’t have mint use spearmint. Have it warm or cold.

Claudia Correia

Claudia Correia

Claudia has a degree in Dietetics and has a special interest in Women’s Health, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Management, Chronic Disease, Nutritional Wellness & Mindful Eating, as well as, in Cancer Nutrition Therapy. She is a dietitian member of SNDA (Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association) and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claudia has been practising as a dietitian since 2010, and she has spent four years at Raffles Hospital. For the past years, she has been passionately working with her clients on areas such as weight management, women’s health, chronic disease management, wellness and oncology. Claudia has diversified experience from both Europe and Asia, coupled with the expertise of handling a variety of cuisines. She caters to the most varied needs of an individual. When consulting her clients, she educates and creates awareness of the impact of food, while emphasizing the enjoyment of food.

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