Refreshing Zero Calorie Drinks for Labor Day (+ Bonus Green Smoothie Recipe)

 

I received water samples in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

 
Healthy zero calorie drinks that wont break a fast #IF #intermittentfasting #paleomom

 

I am looking forward to labor day.  It’s going to be nice.  I love cooking out and eating barbecued ribs, probably more than anyone else.

This year is a bit different for me.  I am following my nutritional “non-plan” which requires that I fast most of the day.  In fact, I start eating at 5 PM, and stop eating at 7 PM.  In other words, I have one big healthy meal and then I’m done.  I don’t snack.  I don’t graze. I don’t deviate.  Not even for labor day.  This is a lifestyle, and I do it everyday, even on holidays.

Following my “non-plan” I have seen many improvements inside and out.  I have seen a lot of fat loss, body composition changes, increase in strength and stamina, mental clarity, weight loss, and good feelings about myself and my weight.

I am happy with my lifestyle, and when I deviate from my “non-plan” even with the feeding times,  I experience blotting, water weight gain, swelling and fatigue.  I don’t like it.  It doesn’t make me feel good, and that’s how I know my “non-plan” is the right plan for me.

Thinking ahead to Labor Day, food is always the center of celebrations.  It’s the way it is in America.  We live in a society of abundance.  So, while I choose not to partake, I ran into some really good, naturally flavored sparkling water from Cascade Ice Water.

Zero calorie drinks that won't break a fast

They are sugar, sodium, caffeine, and gluten-free!  They come in 20 AMAZING flavors.

They are delicious just in a glass with ice, but when you mix them with other fruits in smoothies and non-alcoholic drinks.  TO DIE FOR!  My kids LOVE them!

The thing with these ice waters, you don’t need to add honey, syrup or a ton of artificial sweeteners to your smoothies and drinks.

 

Black Raspberry Slushie

Zero calorie drinks that won't break a fast

 

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Black Raspberry Cascade Sparkling Ice Water

1 Cup Ice

Optional: Raspberry Garnish

Directions

Place in a blender and blend.  For Labor Day Fun, make enough for everyone and place in a pitcher!

 

Strawberry Orange Mango Green Smoothie

banana orange mango green smoothie #recipe

 

This is a great one for breaking your fast (BreakFast)!

 

Ingredients

1 Cup Orange Mango Sparkling Cascade Water

8 fresh or frozen strawberries

2 cups spinach

1 Cup ice

Extra frozen or fresh strawberries for garnish/ice

Directions

With the exception of the strawberries used for garnish, throw everything in a blender and blend.

It’s filling, refreshing, delicious.  The sparking water gives this smoothie life!

 

Are you going to try these recipes?  I would love to hear how much you love them.

 

Lisa
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