Hungry Girl Goes... In Search of Stevia Sips!
Craving a refreshing drink that isn't packed with sugar, artificial sweeteners and/or empty calories? Look no further than these stevia-sweetened picks!
True Lemon Original Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade
Once the heat hits, break out the lemonade! Made from actual lemons, these powdered mixes come in portion-controlled packets, each with just 5 calories. And unlike some stevia drinks out there, these have no weird aftertaste. Hooray for that!
Each packet (makes 16 oz.) has 5 calories, 0g fat, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 0.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Kids 50
The crazy-popular kids show has its own line of juice... Cute! These fruity sippers are all natural (no artificial sweeteners) with half the sugar of regular juice drinks. Plus, they're super tasty and come in fun varieties like Brobee's Goofy Apple, Muno's Fruit Punch, Foofa's Pink Lemonade, and Break It Down Berry. Find 'em in select So Cal and NYC stores, or order 'em online.
Each 6.75-oz. juice box has 40 calories, 0g fat, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlusvalue of 1.
Blue Sky Zero Calorie Stevia Soda in Creamy Root Beer and Cherry Vanilla Crème
Calorie-free soda that's completely natural and tastes great? It's almost too good to be true. These sugar-free, Truvia-sweetened sodas are pretty incredible. There are other flavors too, but these are my top picks, hands down! By the way, these have 0g net carbs per serving, which is why the total carbs don't contribute to the calorie count or PointsPlus value.
Each can has 0 calories, 0g fat, 11g carbs*, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions
Bai5 is one of my favorite brands of naturally sweetened drinks. Why? Because all of their offerings taste AMAZING. Low-cal and low-glycemic, this stuff is also sweetened with erythritol and has only a gram of sugar per 8-oz. serving. And like the Blue Sky soda above, the total carbs don't contribute to the calorie count or PointsPlus value -- these have just 1g net carbs per serving. Try the Congo Pear, Costa Rica Clementine, Malawi Mango, and more! In select stores and on Amazon.
Each 8-oz. serving has 5 calories, 0g fat, 9 - 10g carbs*, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
5 Sparrows Sugar Free Coffee House White Chocolate
This stevia-and-xylitol-sweetened hot cocoa mix is absolutely delicious, and it has only 35 calories per serving. Wow! Curl up with a cup of this sugar-free stuff on a cold night, or chill it and enjoy over ice! Find it online (totally worth ordering), and check out the other sugar-free flavors while you're there.
Each serving has 35 calories, 1g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 1.
*Contains Erythritol a mostly calorie-free nondigestible sugar-alcohol (0.2 cals per gram)
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