We love sweet tea, y’all love sweet tea…but sometimes the sugar in sweet tea is just too much for us! We made Southern Breeze Sweet Tea to be a bit different. We wanted to make a sweet tea that anybody could drink…including those who need to cut back on sugar!
Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is sugar-free, calorie-free…the perfect drink for anyone in need of a little sweet somethin’! And it's a great drink for anyone who may have diabetes and needs to avoid sugar, so we’ve put together a list of drinks – including Southern Breeze Sweet Tea – that y’all can drink #guiltfree!
In the comments, tell us what sugar-free drinks y'all like to drink! We'll pick one random winner to get four boxes of Cold Brew Sweet Tea! The winner will get one of each flavor: Original, Peach, Half & Half, and Raspberry!
Seems obvious, but it’s oh so important! Drinking water before and after meals can help reduce calorie intake. And always drink lots of water after exercising, Sweeties! Add some flavor by infusing your water with:
- Cucumber slices
- Mint leaves
- Fresh basil
- Pineapple slices
- Strawberry slices
Combine any of the above and infuse into your water for a zesty, healthy treat! After infusing your water, stick it in the fridge for an hour to let the flavors settle and chill for a super refreshing drink.
Southern Breeze Sweet Tea
Unsweetened or sugar-free tea that's sweetened without sugar is a great drink for anyone with diabetes. You’ll get the benefits of tea, the sweetness you crave, but none of the sugar or calories! And with four different flavors (plus a Decaf option), you’ll never run out of choices!
Let us know what your favorite healthy or sugar-free beverage is in the comments, and you might just WIN some of our #GuiltFreeSweetTea!
While milk isn’t free of calories, it’s a great source of nutrition! It’s got vitamin D, calcium, and protein…all important for anyone with diabetes. It’s best to stick with low-fat milk!
If you're craving chocolate, make some low-fat chocolate milk at home! Avoid purchasing chocolate milk, because many contain lots of sugar. You can add cocoa powder and zero-calorie sweetener to your low-fat milk for an easy treat. Chocolate milk is especially healthy after a workout!
If you're lactose-intolerant, try soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk. Make sure they aren't sweetened!
100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice
Avoid juices that have a ton of sugar in them - stick with juices that have no added sugars. Pomegranate, cranberry, and grape juice are also high in antioxidants, so low-sugar versions of these juices can be a good drink for diabetics. Just remember to keep portions small, because juices contain carbohydrates and the fruits have natural sugars.
Diet sodas are a great alternative to sugary drinks and can curb sugar cravings, making it a a great drink for people who need to cut sugar from their diet. It does contain carbohydrates, but much less than a regular soda! While water, low-fat milk, or sugar-free sweet tea might be healthier, definitely pick diet soda over regular soda, which is heavy with sugar and calories.
Green Tea (with no sugar)
Teas in general are great for anyone with diabetes—if they aren’t sweetened with any sugar. Some studies show green tea to have benefits for the mind and body, improving mental health and helping to manage or reduce weight gain. Even without any sugar, green tea is calming, tasty drink that's instantly relaxing!
Tell us what your favorite healthy and/or sugar-free drink is in the comments! We'll be picking one winner to receive FOUR boxes of Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea!
- Water is the best beverage for anyone with diabetes, and your doctor will talk to you about how much water you should be drinking everyday.
- When you're tired of only drinking water, try sugar-free teas like Southern Breeze! You'll get your sweetness fix without having to worry about sugar.
- Low-fat milk and even home-made chocolate milk can be great alternatives and are full of vitamin D and protein.
- Juices are OK to drink (as approved by your doctor) as long as they're 100% fruit and have no added sugar. Try vegetable juices, too!
- Diet sodas are a great alternative to regular sodas because they're sugar-free and have much fewer calories.
- Green tea with no added sugar is an overall healthy drink for everyone, but a great beverage for people with diabetes who want something tasty and sugar-free!
NOTE: Make sure to talk to your doctor about certain beverages before adding them to your diet, but there are so many tasty drinks out there that don't have sugar! So keep on sippin' and stayin' healthy!