Low-Cal Drink Substitutions

I was looking for a Healthy Alternative to drinking water because I was getting a little bored with Athletic Greens, Green Tea and plain water on the ‪Diet Depletion.

So I asked the by members on my Turbulence Training Facebook Page.  Here are some ideas for drinking water that don’t include adding a bunch of sugars that there are minimal carbs involved, unless you add them yourself.


Natural Infused water….add sliced strawberries and kiwi in a mason jar, chill…or whatever fruit you like. – Kimberly

Agreed on the Poland Spring seltzers…tons of flavors..no sugar..On occasion I do like 0 Cal Lifewater..espec the blood orange flavor….I do cut it with water so basically i’m just flavoring the water a little…it is made with erythritol so that might not be agreeable. – Dianne

Iced tea….. make your own….refreshing or Iced coffee and you can make it decaf, throw in some almond milk, stevia blend, then pour over ice or crush ice with it. – Lisa

Green juice! spinach+cucumber+watermelon blended with 2 cups of water. Strain and drink! – Norah

Club soda with lime juice, tazo Zen green tea iced – Suzan

NIce Kimberly Nickel! Great one Norah Lorway! –    Turbulence Training

Bone broth – AJ

Unsweetened, plain almond milk with a little Stevia or nectar, if you prefer. – Jesse

Cucumber, lemon and mint water. Throw it all together in a big pitcher and let it sit for a few hours. Refreshing. You can sweeten it up with stevia if you want. I freeze it in water bottles and take it on bike rides and hikes so it defrosts as I go. – Dori

Same here but i started putting lemon on it not lemonade cuz its not sweet it just has a diffrent flavor and at this point some flavor is better than no flavor – Mark

Seltzer – J Michael Jr

Sobe lifewater. Lots of good flavors. Zero calories. Natural sweetener. Fuji apple pear is my favorite flavor- Hunter

Cooke go to drinks for me are – Coffee with coconut oil, grass fed butter and coconut milk, or, pint of water with 2 good glugs of apple cider vinegar in – actually tastes rather nice – Lewis

Natural Infused water with mint, lime and cucumbers – Liza

There’s always spa water you can make- Stephanie

  • Citrus: Slice an orange, lemon, and lime into a large pitcher of water. Add ice, allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Raspberry Lime: Slice a lime into a large pitcher of water, add a handful of raspberries. Add ice, allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Strawberry Basil: Slice 10 strawberries into a large pitcher of water, add 5 leaves of basil. Add ice, allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Watermelon Rosemary: Place 1/2 cup of small watermelon chunks into a large pitcher of water, add two sprigs of rosemary. Add ice, allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Pineapple Mint: Place 1/2 cup of small pineapple chunks into a large pitcher of water, add 15 mint leaves. Add ice, allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.

Lemon/lime or raspberry sparkling seltzer water – Magali  

I like Perrier too! –    Stephanie  

Coke zero is perfect while I’m fasting using IF. No calories and it cheats my stomach in to feeling full. –David

Make your own fruity iced tea with a little bit of stevia or honey – Alta

Water with an Arbonne Pomegranite Fizz Stick added! – Valerie

Cold brew pomegranate iced tea with a squeeze of lime and a stevia. – Jaime

No diet soda makes it tough! I usually go with iced tea but I have to add a little sweetener. – Craig

Zevia is a stevia sweetend “soda” that is quite good and seems to not harbor much bad stuffs. while it is a diet soda it does not have any artificial sweeteners so no excitotoxins – Jonas  

High five zero electrolyte tablets, if its a 6am session (which it always is!!) the zero extreme with caffeine for that extra boost – Ben  

Not cal free, but occasionally I really enjoy coconut water with a little bit of pineapple juice – Brittany

SPORTea all the way!!! – Kimberley  

Mint tea works for me – Waleed  

Add lemon juice and a dash of just cranberry juice and maybe some stevia. – Lisa  

1.)Tea varieties that grow out in the wild-served hot or cold,
2.) lemon juice(zest included)+stevia(leaf boiled in water and chilled)+pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon for the nutty taste -served hot or cold.
3.) lemon grass + raw tamarind (both are boiled in water for 5 minutes over high heat) chill and add some stevia water + mint.
4.) 2 mo. old socks boiled in water – Oliver

Really black tea… with a splash of whiskey… does the trick every time.-    Daniel  

Fill a pitcher of water in the evening with sliced lemons, limes, cukes and fresh mint. Super refreshing and detoxifying. –  Constant Energy Fitness

Good Earth original tea, iced. – Rachel  

Kelley Water with lemon juice and chia seeds. All day long! –    Joy  

I hate drinking plain ol’ water unless I’m extremely thirsty so I turn to Propel-Zero to add flavor to my water. –    Andrew  

Green tea – Victoria

Sparkling water with a couple drops of flavored stevia. – Donna  

True lemonade has like 10cals, stevia sweetened and AWESOME. The limeade one if my fav, but they has raspberry lemonade too. –  Erin   

MetroMint! I down a lot of the peppermint on fast days. Keeps my stomach feeling more satisfied. Since it is expensive, I also recommend making a home version. Fill a pitcher with water and add 2-4 drops of mint extract. Start with very little and add to taste. – Susanne

Nicolaus Nemeth Carbonated water. I drink it all day with my soda stream.

I like to spruce up my water with lots of cucumber slices – Cesqua  

I like vitamin water 0. Stevia sweetened – Terri  

I bought some kombucha tea…not cal free (50 cal per 350mL), but good enough for today. –    Turbulence Training

Rooibos tea is great. Caffeine free, sweet nutty taste and good hot or cold. –  Zoё  

Code blue – Sean  

Metromint Chocolate mint water! Cures my chocolate and sweet craving all at once! – Beth  

Sparkling water with a splash of pom! – Lisa  

Water with sprig of mint, lemon and either lime, cucumber or raspberries. Yum not boring! We make a couple jugs each week – Allen  

Carbonated water- Susan  

I am consistently drinking flavored water with my workouts and instead of just green tea i add a peppermint tea bag into the cup also to give it a bit of flavor- Siobhan  

Thanks everyone!

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer