Zevia is the leading natural diet soda in the U.S. with zero calories, zero sugar, zero artificial sweeteners and zero high-fructose corn syrup – basically all of the good soda stuff and none of the bad. We also have some delicious holiday-themed smart cocktail recipes that are low-calorie (see below).
Poinsettia – 113 calories per serving
• 1 oz. Zevia Lemon Lime Twist
• 1 oz. vodka
• 2 oz. cranberry juice with ice
• 1 oz. of sparking wine or champagne
Shake vodka and cranberry juice with ice, strain into chilled martini glasses and add Zevia Lemon Lime Twist, top with sparking wine or champagne and garnish with raspberries.
Holiday Crush – 149 calories per serving
• 2 oz. Zevia Grapefruit Citrus
• 1.5 oz. vodka
• .5 oz. St Germain Elderflower liqueur
• 3 bar spoons of pomegranate seeds
• Grapefruit chunks
Muddle pomegranate seeds and grapefruit with the elderflower liqueur, add vodka and Zevia Grapefruit Citrus, top with crushed ice and churn.
Rudolph’s Spritzer – 150 calories per serving
• 12 oz. chilled Zevia Lemon Lime Twist
• 3 cups orange juice
• 1.5 cups vodka
• 4 oz. grenadine
• 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
• Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice and stir (makes 8 servings)
One reason we crave soda is the carbonation, that’s why many switch to diet soda, at least while trying a new diet. But, artificial sweeteners are also dangerous as they are a combination of chemicals that exist to make our foods sweeter without the calories of sugar. Artificial sweeteners have negative side effects, and their chemical breakdown in the body can be toxic. In combination with other food additives like artificial colors, artificial sweeteners can have a much more potent effect on nerve cells and are linked to many negative side effects including obesity, depression, diabetes and cancer.
Zevia is the leading natural diet soda in the U.S. and recently became the first major soda to be Non–GMO Verified and the first to drop coloring from its entire portfolio. Here are some key stats on the brand, based on Spins/IRI data Total US Food for the 12 weeks ending 7/12/15: Zevia is now the #13 brand of Low/Zero Calorie Soda (up from #14) Zevia was the fastest growing brand among the top 15, and only top 15 brand growing double digits Zevia is the only independent soda brand in the top 20, meaning not owned by Coke, Pepsi or DPSG Here’s a recent Entrepreneur story on the brand: read article High consumption of refined sugar and the corresponding elevated insulin levels lead to weight gain, which leads to obesity, a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, fatigue, migraines, lowered immune function, obesity, cavities and cardiovascular disease.
As the National Heart Health Editor I’m always looking for products I love and can recommend. I will not write or suggest on social media anything I can’t personally attest too. My favorite is the Creme Soda, coming in second is Black Cherry. You can choose your own favorite with these choices:
- Caffeine Free Cola
- Cherry Cola
- Cream Soda
- Dr. Zevia
- Ginger Ale
- Ginger Root Beer
- Grapefruit Citrus
- Lemon Lime Twist
- Mountain Zevia
- Tonic Water
This New Year celebrate the dropping of the ball in Times Square with Zevia’s Sparkling Celebrations. Zero calories, nothing artificial, Non-GMO Project Verified and color free!