I am having serious trouble kicking coffee! I can't use heavy cream b/c of DD's allergy and since I use coconut creamer (and think it tastes kinda gross in my coffee) I get mocha iced coffee. (which I know is horrible for me!) I feel like a total addict! It's basically that or nothing for coffee but for some reason I feel like I can't *just* drink water all day....
Any tips for me?
If you want some sweetener free drinks that aren't water- (I'm not paleo/primal, so I don't know if all these stuff are legal)
Water with lemon juice
Water with mint and lemon juice
Cucumber water, or lemon cucumber water (http://www.food.com/recipe/refreshing-lemon-cucumber-water-110671 )
Beet kvass (perhaps with a dash of homemade hot sauce) ( http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2011/03/beet-kvass-recipe.html )
Unsweetened tea, choose a less bitter variety, like fennel tea, mint tea, nettle tea, chamomile tea
Homemade coconut milk (to keep costs down- just pour boiling water over unsweetened shredded coconut, let it sit for 20 minutes, blend it in a blender, then strain it through a cheesecloth, keeping the pulp to dehydrate and make coconut flour), perhaps with some cardamum or ginger or other chai style spices added
And don't laugh at me, I just made a batch of lacto-fermented dill pickles, and I just drank about 4 glasses of the pickle juice cold. It was yummy!
Hope these ideas help, and they're not too expensive either.
Edited by PennyP - 8/15/11 at 4:12am