Archive for the ‘Low Carb Beverages’ Category

My new favorite low carb beverage?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Image from Wikipedia

Water is my usual choice for low carb.  Zero carbs. Tea would be my second choice.  Also zero carbs, provided it’s unsweetened. So expanding on my chai post from a few posts ago, I came up with a new option. It’s not exactly tea per se, because tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant (all […]

Green Tea – a great low carb option

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
mighty leaf tea

I’m an advocate of whole foods and whole beverages especially when eating a low carb diet.  Which means I like to avoid artificial sweeteners and any and all forms of processed sugar.  If you shop in a normal grocery store, this can be challenging. But it can be done.  And there are actually some very tasty […]

What to drink on Low Carb?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Q: I drink coffee with splenda and water with lemon?  Is this ok? A: When doing low carb, I don’t drink coffee usually.  I drink water and unsweetened tea (black or green or herbal).  And I do add a slice of lemon or lime to water.  Or even 2 slices 🙂 But the issue really […]

Is Yerba Mate low carb?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Yerba mate is an herbal tea from South America.  It’s from a holly bush that grows in and around the Amazon and is harvested and roasted / smoked to give it it’s flavor.  Traditionally, it’s considered a social drink in many South American countries and is consumed by many instead of coffee. Yerba Mate is […]

Coffee and low carb

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Ordinarily, I don’t drink coffee on a daily or even a weekly basis.  Mostly because it’s TOO stimulating.   I had a cup of coffee just the other day which I likened to a freight train running through a meditation garden. But for many Americans, coffee is synonymous with simply ‘waking up’.  Phrases like “Don’t talk […]

Sweet tea anyone?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Shockingly, I just saw how many carbs were in Hardees® sweet tea (according to their own website). And they aren’t messing around when they say ‘sweet’. There are 99g of carbs in one sweet tea (97g of that pure sugar). To give you an idea of just how much sugar that is, one teaspoon (a […]

Low Carb Beverages

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

With low carb, there are still drink choices out there and it depends on which way you want to go.  If you don’t mind artificial sweeteners, then you have a lot of options. But me personally, I just don’t like artificial sweeteners.  So that limits my choices a bit, but believe it or not, my […]

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