Drink beet, blueberry, and grape juice for brain and heart health; orange, tomato, and greens for immunity; and acaí, pomegranate, and mangosteen for a big antioxidant dose.
Sip on: Bai5 Ipanema Pomegranate; Orgain Healthy Kids Strawberry
Nutrient-dense seeds such as chia, hemp seed, and flaxseed add nutty flavor, unique texture, and loads of fiber, protein, calcium, and omega-3s to beverages. The latest? Pour dairy-free “flaxmilk” on your cereal.
Sip on: Flax USA Flaxmilk Original; Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus
Electrolytes in this tropical ingredient not only hydrate; they also can lower high blood pressure. For maximum nutrition, choose raw, organic waters processed with high pressure, not heat. Traditional waters preserve chunks of raw coconut meat.
Sip on: Harmless Harvest 100% Raw & Organic Coconut Water; Lufo Pure Coconut Water
Forgot lunch? Beverages with at least 10 grams of protein provide sustained energy. Whey is common, but increasingly popular plant-based proteins cater to vegan diets. Look for USDA Organic soy (to avoid GMOs), whole-grain brown rice, green pea, hemp, and alfalfa.
Sip on: CalNaturale Svelte Sustained Energy Protein Drink; Vega Sport Performance Protein
Exotic herbs and spices add a subtle kick to water without sugar or calories. Try aromatic ginger, cardamom, rose, and lavender.
Sip on: Ayala’s Herbal Water
If you’ve tried kombucha or kefir, you’re no stranger to drinking beneficial bacteria. Now you can find ample probiotics and prebiotics in creamy, smoothie-style drinks and refreshing fruit concoctions.
strong>Sip on: GoodBelly Tropical Green; KeVita Strawberry Acaí Coconut
Want a perpetually half-full glass? Instead of soda’s refined sugars, empty calories, and artificial flavors, quench thirst with plant-based nutrition and low- or no-calorie natural sweeteners like stevia and erythritol.