Water is obviously the perfect drink. No sugar, calories, or carbohydrates, and is always so close and available. But you should be craving something tastier every now and then, luckily, you’ve got several yummy and healthy options to choose from.
Most of the tempting and ‘seemingly healthy’ drinks out there aren’t good for you, but you can make smart swaps or better homemade versions of many of them.
This treat may evoke memories of a comfortable childhood, but it’s also a great calcium-rich option for your grown-up self. Moreover, low-fat chocolate milk can be an excellent post-workout recovery drink. Unluckily, ready-made brands come with loads of sugar.
So try this at home: Combine 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder, 1% milk, and 2 teaspoons of your favorite zero-calorie sweetener. It will save you around 2 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs, and 70 calories compared to 1 cup of reduced-fat chocolate milk you buy at the store.