Sick of plain ol’ water? Try one of these thirst quenching naturally sugar free drinks that have NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS! Not even stevia!

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The BEST Naturally Sugar Free Drinks

One question I constantly see pop up in diabetic forums/chats is “what does everyone drink that doesn’t have sugar and isn’t “diet”?”

Which is why today I wanted to share with you some of THE BEST naturally sugar free drinks!

1. Protein Lemon Water

favorite sugar free drinks lemon water

Lemon water is a classic! But this ain’t your grandma’s lemon water…. this is lemon water with a twist!

Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Collagen to turn your classic lemon water into a super charged protein drink. The collagen is flavorless and adds 9-18g of protein!

2. Iced Mylk Latte (coffee free & caffeine free)

favorite sugar free drinks iced latte

Using either water or milk, blend in a packet of Four Sigmatic’s Chai Latte mix (or any of their mixes), and pour over ice.

You’ll get that smooth latte flavor without the coffee or caffeine!

I also put their Chaga Mushroom Elixar over ice with a splash of almond mylk and it is heavenly!

3. Tea over Ice (aka iced tea)


Along the same lines of putting lattes over ice, I like my teas over ice as well… aka iced tea. Right now my top two favorites are:

  • Red Raspberry Leaf, which has so many health benefits for women especially pre, during, and post pregnancy because it promotes ovarian & uterus health.
  • Chai Turmeric, which anti-inflammatory thanks to the turmeric

The key to making a good iced tea is to make them super concentrated. Use 2-3 tea bags per 8oz boiling water. Let steep 10minutes. Pour over a glass filled completely with ice. Add a splash of you favorite nut milk and enjoy!

4. Electrolyte Drink

The best electrolyte drink recipe is: 2oz coconut water, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime.

5. Herbal Infusions

Herbal water screams summertime garden party! With so many fresh herbs growing in your garden the possibilities are endless! Herb infusions are best steeped 2-8 hours ahead of time to get the most flavor. Lately my favorite combos are:

  • Rosemary, Mint, Cucumber, Lemon
  • Basil, Lemon
  • Dill, Mint, Cucumber
  • Cilantro, Lemon, Cucumber

6. Cucumber Water

Guys! If you haven’t tried cucumber water, YOU NEED TO! It is so delicious, cool, and refreshing. Perfect for those hot summer days because of the cooling properties of cucumbers. Add and extra twist by muddling in some mint leaves. Mmmm my mouth is already watering!

I hope these gave you some great ideas!

I always feel so much better when I’m drinking more water, I’m sure you do too!

Let me know in the comments what your favorites drinks are or which ones from this list you’re looking forward to trying!

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  1. Ames June 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I love four sigmatic! I didn’t know they made a chai latte one! I’ll have to try that. And cilantro cucumber water…. girl, you may be onto something! Thanks for the great ideas

    • T1D Living June 9, 2020 at 11:28 am - Reply

      The chai latte is so good, I just ordered more myself! And I’m so happy you’re a cilantro lover too!! It took me F O R E V E R to acquire a taste for it, but now I am obsessed with it.

  2. Laney June 9, 2020 at 11:00 am - Reply

    What brand of collagen do you use?

  3. Julie Anders June 13, 2020 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Protein water… why have I not thought of that?! I use collagen all the time in my smoothies but never thought to add it to my water/tea. Trying it today in my iced tea. Do you find that you have to bolus for the protein?

    • T1D Living June 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      I only bolus if I do two scoops of collagen (which is 18g protein). I cut the number in half and bolus for that. So, in this case, I would bolus for 9g carbs.

  4. sarah June 23, 2020 at 11:26 am - Reply

    i really want to try the protein water. have you tried vp’s marine collagen? i want to but i’m scared it will taste fishy

    • T1D Living July 16, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

      I have! and it doesn’t smell or taste fishy at all 🙂

  5. […] Sugary drinks like soda and juice contain empty calories that more often than not contain refined sugars, artificial flavoring (even “natural flavors” are artificial, they are allowed to call them natural because they mimic a flavor that is available in nature, like strawberry  as opposed to bubble gum), and dyes . There is also very little you can do to “dress them up” which leads to a hard & fast blood sugar spike. A better option is herbal infused waters, tea, sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime, or any of THESE REFRESHING drinks. […]

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