When it comes to trying to lose weight we have to cut out so many things. Soda can be a big toughy! I don’t typically have soda cravings, but I know many ladies out there do. I recently undertook the task of shedding the baby weight I have been carrying around for the last 6 years. I am not sure how many of you lovely readers have heard of Trim Healthy Mama, but long story short, it is a dietary plan that many, many women have begun using to lose and then maintain healthy weight. I started my trim, healthy journey on May 2 of this year. I have lost about 14 pounds in the last 2.5 months, and am continuing to shrink. I’ll write more about my journey later. Right now, I want to share with you one of my new favorite summertime drinks! And if you like soda, you might just have found the drink to help you give it up all together. I’d compare it to a ginger ale/sprite-type soda.
This recipe is a variation of the Good Girl Moonshine from the original Trim Healthy Mamas (Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett) and utilizes three oils from dōTERRA.
To make this drink you will need:
1-3 drops dōTERRA Lemon
1-3 dōTERRA Lime
3-5 dōTERRA Ginger
2-4 Tablespoons Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
NuNaturals (or similar) Stevia, to your desired sweetness
1 quart mason jar
Add your oils, ACV, and stevia to your quart mason jar; stir with a spoon (or you can just swish it around like I do); fill your jar up to the top with ice; then fill with cold, filtered water; stir with your favorite stainless straw (or a dinner knife!) and drink up!
Not only is this not going to make you gain weight, but it might just help your body regulate itself to shed the extra pounds. The lemon and ACV detoxify and the ACV has also been shown to help aid in weight loss. It is a wonderful drink to keep you hydrated and from going back to that sugary soda. Give it a try and let me know what you think!