Choose these summer drinks to refresh naturally this Independence Day with zero carbs, zero added calories, no artificial ingredients.
Gilbert, AZ (June 17, 2014) – Summer’s sweetest holiday is on its way – one of food, fun and drinks. Indulge in a fruity, refreshing summertime liquid treat guilt-free with SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener’s cooling drink recipes.
Each creation cuts the calories and sugars so you can be sure not to turn a few drinks into a few pounds. Do away with high calorie counts and replace your favorite sugary soda treat with better-for-you options. SweetLeaf’s set of specialty 4th of July refreshments help you celebrate smarter and healthier.
SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia liquid sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero chemicals and zero glycemic response. Because there are no artificial ingredients to interfere with its pure, sweet taste, nothing gets between you and your favorite beverage.
For those who want a healthy and sophisticated alternative to sodas without any of the added sugars, there are a number of variations on classic Independence Day favorites and refreshments. Including:
Southern Style SweetLeaf® Tea
- Black tea
- 2 quarts water
- 10 packets SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener
Bring 2 quarts water to a boil; remove from burner immediately. Add black tea and steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea and cool. Pour into glass pitcher and stir in 10 packets SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener into a pitcher of tea. Stir until sweetener has dissolved. Add remaining water and cool. Sweetened tea is more perishable than unsweetened – store it well-sealed in a glass (not plastic) container in the refrigerator.
The SweetLeaf Advantage: Southern Style SweetLeaf Tea cuts calories from sugar.
SweetLeaf® Home-style Lemonade
- 6 lemons
- 12 packets of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener
- 6 cups cold water
Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hands and counter top before cutting in half and juicing. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water and SweetLeaf to taste. Chill and serve over ice.
The SweetLeaf Advantage: SweetLeaf Home-style Lemonade cuts carbs from sugar.
SweetLeaf® Magnificent Mojito Mocktail
- 2 oz. club soda
- 2 oz. lime juice
- 1 packet SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 1 sprig of mint for garnish
Place mint leaves into a long Collins-style glass. Squeeze lime juice over leaves. Add SweetLeaf and orange bitters and gently muddle. Add crushed ice, and stir. Top off with club soda, lightly stir again and garnish with sprig of mint. For additional sweetness, add more SweetLeaf to taste.
The SweetLeaf Advantage: SweetLeaf Magnificent Mojito Mocktail cuts calories from sugar.
SweetLeaf® Watermelon Spritzer
- 1/2 of a lime
- 8 oz. sparkling water
- 8 drops of Watermelon Sweet DropsTM
Squeeze lime into 10 oz. glass and add 8 drops of Watermelon Sweet Drops™. Fill glass with ice and sparkling water and stir. Serve immediately.
The SweetLeaf® Advantage: A natural fruity taste with fewer calories and fewer carbohydrates.
About Wisdom Natural Brands®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected consumer brands: SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic response. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to win 13 global taste and innovation awards, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia Plus® Shaker Bottles for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SugarLeaf™, also by Wisdom, bonds stevia with raw cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative perfect for baking and cooking. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages, and Sweet Drops Water Enhancers add natural flavor to still or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes and more, visit www.SweetLeaf.com.
Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.
SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.