MAKES 2 SERVINGS
The syrupy sweetness of colas and other sugary drinks can be a challenge for some people to eliminate from their diets. Luckily, there’s an even more satisfying way to get your fizzy fix. Sparkling water, a few favorite fruits, and herbs make a delicious — and much healthier — alternative.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup ice or more, as desired
- 20 ounces sparkling water
Evenly distribute the blueberries, mint, and lime juice at the bottom of two large glasses. Mash with a wooden spoon or pestle to release the flavors. (In bartending, this is called muddling.) Add ice to each glass and fill with the sparkling water. Stir gently, taste, and add more lime or mint as needed. Serve immediately.
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Protein: 0 g
Fat: 0 g
*Herb-flavored Mocktail variation available in the cookbook
by Dawn Ludwig
Foreword by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
In Always Hungry? renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig showed us why traditional diets don't work, and how to lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. The reception to the book has been strong and his online community is active and growing rapidly.
Now, in Always Delicious, Dr. Ludwig and Dawn Ludwig have created over 150 easy-to-make and tasty recipes that ignore calories and target fat cells directly. With recipes like Spinach Feta Quiche, Citrus Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry, Thai Coconut Fish Soup, and Pear Cranberry Pie, which are full of luscious high fat ingredients, savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates, this indispensable cookbook is a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight . . . for good.