Yeast-Free: Day 9 - What are my options?
Posted by Physician's Preference on 1/22/2013
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One of the biggest challenges people find their selves in while on the yeast-free eating program is beverage options, or rather lack of options.
A question we get asked quite frequently is: What do I drink? The short answer is water.
But we understand that this may be tough for coffee, tea and soda lovers. While water is of course the best choice, here are a few options to consider:
If you like your coffee black, the yeast-free eating program probably hasnt fazed you. However, if you are one of the many who love a little coffee with your cream and sugar, things are probably tough right now.
Cheer up, buttercup! We can offer a ray of hope! There are plenty of alternatives to dairy-based creamers, such as unsweetened coconut milk such as So Delicious or Almond Breezes almond milk.
If you prefer to add sweeteners to your morning cup of joe, you can also try natural sugar alternatives such as Sweet-n-Natural or Stevia. Another option is to try spicing it up with cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin spice or nutmeg.
Does it compare in taste to a calorie-laden drink from Starbucks? Not quite, but think of all the calories and sugar youre cutting out by one simple decision! Give it a try, and before you know it, youll be pleasantly surprised to find you no longer miss your former favorite calorie-laden drinks.
There are plenty of herbal teas loaded with flavor. Chai tea with a little unsweetened coconut or almond milk added is delicious! Be sure to look for teas that do not contain chemical additives or sweeteners.
Diet Soda Replacement
Zevia is a wonderful replacement for those that are addicted to diet soda. The flavors range from cola (which tastes very similar to Diet Coke) to root beer and orange soda. Check to see if a store near you sells Zevia at www.zevia.com using the store locator. Perrier and La Croix are also refreshing alternatives that give you a little zing.
Make your own lemonade or limeade with fresh lemons, limes and Sweet-n-Natural!
Yes, there is a delicious hot chocolate recipe that is yeast-free friendly and what better time to make some than in the middle of winter?!
Yeast-Free Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 cups almond milk (Blue Diamond Almond Breeze unsweetened, chocolate flavor)
1 Tbsp of cocoa powder
2 Tbsp of Sweet-n-Natural
4 drops or 1/8 tsp of mint extract (non-alcoholic)
1. In a closed jar or with a blender, blend all ingredients until well blended.
2. Warm in small sauce pan or microwave.
3. Pour into two small mugs and enjoy!
Makes 12 ounces
Per 6 oz: 40 calories, 2.5g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g sugar, 1.4 g fiber, 1g protein; Calcium: 13%, Iron: 3%, Vitamin A: 7%.
See! There are plenty of options out there for you! Keep your eye on the prize and remembe to focus on what you CAN have...not what you CAN'T have!
Your Yeast-Free with Me team