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July 13, 2014 by Leanne Vogel March 2, 2017
The first step to jumping off the daily cravings train is to remove these 50 grams of sugar from your day. Lucky for us, it’s SO easy to do! I knew that Starbucks drinks had a lot of sugar, but I had no idea how much until I spent an afternoon perusing their nutrition facts. Our summer favorite, the venti shaken green tea lemonade, has 50 grams of sugar. That’s the equivalent of a ¼ cup of sugar. The blended drinks have upwards of 90 grams of sugar… nearly ½ cup. And the unsweetened varieties still boast 20 grams. Why do we care so much about sugar? It causes cravings. The more you eat, the more you need, the more you eat, the more you need. It leads to cellulite. By muddling up your liver making it difficult to detoxify, organize nutrients + clear cellulite… It causes allergies. The more inflammation you have in your body, the more susceptible you are to developing random food allergies. There’s an uprising of people wanting to cut sugar out of their lives for good (yay!). I’m all for going after the low hanging fruit when making changes to my eating style. The easiest to attack first are sugary drinks. Specifically, these pesky green tea lemonades. Last week, I created this recipe for sugar-free green tea lemonade using a fresh pot of my favorite green tea, my favorite stevia (this stevia does not have that gross metallic aftertaste) and a bunch of fresh lemon juice. Take it from someone who’s had her fair share when I say, this recipe tastes EXACTLY like Starbucks. But it only has 2 grams of sugar (from natural sources).
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.