5 zero-calorie beverages
This article was originally published in April 2016
Juice, soda and other beverages often are loaded with sugar and/or unwanted calories. And sometimes, plain ol’ water just doesn’t cut it when you’re looking to quench your thirst. You’ll find a number of drinks at PCC that will wet your whistle yet pack a whopping zero calories. Operation hydration starts now!
Non-GMO Verified and color-free (no caramel color!), this zero-calorie soda is made with stevia, a plant from the sunflower family that is 300 times sweeter than sugar but has no effect on blood sugar levels. Zevia offers three flavors that contain caffeine naturally derived from coffee — Cola, Dr. Zevia and Mountain Zevia — while its caffeine-free flavors include Lemon Lime Twist, Orange, Grape and Ginger Root Beer.
Vitamin Water Zero
This nutrient-enhanced water contains a mix of B vitamins and vitamin C. Choose from flavors like Squeezed (lemonade-flavored), Power-C (dragonfruit) and XXX (acai-blueberry-pomegranate).
Cascade Ice Sparkling Water
Made from purified water and certified organic natural essences derived from fruit oils and extracts, this carbonated beverage is locally produced in Everett, Wash. Choose from Organic Mixed Berry, Organic Citrus Twist and Organic Blueberry, among other flavors.
Authentically brewed from fresh green tea leaves, Teas’ Tea is a great source of natural antioxidants. Grab a bottle of Pure Green Tea or try Jasmine Green Tea, infused with the scent of jasmine flowers for a refreshing taste and soothing fragrance, or Green & White Tea, which is milder tasting thanks to the addition of white tea leaves.
Microbrewed in small batches using high-quality handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java, Tejava is simply ready-to-drink, pure black tea. With no sugar or additives, this iced tea has a bold yet smooth flavor. Find it in 1-liter bottles, 16.9-ounce bottles and in 4-packs featuring 12-ounce bottles.