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Created April 09, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Does anyone know what can be done for the horrible desire to drink a soda? or at the very least some juice? I don't really like fruit so that isn't an option. Or where there is at least some somewhat paleo friendly juice?

In addition does anyone know of any paleo friendly 100% juice out there? I used to love like green machine and such but have heard it isn't paleo.

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:31 PM

that actually sounds very amazing. i'll have to try it!

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Kombucha is a nice fizzy drink - and Safeway haz it naow! At 2.99 a bottle, I can't drink it like diet coke, but it's a nice treat. It's not considered paleo, but a little OJ is at least fairly natural and better for you than a coke.

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on April 09, 2012
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that sounds like a good idea. like the diet soda "patch"

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:57 AM

careful when you burp it. Mine made a geyser in the kitchen. Entertaining but messy!

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:56 AM

water kefir. I bet Nance has already chimed in below, at least I hope so!! :)

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Diet Dr. Pepper for me:(

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Also me. I really don't mind most adjustments, but the Diet Coke has its claws in me, for reals.

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Of all my vices, my Diet Coke addiction will be, I'm afraid, the last one to go.

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on April 09, 2012
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My favorite flavor for water kefir is blueberry. I combine a cup of fresh strained water kefir (which I think tastes good but isn't carbonated) and 1/3-1/2 c blueberry juice. Pour the mix into a sealable bottle, seal and leave at room temp for 24 hours; burp the bottle--it's already fizzy--and chill. Great!

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I've heard good things about water kefir.

Kombucha is fizzy and slightly sweet...maybe that would be a good option? I love it. It has something like 4 g sugar in a bottle. But it tastes like it has so much more.

I like GTS Gingerade.

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Definitely look into water kefir. I bought some, and now it's replicating at an astonishing rate. It basically makes a lightly carbonated probiotic drink, and you can flavor as you see fit. Current favorite is with 1-2 oz of pineapple juice, a squeeze of lime and a sprig of mint. Like a cocktail!

Also, you can look into the flavored carbonated water--I like Trader Joe's berry flavor (no sweetener, just berry flavoring).

That said, I still haven't kicked my diet coke habit, so you know what they say about people in glass houses...

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on April 09, 2012
at 02:11 AM

My favorite flavor for water kefir is blueberry. I combine a cup of fresh strained water kefir (which I think tastes good but isn't carbonated) and 1/3-1/2 c blueberry juice. Pour the mix into a sealable bottle, seal and leave at room temp for 24 hours; burp the bottle--it's already fizzy--and chill. Great!

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:57 AM

careful when you burp it. Mine made a geyser in the kitchen. Entertaining but messy!

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Take a dash or two of fresh-squeezed OJ and mix it with seltzer water. Refreshing, sweet, and usually does the job. I know I've had to do it occasionally when I'm bartending and just need something like that. Anyway, not the SAME, but it might help.

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:31 AM

My partner didn't kick his coke-zero habit for about 10-12 months after going paleo - we got a Soda-Stream, and he used their version of coke-zero, and added less & less of the syrup over a period of time, and finally, he stopped after he'd been drinking 1/2 to 1/3 strength sodas for a few months, and had reduced the volume to just one glass with dinner. Up to that point, just missing a 'dose' would have given him a migraine. When he did finally stop, he didn't have any issues.

Now he drinks water only as his main beverage. He doesn't now, and has never drank, coffee or tea. He recently found that he really likes plain black tea Kombucha. The brand we like is Invisible Alchemy, and only the plain one. But this is limited to one 4 oz dose a day - nothing like the liters he drank of Coke Zero.

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:58 AM

that sounds like a good idea. like the diet soda "patch"

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on April 09, 2012
at 02:27 AM

I greatly enjoy - seltzer/soda water, take a half a lime and squeeze it into the soda water. It's quite enjoyable, and I really like that bite you get when you drink the soda water fast.

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on April 09, 2012
at 02:08 AM

La Croix, coconut flavor is delicious. Carbonated water and flavor.

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Um. 100% juice that is fresh squeezed by hand is paleo- it's just not very healthy.

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on April 09, 2012
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on April 09, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Try seltzer instead. They were my saving grace when I was trying to kick the diet soda habit. If you are having trouble not drinking juice, a good way to wean yourself off of it would be to start diluting it with water. For example, fill 2/3 of your glass with 100% (no sugar added!) juice, and fill the rest with water...once you get used to that, only fill it half way with juice and half with water and so on and so forth till all you need is a glass of water with some fresh lemon, fresh orange, fresh cucumber, etc. etc. mixed in.

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:26 AM

Get some club soda or seltzer, then put in 8 drops of "sweet leaf" stevia in Vanilla Bean or Lemon Drop flavors. Tastes AWESOME... in fact I'm going to have a zero-carb, herb-flavored cream soda RIGHT NOW...

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:31 PM

that actually sounds very amazing. i'll have to try it!

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:52 AM

Try some kombucha. It is a effervescent fermented tea drink with many flavors. Pretty tasty substitute for soda. I have had a soda in over 2 years, so my recollection may be fuzzy, but these are good.

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