Making simple changes to your diet is the most realistic way to break bad eating habits.
Here are my top 5 Nutritionist-approved healthy beverages that are packed with nutrients and even have metabolism boosting benefits!
Do your health a favour and swap your usual favourites for these healthier options. Swap a high sugar fruit juice, alcohol or soft drink for any of the top 5 healthiest beverages below.
1. Green Tea
Green tea has been named the healthiest beverage in the world. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being loaded with antioxidants! Sipping on Green Tea daily is a great healthy alternative to black tea and coffee. As green tea is loaded with antioxidants, it is fantastic for general health, boosting your metabolism and supporting skin health.
Kombucha is a type of fermented tea. As a result of the fermentation process, kombucha is a great source of beneficial bacteria. This makes it a wonderful probiotic rich beverage. Kombucha is a great non-alcoholic drink and perfect healthy alternative to soft drink and alcohol. For more about gut health Click HERE to read '7 Steps to a Healthy Gut'.
3. Water with lemon
Never underestimate the benefits of warm lemon water. Drinking lemon water 20 minutes before a meal can support the digestive process by increasing the secretion of hydrochloric acid which help the break down of proteins and improves overall digestion.
4. Cold pressed vegetable juice/smoothies
Cold pressed vegetable juice and smoothies are the fastest way to get nutrients into your blood stream! We all know we could always benefit from including more fresh vegetables to our diet. Vegetable juices and green smoothies are a convenient way to increase your daily vitamin and mineral intake.
5. Healthier Hot Chocolate
Instead of using regular cocoa and refined sugar, making a healthier hot chocolate out of one of the world's best superfoods is a way to satisfy your inner chocoholic and bump up your mineral intake! You could also swap refined sugars for honey or stevia to make it even healthier - click HERE for my Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe. Raw cacao has 7 times more antioxidants than dark chocolate and 21 times more antioxidants than green tea. It also contains magnesium, potassium, protein, iron and calcium! For more about raw cacao, check out