Clean Choice Awards 2013: Drinks - Clean Eating Magazine

Clean Choice Awards 2013: Drinks

Forget about heavily sweetened sodas – whether you like to quench your thirst with sparkling water, natural juices or tea, we've got you covered for all of your drink needs.
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Hint Fizz Watermelon

HINT Fizz, Watermelon
This refreshing beverage contains just sparkling water, fruit and natural flavors – that’s it. True to its name, the watermelon flavor is subtle, not overpowering. You’ll feel quenched, as if you had a soda, but without the additives and sweeteners! $2, drinkhint.com

Choice Rooibos Chai Tea

Choice Organic Teas Rooibos Chai
We couldn’t get enough of this fragrant, caffeine-free brew. With hints of cardamom, cinnamon, clove and other warming spices, the delicate scent of this chai permeated the CE offices, and everyone was drawn to come over and sample it! $5, choiceorganicteas.com 

Drink Chia

Drink Chia Honeysuckle Pear
At just 40 calories per bottle and packed with a hefty dose of omega-3s and antioxidants, Drink Chia is a great substitute for caffeine when a surge of crash-free energy and endurance is needed. Bonus: These bottles keep you full for hours. $3.50 per 8-oz bottle, drinkchianow.com

Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Max Tea

Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Max Green Tea Blackberry Pomegranate
Celestial Seasonings’ has gone and sweetened the green tea deal, adding a splash of fruity flavor plus 20% of your daily value (DV) of vitamin C to each protective tea bag. $3.50, celestialseasonings.com

Ceres Secrets of the Valley Juice

Ceres Secrets of the Valley 100% Fruit Juice Blend
If you haven’t got the time to juice your own, this blend of 100% fruit – and nothing more – is a close second. Just one 8-ounce serving provides 60% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. $4, ceresjuices.com

Lakewood Organic Pomegranate Juice

Lakewood Pure Pomegranate Juice
An antioxidant superstar, pomegranates are an excellent source of health-protective polyphenols and anthocyanins. And the only ingredient you’ll find on this USDA-certified organic juice’s label is juice and purée from fresh, whole ripe pomegranates. Each cup counts as two full servings of fruit. $13, lakewoodjuices.com for retail locations

Domaine Carneros Wine

2010 Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir
Who says the occasional glass of red can’t be a part of your clean-eating love affair? Not us! Dark fruits such as cherries and plums lend a subtle sweetness to this organic wine that pairs well with most lean meats, including beef, poultry, pork and salmon. $35, domainecarneros.com

Marley Coffee Dark Roast

Marley Coffee Buffalo Soldier Dark Roast
Start your day as strong as a buffalo soldier with this USDA-certified organic brew. Although it’s described as sultry, smoky and chocolaty with berry undertones, we prefer the apt description “kick in the pants.” $10 per 8-oz bag, marleycoffee.com