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Here are the top healthy drinks that are delicious alternatives to soda! Try homemade infused waters, juices, teas, and more.

Healthy drinks

Need an alternative to sugary soda? Never fear: there are loads of fantastic alternatives that are healthy drinks! Infused waters, herbal teas, and homemade juices to the rescue! We’ve been on a mission to find the best good-for-you drinks that are fun to sip. This list includes our top 10 options for low-calorie drinks: homemade recipes with fruits, veggies and herbs. Ready to get sipping?

And now…10 healthy drinks to try!

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Healthy drinks

Top 10 Healthy Drinks: Infused Water and More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


Here are the top healthy drinks that deliciously easy alternatives to soda! Try infused waters, juices, teas, and more.



For cucumber water

  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • 8 cups (64 ounces) cold water
  • Lemon slices, for serving (if desired)
  • Fresh mint (optional)

For strawberry water

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar, to taste (or honey, maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 7 cups (64 ounces) cold water, divided
  • Sparkling water, to serve (optional)


  1. For the cucumber water: Wash and thinly slice the cucumber. Add the cucumber slices to bottom of a pitcher. Use a wooden spoon to lightly muddle (mash) them several times to release the juices. Add the cold water. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving (you can add fresh mint sprigs if desired). Flavor is best within 1 day, but you can store up to 3 days refrigerated. Serve with lemon slices if desired. Or, add a splash of sparkling water.
  2. For the strawberry water: Place the strawberries in a blender with strawberries with 1 cup water, the lime juice and sugar and blend on high until fully combined. Add the remaining 6 cups cold water. Taste and adjust sugar or lime juice as needed (the flavor mellows over time). Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days. If desired, serve topped off with sparkling water.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Water
  • Cuisine: Drink
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Healthy drink

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. I’ve had the majority of these recipes and they’re all great! Way better than something sugary like pop (no thanks lol). For all the infusion drinks, I use spring water. We’re based in Toronto and we get spring water from this amazing place called bear springs. Their water tastes so fresh, so drinking those fruit drinks tastes even better, believe it or not.