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

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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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Top 10 Healthy Drinks: Infused Water and More!

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

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Augusta Pokuaah says:

    I really admire you both I really check my diet very well thanks anyway for all your efforts please keep it up

  2. River says:

    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.

    1. Judith folsom says:

      Yes I’m trying to lose weight so I’m trying to find out some recipes that I can make like healthy drink



    1. Sdudla Lucia says:

      Please send me healthy drinks