Last updated: 25 Jul 2022
Here you have some healthy and straightforward drinks that are effortless to prepare and to enjoy while on the road. Maybe not as convenient as a can of sugar pop, but cheaper and healthier for sure.
- Green tea
Healthy drink, economical, straightforward drink a lot of it. I have to admit – I drink the bagged stuff. Tea connoisseurs would not even touch this as usually only the crumbly remains and dust from the full tea leaves go into these bags. But if you want to enjoy a healthy drink quickly and conveniently – just throw a bag into a mug and pour some hot water over it. Done.
Of course, green tea is also a good thirst quencher. Make a cup of hot water, put it in a few tea bags, let it steep for 3 min. and then pour it into your favorite drinking bottle and fill it up with water. Here are some potential benefits of green tea.
There is also that documentary movie about that tea guru David Lee Hofman. He founded the Silk Road Tea Company. So if you are in for the quality stuff and not just the bags, check the Silk Road Tea Company.
The shelf life is practically indefinite. You get green tea in any grocery store. Depending on the quality, 1 bag costs you between 10 and 25 cents. That’s a pretty good deal for a healthy drink.
- (Bragg’s*) organic apple cider vinegar or ACV
Healthy drink, economical, straightforward, beneficial. Just recently I learned about the benefits of organic apple cider vinegar:
- Help remove body toxins
- Helps promote a youthful body
- Helps support a healthy immune system
- Helps maintain healthy skin
- Helps control weight
- Improves digestion and assimilation
- Soothes tight and aching joints and sore muscles from exercise Soothes irritated skin
As Bragg recommends – put 1- 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass – add a touch of honey, agave nectar, or 4 drops of Stevia and fill the glass up with water. I drink it about 3 times a day and you as well might find that this almost tastes like a decent apple cider.
Healthy, cheap, and convenient. I mention Bragg because I like to use it, it’s certified organic, they are the most popular brand and they are widely available. For Stevia I can recommend this one. I love it together with the ACV but I don’t like it as a general sugar alternative and certainly not in my coffee.
Bragg’s ACV has an official shelf live of 3 to 5 years but can be kept way longer. You can buy it at many stores all over the country. Check their store locator here. The 32fl oz bottle costs you between $5 and $7. The Stevia drops (2fl oz) cost about $10 and last me for about 4 months while using about 3 x 4 drops per day. That boils down to 10 cents for a glass of yummy healthiness.
- Hot Ginger Tea
Healthy drink, economical, straightforward, beneficial is my favorite of these 3. Put a few thin slices of ginger into a mug, add hot water, maybe a dash of lemon juice, and/or a teaspoon of honey and you are in for a treat!
I discovered Ginger about 10 years ago as a remedy for an upset stomach after a night out partying. A friend poured me a glass of hot water and added just 3 thin slices he cut off a ginger root. After just taking in a few sips, I could feel the relaxing and soothing effect in my stomach.
If you like the hotness ginger can develop, let the ginger steep for a bit while the water cools down. After about 3o min., stir the water and you have a spicy hot shot of ginger water. If you then take the ginger out, you can put it into your favorite drinking bottle, add more water and you have a yummy thirst quencher. Here are the health benefits of ginger and here some more tips on how to use ginger.
You can buy a root pretty much in every grocery store. You can peel it with a vegetable peeler or just scrub it off a bit, then cut it into 1/8in slices. I use 3 slices but you can’t overdose it – just try it and see how you like it. Once you emptied your mug, you can just add some more water, and your good for another round.
The ginger root can be stored in a paper bag in the veggie compartment or anywhere else in the fridge (that’s how I do it). The root stays fresh for a good week, then it starts drying out but you can keep using it because it won’t go bad, it just gets wrinkled.
A medium-sized root costs you $3 or $4. It’ll gain you 10 to 15 glasses (using about 3 slices while filling up twice). That makes it roughly 25cent per salubrious refreshment. Cheap, easy, healthy, and surely worth a try.