About 3 months ago I swore off my 3-4 can a day Diet Coke addiction. I suppose on the scale of 'things you can be addicted to' Diet Coke isn't a HUGE deal, but I generally don't like packaged, processed and chemical laden foods, so it really made sense to ditch it from my life. And besides, sometimes you just gotta do these kind of things to prove you can!!!
The biggest deal has been finding something to replace the Coke with. Coffee, of course, in the morning but I really only like it in the AM. Water is fine, but boring all the time. Drink mixes are nice, but probably have about as much junk in them as the Coke did.
So I decided to make my own ice tea. I started off wanting to do Sun Tea, but despite Facebook claiming I'm '93 % crazy' I am a pretty 'play it safe' gal and after a search on 'sun tea' turned up a Snopes warning about bacteria risks in sun tea - I opted for the safer 'Refrigerator Tea' route (really I already have enough bacteria in my life).
I must say, it is working very well. I just pop a couple tea bags in jars of water in the evening and the next day take out the bags and add a little bit of sugar. Delicious!!!
The one on the left is 'Green Tea' and on the right is 'Rooibos Tea'. If you don't know Rooibos red tea, you are leading a deprived life!!! Starbucks Vanilla Rooibos Lattes may be my favorite drink on earth right now. It is probably a good thing I live an hour away from a Starbucks - or I might be totally broke!!
Please excuse the dog dish in the background - dogs gotta drink too!!