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Clean Simple Eats Approved Drink Ideas - Coffee, Crio Bru, Zevia, Bai, True Lemonade, Italian Soda, and more!

Boring drinks? Not our style. As much as I recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day of the challenge, I understand it’s fun to mix it up. When choosing a beverage, avoid drinks that contain artificial sweeteners and flavors or high sugar and calorie content. Here are a few of our favorite CSE approved drinks.

A lot of people ask about what drinks are approved and if you can still enjoy coffee and creamers, and the answer is “YES! If you take into account those extra calories and macros into your daily calorie total.” A lot of CSE members will add their morning cup of coffee to My Fitness Pal app to make sure to stay within their macros and calories for the day!

True Lemon Lemonade

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Sparkling Water

...especially with fresh lemon or lime juice and a dropper full of French Vanilla Stevia Liquid Extract (I get mine from Whole Foods). We like any brand including but not limited to: La Croix, Perrier, Pellegrino, Honest, Hint, Polar, Dasani)

Iced Coffee or Iced Crio Bru

1/2 cup Crio Bru Concentrate (recipe below) or brewed coffee
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbs. canned full-fat coconut milk (shake before using)
2 tsp. organic coconut sugar 

1. Shake Crio Concentrate. Add all ingredients to a jar and shake until sugar is dissolved. 
2. Pour into a glass full of ice. Enjoy cold with a straw 😍

Crio Bru Concentrate

4 cups water
1 cup Crio Bru grounds

1. Add to a saucepan and bring to a light boil. Simmer for ten minutes. Stir and simmer an additional two minutes.
2. Let cool slightly then drain the grounds by running it through a coffee filter, strainer or using a French press. Pour the liquid into an airtight container and store in the fridge. Throw out the leftover grounds. It should make about 24 ounces of Crio Bru Concentrate. 



CSE Italian Soda   


  • 1 can La Croix, any flavor (I use Cran Raspberry)

  • 1 True Lemon drink mix stick, any flavor

  • 2 Tablespoons lite canned coconut milk

  • Reddi Wip, optional

Add 4-6 ice cubes to a 16 oz. cup. Sprinkle in the True Lemon drink mix then pour the La Croix over the top. It tends to foam A LOT, so pour it in a little at a time and stir with a straw to get the fizz to settle. Last, add in the coconut milk and top with Reddi Wip. Enjoy! 


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