What Do I Drink Now?

What do I drink now?  That was one of the first things I asked myself when I first started living a Paleo lifestyle.  I was use to drinking southern style sweet tea, fruit juices (apple, orange, V8, etc) or sodas (every once in a while).  I very rarely drank water!

When I started reading the labels on each of these items, I couldn’t believe how much sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was in each beverage.  I knew there was some sugar, but I was shocked at the amount.  Here is what I drink on a strict Paleo lifestyle.  I have found that it works for me.

Water.  This is mother nature’s natural sports drink.  I drink it throughout the day, during workouts, etc.  I like to put a slice of lemon or lime to jazz it up a bit.

Tea.  Any type of tea will work, but my poison is green tea.  I like a cuppa in the morning and in the evening.  Green tea is fantastic because you don’t put any sugar or milk in it.  Drink it straight up.  Now, if I go to a friend’s house who wants to serve me tea (it’s typically black tea), I drink it black, no sugar.  Not the best, but it’s still adhering to the Paleo principle.

Coffee.  I don’t particularly care for hot coffee, but I do like a nice iced coffee – Paleo style that is (see below for the recipe).  I will usually only have 1-2 cups a month.

Alcohol.  There are mixed reviews on this.  Some say you can’t have this on a Paleo lifestyle, because cavemen didn’t have it, but I look at it this way, in moderation, as an every once in a while thing it’s not bad.  I try to stick to ciders, since that’s fruit and try to stay away from beer, but sometimes it doesn’t work.  So I just try to limit what I drink.

Paleo Iced Coffee

Here’s What You Need:

Coffee of your choice


Coconut Milk

Ice Cubes




Make the coffee ahead of time and put in the fridge to chill for several hours.  When the coffee is cooled, place in a blender with 4-6 ice cubes, 1 tsp of fructose and the coconut milk (to your desired level).  Turn the blender on and mix together well.  You’ll have a nice iced coffee!




About rmnvb1975

A modern day Cavewoman
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One Response to What Do I Drink Now?

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