I’ll echo everyone else who said your body will be so much happier if you cut out soda altogether. I know it’s an adjustment–especially if you’re already new to veganism, but it’s definitely worth it and then some.
I think a lot of it for me anymore is just the habit. Wake up, drink coffee lol. Every once in a while, I’ll have tea, but the day never quite feels like it has started without coffee -.-
How can it be harder to break that habit than the habit of eating animal products? *shakes fist at the sky*
@LittleLotte I had heard that before. And I noticed it for myself as well. For awhile there I was taking apples and pb or cookie butter(so freakin’ unhealthly -.- ) to work to eat and it really made a difference in my day.
@Styna for a while I had the celestial seasonings cold brew peach iced tea and stevia, but then I got sick of it =/
@EnchantedBeginnings I’ve tried those and they’re really good, but they’re way too expensive(at least where I live). I can get a case of name brand soda for what it costs for 4 of those.
@peppermintcherry I hear ya. You lasted longer than me! haha, I think I made it like three days or something pitiful.
I am down from one 2-liter of soda a day to half a 2-liter, though. Plus, you know… like four cups of coffee -.-
*shakes fist* damn thee, caffeine!!
I know of something that might aid your need for caffeine. Try V8 V-Fustion +Energy.
It uses Green Tea to give you the right amount of caffeine with out having to worry about the crash filling a soda or energy drink would cause.
Best of all you do not taste it, only the fruit! Yes I did say fruit.
In one can of V8 V-Fusion +Energy, you are getting less caffeine then a cup of coffee though it does not lose the ennergy nor give you the fall back when it wears off for really it does not.
It also has one serving of fruit juice and one serving of vegetable juice in each 8oz can.
A six pack of these yummy drinks is only three dollars and it is a must try.
THey are grate when you are on the go and need a quick ‘pick-me-up’.
Zevia is my favorite, but it is -HORRIBLY- expensive compared to like… kroger brand soda.
The best thing you can really do is try to weed out soda all together. Your body will thank you. Unless you replace with coffee, like I’ve been doing. Then your body will be PISSED
@Dagmar, yeah I forgot about that too. But remember way back in the day when people were like ohmg! Aspartame causes cancer!! and then there were the ones that said, yeah, only because the rats were given asinine amounts. So I think i’m going to buy a soda stream or maybe start getting Zevia -.-
If you live in the US, than most are, in Europe or England, it’s a different story. I know some vegans that won;t drink regular or diet because the corn syrup and asparatame are tested on animals. And like @LittleLotte said, if you avoid certain sugars, than the throw back ones are out too.
If you’re like me and just love carbonated stuff, you could invest in a soda stream. It’s 70$ and depending on how much you make, every week to every few months buying a new cartridge(I encountered Soda Streams in Germany a few months before they came to the us, and the family I was staying with had me make about 6 bottles of bubbly water a day, so we burned through 2 canisters in about a week and a half, so hopefully that gives you an idea of how much bubbly stuff one makes), which is only 20$(and hopefully will go down once america gets on the exchange program bandwagon), you can make your own soda flavored with fruit juice, so that way you know it’s vegan.
Your other option, which is waaaaay pricey would be to buy that soda they make sweetened with stevia. It’s pricey as hell, but it’s healthy and 100% vegan. (Search Zevia on Amazon. They have cases of it that are part of their subscribe and save plan, and the prices aren’t too bad)
This is relatively off topic, but you should avoid Mountain Dew or really any citrus soda(with the exceptions of Crush, Sierra Mist and I think Squirt). The chemical they use to keep the flavoring from separating literally eats your brain. Over 100 countries have banned the use of bromanated vegetable oil in foods, but the US is one of those countries that just doesn’t care.
Unless you’re a vegan that avoids certain sugars, then most are vegan.
The only ones I avoid are red/orange coloured ones that contain beta-carotene. Beta-carotene itself is vegan but needs fish gelatine to make it soluable in liquids.