Pour it Up

If the thought of Hot Cinnamon flavored Burnett's chased with Hi-C fruit punch doesn't get you particularly excited for Saturday night, you're not alone. Here to the rescue are three of our favorite low calorie beverages that perfectly double as cocktail mixers.

Photo: Chandler Gregor (Wisconsin '18)

Photo: Chandler Gregor (Wisconsin '18)

bAI

Now you can say “Bai Bai Bai” to artificial sweeteners with these antioxidant infused beverages. They are made of “smart sweeteners”; erythritol and stevia. Stevia (a high intensity sweetener) is made from the leaves of the plant species Stevia Rebaudiana. A recent study showed that after consuming stevia, people did not compensate by eating more after a meal, compared to when they consumed higher-calorie sucrose drinks. Erythritol is a low-calorie sweetener known as sugar alcohol. Long story short, this drink is the perfect alternative to high-calorie, sugary drinks.

The best part about Bai is that they come in regular AND sparkling and just about every flavor you could imagine. Whether you’re in the mood for something bubbly, a tea, or just a low-calorie sweet drink, Bai has got you covered.

Vitamin Water Zero

No calories, no sugar, no excuses. Vitamin Water Zero is a better alternative to  regular Vitamin Water– it’s got the same great taste but without the sugar and calories. It seems almost too good to be true, but trust us, it is. Their newest campaign says to "hydrate the hustle," so that's just what we'll do. 

 

Photo: Annie Fisher (Wisconsin '19)

Photo: Annie Fisher (Wisconsin '19)

mio

Out with the old, and in with the new. You can now squeeze more into your life by turning your boring Burnett’s (or bottled water) into a flavor-packed drink for a night out. MiO is a liquid water enhancer so all you need is a few squeezes and you’re set for the night. Since it provides you with 24 servings and it’s about as small as a your ID, it could also fit in your pocket or purse for later use. Choose between original MiO, MiO Energy, MiO Vitamins or MiO Electrolytes (possible hangover prevention?!) All of MiO's many flavors are calorie-free and have no artificial sweeteners, so what’s stopping you?

What’s your best bet for finding these low-cal beverages around campus? Take a stroll over to Walgreens, they’re guaranteed to have it all!

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