If you’ve ever done a Whole30, you know that replacing your traditional beverages on a round can be challenging. The ability to identify sneaky sugars in all food and drink can make or break a round and mean the difference between a successful 30 days or an unintentional restart. That’s why, when our Model Meals team tried SOUND sparkling water for the first time at Expo West, we knew we wanted to explore the potential of bringing these amazing blends of tea-infused sparkling beverages to our Model Meals customers.
Created by a former engineer, Tommy, who was later joined by his co-worker and now co-founder Salim, SOUND was made with the intention of creating a delicious beverage in its natural state that showcased just how tasty and satisfying drinks like this should be. Experimenting with unique flavor combinations of sparkling water mixed with certified organic tea, botanicals, and fruit extracts, SOUND set out to create palate-pleasing taste without anything artificial. They now offer five flavors of Whole30 Approved sparkling tea and four flavors of Whole30 Approved tea-infused sparkling water.
But not everything has to be sweet and maybe we've forgotten that many foods and beverages, in their natural minimal state, are incredibly delicious.
Whether you’re busy doing a traditional Whole30, living your Food Freedom, or simply wanting to drink smarter this holiday season, SOUND is the perfectly easy and thirst quenching alternative for cocktails, mocktails, or a natural pick me up while running holiday errands. With this in mind, we’re sharing a refreshing and naturally sweet recipe for a holiday beverage that looks as delightful as it tastes. For more zero proof cocktails like this, check out these three SOUND recipes and make sure to include them at your next holiday get together or New Years Eve bash.
The Model Meals Citrus-Pom Spritzer
Zero Proof “Cocktail” Featuring Sound Sparkling Water
- 1 Can SOUND Tangerine + Lemongrass Green Tea
- 2 Tbsp Pomegranate Arils
- 1 Tbsp Meyer Lemon Juice
- 3 Chunks Frozen Mango
- 1 Slice of a Meyer Lemon
- 1 Sprig of Fresh Lemongrass
- Ice Cubes
- Add 1 Tbsp of pomegranate arils to your cup and muddle them to release pomegranate juice
- Add lemon juice and still to combine
- Add frozen mango and additional ice as needed to fill the cup about ¾ of the way to the top
- Pour SOUND sparkling water into cup and stir to combine
- Garnish with lemon slice, lemongrass sprig and remaining pomegranate arils
Tell us in the comments- what are your favorite ways to enjoy a holiday refresher without alcohol or added sugar? Do you have a favorite beverage that you always have on hand? We'd love to hear about how you hydrate and celebrate at your holiday festivities.
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