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What's your daily non-alcoholic beverage of choice?

What do you drink most often on a daily basis? Water? Lemonade? Iced tea? I always have a drink nearby, most often water usually with splash of lemon or cranberry juice alternated with flavored sparkling water. The day starts with 2 cans of Diet Coke and herbal tea at night. What's are your daily go to drinks of choice?

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  1. Black coffee or Earl Grey tea with a splash of almond milk in the morning

    Room temperature water(no ice!) the rest of the day.

    Very occasionally either a sparkling water or a glass of unsweentened iced tea with dinner.

    Never soda - diet or otherwise.

    I have very boring beverage tastes. I'm OK with that.

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    1. re: ziggylu

      I love the no ice water! Well, I don't drink ice in anything and it has to be pretty near room temperature or warmer. It's quite embarrassing when visitors come over and I have no ice or chilled beverages.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        We finally have a freezer with a built in ice machine but for years didn't. It was always a bit awkward if I forgot to pick up ice before folks came over! LOL

        I also frequently get odd looks at restaurants asking for water without ice. oh well! I like what I like...!

        1. re: ziggylu

          I always feel like I'm making an odd request that somehow creates extra work for someone. It really doesn't but I still feel guilty.

          1. re: ziggylu

            Yea the odd looks are quite common. I have to insist I want no ice and room temperature if they have it. Sometimes like at Starbucks with the ice coffee it's already chilled before they even add ice.

      2. I would LIKE to drink chocolate milk, but in reality, my real daily drink is: water -- pure unfavored water.

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          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            I love Promised Land's Midnight Chocolate milk. Way too many calories to have often, though. I do buy it when I'm sick, and it's so good that it makes being sick not all that bad.

            1. re: KrumTx

              Sorry for the typo, but thanks for understanding anyway. I do drink chocolate milk when I can, but I probably drink no more than once a week on average.

              <I do buy it when I'm sick, and it's so good that it makes being sick not all that bad.>

              I need to consider that. It does sound like something I would love to have when I am sick.

          2. Earl Grey or English breakfast tea in the morning, a Diet Coke or 2 in the afternoon, and lots and lots of water. I basically never have [non-alcoholic] beverages with calories - I like to eat my calories.

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            1. re: cookie monster

              I actually realized I was drinking all of my calories awhile back. I completely cut out soda. I started eating SO much more. We realized that instead of eating, I'd fill myself with carbonated soda. Which meant I was getting plenty of calories but almost no vitamins or minerals.

              1. re: deputygeorgie

                Great that you figured that out and made adjustments.

              1. re: Tripeler

                Wow, how did I forget coffee - I start nearly every day with a medium coffee with an extra shot of espresso. When I don't, my brain lets me know with incessant pounding.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  The caffeine headache is the main reason I don't indulge in tea or coffee on a regular basis.

                  1. re: melpy

                    I broke the habit by accident a few weeks ago. I was awfully sick and didn't want to leave the house and daily store bought coffee is my food allowance since I never eat out lunch. I had a horrible headache for a week on the couch with a stomach virus and now only drink coffee three times a week. I don't notice a difference :)

                  2. re: fldhkybnva

                    I thought coffee was a given, which is why I didn't mention it:)

                2. Black coffee till lunch, then diet coke