Don't Super Size the Sugary Drinks at your Super Bowl Party

Are you getting ready to cheer on the Ravens this Sunday as they take on the 49ers in the Super Bowl? When you get together with your friends and family to cheer on Baltimore, make sure that healthier beverage choices are part of your game plan.

Super Bowl Sunday is one the biggest days for high calorie and high sugar consumption. Between festive finger foods, snacks and aggressively marketed sodas and beer, it is easy to lose track of just how many empty calories you and your family may be taking in while watching the big game.

As you plan your Super Bowl Sunday get-together, remember that our Better Beverage Finder is a great resource for finding healthier drinks in Howard County. Whether you’re watching with your kids, with just a few friends or at your neighbor’s house with the big flat screen, our easy-to-use tool is just a click away at BetterBeverageFinder.org. With hundreds of options, we know you’ll find something you, your friends and your family will enjoy.

Here are a few Ravens-themed drink options for you to show your Purple Pride this weekend:

Joe FlaccOwater

http://www.betterbeveragefinder.org/drink/owater--flavored-

Channel your inner Flacco as you enjoy a bottle of Owater. It’s an electrolyte- enhanced, unsweetened, zero calorie water that comes in a variety of flavors, including wild berries, lemon and lime, peach, strawberry and mandarin orange.

Jacoby Juice

http://www.betterbeveragefinder.org/drink/tropicana-ruby-red-grapefruit-juice

Mix this naturally sweetened grapefruit juice with sparkling water, orange juice, lemon juice and apricot nectar for a sparking, Jacoby Jones inspired drink.

Recipe, courtesy of food.com:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apricot nectar, chilled
  • 1 cup orange juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups sparkling water, chilled
  • ice cubes
  • blood orange slices (optional)

Directions

  • In a large pitcher, stir together the apricot nectar, orange juice, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice.
  • Slowly stir in the mineral water.
  • Serve juice mixture over ice.
  • If desired, garnish with blood orange slices.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 (158 g)
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving : Calories 73.6
  • Sugars: 17.0 g

Sprite Zero Points for the 49ers

http://www.betterbeveragefinder.org/drink/sprite-zero

If you want to celebrate the Raven’s defense with a soft drink – choose a diet soda option like Sprite Zero, which has zero calories and zero grams of sugar.

Take a spin through the Better Beverage Finder – and let us know in the comments below what Super Bowl-themed drinks you include in your Super Bowl celebration.

Let’s go Ravens!

Your friends at Howard County Unsweetened

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