Do you get enough magnesium each day? An estimated 80% of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.
Research studies have shown that magnesium supplementation can help lower high blood pressure, lower the risk of developing diabetes, decrease the symptoms of PMS, reduce migraine symptoms, and help depression and anxiety. Magnesium has also been shown to help muscle cramps, as well as constipation, kidney stones, osteoporosis, insomnia, fibromyalgia and asthma. [source]
Luckily, this sugar-free spritzer makes getting an extra does of magnesium easy and delicious!
This bubbly drink features Natural Calm, a powdered magnesium supplement that I’ve been using for a few years. I’ve found it helpful during stressful times, especially when traveling. The main ingredient in Natural Calm is magnesium citrate, which is thought to be the most affordable and easily absorbed type of magnesium. (Magnesium oxide, on the other hand, I do not recommend. It’s poorly absorbed and, as a result, can cause some unpleasant side effects.)
The plain flavor of Natural Calm is a little difficult to enjoy on its own, so I prefer the Raspberry Lemon flavor, which is sweetened with organic stevia. Perfect for those of you avoiding sugar! Natural Calm is also available in Cherry, Orange and Lemon flavors, so feel free to experiment!
I’ve been known to drink this stuff straight, just mixed in water, but creating this spritzer does make it a little more fun–> like a mineral-rich, sparkling lemonade.
Sugar-Free Calming Spritzer
In a large glass, combine the Natural Calm and mineral water, stirring well. It will bubble up quite a bit, so be sure to use a big glass!
Add in the lemon juice, then add liquid stevia to your taste. Serve over ice and enjoy!
- 1 teaspoon Raspberry Lemon Natural Calm
- 8 oz. sparkling mineral waterr
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about half a lemon)
- liquid stevia, to taste
- In a large glass, combine the Natural Calm and mineral water, stirring well. It will bubble up quite a bit, so be sure to use a big glass!
- Add in the lemon juice, then add liquid stevia to your taste.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this extra dose of magnesium!
*Note: I don’t recommend drinking carbonated water on a regular basis, as carbonated gas (which is added to the water) has been linked to dental erosion and gastrointestinal issues. If you are weaning yourself off regular or diet soda, this is a great transition option! However, if you’d like to make this drink even healthier, skip the carbonated water and use still water instead. You’ll still have a delicious drink!
Reader Feedback: Have you ever tried Natural Calm, or any other type of magnesium supplement?
Disclosure: Natural Vitality provided me with complimentary samples of their products, but I was under no obligation to write a positive review or to create a recipe. I have been using this product for years, and will never feature a product on this blog that I don’t personally use or endorse.