How to Quit Drinking Soda + a $250 Giveaway!

It’s fizzy, it’s sweet, and gives you a jolt of energy as you take a refreshing gulp of that bubbly nectar.



Growing up, my dad was ADDICTED to soda. He brought home a 2 Liter of Coke every night and drank it like you would drink water. My mom got so mad. She kept telling him and telling him to stop, but he wouldn’t listen. He was hooked. It wasn’t until YEARS later (maybe I was in high school?) that I think he read some article about the excessive sugars in soda, got scared, and cold turkey stopped.

If you’re reading this article, you most likely want to find a way to stop being so dependent on soda. I want to congratulate you because this is the first step to making the change. I’m going to give you very good soda-like alternatives that will keep your tastebuds satisfied! Promise!


  1. GET RID OF THE SODA IN YOUR HOUSE: Out of sight, out of mind! If it’s not there, you won’t be tempted.


  1. CARRY A WATER BOTTLE: Stay hydrated! This way, you’re less likely to grab a can of soda when you’re thirsty. I really like to add cut lemons and fruit into my water so that it becomes tasty and flavorful! Water does not have to be boring! 


Great combos are:

  • Raspberries + Lime
  • Strawberries + Cucumber
  • Strawberries + Lemon
  • Cucumber + Lemon + Mint
  • Oranges + Lemon
  • Watermelon + Mint

I mean, the possibilities are endless! Anything can work! Well…maybe except bananas…that would be weird.

  1. FIND FIZZY ALTERNATIVES: A lot of times, we’re addicted to that cold, bubbly FEELING as we drink soda. But, what if you could get the same feeling without the added sugars and the extra calories? Would you do it? You can try sparkling water with infused fruits or try drinking KeVita’s Master Brew Kombucha!


I’ve been drinking KeVita for a couple years now and when I find another person who drinks it, we get all giddy, because WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER and understand the treasure that we have discovered! KeVita is a beverage brand that makes some of the most delicious kombucha drinks (fermented tea drinks) aka the hottest health drink in LA as far as I know!  KeVita’s Master Brew Kombucha has 4 billion CFUs of live probiotics (so good for my gut health), beneficial organic acids and organic caffeine. There’s only 8g of sugar per serving (16 oz) versus the 39g of sugar in a can of coke (only 12 oz).

Honestly guys, every time I drink a bottle, I literally feel like it’s a treat! It feels like soda because of the natural carbonation and organic caffeine but without any of the excessive sugars and calories. YAY!!


The Master Brew Kombucha comes in a ton of cool flavors like Pineapple Peach, Raspberry Lemon (my fave), and Dragonfruit Lemongrass! All the drinks are certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan, and kosher…so for me, it’s very safe for my skin and doesn’t make me break out. This usually happens when I consume anything high in sugar or that has milk in it.

You can get KeVita at your local grocery store, but if you can’t find it, try a Whole Foods or a health foods store. They usually run for around $3-$4, but if you’re lucky, you can grab them at 2 for $5 once in awhile!


Now…time for a GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky POPster! Spend it on all the things that will make you feel healthier! Or you can spend it on anything else I guess since I can’t check ;P

To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Visit KeVita here and pick out your fave Master Brew Kombucha flavor
  2. Then comment below what your fave flavor is!

Contest ends Monday, December 12th and is open to all POPsters, worldwide!! Good luck!!

Also, be sure to check out the store locator here so you can find out where you can buy KeVita near you!

Thank you so much for reading, and thank you so much to KeVita for sponsoring this post and giveaway for us!





EDIT 12/13/16: A winner has been chosen! Congrats to Delvina Chin for being the winner of this giveaway!

EDIT 12/16/16: KeVita was nice enough to let us choose a 2nd winner! Congrats to Lauren Rae!

  • Ruby

    Why make me decide when there’s so many I love! If I had to pick I’d go for tart cherry just cause I have a sweet tooth! <3 these alternatives have helped me say no to sugary fizz for good!!

  • rachael

    Hi does anyone know where i can find those amazing bottles with such motivating words on them ,i really love them and the measurements as well is really cool :-)

  • Mariam Badawy

    Raspberry lemon

  • Starlight00001

    I stoped drinking soda some time ago, I mean I drink it sometimes but not so much. I mostly drink water.

  • rachel Glenn

    Pineapple Peach

  • Morning Star

    I QUIT SODA! After I realised how important being fit and active is, I tried to start eating healthier and working out everyday and I can proudly say, that I haven’t touched Coke (or diet coke) for more than a month!

  • Christa

    My favorite flavor was tart cherry, OBVI!!! It sounds so sweet yet healthy! Thx a million, Cassey!

  • kayla

    rasberry lemon❤️?

  • Robot

    Lavender Melon. I can’t stand things scented lavender, but I love the taste!

  • Vico

    Cucumber in water reminds me of the scene in the movie The Other Guys where Will Ferrell is in love with Cucumber water lol

  • Sharra Mae Llenos

    I wish you would sell those water bottles again because I didn’t get the chance to purchase them <3

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  • Amber

    Raspberry lemon. Yum yum in my tum tum

  • Jennifer Teasdale

    Raspberry lemon :)

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  • Mary Clute

    hands down raspberry lemon!! haven’t had soda since 2014

  • M. E. H.

    Pineapple peach will hit the spot!

  • Stephanie Gardener

    Raspberry lemon – although I always get ginger when I have an angry tummy!!

  • Jordan Bresser

    Pineapple peach is my favourite❤❤❤

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  • Gery Tsvetkova

    Grapefruit <3

  • Amy

    The citrus, grapefruit

  • Louise

    Hey Cassey, i have a special problem, i normally dont drink soda, except when i go out with my mother.. she is toxic, if you know what i mean, and i dont drink alcohol, and i usually order natural juice, it’s very common in my country, but she always complains about how “not cool/a child/wtv bad words to depreciate she finds'” and to soothe the bs i end up drinking soda cuz she complains less, i just wanted to share anyways :) thanks for the blog, i really love it

  • Barbara Shelton

    Im going out to get one will let you know ….thanks for the tip

  • Emelda

    Mango habanero…. Jesus, that just sounds amazing

  • xNalix

    I’ve been trying to quit coke for a while now. I’m really addicted (I could drink 2 lt per day min). Now I drink 2 lts of water a 600 ml of coke. And I keep trying…

  • Lauren Love

    I really want to try the Grape Fruit!

  • Bethany

    I’m dying to try the raspberry lemon. Found your program through youtube about 20 minutes ago and I’m hooked after trying the beginners workout. Thanks!

  • Judy

    I very rarely drink soda anymore. Actually, in terms of junk food as a whole, I’m very good now, though I can’t say it was a huge problem either. My mother is boring in the sense that she doesn’t actually buy junk food for the family but that turned out to be such a good thing!

    Soda was really the only problem, but I found that it affected my skin (heavy dosage of soda causes ‘internal dampness’) and so I had to quit it. Now, I have it once in a blue moon and whilst it can feel like a treat, I’m also glad I’m not drinking it everyday. There’s so many better tasting things out there, and frankly, the freshness of water can’t be replaced!

  • Madison Schiffman

    Lavender Melon!!!

  • Tanille Carter

    Raspberry Lemon, no, Pineapple Peach, no, I can’t choose I won’t choose I must have both!!

  • Ella

    Dragonflies lemongrass <33

  • aimefitness

    Lavender Melon sounds so interesting and would definitely be a drink I would love to try ???

  • Sehar Lalani

    Pineapple peach! I really hope I win! A $250 gift card will really be helpful for the holidays! #medschoolstruggles

  • Gabrielle Carter

    You can’t go wrong with a little Raspberry Lemon!

  • Keyla

    Pineapple Peach!

  • Irene Jung

    Nothing can beat bittersweet grapefruit ♡ Grapefruit flavored KeVita is my absolute favorite!!!!! ???

  • ohmy definitely dragonfruit lemongrass!! The perfect combination of my favourite fruit and herb ? i used to be addicted to soft drinks and it was really bad for my skin and health because of all that sugar. honestly can’t wait to get some kevita to jumpstart my health for the hols i bet both my tastebuds and health would thank me for one bottle of that goodness!! ?

  • Brenda

    OMG! I had to show this to all my family members..can you believe I’m the only one who doesn’t drink soda in my family ? Just like your dad, I stopped cold turkey and never looked back. It was the BEST DECISION I’ve ever made, along with some other dietary changes and joining a Pilates center nearby. THANK YOU Cassey!…by the way, I had Kombucha like a year ago or so and was not a fan of the taste but I’ll try the KeVita brand you mentioned and see how it goes. I know Kombucha is great for your gut and overall health so hopefully I like one (or all) of their flavors.

  • Christine

    Ginger! ?

  • Aashna Shah

    Raspberry lemon, a combination of the two best flavors

  • Layla

    raspberry lemon :) and luv you cassey!

  • Kiki Marcus

    Rasberry lemon

  • Sarah Smith

    Dragonflies and lemongrass sounds awesome but I do love me some grapefruit!

  • Patricia Richardson

    Pineapple peach! My two favourite flavours together!!! :O