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ENJOY | The Green Life

By Avital Binshtock Andrews

Pure Refreshment | Trendsetter: Natalie Coughlin | Travel Light | Heirloom Boom

Pure Refreshment

You've been told a thousand times not to buy bottled water. But you're on the road and parched, your Hydro Flask is empty, and the gas station's drinking fountain looks like a urinal. On top of that, you want something tasty. Good news: You can douse your thirst—and your guilt—with these eco-suggestions from our panel of beverage experts.

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EMILY HO is a food writer and educator at Sustainable Foodworks in Los Angeles. Her recipes have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Hartford Courant. She also teaches people how to make their own beverages.

"I like fresh fruit juices from NAKED JUICE, a brand that partners with the Rainforest Alliance, operates a LEED-certified bottling plant, and uses 100 percent recycled-plastic bottles. Its Pomegranate Blueberry is especially refreshing, with just the right balance of tart and sweet. For an even more ecofriendly and economical thirst quencher, fill a reusable bottle with filtered water, a handful of frozen berries, a slice of lemon, and a sprig of mint." About $3.75 for 15.2 ounces

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