How much sugar is there in a probiotic drink? In this post, I am going to be looking at the sugar content of some probiotic-labeled drinks. I will also go through and share some lower-sugar probiotic drink brands and answer some frequently asked questions when it comes to sugar and probiotic drinks. I previously covered the meaning of “probiotic” in my post on lower-sugar Probiotic Yogurts (which you can read here). To recap, “probiotics” labeled on drinks refer to those drinks that contain high amounts of natural bacteria and yeast which are good for your gut. Now, just because something is labeled “probiotic” does not mean it is also low in sugar. This is why in this post I wanted to look at what exactly the sugar content of probiotic drinks is.
How Much Sugar is in a Probiotic Drink?
As a general rule, probiotic drinks tend to contain 0g-22g of total sugar per 240ml serving. As a general rule, sparkling probiotic drinks tend to be lower in sugar content than dairy or juice-based probiotic drinks.
There are many different types of Probiotic drinks. These include probiotic water, probiotic dairy drink, probiotic alternative milk drink, probiotic coconut water, and probiotic sodas.
Ranking Probiotic Drinks by Sugar Content
How much sugar is in a probiotic drink? To find out I have randomly chosen 10 probiotic drinks and examined the sugar content of each as well as what they are sweetened with. As the nutritional labels show the total sugar content per serving and the servings differ, I have pro-rated all of the sugar contents so they are for a 240ml serving. This makes it a fairer comparison.
I have listed the 10 probiotic drinks I examined in ascending order of sugar content.
Kombucha is a popular and common type of probiotic drink. However, in this post, I won’t be looking at the sugar content of drinks marketed as kombuchas because guess what? I have written a whole separate post on that which you can read here – Is Kombucha High in Sugar? Let’s Find Out!
If you are interested in the sugar content of probiotic products you may want to also check out my post on the sugar content of Probiotic Yogurts which you can read here: Which Probiotic Yogurts Contain The Least Sugar?
Probiotic Drinks Ranked by Sugar Content – item-by-item
In this section, I will go through each of my 11 picks of Probiotic drinks item by item starting with the lowest sugar items first.
1. Humm Sparkling Probiotic Berry Cream Soda – 0g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with allulose syrup*
First up we have one of the few probiotic drinks that contain 0g of sugar per serving.
Humm sparkling probiotic berry cream soda is sweetened with allulose syrup. Just a note that there was originally cane sugar present, but this was eliminated during the fermentation process. This drink also contains 2 billion probiotic cultures (most of the drinks on this list contain 2 billion probiotic cultures) and is calorie-free.
You can buy this awesome 0g of sugar probiotic drink on Amazon here.
If you are interested, I also talked about Humm in the post I wrote looking at the sugar content of kombucha, which you can read here – Is Kombucha High in Sugar? Let’s Find Out!
2. Humm Probiotic Peach Seltzer – 0g of Total Sugar
Another awesome probiotic drink from Humm is their probiotic peach seltzer. This seltzer originally contained white grape juice, but this was eliminated during fermentation, resulting in this probiotic seltzer containing 0g of total sugar per serving.
You can find Humm Probiotic Peach Seltzer on Amazon here.
3. Kevita Organic Sparkling Probiotic Drink, Tangerine – 0g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with stevia*
The final 0g of sugar probiotic drink on this list comes from Kevita. Kevita’s tangerine sparkling probiotic drink is sweetened with stevia and contains 0g of total sugar.
You can see it for yourself on Amazon here.
Just be aware that not all of Kevita’s probiotic drinks are sugar-free – see their lemon ginger variety below which is not sugar-free.
4. Karma Berry Cherry Probiotic Water – 2.3g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with stevia and cane sugar*
The next probiotic drink I examined is Karma probiotic water. This water is berry cherry flavored and is sweetened with stevia and cane sugar. There are 5g of sugar in a 532 ml serving of Karma – this equates to 2.3g of sugar per 240 ml serving.
You can find Karma berry cherry probiotic water on Amazon here.
5. Wildwonder Sparkling Probiotic Juice Drink – 4g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with monk fruit and agave*
Another lower sugar probiotic drink I came across in my search is Wildwonder. Wildwonder is a sparkling probiotic juice drink that comes in beautiful cans. Wildwonder is sweetened with monk fruit and agave. There are 6g of sugar per 355ml which equates to 4g of sugar per 240ml serving. This is the same for all three of Wildwonder’s delicious-sounding flavors – mango gold, guava rose, and peach ginger.
You can check Wildwonder Sparkling probiotic juice drinks out on Amazon here.
6. KeVita Sparkling Lemon Ginger Probiotic Drink – 10.6g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with cane sugar*
I established above that Kevita’s tangerine probiotic drink is sugar-free. However, not all KeVita’s flavors are equal in terms of sugar content. The sugar content for their lemon ginger variety is a bit on the higher side. There are 20g of sugar in a 450ml bottle of Lemon Ginger Kevita. For the purposes of this comparative post that equates to 10.6g of sugar for a 240ml serving.
7. Forager Project Organic Mango Cashew Milk Drinkable Yogurt – 12g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with sugar*
This cashew milk-based mango probiotic drink from Forager is sweetened with sugar. Whilst it is higher in sugar than several sparkling probiotic drinks, it is lower in sugar than most dairy probiotic drinks. There are 12g of sugar per 240ml serving of this cashew milk probiotic yogurt.
If you want to read more about the sugar content of cashew milk yogurts you can here in the post I wrote on the topic – What are the Best Low Sugar Soy and Cashew Milk Yogurts?
8. Siggi’s Probiotic Drinkable Nonfat Raspberry Yogurt – 17g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with sugar*
This raspberry dairy probiotic yogurt drink from Siggi’s contains over 41% more sugar than Forager’s mango probiotic drink. Siggi’s is sweetened with sugar and contains 17g of sugar per 240 ml serving.
9. GoodBelly, Pomegranate Blackberry Probiotic Juice – 18g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with organic evaporated cane sugar*
The second highest-sugar probiotic drink on this list comes from GoodBelly. Goodbelly’s pomegranate blackberry probiotic juice is sweetened with organic evaporated cane sugar and contains 18g of sugar per serving. Bear in mind only 10g of this is added – the remaining 8g is naturally occurring from all the juice.
10. Stonyfield Farms Organic Low Fat Peach Smoothie – 22g of Total Sugar
*Sweetened with organic cane sugar*
There are 27g of sugar in a 295ml bottle of Stonyfield Farms organic low-fat peach yogurt. If I pro rata this for a 240ml serving this equates to 22g of sugar – making it the highest sugar probiotic drink on this list. It’s important to note that 16g of this sugar is added from organic cane sugar. Most of the reminding sugar is naturally occurring from the milk – milk is high in naturally occurring sugar.
My Personal Choice?
It’s got to be Humm Probiotic Peach Seltzer, which can be bought on Amazon here. I love the fact that no sweeteners are used in this probiotic seltzer (the white grape juice is eliminated in fermentation) as well as the fact there is 0g of sugar per serving. Oh, and I also love anything peach-flavored.
Summary Table – Probiotic Drinks Ranked by Sugar Content
Below is a summary table of 10 different Probiotic drinks ranked based on sugar content. For each entry, I list the sweetener used and the total sugar content per serving.
|Probiotic Drink||Sweetener Used||Total Sugar Content Per 240ml Serving|
|Humm Sparkling Probiotic Berry Cream Soda||Allulose syrup||0g|
|Humm Probiotic Peach Seltzer||None||0g|
|Kevita Organic Sparkling Probiotic Drink, Tangerine||Stevia||0g|
|Karma Berry Cherry Probiotic Water||Stevia and cane sugar||2.3g|
|Wildwonder Sparkling Probiotic Juice Drink||Mink fruit and agave||4g|
|KeVita Sparkling Lemon Ginger Probiotic Drink||Cane sugar||10.6g|
|Forager Project Organic Mango Cashew Milk Drinkable Yogurt||Sugar||12g|
|Siggi’s Probiotic Drinkable Nonfat Raspberry Yogurt||Sugar||17g|
|GoodBelly, Pomegranate Blackberry Probiotic Juice||Organic evaporated cane sugar||18g|
|Stonyfield Farms Organic Low Fat Peach Smoothie||Organic cane sugar||22g|
Sugar In Probiotic Drinks F&Q
Which Probiotic Drinks are the Lowest in Sugar?
The following probiotic drinks all contain 0g of sugar per serving –
- Humm Sparkling Probiotic Berry Cream Soda
- Humm Probiotic Peach Seltzer
- Kevita Organic Sparkling Tangerine Probiotic Drink
How Much Sugar is in a Probiotic Drink? – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in a probiotic drink? What have we learned from the above? Well, as is similar to other probiotic drinks (such as Kombucha), the sugar content of probiotic drinks can vary a lot depending on the brand and style you chose. If you are looking for the lowest sugar option, then your best choice is one of the zero sugar options from Humm or Kevita. If you want one that contains zero sugar and contains no artificial sweeteners, then Humm’s Probiotic Peach Seltzer must be your choice. This is the only entry on this list that meets both criteria.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: