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Healthy Sipping-Homemade Soda

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Healthy Sipping Homemade Soda!

My childhood summers in Mexico consisted of heavy amounts of dulces y soda.  From Mexico Coke (MexiCoke) to Jarritos with their wide vast of flavors.  I inhaled them.  Of course I was alot younger then and my health was not on the top of my priority list.

Fast forward to today. I am a wife, mother of two and cherish every day I am given on this earth.  Soda has been canned.

The only problem is some days I crave soda. A bubbly sweet quencher that hits the spot with a plate of tacos or pairs perfectly with a juicy burger.  What’s a gal to do?

Make homemade soda!! Yes !! It’s easy and the best part is YOU are in control.  No added sugar, sodium, fillers or artificial flavors.

Commercial soda can contain up to 7-9 teaspoon of sugar for a 12 ounce soda

Why sip artificial flavors and corn syrup when you can enjoy the flavors of the season?  Today I feature grapefruit soda as in Texas we are in the midst of citrus season.  But any fresh fruit juice can be used.

Think of the possibilities:

watermelon, mango, lemon, lime, cucumber, honeydew, orange, cantaloupe, blueberry, raspberry,strawberry etc. etc.

Mi gente sip away and feel great about you are putting into your body, Enjoy!!

Homemade Soda

by Vianney Rodriguez

sweetlifebake.com

makes 4-8 ounce sodas

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed  grapefruit juice or juice of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons agave or honey
  • 2 cups mineral water, club  soda or any carbonated water

 

  • In a pitcher add juice and  agave or honey.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add the carbonated water and  stir to combine.
  • Taste and adjust for desired sweetness.
  • Serve over ice.

 

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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!

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Comments

  1. I love homemade soda…thanks for the lovely inspiration :)

  2. This looks absolutely delicious. I could drink a glass everyday! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This looks and sounds SO perfect! Refreshing! And what a gorgeous color. I’m trying this just as soon as I can get to the store. Thanks!!

  4. Homemade sodas are the only way to go! Great choice with the grapefruit – kind of bittersweet. A beautiful drink! I’m surprised you didn’t put it in one of your many margarita glasses. :)

  5. Delicious and so refreshing!
    Hope you come back soon and your move runs smoothly.
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  6. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Such a great way to be refreshed and healthier too.

  7. Have been looking for a reason to buy my grapefruits at Costco, didn’t think I could eat them all be for they go bad, but I can drink them!

  8. Heading over from Vianney’s blog — love this healthy twist on regular soda :)

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