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!!
by Vianney Rodriguez
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.