Healthy {Strawberry Soda} - HLTT9

As you probably know, I try to limit my own sugar intake as well as Babycakes'.  I don't want to be "one of those moms" whose kid goes crazy the minute they leave the house because they've been so deprived at home.  But, I also don't feel the need to feed her dessert or soda or even fruit juice every day.  She gets an occasional bite of daddy's cookie, or a lick of poppa's ice cream bar, or <gasp> a sip of poppa's soda.  Notice it's all the men in her life that feed her the bad stuff?! :p So I created a special "soda" that I can feel good about giving to her.  And her face lights up with excitement at the sight of her "fizzy big girl" drink.

Introducing this week's KID-FRIENDLY Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday:


{Strawberry Soda}

Served in an adorably cute cup with an equally cute straw:

It has all the fizz and fancy of a traditional soda, but without the high fructose corn syrup or other added sugars.

And it couldn't be any easier to make: 8 oz of Strawberry Banana smoothie plus 4 oz of Sparkling Water.  The ingredients in this pre-made smoothie are: Strawberries, Bananas, Pear Juice, Apple Juice, Vitamin C.  You could also just make your own, if you prefer.

Question:

  • Did you drink soda as a child?  Have you continued the habit as an adult?

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{Healthy Strawberry Soda}

Description

Strawberry Soda | No Sugar Sweet Life

Ingredients

8 ounces
Strawberry Banana Smoothie (I used Bolthouse Farms brand)
4 ounces
Sparkling Spring Water (I used Arrowhead brand)

Instructions

  1. Pour ingredients in a cup.
  2. Stir
  3. Serve with cute straw (optional).

Yields 12 Ounces