fizzy fruit drink recipes

Healthy, fizzy fruit drink recipes

Last modified on May 11, 2016. Read disclaimer.

Looking for a refreshing alternative to sodas, specialty coffees, or sports energy drinks? Fizzy fruit drinks are natural, delicious, low-calorie, no-fat, vitamin C-rich pick-me-ups. (Even these, however, should be consumed in moderation since unsweetened fruit juice still contain contain naturally-occuring sugars (which can contribute to obesity) and, along with the fruit acids,can promote tooth decay (especially when sipped).)

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1) Choose 1/2 cup of sliced or cubed fruit

Strawberries
Pineapple
Cherries

Grapes
Blueberries
Oranges

Bananas
Raspberries
Peaches

Kiwi
Apples

2) Add 1/2 cup of fizz

Selzer water

Ginger ale

3) Choose 1/2 cup of 100% fruit juice

Grape juice

Orange juice

Apple juice

Lemon juice

Directions

Pour juice and fizz over ice. Add in fruit and stir. This will yield enough for one person. If there are more than two of you, increase portions accordingly.

Example 1
1/2 cup seltzer water
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Example 2
1/2 cup ginger ale
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sliced orange sections

Example 3
1/2 cup seltzer water
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup sliced grapes

Nutritional Information Per Serving

90 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 1g protein, 21g total carbohydrates, 2g dietary fiber, 10mg sodium. Excellent source of vitamin C. Recipe analyzed according to Example 1. Nutritional value will vary with choices made. Sugar content of 4 fl oz unsweetened juices are: orange (10g), apple (12g), grape (16g).

Options

  • Instead of ice, try freezing the fruit overnight.
  • Garnish with fresh mint.

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