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I would like to make my son a fizzy, sweet drink, but one that is healthy, not harmful like soda.<br><br>
Any tips?<br><br>
They sell cute carbonated flavored water at the store, but it uses aspartame. I'm not too keen on that for such a young child. So, I'd prefer something all natural.<br><br>
And, they sell all natural sodas like that at the health food store, but surely I could make something myself for a lot cheaper, I would think?
 

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we do orange juice (or another juice of preference) organic of course, and crbonated water, not club soda, because of the sodium, but seltzer. the kind with no flavoring or additives, just carbonation.<br>
mix it about 50/50 for me and 25/75 for DD.<br>
sweet, juicy, yummy and bubbly!!!
 

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Easiest is juice mixed with fizzy water. A little bit of juice goes a long way, and you can make it fancier with a lemon wedge, straw, ice, etc.<br><br>
A bigger event could be making lemonade from scratch, with fizzy water. Then you could control the type and amount of sweetener.
 

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Water kefir is great, and is full of probiotics to boot.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Easiest is juice mixed with fizzy water. A little bit of juice goes a long way, and you can make it fancier with a lemon wedge, straw, ice, etc.<br><br>
A bigger event could be making lemonade from scratch, with fizzy water. Then you could control the type and amount of sweetener.</div>
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That's a great idea, I've never made lemonade before and DS would love that. Especially when it gets hot. Although of course plain water is best when it's hot out!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Water kefir is great, and is full of probiotics to boot.</div>
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I'm sorry to be clueless, but what is water kefir?
 

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I agree, seltzer and juice, or limeade (especially good with a few mint leaves added) made with seltzer.<br><br>
Or, muddle some thawed raspberries and a pinch of sugar in a glass, and add seltzer.<br><br>
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