Inside: If you’re looking to make the switch from unhealthy sodas to healthier versions, look no more. Here are 15 healthy homemade sodas to get you started! Not only do they taste great and satisfy your fizz craving, but many of them are good for your gut health!
Soda, pop, coke, whatever you call it, this sweet beverage is delicious. In fact, there’s nothing quite like the refreshing fizzy taste of a cold soda. However, soda is NOT healthy for your body!
Research has shown that the ingredients in conventional soda are literally addicting. Companies spend a lot of money trying to get consumers hooked on their product. Even the more natural versions of soda you can find in the health food section are usually full of sugar and devoid of nutrition.
Now, if you love the fizz and taste of sodas, but you’d like to decrease the amount of toxins you’re drinking, theo following 15 healthy homemade sodas will help you get your fizz fix, without resorting to toxic brews.
These recipes rely on anti-oxidant rich and nutritious fruit and herbs for their flavor, while the fizz mostly comes from fermentation. And, if you don’t have time to ferment a probiotic rich, gut healthy soda or kombucha, then whip up one of the recipes made with carbonated water.
No matter how busy you are, it’s totally doable to make the switch from conventional to natural sodas. You’ll have even more flavor and vibrant health, and you won’t even miss the artificial colors and flavors!
15 Healthy Homemade Sodas To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
These sodas are made with water kefir or through lacto-fermentation for a gut healthy, probiotic rich drink. They take a little more time before they’re ready, but hands on time is still minimal. You can find water kefir grains here, or see if a friend will send some your way if you wanted to start making this delicious probiotic beverage.
Classic soda flavors made healthy
If you find yourself missing those classic soda flavors, then try one of these fermented sodas. The ginger ale below is just one of many fizzy beverages that can be made with a ginger bug.
Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea that ranges from sweet to downright sour depending on how long you brew it. It has a fizzy taste after it brews for the second time, and it’s easy to add different flavors.
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Sodas made with fruit syrups
These sodas use fruit syrups mixed with carbonated water so they’re sweet and simple. Use organic evaporated cane juice instead of regular white sugar in these. You could also use honey or coconut sugar, but their flavor is much stronger and will probably overpower the more subtle, fruit flavors.