Thursday, November 19

Homemade Fruity Stevia Drinks

OK, so I love the Vitamin Water 10 and the Sobe Lifewater drinks that are fruity and delicious and all natural. It's nice to know that when I'm out and about there are options besides paying for water or drinking soda! However, I only drink them occasionally because

1) water really is better for me


2) the drinks cost BIG MONEY

Since we got back from Colorado, our tap water has been tasting weird to me. Or maybe it's the dishwasher leaving strange odors in our cups. At any rate, I experimented, and here's what I came up with for an at-home treat.

2 cups 100% juice (I have used only the Juicy Juice so far - more exotic flavor blends, ha ha)
6 cups water
4-5 packets Stevia in the Raw (and if you haven't tried stevia as a natural sugar substitute, you need to!)

Mix well (I use my brand new QuickStir pitcher from Pampered Chef, wahoo!) and chill. Add juice or stevia until the blend is right for you. It's no Sobe, but it's flavorful and a nice, healthier alternative beverage. Of course, water is always the very best option.

Nutrition Facts per 8oz:
30 cal, 6.5g sugar, 30% of your daily vitamin C and trace other vitamins.


Shelley said...

Eric would like this because he uses Stevia,
I just mix sparkling water and fruit juice together.

Thanks for the recipe.

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

sounds good. i love those juicy juice immmunity drinks cause its like only 60 percent juice.. i love adding water to juice because it is more refreshing to me :) never tried stevia....

yodasmith said...

I love Juicy Juice because it is so tasty and it has 100% juice! I don't like buying juice that is less than 100% juice. I've never added water to my seems that it would water the juice down... I guess it's good, though or else you would recommend it. I do like stevia--I guess I use it a lot, but I don't use Stevia-in-the-raw, I use SweetLeaf stevia. To each his own, I guess.

TwoMuths said...

yodasmith, thanks for stopping by! I water the juice down for my kids, to cut back on the sugar - and for me because all the sugar gives me a stomach ache. With a 1-3 ratio, it is a very light fruity flavor, which is why the stevia. It gives the fruit flavor a bit of a punch up. I've tried SweetLeaf, and it is good, too! I just happen to have Stevia In the Raw on hand. Any brand would work fine, I assume.