Did you know that about half of the sugar that kids consume is from beverages? Think drinks like soda, sports drinks and fruit punches. One of the best ways to cut back on kids’ sugar intake to to ditch the sugar-laden beverages. But sometimes life calls for something more exciting than plain water!
That’s where this Ruby Red Soda comes in. It’s fun and simple, and it’s completely free of sugar and artificial dyes. You just do a condensed brew of hibiscus tea, which is naturally caffeine-free, and combine it with soda water and fresh lime slices. If you’re child is used to super-sweet beverages, you may want to add a teaspoon of sugar to help transition him or her to this no-sugar drink, but then you can eventually decrease the amount of sugar you use until your kiddo gets used to it, then you won’t need to add any at all.
This recipe was featured in Shape.com. Check out their article for more great ways to ditch soda: Make This Healthy Carbonated Drink to Break Your Soda Habit.