Soda At Home

Soda At Home

Soda consumption is becoming a daily habit among people. However, store brought soda drinks contain a lot of sugar in them, and many other chemicals that are injurious for the body. Sometimes we happen to buy soda, even when it is on our 'avoid-to' list. So, instead of wasting your money on the factory-made toxins, focus your energy on homemade fizz-fix. You can control the sugar content and choose whole natural ingredients.  

Homemade is Healthier

Soda is packed with sugar, preservatives, and artificial colours, and has been linked to both ­obesity and diabetes. And diet soda isn’t any healthier. Artificial sweeteners in diet soda have been extremely controversial, and long-term health and safety aren’t yet determined.

When you make your own seltzer-based soda, you have complete control over the ingredients, so you can keep the sugar content in check. Plus, it’s easy. After you do it once, it becomes a lot easier. 

So, here are some simple recipes and easy methods that you can get easy control of. 

Master Technique:

These homemade sodas have three parts: fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and seltzer water. Store all three components in the fridge separately, then mix one serving at a time.

Fruit Concentrate:

Place all ingredients in a pitcher or large jar and smash with a wooden spoon to release their juices. Stir in 1 cup ­water. Let the mixture infuse in the fridge overnight, then strain. The concentrate will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Simple Syrup:

Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar (or honey) in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until completely dissolved. Let cool. Store the syrup in the fridge for up to 1 week and use just a teaspoon at a time. A teaspoon of the simple syrup has 15 calories and 4 grams of carbs. One serving of soda (1 cup): Combine a ¼ cup of fruit concentrate with 1 tsp. simple syrup and a ¾ cup of seltzer water.

Fruit Combos:

Here is the list of four fruit combination that you can use to make and enjoy your homemade delicious delight. Use any of this ingredient ­combos with the master technique to create a fruit concentrate. Use fresh or frozen fruit (thawed).

Cranberry Orange Ginger

½ cup Cranberries

½ orange (Sliced)

1 tsp. Fresh Ginger (Sliced)

Raspberry Ginger Lime

¼ cup Raspberries

½ Lime (Sliced)

1 tsp. Fresh Ginger (Sliced)

3 Fresh Mint Leaves

Watermelon Cucumber Basil

½ cup Watermelon (Diced)

½ cup Cucumber (Diced)

6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves

Juice of ½ Lime

Pineapple Lemon Ginger

1 cup Pineapple (Chopped)

½ Lemon (Sliced)

1 tsp. Fresh Ginger (Sliced)