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Homemade, Healthy Alternatives For Aerated Drinks

Huda Shaikh
3 to 7 years

Created by Huda Shaikh
Updated on Jan 11, 2019

Homemade Healthy Alternatives For Aerated Drinks
Reviewed by Expert panel

Your child may love aerated drinks but did you know that these drinks are just loaded with sugar and calories, which your body does not require. In short it is not going to provide you with any nutrients. If studies are to be believed a single bottle of aerated drink contains approximately 16 teaspoons of sugar. Studies also indicate that regular consumption of aerated or carbonated beverages can lead to the risk of obesity and diabetes. Moreover, these drinks leave you craving for more and more sugar, ultimately leading to a vicious cycle of sugar consumption.

Healthy Homemade Alternatives To Aerated Drinks

Here are some healthier alternatives which you can opt for rather than going for a glass of sugar filled, empty calorie aerated drink.

Vegetable Juices

Vegetable juices are a quick-fix since you can quickly blend it and enjoy a glass-full of nutrients. No need to add sugar or any other sweetener, just enjoy it plain and simple.

Cucumber And Pear Juice

Ingredients To Make Cucumber And Pear Juice

  1. 1 cucumber
  2. 1 Green apple/red apple
  3. 1 Pear
  4. 5-10 mint leaves

Method To Make Cucumber And Pear Juice

Lemon And Basil Water

Lemon water is the easiest to prepare beverage and hardly takes any time. Moreover it is loaded with Vitamin C an antioxidant which can strengthen your immune system.

Ingredients To Make Lemon And Basil Water

Method To Prepare Lemon And Basil Water

Iced Herbal Teas

Simple and easy to prepare. Iced teas need not contain sugar syrup and unwanted ingredients. You simply need a herbal tea bag which can be brewed to perfection.

Ingredients To Prepare Iced Herbal Teas

Method To Prepare Iced Herbal Teas

These are some healthy alternatives that you can serve your child whenever he or she feels thirsty rather than letting them reach out for aerated drinks that are empty sugar and calories.

Did you like the blog on homemade alternative for aerate drinks? Share your recipes here in the comments section below.

  1. In a blender add in all the ingredients and blend well. You can add in some water if at all required
    1. 1 lemon
    2. 1 Tsp honey
    3. 3-4 Basil leaves
    4. 1 Glass water
    5. Pinch of black salt
    6. 1/4th tsp cumin powder
    1. Squeeze in the lemon and add basil leaves
    2. Now pour in water and add rest of the ingredients in to it
    1. Herbal tea bag (Lavender/Lemongrass/cranberry/hibiscus/Pomegranate)
    2. 1 Glass cold water
    3. 1 Tsp raw honey
    4. Few mint leaves
    5. 1 Tsp lemon juice
    1. Steep the tea bag in a small cup of warm water
    2. Now add a glass of plain cold water and rest of the ingredients
    3. Add some ice-cubes and enjoy

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Jan 16, 2018

must try healthier alternatives. I am definitely going to try these out.

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| Jan 18, 2018

wow amazing.. thank you mem

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| Jan 18, 2018

really it is nice .can we get some tips for some quick and easy nutritious snacks

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| Jan 18, 2018

great info. but the recipe info is not in order.

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| Jul 05, 2018


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| Jul 05, 2018

Prajakta.... Zufeen please look into the order of the recipes once :)

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| Jul 06, 2018

pls send receipes in order

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| Jan 11, 2019

oyi o inocidento

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| Jan 11, 2019

we o q

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| Jan 21, 2020

Huda Shaikh nice informative article

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