Homemade, Healthy Alternatives For Aerated Drinks
Created by Huda Shaikh Updated on Jan 11, 2019
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 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 cucumber
- 1 Green apple/red apple
- 1 Pear
- 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.
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- In a blender add in all the ingredients and blend well. You can add in some water if at all required
- 1 lemon
- 1 Tsp honey
- 3-4 Basil leaves
- 1 Glass water
- Pinch of black salt
- 1/4th tsp cumin powder
- Squeeze in the lemon and add basil leaves
- Now pour in water and add rest of the ingredients in to it
- Herbal tea bag (Lavender/Lemongrass/cranberry/hibiscus/Pomegranate)
- 1 Glass cold water
- 1 Tsp raw honey
- Few mint leaves
- 1 Tsp lemon juice
- Steep the tea bag in a small cup of warm water
- Now add a glass of plain cold water and rest of the ingredients
- Add some ice-cubes and enjoy
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