Easy Naturally-Sweetened Summer Beverage Ideas

I like my sweets, and that is why I like stevia-sweetened beverages. I enjoy liquid, alcohol-free stevia in many beverages, especially herbal tea.

We all love Zevia, but it can get pricey with all of us enjoying it, so what I decided to do one day was create my own carbonated beverages at home with carbonated spring water, stevia, and pure, organic juice, like cranberry, cherry, or grape, or pure lemon or lime juice. This has proved to be just as tasty, as well as less pricey, and now we all like to get creative and make our own naturally-sweetened beverage recipes around here.

Here are some naturally-sweetened beverages that we have been enjoying during the hotter weather.

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Stevia-Sweetened Sparkling Lemonade

Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!

Makes one tall glass. (Measurements are approximate, depending on the size of your glass. Just wing it!)

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tablespoons pure lemon (or lime) juice
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free liquid stevia
  • 2 cups refrigerated carbonated spring water

Directions:

  1. Place the lemon (or lime) juice in a tall glass.
  2. Add the stevia drops.
  3. Add the carbonated water and stir lightly. (You don’t want to stir it too much or it will lose its carbonation. This is why it is best to add the ingredients in this order.)
  4. Enjoy!

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Sugar-Free Cranberry Soda

Make this recipe cherry or grape soda, using cherry or grape juice in place of the cranberry juice. Make sure your juice is “just juice,” meaning 100% pure for this to be free of refined, unnatural sugar! Organic is even better!

Makes one tall glass. (Measurements are approximate, depending on the size of your glass. Just wing it!)

  • 3 tablespoons pure cranberry juice (you can also use grape or cherry as well)
  • 1/4 teaspoon alcohol-free liquid stevia
  • 2 cups refrigerated carbonated spring water

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Directions:

  1. Place the cranberry (grape or cherry) juice in a tall glass.
  2. Add the stevia drops.
  3. Add the carbonated water and stir lightly. (You don’t want to stir it too much or it will lose its carbonation. This is why it is best to add the ingredients in this order.)
  4. Enjoy!

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Another awesome combination is coconut stevia drops with carbonated spring water and lime juice. The flavored stevia drops are great, but I prefer my stevia to be alcohol-free. I don’t care for the aftertaste of them.

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Do you have any favorite sugar-free, or naturally-sweetened beverages that you enjoy? Please share below! 🙂

Much Love!

tiffany6

 

 

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