As part of my efforts to eat better, I’ve given up soda pretty much entirely. The act of drinking what amounts to a can of hairspray in my body quite frankly gives me pause. As a result, I’ve looked for many options to replace that sweet, fizzy experience that I’ve come to know and love; sometimes there’s nothing like a fruity, bubble-popping beverage on a relaxing afternoon. But since I’m not dashing off to my local bodega (“convenience store” for those outside of Manhattan) due to my new dedication to healthy eating and living, I’ve had to get crafty.
Again, In The Raw to the rescue and this time with Agave In The Raw®. This amazing all-natural syrup is amazing for keeping blood sugar levels even and is SO much better for you than processed sugar. Let’s also add to this the familiar sweet flavor (I detest the way chemical sweeteners taste, to be honest.) When I was playing around on the In The Raw site and spotted a recipe for a Cherry Cranberry Fizz and, after testing it, it’s probably my newest favorite thing on EARTH. HOW CAN YOU SAY NO?!? Here’s a breakdown of how to make it:
- 1 tablespoon cherry preserves
- ¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
- 1 tablespoon Agave In The Raw®
- 6 ounces club soda
How the magic happens:
Place the cherry preserves and cranberry juice in a tall glass. Using the back of a teaspoon, mash the preserves with the juice. Add the Agave In The Raw®. Fill the glass with ice, and then pour in the club soda. Stir 2 or 3 times and serve.
It’s a fantastic option when you’ve got a fever and the only thing that will cure it is a sugary-fizzy thing. Total calories: 140.
SOOO, for those of us who don’t drink – or just need an alternative to soda or sparkling water, this is a great option for the holidays! Enjoy!