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You know, the ones in pouches, bottles, and juice boxes?
Some of these drinks can pack 40 grams of sugar per portion. (That's almost 10 teaspoons of sugar in just ONE drink!)
The results will be just as delicious and your kids will love them. We used resealable beverage pouches ($11.50 on Amazon) for portable, mess-free drinking — but you can also make a big batch in a pitcher and pour these into thermoses, or anything else you'd like.
¼ cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut water
1 slice of lime
Combine pineapple, coconut water, and lime in a glass and muddle to infuse flavors. Strain.
The store-bought version of tropical punch contains 22 grams of sugar per serving ― our DIY version only contains 11 grams.
RASPBERRY PINK LEMONADE
½ cup raspberries
1 cup water
½ cup lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a glass and muddle to infuse flavors. Strain.
Bottled pink lemonade can contain up to 37 grams of sugar per serving ― our DIY version only contains 5 grams.
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¼ cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup water
1 cup milk
Place strawberries and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until strawberries are soft, about 5 minutes. Pass mixture through a fine mesh strainer and cool. Combine cooled strawberry mixture with milk and serve.
Bottled flavored milk contains 22 grams of sugar per serving ― our DIY strawberry milk contains only 14 grams.
1 ½ cups soda water
½ cup orange juice
Combine soda water and orange juice.
Typical orange soda contains 42 grams of sugar per serving ― our DIY version contains 10 grams.