I detailed the many negatives of brand name soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi including their diet variants in my last post for the Honey Soda recipe.
While I bashed the big guys for containing ridiculous quantities of high fructose corn syrup, sodium, and artificial colors, I have to remind you that soda in any form (within Paleo parameters or not) is still not something you want to consume on a regular basis. Sugar is still sugar, whether or not it is a natural product or a highly processed laboratory experiment.
That said, if you are trying to break a soda addiction, trying to get your kids to develop healthier habits, or if you are eating Paleo and just want a special treat once in a while, Paleo soda is a fine option and Maple Soda is a delicious way to do it!
Paleo Maple Soda Recipe
- 8 ounces Seltzer water
- 1 tbs real maple syrup
- Pour Seltzer water into a clear glass.
- Stir in maple syrup or use a cocktail shaker to mix (see how I do it in this video).
- Add ice to glass, or pour over ice in a second glass and enjoy!
Glycemic Index: 54 vs. 61
Sugar (grams): 13 vs. 26
Calories: 50 vs. 93
Total Carb (grams): 17 vs. 26
Sodium (mg): 0 vs. 45
Artificial Color: No vs. Yes
Preservatives: No vs. Yes