Paleo Maple Soda Pop

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

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Seltzer water
  • 1 tbs real maple syrup

Preparation:

  1. Pour Seltzer water into a clear glass.
  2. Stir in maple syrup or use a cocktail shaker to mix (see how I do it in this video).
  3. Add ice to glass, or pour over ice in a second glass and enjoy!
Nutritional Info – Maple Soda (8 oz) vs. Coca-Cola (8 oz)

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