The temptation of sugary drinks are everywhere, and kids crave them! From chocolate milk to juice boxes, there are so many sugary beverages marketed directly to children at every turn. We often think we’re giving kids a healthier option by not simply letting them drink soda, however even too much fruit juice is not always the best alternative.
Too much sugar in your diet has a very negative impact on health. When we condition children to enjoy sugar regularly, they become dependent on the burst of energy they get - and all of that extra energy is stored as fat. It’s important to set a good example for kids at a young age so that they can develop good habits in adulthood.
Start creating healthier habits with your kids by making these delicious low sugar and sugar-free drinks that kids will love!
Low Sugar Drinks for Kids
True Wildberry Lemonade Spritz
Pour one packet of True Lemon Wildberry Lemonade into a tall glass. Carefully pour in a can of calorie-free soda water, either plain flavor or berry. Gently mix to combine and serve with ice.
The Tropical Twist
Mix 1 cup of orange juice with 1 small can of pineapple juice, and 4 cups of water. Add 2 packets of True Orange Mango Orange and mix well. Garnish with an orange slice. (Makes about 4-6 servings.) Make it even more tropical by substituting ½ cup of coconut water for ½ cup of the orange juice.
Purple Monster Mash
In a blender, add 1 cup of water with 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 2 packets of True Lemon Wildberry Lemonade, and 1 cup of ice. Blend until slushy, and add more ice if needed.
Almond Butter Monkey
In a blender, add 1 banana, a big scoop of sugar-free almond butter, 1 cup of almond milk, a teaspoon of honey, and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth. This recipe is also delicious with other milk alternatives such as oat milk or coconut milk.
Cherry Limeade Jubilee
Add 2 cups of water to a pitcher with 2 packets of True Lime Cherry Limeade - mix to combine. Add 1 cup frozen cherries or raspberries and serve.
Happy Sweet Fruit Infusion
Add 1 packet of True Lemon Strawberry Fruit Infusions to a glass with 1 fresh strawberry. Mash well with the back of a spoon to combine. Add sparkling water and fill to the top, gently mix and serve with ice.
Coconut Water Cooler
Mix ½ cup of coconut water with 1 cup of water, and add 1 packet of True Lemon Peach Lemonade. This is delicious when blended with ice, but it’s also great simply chilled.
It can be hard enough trying to control your own sugar intake, let alone your child’s. However, starting those healthy habits now will go a long way for their future! Start with these low sugar drinks in your own diet, and your children will follow by example.
True Citrus products are proven to encourage you to drink more water, so try any of our delicious flavors in your glass or water bottle to stay hydrated all year long.
About True Citrus:
We have a Live True Promise that applies to everything we do: use the best, truest ingredients in our products, and bring our customers the highest quality in citrus flavors, drink mixes, and salt-free seasoning blends. We are also devoted to providing the support and guidance our customers need to be as healthy and happy as possible throughout every facet of their lives.
How True Citrus Goes Above and Beyond:
We have created our line of better-for-you products with your health in mind, and without compromising on taste. You’ll only find simple and clean ingredients in True Citrus products! You will never find: chemicals, sodium, gluten, GMO’s, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives in our products. You will find: bright natural flavors from real citrus oils, a delightful array of flavors, and products that are either unsweetened, lightly sweetened with all-natural Stevia (sugar-free), salt-free, low calorie, or 0-calorie.