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This paleo pop is refined-sugar free as it is made with stevia. There are only two ingredients in this homemade soda pop recipe.
Honestly, there are some recipes on my blog that can hardly be considered recipes, and this is one of them. In any case, I feel compelled to share this recipe for paleo pop because I understand what it’s like to have to find substitutes for nearly everything I eat and drink.
I have many food intolerances. I am intolerant to yeast, lactose, casein, (refined) sugar and modern wheat. I’m not allergic, which means I can eat a small amount of these foods without having many symptoms. However, if I eat a large amount, it causes digestive issues (constipation, gas, etc) and (hand) eczema.
If this sounds familiar to you and you are struggling with the same issues, see my post easy elimination diet to get some help to eliminate your symptoms and feel better. In addition, you might find my list of food substitutions a great resource as well.
Now, we all know that pop is not a healthy drink. People are starting to understand that diet pop is no better since it is made with artificial sweeteners that come with their own health risks.
This paleo pop is made with stevia. The greatest thing about stevia is that it has 0 calories. Yep, that’s right, 0 calories! Woohoo!
The other great thing about stevia is that it doesn’t raise your blood sugar at all, which makes this homemade soda recipe a great choice for people with diabetes.
Many people find stevia bitter, but I think it just depends on the brand. I have found a couple of brands that I like – Sweetleaf stevia root beer and coca cola and Now stevia original brand (the latter is not for this recipe though). I hope you enjoy my homemade pop!
- Perrier carbonated water
- Root beer or coca cola Sweetleaf stevia
- Perrier lime or grapefruit carbonated water
Add a couple of ice cubes to an 8 ounce glass (if you like ice).
Pour in Perrier carbonated water.
Add about ½ to 1 full dropper of root beer or coca cola Sweetleaf stevia OR add up to 9 drops of Now stevia.*
Stir and enjoy!
*Nine drops of stevia equals 1 tsp of sugar.
Where I buy my ingredients
I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it.
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I wish you health and happiness,