I was very excited to be asked by BRITA water filters to develop a series of healthy drink recipes for kids. I’ve used my BRITA filter every day for many years, and it is a product I really believe in.
BRITA has shared my three child-friendly healthy drink recipes with parenting websites and bloggers, who were invited to whip up the recipes themselves and publish their results. Some of the blogs that participated include Everything Mummy, The Ana Mum Diary, Whole Heartedly Healthy and Food for Kids.
Here is the recipe for my first BRITA drink, a berry fizz.
Not all fizzy drinks have to be unhealthy! This one is packed with flavor but without all of the sugar and other nasties in branded soda. The raspberries in this Berry Fizz are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C, and the Berry Fizz is sweetened just with maple syrup (or you can use honey instead if you prefer).
2 teabags of Cranberry-Raspberry tea, or any other berry-flavoured tea
200 ml BRITA filtered water
70 g raspberries, rinsed
50 ml maple syrup (or honey, if you are on the GAPS diet)
200 ml BRITA filtered water, carbonated using a home soda maker OR 200 ml soda water
Boil 200 ml BRITA filtered water, and use it to steep the teabags in a pan that can go on the hob.
After steeping for 15 minutes, remove the teabags and add the raspberries and maple syrup. Bring to the boil on the hob, then simmer for 10 minutes stirring regularly.
Strain through a mesh sieve, cool and refrigerate until ready to use.
To serve, divide the raspberry syrup into two glasses. Then top up each glass with the carbonated water (or soda water), about 100 ml or to taste.
Yield: 2 servings.
All photos in this post courtesy of Iris Worldwide.