Kids (and adults alike) love juice. Juice is full of sugars. Too much of any one thing is bad. Therein lies the conundrum.
As my son grows up, feeding him is more fun and more challenging as he is becomes quite vocal about his desires. I try to remember that kids accept the reality that you create for them. Children in India learn to eat curry. A traditional Japanese children’s breakfast is rice, miso and fish for breakfast. So I try to make foods for my son that are healthy, interesting and playful.
Though a lust for something sweet is inherent. And as you can imagine, my boy has been exposed to a LOT of chocolate. And yes, he loves it. To quench sweet cravings, I have been working on some healthy options using sugar alternatives like stevia. This foamy drink is my answer to juice as it maintains the fresh vitamins from the berries and little of the sugar from typical all natural juices that are sweetened with apple juice concentrate. You can keep the mix in the refrigerator for a couple of days. But, be sure to give it a robust buzz in the blender before serving to create the foamy top.
Berry Fizz Juice
5 cups water
1/2 cup all natural, organic frozen berries (I used strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
1/2 teaspoon liquid Stevia, or more to taste
Combine all the ingredients and blend for 3 minutes or until the mixture has doubled in size and filled with fizzing bubbles. Serve immediately with a straw.