Make any day special with this low carb sparkling raspberry limeade mocktail. It's a low calorie sweet fruity drink to help you make every moment sparkle.
Now that the weather has finally warmed up, it's great to come home from work and grab an ice cold drink to enjoy out on the deck. I rarely drink alcohol, but I do love fruity cocktail drinks. Unfortunately, regular ones are loaded with sugar.
Since I'm not much of a drinker, a mocktail is more my style. And, this is a beverage that I can share with the kids over the summer.
When my older kids were growing up, I only let them drink soda on special occasions. I kept them from soda because it's loaded with sugar and most diet sodas are sweetened artificially. My youngest child has not had any soda yet.
If I do have a soda, it's always one that is sugar free and naturally sweetened. Recently, I've been into flavored sparkling water as an alternative to soda.
The Dasani Sparkling Water comes in delicious fruit flavors that are naturally flavored with no sugar or artificial sweeteners added. I grabbed a few boxes of them at Target this week. You can find them with the other bottled water products.
Although the flavored sparkling waters are tasty by themselves, they can be used to make any moment extra special by adding fruit and a little sweetener. I used the Dasani Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Water to make a low carb sparkling raspberry limeade mocktail!
It's really quick and easy to whip up this fruity low carb drink. I just dumped a half cup of frozen raspberries, a half cup of crushed ice, the juice of one lime, and a can of Dasani Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade into my blender.
It takes less than a minute to prepare this tasty low carb sparkling raspberry limeade mocktail. And, the blender does most of the work. You will have to squeeze the juice out of the limes, but I have a handheld juicer that does it quickly.
You could use whole ice cubes, but my blender doesn't chop ice very well so I like to use the smaller pieces of ice. If you have a higher end blender, it should do a better job of blending in the ice cubes.
Don't forget to dress up the your drinks a little with slices of lime and extra berries! The added fruit pieces make this low carb sparkling raspberry limeade mocktail look extra special.
Even with the fresh fruit, this delicious mocktail drink has less than 2 grams of sugar. So it's a perfect sweet treat to enjoy on your low carb diet. And, the added fizz really seems to help satisfy thirst on a hot day.
This low carb sparkling raspberry limeade mocktail is a fun drink to whip up when getting together with friends. It's also a treat that can be shared with the kids since there's no alcohol. It's a much healthier alternative to soda.
With summer just around the corner, I grabbed several boxes of Dasani Sparkling Water so I'll have them on hand. I bought a box of each flavor to mix it up. The raspberry lemonade and pineapple are the latest flavors. It's also available in lime, berry and black cherry. I'll be keeping these chilled in our spare fridge for when friends and family pop in.
Low Carb Sparkling Raspberry Limeade Mocktail Recipe
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade Mocktail
- 1 can Dasani Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade chilled
- ½ cup frozen unsweetened raspberries fresh can also be used
- ½ cup crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice about one lime
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia drops about 20 drops (or use any sweetener to taste)
- Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until well combined.
- Divide into two glasses and serve.
Array ( [serving_size] => 290 [calories] => 22 [carbohydrates] => 5.5 [protein] => 0.5 [fat] => 0.2 [sodium] => 22 [fiber] => 2.1 [sugar] => 1.8 [serving_unit] => g )
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