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Friday, July 26, 2013

Juice Spritzers

It's easy to spend a lot of money on flavored waters and juice spritzers. The good news is that they are easy to make at home for an affordable price!  Juice spritzers can be a substitute for commercial soda when you are looking for something cold, sweet and bubbly to drink.

To make a juice spritzer, fill a quarter of your glass with 100% fruit juice of your choice. Fill the rest of your glass with seltzer water and gently stir. For flavored water, just use plain water instead of seltzer water. You can adjust the amount of juice to suit your taste.

100% juice still has sugar in the form of fructose, so watering it down with seltzer water or plain water reduces your sugar intake. 100% juice also may contain antioxidants and vitamins.

My favorite juice spritzer is pomegranate-lime. I use non-sweetened pomegranate juice, a squeeze of lime, and seltzer water. For something sweeter, use fresh squeezed orange juice instead of lime. Pomegranate juice has been demonstrated to have several cardiovascular benefits and may protect against prostate cancer.

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