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Best Healthy Beverage Ever: Talking Rain Sparkling Mountain Spring Water

Updated on March 3, 2016
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Nightcat enjoys cooking and was once a hot-foods worker in a previous life. She enjoys passing on tips for home chefs of all levels.

I'm a soda addict. You know, the stuff with six teaspoons of sugar per serving that the Navy cleans ships with? Yeah, that stuff. And on a good day I can finish off way more than my share. Now while I will never stop drinking soda completely I have found a wonderful alternative that is actually healthy for me: sparkling water.

I have to admit that at first when I reached for a bottle it was clear it wasn't soda. In fact it tastes suspiciously like something adults should drink. But I soon grew to love the taste and found endless ways to use it to make refreshingly fizzy drinks. One of the most refreshing involves nutmeg and sweetener to taste, that's it. No strange chemicals or coloring. And it is refreshing, plus the carbonation mimics the filling action of soda.

Or I've made some wonderful coffee drinks from it, mixed it with tea and fruit juice to mimic champagne or sparkling wine, really the only limits are my imagination. And all the varieties are great. I get natural most often so I can mix it into anything, but it also comes in refreshing flavors like lemon-lime which is my second favorite.

This also replaces my yen for one of those expensive soda machines. I could still, after all, order those fancy cartridges and add a bit of flavor to my sparkling water. Though since it is sparkling I'd do it in a nice-sized glass in case of foam ups. Foam ups though are half the fun and kids will love watching the water fizz as certain ingredients are added.

Speaking of kids, we know a lot of schools offer soda machines or kids walk off campus to get soda at the store. Why not offer a healthier alternative? Kids do look to you for guidance and reminding them that what they drink now effects the body they will have later will help. Healthier habits now will lead to a smaller waistline later.

Also I loved the pricing on this water. I am more or less homebound so the nearest convenience store is what I have to go against for pricing and at these prices these drinks are cheaper and healthier than anything I'll find locally. As a mater of fact, I can't even find sparkling water at most local stores.

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Nutmeg Sparkler: Pour sparkling water in glass, leaving room in case it foams from your sweetener. Dust with nutmeg, add sweetener. Stir. Enjoy!Don't Call Me Shirley: Combine brown sugar and a bit of sparkling water, stir.  Add cherry syrup and cherry, add more sparkling water, serve.Zuko Loco:  Combine two tablespoons of Mango Zuko powder and a bit of sparkling water in a 16 0z glass. Stir, add more sparkling water, serve.
Nutmeg Sparkler: Pour sparkling water in glass, leaving room in case it foams from your sweetener. Dust with nutmeg, add sweetener. Stir. Enjoy!
Nutmeg Sparkler: Pour sparkling water in glass, leaving room in case it foams from your sweetener. Dust with nutmeg, add sweetener. Stir. Enjoy!
Don't Call Me Shirley: Combine brown sugar and a bit of sparkling water, stir.  Add cherry syrup and cherry, add more sparkling water, serve.
Don't Call Me Shirley: Combine brown sugar and a bit of sparkling water, stir. Add cherry syrup and cherry, add more sparkling water, serve.
Zuko Loco:  Combine two tablespoons of Mango Zuko powder and a bit of sparkling water in a 16 0z glass. Stir, add more sparkling water, serve.
Zuko Loco: Combine two tablespoons of Mango Zuko powder and a bit of sparkling water in a 16 0z glass. Stir, add more sparkling water, serve.

Not Sure If Sparkling Water Is For You?

Not sure if it is for you? Think about it. As is there are zero calories, no sweeteners, artificial flavors or artificial coloring. There is no sodium like you would find in diet soda or strange preservatives. There is also no caffeine to make you jittery. The only ingredient is carbonated mountain spring water. That is it. That is important to me as much to my dismay I've found even some bottled water has two or three ingredients added to preserve the water or enhance taste.

Which means it is really no longer water but some strange beverage they are calling water. So why not join me in stocking up on the best sparkling water you will ever try?

Like the background for this lens? It is the same photo I took for the recipe below. Enjoy!

Zuco!

Man those fancier drinks about sure look tempting and yes, they all still have a lot less sugar than soda! The zuco Loco has less than half the calories and sugrs of a smaller serving of soada.

Zuko Instant Drink-Mango, 0.9-Ounce (Pack of 96)
Zuko Instant Drink-Mango, 0.9-Ounce (Pack of 96)

Zuko is amazing! Why does all the best stuff in the world come from Mexico? This tasty beverage powder can be mixed into anything like water, sparkling water, etc. I've even added soy milk!

 

Take a moment to relax. Breath deeply three times and just let go as you listen to the soothing sounds of rain.

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      Nightcat 

      4 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: Thank you so much, TransplantedSoul! I really believe change comes one day at a time and this water has really helped. Thanks for visiting hugs! :)

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      TransplantedSoul 

      4 years ago

      It is great to hear of such a healthy and tasty alternative to the sugar filled drinks.

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