Two of my favorite blogs have recently written about saving money by substituting water for soda. I gave up soda (again) after become addicted (again) while I was pregnant. It's an on-again off-again relationship for me.
However, I can't seem to drink more than 1-2 glasses of plain water. I know, I know, I should train myself to love the flavor. On the other hand, it is summer still, so I've been making my own easy twist on the classic summer sipper lemonade. Limeade- yummy!
Shelley's Limeade (makes 4 servings- 32 oz.)
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from approx 4-6 limes)
4 cups water
To make simple syrup, boil 1 part water, add in 1 part sugar and stir until sugar dissolves, and cool. Make a large batch, it keeps well refrigerated.
Combine the syrup, lime juice, and water in a large glass over ice.
This recipe may be changed up to suit your own tastes with other citrus juices, or by adding some mint leaves, etc. Add more or less syrup to your own preference, as necessary.
This is so much cheaper than soda and juices, and has less added sugar too. Leave a comment and tell me how you fit in alternatives to sodas, or send me some recipes of your own.