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{Trim & Healthy} Raspberry Italian Cream Sodas



This drink is inspired by my quest to be a Trim, Healthy Mama!

I love soda, and I really love Italian Cream Soda. I usually make it with a vanilla sugar syrup, club soda, and half and half, but on my quest for health and energy, sugar is out of the question! Enter Truvia and real raspberries! I made this for my kiddos because they take after me! and we had just made pretend sodas for a sensory play activity. But, after making pretend "Root Beer Floats," I wanted the real thing, so we were ready this time!

Once I did the prep, they were so easy, the kids all made their own.





First, thaw some frozen raspberries and blend until smooth in a blender. Add a little water if need to make a spoonable raspberry sauce, and sweeten with Truvia to taste.

I gave the kids the raspberry sauce with a glass of ice, a can of club soda, and a packet of Truvia to sweeten to their heart's content. (My kids like Truvia! They eat it by the packet, and think it's candy, hehe!)


After it is sweetened, add a splash of cream or half and half and stir.


Then top with whipped cream or fat free Redi Whip! Yum!


The kids had fun following a pretend activity with a real one! And I got my soda fix. :) Just be careful if you drink with a straw - the raspberry seeds sink to the bottom and you are likely to get a mouthful of seeds if you drink from the very bottom.

11 comments

Fay Gibson said...

I watched an interesting program on TV the other day about the benefits/drawbacks of sugar and fats. I don't know if you'll be able to watch it on IPlayer in the US but there's a link. Very interesting!!!! It seems that in the US it's sugar that's the 'poison' where as in the UK it's fat. The program was quite enlightening. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t8r4h

Phyllis at All Things Beautiful said...

That looks SO good.

Homeschooling6 Mom said...

I'll have to try this, thank you!

Veens @ Our Ordinary Life said...

I love soda too... I have been wanting to make a healthier choice by not drinking Colas but I really love it. This seems like an awesome idea... Hope to try it soon.

Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings said...

Mmmmm this looks amazing! I never would have thought of it!

Bridget said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. This should be a perfect drink with some "flavor" for me since I am gestational diabetic and can't drink anything than water or tea!

Michelle said...

Another good option, if you have it there, is Zevia - I'm a huge new fan! But, the club soda works so great - I tried it with Passion tea, too. Yummy!

Michelle said...

I'm desperate, Amy! LOL! I'm 3 weeks off sugar. :)

Michelle said...

Bridget, I am on a low-glycemic diet right now so yes, I think it would be perfect! It would work with any berry, since berries are low glycemic! I'm also liking it with Passion tea - sweetened with Truvia, and concentrated so it doesn't water down the soda. :)

Susana said...

You are doing so good with your new way of eating! I'm inspired and need some motivation to kick the sugar :(. This is awesome, Michelle!

Michelle said...

Susana, I have lost almost 20 pounds! But, I feel so much better being off my addiction to sugar. I have more energy (when I'm not sick)! I saw your invite for My Fitness Pal - I deleted the app, but will have to add it back on now! I'm really curious to try it now that I am actually losing weight!