Fruit Infused Sparkling Water
Sugar free for one month! It is not so difficult surely? We don’t eat much sugar really so I was not overly concerned about pledging to go a month free from sugar. I use a little sugar in school baking, but I don’t indulge in that, it is for the kids school snacks. The main thing I was worried about was my one sugar in my single (very much needed) coffee each morning. As it turns out it has not been as bad as I thought to have no sugar with my coffee. I have just realised that my soy milk lists organic rice syrup as an ingredient. I am not sure if that would be considered sugar or not?? I need to do some work on this prior to my morning coffee or things could become unpleasant in my home….
Febfast raises funds for young people facing disadvantage that puts them most at risk of problematic alcohol and drug use. The organisations supported by Febfast have specialist programs and health workers across the country to provide important support services to these young people.
Compared to the challenges faced by disadvantaged young people each and every day, it is really not a stretch to contribute to this worthy activity. Not only am I assisting others in need of help but I am also giving my body a rest from sugar, allowing it to reset and have a breather after a hectic period of indulging during the festive period.
If you can contribute to this cause please do so by supporting my fundraising here. I’d love to meet my fundraising goal to provide some much needed help to young people who are not as fortunate as my children.
I am sure you can see the gorgeous fresh summer fruit in this recipe image. If you are wondering about sugar content in fruit, it is ok. Fruit does of course contain natural sugars. As such fresh fruit is ok to indulge in over the duration of the challenge. You can read more about what is in and what is out as part of the challenge here.
Weekend entertaining is the most difficult time when taking part in an activity such as this. I am sharing this recipe for fruit infused sparkling water today so that you will not be “missing out” on anything. It is also a great recipe to use for those who are pausing from alcohol. I would hazard a guess that if you put a jug of this on the table that it would disappear pretty quickly. You can switch the choice of fruit to any combination that you enjoy. I love peach. lime and fresh mint together so it was an easy choice for me.
Don’t wait until the weekend comes around, have a glass on your desk to blast away the 3 pm blues.
- 1 lime - sliced thinly
- 1 punnet fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1 peach - cubed
- 500 ml sparkling water
- 12 ice cubes
- 3 springs fresh mint
- Add the fruit to a serving jug and then pour in the sparkling water and the ice
- Stir to combine and pour into glasses, top with fresh mint leaves.
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