Sleek, sexy and versatile.
Folks, I have fallen in love all over again and it’s not with my Hubby this time (though I always do) but, seriously. I am head over heels over my SodaStream Source and ever since I cracked it open, I haven’t stopped making sparkling drinks MY way. If you’ve never heard of SodaStream, well, you’ve been missing out.
SodaStream is a cost-effective, eco-friendly, healthier and smarter option to other sparkling drinks on the market. It is extremely easy and you can make up to 3 bottles in 5 minutes.
As a family, we try to take steps towards living a greener life every day. We NEVER litter, we try to reuse and re-love many things in our lives by donating or renovating and now with SodaStream, we are reducing waste with every single use.
I know I am not alone with my pining and admiration of beautiful appliances, right? Right? Well, anyone can admit that this is a beaut and I love it in Red. It comes in White, Black, Blue and Red, in case you were wondering.
Less lugging, storing and disposing of bottles or cans – 1 bottle of SodaStream can replace 2000 bottles and cans.
SWEET & SIMPLE
Turns water into sparkling drinks in seconds. Yes, just WATER turned into bubbly goodness.
Over 30 delicious flavors to choose from – SodaStream flavors contain fewer calories, sugar, and carbs than traditional sparkling beverages. That right there is something that I can get behind because taking in fewer cals, sugar, and carbs is a huge plus for my family. That and the fact that you can truly get creative when you make your own sparkling drinks. It’s YOUR drink, YOUR way.
See How It Works.
Gabby is just as obsessed at making sparking, fizzy and bubbly drinks as I am. She shows you how it works, what she loves about it and her reaction to trying the Ocean Spray Grape Cranberry.
It’s Bubbles My Way.
1. Your drink, your way: YOU choose what goes into every drink – more or less bubbles, really sweet or just a spritz of sweetness.
2. Healthier: Their syrups have 2/3 less sugar and calories and fewer carbs than store-bought brands. I prefer the Diet syrups and they do NOT contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which is so important to me.
3. Environment: 1 SodaStream bottle can replace 2000 bottles and cans.
Almost one billion bottles are produced each day of which 800 million ends up in landfills. Helping the planet in any way, big or small is a big deal to me. I love that I am reducing cans and bottles simply by using my SodaStream Source.
It’s Cranberry Raspberry Mint.
This is my drink, my way. Picture a hot, steamy summer afternoon or better yet, any given evening when you’re settling down. Heck, any time is good. I love me a good sparkling drink, any day. But, it’s even more exciting when I can make it just how I like it. Here’s how I chose the Ocean Spray Cranberry Raspberry and some fresh ingredients to make a fizzy, refreshing and delicious drink that the whole family can enjoy!
Make It Fizz.
Follow the steps you need to turn your water into a bubbly beverage. I use filtered water and make it as cold as it can go. Take about 1/2 cap of the SodaStream Ocean Spray Cranberry Raspberry mix and add it slowly into the bottle. Make sure to go bit by bit or you may have a fizzy overload on your hands.
Add Fresh Fruit and Mint.
Let it settle and then add fresh raspberries and leaves of mint. Let it fizz, let it infuse and enjoy. We try to teach our kids the benefits of sustainability. We used mint from our little herb indoor herb garden and organic raspberries. With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, it’s so important to teach our kids the impact that we have on the planet and what we can do to minimize our carbon foot prints.
I can totally see me serving this fizzy beverage on hot summer days and making quite a few bottles to boot. Making a delicious, sparkling beverage is easy as that. In minutes, you’ll have a sparkling drink that everyone will love. And no, it’s not store-bought and say goodbye to those cans and plastic bottles.
Cranberry Raspberry Mint Spritzer
- 1 SodaStream Machine
- 1/2 CAP SodaStream Ocean Spray Cranberry Raspberry mix
- Fresh raspberries to taste.
- Fresh mint leaves to taste.
- 1 SodaStream bottle of water
- Wash raspberries and mint.
- Fill SodaStream bottle to water fill line.
- Push down on the machine and pump until you reach full carbonation. You want it extra fizzy.
- Add 1/2 cap of SodaStream Ocean Spray Cranberry Raspberry mix, do it slowly or it will overflow.
- Let it mix.
- Add raspberries and mint to taste.
I settled in on the couch, opened the windows during the evening and sipped away. It was refreshing and even though it had mint, the kids loved it. They felt all fancy because they drank it out of wine glasses. I can’t wait to use my SodaStream Source to make even more fruit infused concoctions and our favorite sodas. One of my bloggy friends Angie, suggested that it’s perfect for upset tummies too because you can make Ginger Ale and not have to run out to the store. Genius!
The SodaStream is perfect all year-round but, especially during the summer. Since it is portable, you can bring it outdoors. See how we enjoy our summer with SodaStream, here.
So, how do you and your family try to live healthier and more eco-friendly lives?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with SodaStream Canada and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.