How to make Healthy Drinks Cherry Lime Fizze
Get a glass good and frosty and fill it with some Fizzer, a mocktail that’s just what the doctor ordered. Vibrant flavors of tart cherries and limes will soothe queasiness, satisfy the urge for candy-sweet treats, and quench thirst in the form of a fruit juice without added sugar. If it’s cherry season and pitting is a cathartic task for you, substitute fresh for frozen. But blended ice-cold (already pitted for you!) cherries thicken the drink into a slushy texture without watering it down. A glassful with a bendy straw is an easy way to get in extra servings of fruit. And you’ll hardly notice if your company is drinking frozen margaritas around you.
Several studies have shown that drinking tart cherry juice can promote sleep because it contains melatonin, a neurotransmitter that helps moderate the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Though a glass of Fizzer won’t work on your newborn in the wee hours of the morning, it might help with pregnancy-related insomnia.
- Makes 4 servings
- 2½ cups/591 ml seltzer water
- 1½ cups/260 g frozen, pitted unsweetened sour cherries
- 1½ cups/226 g ice
- Zest and juice of 2 limes (about ? cup/79 ml juice)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- Combine the seltzer, cherries, ice, lime zest, lime juice, and honey (if using) in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
- Refrigerate any leftovers in a tightly closed container for up to 5 days
Calories 51 | Total fat 0 g (Saturated 0 g, Poly 0 g, Omega-3 0.06 g, DHA 0.00 g, EPA 0.00 g, Mono 0 g) | Cholesterol 0 mg | Protein 1 g | Sodium 3 mg | Carbohydrates 13 g | Fiber 2 g | Sugars 8 g | Vitamin A 39 mcg | Vitamin B6 0 mg | Vitamin B12 0 mcg | Vitamin C 12 mg | Vitamin D 0 IU | Choline 5 mg | Folate 4 mcg | Calcium 13 mg | Iron 0 mg