7 Benefits of a Home Soda Maker and Flavors
How many unhealthy soft drinks does your family drink? A typical can of soda can contain over 150 calories with more than 40 grams of sugar - that's a lot!
Are you growing more concerned about your impact on the environment? According to theContainer Recycling Institute, in 2006 more than 2 million tons of plastic beverage bottles were wasted!
Or are you just tired of the inconvenience of carrying bulky packs of beverages from the supermarket to your home?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might want to find out more about how a SodaStream home soda maker and flavors can benefit you and your family. Also, you'll find below some great drink and food recipes to try.
First, What are Home Soda Makers and How Do They Work?
Soda makers are small appliances that can conveniently fit on countertops in home kitchens or office break rooms. In under 30 seconds they can turn tap water into sparkling water and carbonated sodas.
You can make them in a re-usable container eliminating the need for wasteful cans or bottles. Then you can just add the desired amount of tasty soda maker flavoring and voila, you've created a unique and refreshing beverage!
Enjoy All These Great Benefits
1. A Healthier Alternative to Brand Name Sodas
You will know exactly what ingredients are included when making beverages with the soda maker beverage flavors because you will be mixing them yourself, which makes it great for people with food disabilities like severe food allergies and diabetes.
Or if you are just trying to be more healthy they are a great alternative to unhealthy commercial drink brands. Store bought soda contains about three times as many calories, carbs and sugar and about twice as much caffeine as SodaStream's soda maker flavors. They also can contain high-fructose corn syrup and the diet options are oftentimes sweetened with aspartame, while SodaStream diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda brand sweetener.
2. Fun for the Whole Family
You and your family will love using a soda maker at home to make your own tasty beverage combinations. It's a great way to spend time together and get the kids involved in a fun, creative activity. Teach them about nutrition as you mix up the healthy soda maker flavor options.
You can also teach them about the importance of the reducing their impact on the environment because you won't be wasting any bottles or cans in the process.
3. The Flavor Options are Endless
With over 50 different home soda maker flavors to choose from the options are endless for creating your own personal drinks. Enjoy classic favorites like cola, cream soda, root beer, or orange.
If you're trying to be healthy there is a line of "Sparkling Naturals" that contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no artificial sweeteners and do not contain any preservatives.
You can also choose from energy drinks, sparkling teas and sparkling water. Most of these soda maker flavors also come in diet options with over 15 diet flavors.
4. No Hassle with Soda Makers
You can easily enjoy a refreshing beverage at the push of a button! A soda maker can easily fit on a countertop saving you valuable refrigerator space.
A sodamix bottle is about the size of one can but is the drink equivalent of 33 cans! Also, the reusable carbonating bottles are the equivalent of about 60 liters!
No longer will you have to deal with lugging heavy, bulky bottles and cans from the supermarket.
5. Reduce Your Impact on the Environment
Think of all the plastic bottles that are used every year just ending up in landfills! Home soda makers are "Active Green" products, which means each time you make soda at home you're reducing your CO2 footprint because no cans or bottles are thrown in the garbage.
The more the system is used the less of a CO2 footprint there is!
6. The Money Savings is Unbelievable
You'll pay about half of what you normally pay for supermarket or vending machine soda, costing just $0.25/can or $0.25/liter of sparkling water. Think of all the money saved over the course of a year. If have a three person household and each person drinks 5 sodas a week, over the course of a year you'll save almost $400!
7. Kosher Certified
Rest assured knowing the SodaStream soda maker flavors and products are Kosher certified.
Making soda at home is a fun, convenient way to enjoy sparkling water and carbonated beverages with the whole family. Also, if you need a unique gift for someone special then an at home soda maker is a great addition to anyone's kitchen. Browse the different models of soda maker machines and the extensive selection of soda syrup today!
Some Great Recipes Using Home Soda Maker Flavors
4 oz. SodaStream Cranberry-Raspberry SodaStream flavor
2 oz. Light cream
1/4 cup Strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries in syrup
1 cup ice
- In a blender, puree ice, cream and berries until smooth and creamy
- Pour into a cup and stir in soda
- Extra special treat: Serve in a martini glass, garnished with a sprig of mint and fresh berries
12 oz. SodaStream Diet Root Beer Sodastream flavor
1 scoop vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt or low-carb ice cream
- Fill a 16 oz. glass 3/4 of the way with Soda-Club Diet Root Beer
- Carefully add scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream
- Serve with a spoon and a straw
You Can Also Use Soda Maker Flavors for Non-Beverage Recipes
Cranberry-Ginger Pork Tenderloin
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb.)
12 oz. SodaStream Cranberry-Raspberry SodaStream flavor
1/4 cup of raspberry jam
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
- Place pork tenderloin in a large zipper bag
- Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour into bag with pork
- Allow to marinate for 1 hour or overnight
- Grill over medium high heat for approximately 20 minutes (155-160 degrees internal temperature)