Is one of your goals for the year to break away from unhealthy sodas?
If you aren’t a fan of water, this can be a difficult task. Thankfully, there are alternatives to regular sodas. They’re known as fermented soda.
It’s a beverage which is fizzy like a soda but made from natural ingredients. Plus, it’s fermented which means it’s great for your health too.
Does this peak your interest? You’re in luck because I’m going to bring you some of the internet’s best fermented soda recipes.
Here’s what you can look forward to with choosing this healthy beverage:
1. Fermented Blackberry Soda
This recipe sounds delicious but also seems rather easy to make as well. It requires either fresh or frozen blackberries, honey, and a culture.
The culture can be whey, or you can repurpose sauerkraut juice. Either way, you’ll have a fizzy and delicious drink sure to quench your thirst.
2. Fermented Cherry Almond Soda
Does the flavor combination of cherry and almond make your mouth water? If I’m honest, it does mine a little.
This easy sweet and tart beverage requires only a few ingredients. If you have fresh cherries, sugar, almond extract, and whey you have a healthy option to meet your soda crave head on.
3. Lacto-Fermented Cream Soda
If you’re a fan of cream soda and are struggling to give it up, don’t. Instead, switch it out for this healthier option.
This beverage is made from vanilla extract, sugar, a culture (such as whey or a ginger bug), and water. It should be an easy and inexpensive option on your health journey.
4. Blueberry Soda
I’m continually looking for new ways to use our blueberries. Since we grow our own, I have an abundant harvest which can be difficult to use up before the next harvest.
Well, with this new beverage idea, it shouldn’t be as complicated. It only needs blueberries, water, sugar, and a culture to make this delicious drink.
5. Fermented Mango Soda
Are you looking for a healthier, tropical beverage to cool off on a warm day? This mango soda could be the drink you’ve been searching for.
It’s filled with mango flavor since that is the main ingredient. If you have mangos, sugar, water, and a culture you’re ready to make this beverage.
6. Fermented Strawberry Soda
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. Their harvest is usually quite abundant, and most gardeners are happy to try and keep up.
7. Lacto-Fermented Raspberry Soda
If you’re lactose intolerant, don’t scroll by this drink. It’s rich in raspberry flavor and has a sweetness added to it as well.
Though the recipe does call for whey to be the culture, there are other options you can use to ferment the soda without lactose. Check it out and see if it’ll work for you.
8. Dandelion Soda
This soda is no different. You can use your dandelions and a ginger bug to have a soothing beverage which should cost you little.
9. Pineapple Ginger Soda
Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits, and ginger is a spice which is called for in different recipes because it offers a unique flavor plus added health benefits.
This soda incorporates them both into one delicious beverage. It’s something you can make yourself and feel good about indulging in because you know what’s in it.
10. Fermented Rhubarb and Honey Soda
Rhubarb is frequently paired with strawberries. Now, you can pair it with your honey harvest and make a tasty drink.
11. Probiotic Peaches and Cream Soda
Do you love the flavor of peaches and cream? If you answered ‘yes,' you'd enjoy this drink. It’s easily made with peaches, sugar, vanilla extract, and a culture.
But what’s even better is this delicious drink is filled with probiotics. It should help boost your gut health and immune system simultaneously.
12. Elderflower Soda
You may have elderflowers blooming around you and not even be aware of it. Until I saw this recipe, I wasn’t aware of what these flowers were called.
The good news is if you do have elderflowers blooming around you, they can be fermented into a soda which is healthy, delicious and filled with probiotics.
13. Fermented Watermelon Soda
My mother-in-law was a huge fan of watermelon. Every summer, she’d eat her weight in it. Watermelon was very refreshing for her.
If you love watermelon the same, you must check out this beverage. It includes the fresh taste of watermelon while also being fermented which makes it a healthy option.
14. Old-Fashioned Root Beer
My kids ask for root beer anytime we go somewhere which sells it. I usually tell them no because of the amount of sugar found in it.
Well, with this recipe, we can easily say ‘yes' when they ask for root beer. It’s healthy, natural, and easy too.
15. Fermented Elderberry Soda
When I saw this recipe, I almost flipped. Elderberries are extremely good for you. In my area, you can’t find elderberry syrup anywhere during cold and flu season because people lap it up.
Well, I’ve decided I’d like to grow my own. I can boost my immune system by making syrup and indulge in this delicious drink too.
16. Fermented Rosehip Soda
If you have rosehips around your area, don’t let them go to waste. Instead, use them in any way you can. Though they can be hard to utilize sometimes, if you find an easy recipe, they can still serve a purpose.
With this recipe, the rosehips can remain whole. Therefore, you don’t have to battle the hairy insides as you would if you break them up. Add some honey and a culture, and after fermentation, you have a delicious soda.
17. Fermented Apple Ginger Beer
I’m not a beer drinker, but if I’m honest, after reading this recipe I might easily change my opinion. It looks and sounds delicious!
18. Fermented Sweet Potato Kvass
You may not instantly blurt out, “Yum!” when you hear about sweet potato soda, but it seems to work well according to this recipe.
Because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, they don’t require as much sugar. Plus, root veggies ferment easier due to natural yeast. Put this all together, and you have a low-maintenance, healthy fermented soda.
19. Natural Ginger Ale
When I was pregnant, I remained terribly sick with morning sickness (it should be called all-day sickness) until around five months. Ginger Ale was all I could stomach.
I’ve rarely indulged in it since my days of pregnancy, but this recipe is something I’d like to try. It’s even more intriguing because it’s healthy and seems easy to make.
20. Fermented White Peach-Lavender Soda
Would you like a healthy soda with a little more sophistication? Then this could be your new soda! It’s fizzy and sweet like the soda you typically crave.
21. Fermented Turmeric Soda
Turmeric has a ton of health benefits which has people flocking to it and consuming it as frequently as possible.
If you’re looking for a new way to add turmeric to your diet, consider making this healthy fermented soda. It could be your new ‘health favorite.’
22. Fermented Cranberry Soda
My kids love only junk food. It’s a battle to get them to consume things which are good for them. Which is why I like the idea of fermented sodas.
Like this Cranberry Soda, they’re a healthier option kids would actually like. They contain vitamins and nutrients kids may not consume otherwise. Plus, they’re filled with probiotics and no fake ingredients.
23. Kombucha Soda
The first time my friends told me I should try kombucha, I had to get them to run it by me one more time because I wasn’t even sure what they were saying.
With these fermented soda recipes, you’re fully equipped to fight the urge for unhealthy and sugary sodas. They should help you to stick to your healthier lifestyle choices.
Plus, it could be a great way to slowly bring your kids around to the idea of a healthier lifestyle too. It takes creativity to choose healthy in a world which is flooded with a great deal of unhealthy (yet delicious) foods.
Hopefully, this will help stay well hydrated in a tasty way you can feel good about.