I found this recipe on the Womens’s Health website and fell in love with it’s simplicity 🙂 I don’t drink pop at all, I only drink water, tea and smoothies but this is an excellent treat if you’re looking for a healthy and natural soda choice.
3 cups 100% unsweetened black cherry juice
1 vanilla bean (about 6 inches long)
Seltzer or soda water
Place black cherry juice and vanilla bean in a medium-size saucepan. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes, until liquid has reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat and let cool until comfortable to handle.
Remove vanilla bean and chill the syrup in a sealed glass jar in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
To serve, pour 1/4 cup syrup into a tall glass, top with 6 to 8 ounces chilled seltzer or soda water, and stir.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS. Per serving: 80 cal, 0 g fat, 18.5g carbs, 5 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein