Kids Who Love Kool Aid Also Love “Very Berry”

Want a healthy way to satisfy small appetites who LOVE sweet colorful drinks? Or maybe big kids who’s tastebuds love the comfort of their childhood drink? 

Good news then, because a few months ago a friend of mine had me “hold on” as she was pouring her kids a berry drink. Knowing she’s a health nut  I asked “Okay, spill….how do you make this berry drink Michelle?”

Here’s her recipe as close as I can remember, then of course my two cents on top:)

6 Herbal Berry Tea Bags (your choice) in 6 cups of pure water, bring to a quick boil then simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes (during the summer you can make this just like you make sun tea).

Once simmered, add concentrated stevia (1/4 heaping tsp will be perfect).

At this time you may choose to add a touch of food coloring (or in my case concentrated juice, see below).

Fill a 2 quart pitcher with ice, pour hot tea over it – and that’s it – 2 quarts of very berry, very sweet, very healthy kid friendly beverage!

NOTE: I sometimes stir in 2 oz of unsweetened blueberry, black cherry, or other concentrated juice to the tea before pouring over the ice – richer flavor and richer color!


About Maralinehttp://www.pHBodyBalance.comMaraline is internationally recognized as a pH Body Balance and Nutritional Products Specialist, and has written many related articles, appears on radio and guest speaks at many events. "Small Changes That Make The Biggest Difference" in the quality of your life. AND...."Let's not "substitute" but let us "replace," with better tasting foods and drinks that are better for you, and most importantly, provide better results!" "Your body has intelligence, point it in the right direction, and YOU will follow!"

One thought on “Kids Who Love Kool Aid Also Love “Very Berry”

  1. HEy!! Is that me you’re referring to?? Hee!hee! I’m famous…kind of!! My one comment is that as an alternative to simmering 1 1/2 quarts with stevia, and pouring over 1/2 gallon of Ice, here’s a gallon recipe: I use about 12 bags of tea to 2 qts. of of boiling water and then after it steeps, add another 2 qts. of water. This makes it taste nice and fruity and makes it that red color naturally. Try it babycakes! Love all your tips too! Gonna try the vege bouillon one for sure! Great idea about using a couple of ounces of concentrated fruit juice! Yummy!

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