Mixed Berry Ice Cubes With Seltzer

Mixed Berry Ice With Seltzer
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 13
Fat 0g
Carbs 3g
Protein 0g
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Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 4 (4 cubes + seltzer each)

The body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. Water is a building material for cell life, it regulates internal body temperature via sweat and respiration, helps metabolize nutrients, assists in flushing out waste through urination, acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus, forms saliva, and lubricates joints.

If you typically drink sugar sweetened beverages like juices or sodas, try to slowly wean yourself off by swapping in a glass of water. It is especially important for people with diabetes to watch their consumption of sweet beverages because they can raise blood sugar very quickly. Some people with kidney problems may also need to watch their consumption of potassium (i.e. orange juice) and phosphorous (i.e. sodas) rich drinks.

The bubbles in seltzer water give off a fizzy feeling without any added sugar. We want to hook you on water! It is the best beverage one can drink.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • tap water
  • seltzer water

Preparation

  1. Divide the berries among a 16 cube ice cube tray. Add tap water to cover and place in the freezer until frozen (best to do this a day ahead).
  2. To serve, place desired amount of ice cubes in a glass and top with selzter water. 

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

For extra zing, toss some fresh herbs and/or lemon zest with the berries before freezing into ice cubes. During the hot summer season, add the ice cubes to a batch of iced tea.

Cooking and Serving Tips

To reduce freezer burn, once the ice cubes are frozen, pop them out of the tray and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (4 cubes + seltzer each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 33mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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