So, He-Man has a cavity. Yes, we went to the dentist yesterday and as usual, they ooooohed and ahhhhhhhed over how blessed I am to have such wonderful teeth (other than the orange stain from the carrot juice... which can easily be fixed with baking soda it seems). Donut checked out just fine as well (despite our neglect and excessive juice consumption) but poor He-Man has a cavity right between his two top front teeth. (Pushing the boo button on Sam's remote). Anyway, to make a sad and long story short, I have been forced to brainstorm delicious drink options that won't add to the rotting teeth in my son's mouth. I am just praying that other people will jump on board with me and help me follow through with this. I don't know why but there is a lot of juice pushed on my children. So anyway, I have been experimenting for a while with taking the unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze milk and adding some things to make it more kid-friendly... like cinnamon, vanilla, agave, and stevia. This has been working out well but certain people like to keep buying the sugary rice milk anyway.
Today I decided to try something I'd been thinking about for a while. At Trader Joe's I get these cans of coconut milk for one dollar. I opened the can and put it in a quart jar with water, cinnamon, and stevia. And then I shook it. And tasted it. It worked. It tasted better to me than a certain coconut milk alternative drink that was recently put on the market (and I won't name it because I don't like to bash brands over personal taste and also because I adore their nondairy creamer and ice creams and keifer).
I'm really excited to have some sugar and dairy free drink alternatives for the kids. They enjoy these milks mixed with a little juice, in their cereal, and by themselves.
I'd love to read about your sugar free alternatives to juice and soda.