When I was morning sick with Edmund, a friend recommended club soda to calm the nausea. It helped. For weeks, club soda was a regular staple at the dinner table. Even though it didn’t take the nausea away, it really helped take the edge off.
Then when three weeks of the stomach flu hit our home, we went through can after can of club soda.
Soda water has been used for centuries to calm nausea and it’s a staple in our pantry now.
Of course, it’s not just good for calming stomach complaints, it makes such delicious summer drinks.
My favorite is this refreshing lime soda that Joshua makes as a special treat for the kids (and me!) It’s made with freshly-squeezed limes and raw sugar or agave nectar and makes a delicious substitute to regular soda. Plus, it’s so easy to control the sweetness.
Homemade Lime Soda
- Fresh limes (or lemons)
- Agave nectar, liquid sugar in the raw, or homemade simple syrup
- Club soda
- Fresh mint, optional
- Fill glasses with crushed ice.
- Fill glasses 3/4 full with club soda.
- Squeeze limes.
- Add lime juice and liquid sweetener to taste.
- Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.