I grew up on Kool-Aid. Our homeschool group serves Kool-Aid to the kids at lunch. Everybody drinks Kool-Aid because it’s cheap and it quenches your thirst. But it’s oh, s-o-o b-a-a-a-d for you.
Almost 20 years ago, my son was kicked out of Sunday school because they didn’t know what to do with him. I knew there was a problem; I just didn’t know what was causing it. An elimination diet proved he had trouble with food coloring. Well, what do ya know? He was given Kool-Aid and cookies for snack time every Sunday.
Well, if you too want something to serve besides that bright red drink that makes your children happy (and wild or aggressive, or angry, or all of the above), have I got the solution for you–the Kool-Aid alternative.
The great thing about my Kool-Aid substitute is that it is sugar-free, dye-free, and has a lot of extra health benefits because it’s high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. And I’m sure you want to have the recipe, so here it is.
The hibiscus flowers give the drink an alluring red color that is natural and a tart taste that really quenches your thirst. The stevia acts as a sweetener, and the peppermint gives it that refreshing coolness you want on a hot summer day.
So go make up a batch and let me know