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Liz’s Sparkling New Year’s Cider

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Liz’s Sparkling New Year’s Cider
En Español

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  • Makes: 6 Servings

With two little ones in the house, I’m always looking for ways that I can introduce them to new flavors and textures of foods and beverages. This sparkling cider recipe does just that! The 100% apple juice is familiar and adds a touch of sweetness, while the cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon introduce them to new spices. The bubbles from the sparkling water also provide a fun new feeling for their mouth. Adults will enjoy this beverage too! ~Liz, CNPP Nutritionist

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cups sparkling water (unsweetened)

Directions

1. Combine the first five ingredients in a pot and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring the liquid intermittently.

2. Place a strainer over a large glass, bowl, or pitcher. Carefully pour the liquid into the container. Discard the star anise and cloves.

3. Place the container in the refrigerator to cool for about 30 minutes.

4. Once the apple juice mixture is cool, combine it with the sparkling water and serve.

Source: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup of Liz's Sparkling New Year Cider
Nutrients Amount
Calories 39
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 8 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 84 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 39
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Minerals
Calcium 8 mg
Potassium 84 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Copper 11 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 4 mg
Phosphorus 6 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 9 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 0 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 2 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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