Guilt Free Homemade Diet Soda

I have found the perfect diet soda! And it is homemade diet soda.

I just discovered this combo in the last week or so and I am decidedly pleased with it.

I even busted out my DSLR to photograph this lovely healthy diet soda. Without further ado, here is my stevia-sweetened diet soda recipe…

Homemade Diet Soda Recipe

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 can of seltzer water
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • stevia*, to taste – approximately 1 packet (or equivalent)


  1. Mix lemon juice and stevia.
  2. Add seltzer.
  3. Drink!

I know that (normal) diet soda is “bad for you”, but I do indulge in it occasionally. Unfortunately it has been giving me problems recently – within a few minutes after having anything with aspartame/sucralose I get a splitting headache. (Including gum.) I was very excited to discover this prudent and slightly more healthful alternative to my normal Coke Zero treats. My other option was Zevia (a brand of stevia-sweetened diet soda) but since it’s pricey I don’t stock up on it. Seltzer is cheap.

Do you drink diet soda? Do you like stevia? Have you tried Zevia or making your own homemade diet soda?

*Note: I’m still using the NuNaturals stevia products and I am so happy with all of them. When I run out I will definitely be ordering more.

My Quirks – 7 Random Things

I saw this on Erin’s blog and decided to do my own. My first thing is shared by Erin.

1. I am tall too. I am 5’9.75″ (… rounded up to 5’10” usually). But I do love my heels. On my wedding day I wore bare feet. Bobby is 6’1″.

2. I am a sometimes vegetarian. I don’t eat much meat, but I can’t say I am fully vegetarian because I make exceptions every so often for things like Bacon Chocolate.

3. My favorite kind of exercise is yoga. This morning I did a 20 minute yoga session from yogadownload.comGentle Hatha Yoga #3. On Friday I took the day off from work and in the morning I did Crunch Super Slimdown with Ellen Barrett on Netflix. It’s a combination of yoga and pilates. Love! (My yoga recs here.)


Honeymoon yoga!

4. I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. I love it, but I hate that when I start drinking it every day I get a headache when I wake up until I have my caffeine fix. I suppose this is what they call an addiction. My favorite kind of coffee right now is made by Stumptown Coffee (based in Portland, Oregon). I ordered the coffee online. I grind it with a burr grinder and brew it in a French press.

(Image Source.)

5. I have a love hate relationship with shopping, too. I love it, but I don’t like to spend $$. My favorite store is Anthropologie and I also like to browse random thrift shops. I used to like Gap, but I’ve found recently that a) I don’t really like the Gap style anymore, b) their clothes seem cheap-ish as of late, and c) I don’t usually wear the stuff I get there (especially when I buy something simply because it’s on sale). I worked at Gap briefly at the end of college and that is how I got hooked.

6. I can never make up my mind about anything. Sometimes I am perfectly happy the way I am and other times I want to travel or go do the Peace Corps. Sometimes I want a kid; sometimes I think I would be happy forever with just me and Bobby and the cats. Sometimes I want to live in Manhattan forever; other times I want to buy a farm in the middle of nowhere and eat eggs from organic chickens that I raise myself. Sometimes I want to blog every day; other times I stop blogging for a week or 2. It’s confusing. But I think everyone feels this way in some way or another.

7. I keep stealing Bobby’s new iPad. He already knows that. He got a book by Ken Jennings (of Jeopardy! fame) – Brainiac – and I cannot put it down. I was never into trivia but now I think it’s kind of cool.

What are your 7 things?

Leave them in the comments or blog about it. You’re all tagged 🙂

P.S. I cleaned up the blog a bit. It’s streamlined and organized better. Click through if you want to take a peek.