Blueberry Ginger Lime Sparkling Water

Are you looking for a refreshing 5-minute drink recipe with no added sugars? If so, then this flavorful, anti-inflammatory recipe is for you! 

Check out the nutritional benefits of the ingredients used in this recipe below:

Nutritional Benefits at a Glance:

Blueberries

Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. The main antioxidant compounds in blueberries belong to a family of polyphenol antioxidants called flavonoids. One group of flavonoids in particular — anthocyanins — is thought to be responsible for much of these berries’ beneficial health effects.

Ginger

Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea and potentially helps people with indigestion. Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance that has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Lime

Limes are high in vitamin C, but also contain small amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, and other antioxidants and nutrients. Limes may offer many health benefits such as aiding iron absorption, helping improve immunity, and preventing kidney stones. 

Sparkling Water

Sparkling water, also known as carbonated water, combines water and carbon dioxide under pressure. Current nutritional research does not show evidence that carbonated or sparkling water is bad for you — it’s not harmful to dental health and it seems to have no effect on bone health. Therefore, sparkling water is a good alternative to sugary soft drinks, as simple sugars have been linked to increased severity of IBD symptoms.

An up close image of a bottle filled with sparkling water, blueberries, ginger and lime slices.

Blueberry Ginger Lime Sparkling Water

Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN, LD
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 29 kcal

Equipment

  • Mason jars or glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger peeled and sliced
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 3 cups sparkling water

Instructions
 

  • Divide blueberries, lime slices, ginger, and ice between mason jars or glasses.
  • Top with sparkling water.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

No Sparkling Water

  • Use flat water instead.

Extra Flavor

  • Muddle the berries and limes in the bottom of the jar for extra flavor.

Switch it Up

  • Swap out the blueberries for strawberries or raspberries.
  • Swap out the lime for lemon or orange.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 8gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 41mg
Keyword anti-inflammatory, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, low-glycemic, Mediterranean, no added sugar, nut-free, Paleo, SCD diet-friendly, vegan, vegetarian

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About the Author

Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN, LD

Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN, LD

Understanding the link between nutrition and gut disease prompted me to obtain my master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and become an IBD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Now I work with people who have Crohn’s and colitis who are struggling with confusion around what to eat. My favorite part is helping them to build confidence to eat without fear while managing their symptoms.

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