RECIPE Pineapple Mint Spring Bubbly + GIVEAWAY

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Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than with a bubbly concoction hosting some of my favorite things that remind me of the warmer days ahead; pineapple, mint and bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. Lucky for me I’m one of SodaStreams newest ambassadors and because of it I have one that sits counter-side waiting for me to get creative. two weekends ago we went into business with Pineapple and Mint, paired it with SodaStreams Lemon-Lime soda mix and it was a match made in bubble heaven.

…did you know 1 billion bottles are produced each day and 800 million end up in landfills

REWIND >> a few weeks ago I got word that SodaStream and PTPA chose me as one of their Ambassadors, so over the next 3 months I’m going to share with you all my favorite combination I dream up over the course of my collaboration with them. Lately I’ve been going to sleep at night dreaming up the next dangerous mix and when I think I’ve nailed it in my sleep, it’s those morning that I brew and bubble. For those of you who have a SodaStream, hopefully I’ll bring you some new inspiration for your next patio party and for those of you who don’t own a SodaStream, I hope to enlighten you on just how much this sleek appliance does, not only for your bubbly beverage consumption but your health and grocery bill.

A few awesome facts about SodaStream

  • Quick, convenient and easy to use; literally takes me less than 60 seconds to make a bottle
  • No more storing cases of soda; I don’t know anyone who would pass-up on extra storage?
  • Over 30 flavors, including regular, diet and caffeine-free options
  • Regular flavors have much less sugar, carbs and sodium than store-bought brands
  • Diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® and contain no aspartame; for me this is a major plus
  • They use reusable BPA-free bottles and concentrated sodamix cut down on recyclables and disposables; 1 bottle of SodaStream can replace 2,000 bottles/cans, it’s obvious Sodastream is concerned about our environment
  • No batteries, electricity or plumbing needed; which means you can bubble anywhere. camping gone fancy
  • Get 15% off a SodaStream Machine at SodaStream.ca now using coupon code PTPA

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…and now, for our first SodaStream recipe; it came to me with a desire for feeling some sunshine from the inside out. As some of you know, I live in Canada {Vancouver, British Columbia} where the winters are cold, long and drawn out, so obtaining the feeling of summer anyway we can is key. Our first drink did just that, I hope you enjoy our Pineapple Mint Spring Bubbly inspired by warm days and made with our SodaStream.

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Pineapple Mint Spring Bubbly 
1 bottle of Lemon-Lime Soda via SodaStream
20 Pineapple chunks | fresh or frozen, 1″ cubes
2 tbsp Sugar
3 tbsp Mint | fresh, chopped
*makes 4 
servings

Start off by making your Lemon-Lime Soda. This is really the best part, besides actually drinking it. Fill your bottle with chilled filtered water and decide how bubbly you want it {another nice feature you get with SodaStream, you can choose the amount of carbonation to your drinks}, we love bubbles so we went with level 3. Carbonate your water and add in your Lemon-Lime syrup. Putting on and tightening the lid, give it a soft mix, place it in your refrigerator and let it sit.

Next you want to get your frozen Pineapples, Sugar and Mint and mix it all together, letting it sit for at least 30 minutes. giving the Pineapple and Mint time to meld together is key. If you plan on doing this for longer I suggest putting your mixture in the fridge so it stays cool; for the Pineapple acts like ice cubes and keeps your beverage crisp and cold.

When you’re ready for your splash of spring, begin by layering your glass. Start off by scooping 5 Pineapple chunks into your cup, topping that off with crushed ice and then filling your glass with your fresh Lemon-Lime Soda. Sip and Enjoy!

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Now the goods! The chance to win your very own SodaStream; myself along with 9 other amazing bloggers, PTPA and SodaStream are giving you a chance at winning 1 of 7 SodaStream Machines {color chosen at random}. All you gotta do is leave a comment below telling me “What do you do to make healthier, eco-friendly choices with your family”?

RULES: Giveaway is open to Canadians only, you may enter more than once, on participating blogs, but may only win ONE SodaStream unit per household. 

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“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with SodaStream Canada and I received
compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. As always though, the opinions on this blog are my own.”

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  1. Would love to win one of these. I am a bubble addict when it comes to fizzy drinks it be awesome to make my own.

  2. We use towels instead of paper towels, no more ziplock sandwich bags, no running water when brushing teeth, recycle, the list goes on 🙂 I love the idea of replacing plastic soda bottles/cans!

  3. We do litter-less lunches by using Tupperware. Also keep our fruits and veggies fresh with Tupperware. Using less papertowels (haven’t omitted them completely yet).
    Love looking up new nutritious meals. My favourite is to use cauliflower to replace starches.

  4. Well, a big part of living downtown is that it affords us the ability to walk everywhere. We literally do walk everywhere too. When I pack my sons lunch for school we always use a water bottle and reusable containers!

  5. Koryn Heisler says:

    We have been teaching our boys about recycling and composting. We also had them help plant the garden today.

  6. I try to put fruits and mint into my water to encourage my family to drink more of it

  7. I am all about litterless lunches, I do my best to ensure there is little to no garbage going to school with my eldest. Even if it is just to take stuff out of the packaging to recycle at my house. It is the little things. 😀

  8. Naomi Powell says:

    Really thinking about getting one of these, would be cool to win!!!

  9. We use glass containers for lunch, use a water filter instead if buying bottled water, compost like crazy!

  10. Naomi Powell says:

    Another question for when I make this…do you think it could be done without the extra sugar?

  11. I don’t know that there’s any one specific thing. It’s more a consciousness not to live in the generation of our childhood. You know, where Koolaid was like water 😉

  12. Chantal Contorines Branson says:

    We love to ride our bikes, walk, and also have a large vegetable garden. These are some of my little family’s steps to lessening our footprint.

  13. Composting, recycling, cloth diapering, and natural cleaning products! A lot of this stuff is so second nature to me now, I don’t even think about it!

  14. We’ve become more eco-friendly by recycling cans. turning off electrical stuff when not in use, that includes unplugging them…hardly any more “eyes” looking back at me in dark rooms lol. and we conserve water. I drink a lot of soda and converting to a SodaStream would be beneficial…i’d love to win one! thx

  15. I so want one…thanks:-)

  16. I have gone the route of natural sweeteners like Stevia in place of real sugar or the chemical filled artificial ones

  17. In addition to recycling, using cloth bags and reusable coffee mugs, we recently moved to a more rural area and are really looking forward to growing our own vegetables…provided we can keep the Deer away!!
    Amber 🙂

  18. I try and take part in simple things to be eco-friendly and in turn they usually help me make healthier choice; Recycling, being aware of energy consumption, growing a small garden, getting out of my vehicle and walking/biking.

  19. Shanalisa says:

    We have a big veggie garden to grow our own food, we raise our own chickens to supply ourselves (and friends and family) with meat and eggs, we recycle used metal, we use a water filter instead of bottled water, we use reusable containers for school lunches, we just have one everyday vehicle for our family…..

  20. I grow my own food =) Big win =)

  21. Birdiebee says:

    I grow and dry my own herbs, grow my own vegetables, do not buy any packaged meals, use glass reusable water bottles use wool dryer balls (no more dryer sheets) to name just a few.

  22. Jennifer Barr says:

    we use cloth napkins

  23. Stephanie says:

    We recycle all things in the house, we use glass reusable water bottles,we have reusable eco friendly lunch bags, TRYING to become “pop”free and this would totally help !!! ECO friendly cleaning products <3

  24. To be more eco-friendly, I always make sure lights are turned off and I keep the heat/AC turned off whenever possible. LOVE fresh air in the house!

  25. Re-use things like cans and cardboard boxes for toys/storage containers-We recycle and always ensure to donate old household items, clothes etc to make sure they dont go in a landfill!

  26. I make my own laundry detergent. Cuts down on the chemicals on our clothes and plastic bottles going to the landfill.

  27. We use Tower Garden to grow our own organic produce. Tower Garden uses less than 10% of the water and land required by traditional, soil-based agriculture, and we cut our carbon footprint by recycling natural resources, potentially reducing pesticide use, and virtually eliminating the need to ship and store produce.

  28. Reusing and recycling everything possible 🙂

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