Yoda soda

Copyright Tim Ketzer

What a lovely limey shade!—Yoda image from Tim Ketzer, as used in “Star Wars”

Soda might taste good but the science cannot be ignored.  It’s bad for your innards. Drink water, instead.

For those good times when you want something special, though, here’s a recipe you might like. It’s perfect for the hot weather (should it ever arrive…). Or mix up a big bowlful for Christmas… Yoda Soda is as lovely a shade of Yule-tide green as Yoda’s complexion!

Yoda Soda Punch

Yoda Soda Punch

To make a single serving

  • Take ¼ c fresh lime juice (squeeze 2 or 3 limes into a tall glass).
  • Add a couple of spoons of fine sugar and mix well to dissolve it.
  • Put a couple of ice cubes in the glass, then fill three-quarters full with soda water.
  • Taste and add more sugar if you want.
  • Drink immediately, or add a scoop of sorbet. Lime or lemon flavor makes a  good choice for this summer-time treat.

Stevia works well in this recipe

This is one recipe that takes well to replacing some or all of the sugar with the natural sweetener stevia. Stevia is such a strong sweetener that you have to be super careful about the amount you use.  I like to use liquid Stevia in drinks. Start with 3 to 6 drops in a glassful and add more if you need to.

For an adult version of this drink i.e., an alcoholic one), try this recipe from  Savory Simple.

Adults can enjoy Yoda Soda (on the right), too!

The Star Wars Cook Book

Yoda soda is only one recipe in a fleet of fun cooking ideas for explorers of man’s last frontier, from The Star Wars Cook Book. You can probably adapt many of the recipes to reduce the amount of fat and sugar in each serving.  Some of the recipes in The Star Wars Cook Book, though, sound delicious and would make healthy eating just as they are – like Greedo’s Burritos made with lean ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce and black beans, or Wampa snow cones from the ice planet Hoth, which features the super-food blueberries.

Like any cookbook, you have to pick and choose to stay on the path to healthy meals. But The Star Wars Cook Book  makes food reading fun and offers lots of suggestions for happy eating. May the force bless your table!

PS – Photo is from Ketzer.com.

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Soul Gifts
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 01:54:06

    BTW, shared this to Facebook

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  2. Soul Gifts
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 01:51:29

    Awesome 🙂 Love the name of your blog too. Thanks for visiting mine

    Reply

  3. sakuratouch
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 22:12:10

    I must try this!!!!!! a “Florida Must-Have”!!!

    Reply

  4. Tony
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 23:48:50

    Very cute idea, Vinny. As a kid myself, I love Star Wars in general and Yoda in particular. Happy Holidays!

    Tony

    Reply

  5. jack
    May 08, 2012 @ 16:16:53

    so the yoda soda picture is fake?

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 08, 2012 @ 16:30:28

      Hi Jack – This is a picture of the real Yoda, as used in the movie. The drink itself is a pale greeny color, like the color of Yoda. Check the post again and you’ll see I’ve added pictures of the drink, too.

      Reply

  6. Brandon
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:24:51

    Wow sounds like a cool drink I think kids will love it because you know how kids like starwars!!!!

    Reply

  7. Evan :)
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:24:04

    how did you make yoda?

    Reply

  8. jack
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:20:43

    so yoda soda was used in star wars? because it looks like it.

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 14:36:35

      This drink is lime green (like Yoda). The original recipe came from the Star Wars Cookbook, which you can probably get from the library. If it’s not there, you can ask for it. You can ask for any book at the library and if they don’t have it, they can often get it for you. I love the library!

      Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 08, 2012 @ 21:53:23

      Yoda was used in “Star Wars.” I found the drink (Yoda Soda) in the “Star Wars Cookbook.” Scroll to the end of the post for details.

      Reply

  9. Anonymous
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:16:08

    does it (yoda soda) pour coke out?

    Reply

  10. Danny
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:36:57

    Did you make that yoda cup it looks cool

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Mar 29, 2012 @ 13:52:18

      Hi Collin and Danny – Actually, that is not a cup. It’s a movie prop! If you click on the picture, you can check out what other cool things they’ve made for various cool movies.

      Reply

  11. Colin
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:36:52

    Where Did You Get That Yoda Cup From?

    Reply

  12. Savory Simple
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 12:17:21

    The site is Savory Simple, not Simply Savory 🙂

    Reply

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