Gingerale gets old sometimes. Your stomach isn't upset anyway. It's your mouth that's sore. Since chewing is out of the question post-op, try new ways to sip some calories. Soda gets a fun twist when you do a homemade strawberry syrup made with fresh berries and mix it with sparkling water. It's something cool to sip while you mend. Add ice cubes and a straw. You get bonus points for decorated or bendy straws. And if you use your own soda maker, you rank top of the class.
Making your own strawberry soda sounds difficult, but it’s easy to pull off. Start by making a syrup using halved strawberries stirred together with sugar; let the mixture sit overnight until the sugar has dissolved and mingled with the juice from the berries.... Read More