I received some free samples of Crystal Light Pure and I agreed to try them and post a review. I have to admit that I was skeptical of this new product. My beverage of choice is usually water. Diet soft drinks and artificially sweetened products were eliminated from my diet some time ago. So when I read about the Crystal Light Pure drink mix I was delighted to find out that they are sweetened with sugar and Truvia which is derived from the Stevia plant. Each box contains 7 portable packets of powder that can be added to 16 ounces of cold water-perfect for flavoring a bottle of water on the go! Note that each packet is considered 2 servings.
My favorite flavor is the lemonade. It was actually very refreshing! For 3o calories it would make a nice occasional summer beverage on a hot day. The Strawberry kiwi would be my second choice and since I’m not a big fan of grape flavored anything it came in last. The lemonade flavor is more tart which I prefer over the very sweet flavor of the other two.
I like that these don’t have any artificial flavors, preservatives or artificial sweeteners. The coloring comes from carrots, hibiscus flower extract or tumeric.
I would buy the lemonade flavor to keep on hand. Since I usually don’t drink diet sodas and such it would be a nice alternative to take with me when we attend summer events. It can be added to any 16 ounce bottle of water, shake and you have an instant fruit flavored beverage! Water is still my beverage of choice but this would be fun now and then.
I experimented a little and discovered that the lemon flavored packet made an awesome frozen lemonade! In the Blendtec blender went 1 cup cold water, 1 packet Crystal Light Pure Lemonade flavored mix drink, 1 1/2 cups ice cubes and 1/4 of a fresh lemon – with peel. Process until slushy. It could even be thinned with more ice or water as it had tons of flavor. Tastes like summer!
A Product Review is when I have received a product for free and asked to try it and post about the product. I have not been compensated in any other way for this review. As always you get my honest opinion about any product I try.
We enjoyed a long weekend by mostly unplugging from email, blogging, facebook and texting! So much can be accomplished when we do that. We had one day of nice weather so we made an early morning dash to Home Depot and filled our trunk with this.
Hopefully the May showers will result in June flowers!
The Small Change Challenge starts tomorrow! There has been an awesome response so far and I’m excited that so many of you want to join in. Remember the challenge isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about making small changes to your healthy lifestyle. Maybe you want to cut back on sweets, increase your veggie or fruit intake. Perhaps change your work out, increase the distance you walk, run or how many times a week you exercise. You decide what small change you want to make. We will cheer each other on and celebrate our success!
Prizes for the Small Change Challenge
I have added another prize! Now there will be three different prizes up for grabs for everyone who completes the 4 week challenge. Bob Greene’s 20 Years Younger book, a gift bag of some of my kitchen items and the Clean Eating Quick & Easy Meals cook book! It’s going to be so much fun! Sign up today!
Tomorrow is a going to be a big day around here! Not only is it the first day of the challenge but I have other big news to share. Be sure to stop by and read tomorrows post! I am sitting on pins and needles today with excitement and anticipation!
To Your Health,
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Do you like to dig in the dirt, plant flowers or a garden?
Do you every feel the need to unplug from all or some of the social media?
Sometimes all of the email, facebook, twitter, blogging and such feels like sensory/stimulation overload for me. I find unplugging from everything to be rejuvenating.