The winner is Rachel E!
I know that you aren’t accustomed to product reviews on chocolate & carrots, but I thought this one pertained to us. Especially with all of the sweets that we inhale on a
weekly daily basis. 🙂
I can’t stress enough how important drinking water is. I mean, for goodness sake, our bodies are made of anywhere from 55-78% water! Can you believe that!
Some members of my family (for their sakes, will not be mentioned), have a very bad addiction to diet sodas. It is a rare thing for me to find them drinking milk or even water.
I’m no doctor or specialist, but with all of the research being done in the long term effects of the chemicals and syrups in diet sodas, and just based on the common knowledge that soda is a man-made drink, it makes me very uneasy to drink any kind of soda. I think the ‘Everything in moderation’ motto works great in this instance. As with our sweets. 🙂
Back to my family members and me…When I’m not ‘feeling’ water, I love adding a little bit of lemon into water (Thanks for the tip Dad and Eliza!). But, for an even easier method of hydrating on the go…flavored water and may I direct your attention to this new little invention by Crystal Light:
Crystal Light Pure Fitness
Now, grape would not have been my first choice in flavors, but it was surprisingly good. And it has electrolytes! Woo hoo!
They recommend your empty 1 packet into 16.9 fluid ounces of water, but I preferred it even more with 32 ounces of water. It is watered down, but it just gives you that hint of grape in your water instead of ‘Woah, That’s Flavored Water!’
When I was scanning the nutrition facts on the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find no sugar alcohols or crazy words that I couldn’t even pronounce.
There is evaporated cane juice…heard of it.
Sugar…there’s one we’re familiar with!
And some more ingredients that are easily researched on the internet. I found that they were all used in ‘natural products’….
But, the thing I found most interesting was that instead of coloring it with gross dyes, they used dried purple carrot extract and dried hibiscus flower extract. So cool! 😀
Anyway, there’s only 15 calories per serving (where a serving is half a packet), but if you do it like I do, and pour an entire packet into 32 ounces of water, it’s only 7.5 calories per serving (8 ounces of liquid). Not to shabby!
Anyway, I wanted you guys to have a chance to give it a try too!
We’re giving away FOUR boxes of Crystal Light Pure Fitness: Grape (each box has 7 packets!) to One lucky winner!
Main Entry (REQUIRED):
How to Enter: Leave a comment on this page telling me: What is your favorite way to get hydrated?
Note: If you can’t think of anything, just say something like “Hey ya’ll” or “I like chocolate & carrots” and you’re entered to win, too.
Deadline: March 14, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
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