As I’ve mentioned before, I must have my water flavored. One of my absolute favorites is Crystal Light. A gal named Crystal (ooohh, she’s make a great spokesperson!) actually introduced me to it a few years ago. She was trying to cut down on soda and started using Crystal Light as an alternative. She had several flavors, and all were good, but I’ve grown to love the Strawberry Orange Banana flavor. I buy the tubs to make it in bulk at home and I buy the to-go packets to take with me to town and while traveling. I use a reusable water bottle because I’m always on the go. Staying hydrated is very important to me and as I mentioned before, I always keep one in the fridge ready for me for those moments I have to run to town or head outdoors on the ranch.
No matter which flavor I choose, I try to add fruit when I can. If I pick the Peach Tea, I slice up some peaches and add to the drink. If I make my favorite, Strawberry Orange Banana, I slice up oranges and/or strawberries and add it to the drink. It makes for a nice presentation and is a great way to work in those fruit servings for the day. This is the perfect drink to serve at a barbecue! Serve in a pretty glass pitcher and throw in some fruit and you have a very tropical beverage!
Another thing I like about Crystal Light is the 5 calorie per serving. Oh yeah! That’s a whole lot better than 100+ calories per soda and it’s so much better for you.
Oh my gosh! I just remembered a recipe I made a while back!!
Fruity Lemon Yogurt Dip
- – 1 1/2 tsp crystal light lemonade flavor mix
- – 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
- – 2 containers (8 oz each) vanilla lowfat or fat free vanilla yogurt
Mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Serve as a dip with assorted fresh fruit.
Overall, I love the taste, the variety of flavors, the creative recipes that can be made with the different flavors, and the low calories. If you’ve never given it a try, you really really should.
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Leave a comment telling me your favorite Crystal Light drink and if you do anything special to it like add fruit or mix flavors! If you’ve never tried it, just tell me you haven’t and tell me your “dream” flavor.
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Ends on May 28st!
This is 3 of 4 sponsored posts by Crystal Light, however, I wholeheartedly believe in drinking more water throughout the day and during workouts. All my regular readers already know that I flavor my water as well. I’ve made that very clear here at my blog and on twitter that I couldn’t drink water otherwise.