Crystal Light with a Fruity Twist

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 Crystal Light drinkgo. 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

Ingredients:

  • • 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

Directions:

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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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.

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    Gina says

    When I drink Crystal Light I like lemonade. Love it in the summer time. Have never tried it with fruit, but that sounds good.

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    Janet F says

    Lemon flavor is my favorite.

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    Janet F says

    I joined the Water Way Challenge.

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    Subscribed.

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    Nessa says

    I am totally hooked o the on the go focus citrus splash! I’ve been using it to flavor my water in an effort to drink more H2O!

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    Nessa says

    I’m a subscriber.

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    Nessa says

    I took the Water Way Challenge.

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    Shawnee H says

    I’ve had the Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade and LOVE it. I like the sound of your fav’, too — thanks for a fun giveaway!!

    Shawnee

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    I signed up for The Water Way Challenge, username Twincere and also linked it to facebook, username Tanya Sgroi-Wilson.
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    I already submitted my official Entry into the “Tell us how you stay hydrated” $250 Giveaway at Divine Caroline on May 7, 2009 username: Tanya Wilson
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    I am also subscribed to your RSS feed via Google reader–I like to stay informed ;)
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    Dezi Allen says

    I’ve only had Raspberry Lemonade, but it was pretty dang good!

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    Dezi Allen says

    I subscribe via reader.

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    I used to drink Crystal Light lemonade all the time & need to see what is new with them. Also trying to get off the Diet Dr. Pepper, my favorite. I was just looking at flavored waters in the store today & had decided I must get back to the Crystal Light.

    I’m already a RSS subscriber too. Count me in the giveaway. BTW, I was at Blissdom & heard your panel talk. Didn’t get to meet you though.

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    I entered at Divine Caroline too!

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    Selene M says

    I like the light lemonade flavor the best.

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    Lyndi says

    Can’t go wrong with Crystal Light! My favorite would probably be the Strawberry Lemonade.

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    Anne says

    I mix it with sparkeling water and make my own soda.

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    My favorite Crystal Light is the lemonade. I make it a lot in the summer when we have guests. I mix it up in a big pitcher with lots of ice, then slice up a couple of lemons and toss the slices in. The fresh lemon really adds a lot of flavor and people think I’ve been squeezing lemons all afternoon!

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    Kristi says

    I am with you, my favorite is strawberry orange banana, yummy! Thanks for the recipe for the fruit dip too. That sounds really good. Have a nice evening!

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    Kristi says

    email subscriber

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    Kristi says

    I signed up for the waterway challenge.

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    Kristi says

    I entered the contest at Divine Caroline’s. Thanks again!

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    Betty says

    Love the raspberry lemonade and the raspberry green tea

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    Betty says

    signed up for the water challenge.

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    Betty says

    entered at divine carolines

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    Darlene says

    I usually drink the iced tea or the peach tea flavors. My daughter and I love them. I haven’t tried with fruit – will have to do that!!

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    Huguette E. says

    I enjoy Crystal Light and on a hot day I love a frozen margarita. I use the lime Crytal light, a bit of orange juice, tequila & triple sec with crushed ice. Delicious, you can also make them without the liquor.

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    Huguette E. says

    signed up for the challenge (henglish)

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    Melissa says

    My daughter is addicted to anything Iced Tea. I love lemonade.

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    Melissa says

    I took the Water Way Challenge

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    Abby says

    I always just like the classic lemonade flavor.

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    jjfiji says

    I haven’t tried it – but my fave would be a combo mix of lemon, lime, raspberry and blueberry flavors. Thanks!