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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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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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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Discussion

  1. Amity says

    My favorite flavor is the Ruby Red Grapefruit. My kids and I love to make freeze pops using any flavor though, with one of those molds you can buy for pretty cheap. When we make freeze pops I usually leave the Crystal Light a little more concentrated and once I am done filling the molds I will add more water back to the drink to enjoy.

  2. Angela Bailey says

    My favorite flavor is pink lemonade. I have never added fruit or mixed flavors. Actually until now I have never thought about it. But I do love it after it has been in the freezer for about an hour.

  3. says

    I love Crystal Light..My favorite is White Grape, and I am sad to say, I can’t find it in the tubs any more in my town…my second fav is Cherry Pomgrante…..My hubby likes it too, its all we drink at home and hubby takes the packets to work…
    hugs
    Brenda

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  4. says

    I love the raspberry ice. I have a hard time getting all my water in so I absolutly LOVE crystal light to give it a boost!

  5. chrystal says

    That’s my drink! lol My favorite is the Wild Strawberry, I actually like drinking water that way! If I could have any flavor I wanted, I think they should make a chocolate flavor that tastes like melted chocolate. Now wouldn’t that be perfect for us chocoholics?!?!?!?!?!

  6. says

    I adore the Fruit Punch flavor, and another… I know it by sight, it’s something Pomegranate, maybe? It’s so yummy! I don’t do anything special other than water with it. I love some of the ideas, though! May try them out next time.

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    My absolute favorite Crystal Light flavor has to be hands down: FRUIT PUNCH. I drink it out of my fanciest glass and I feel divine. It’s my daily treat when I reach my water goal of 8-8oz bottles of water! I love it!

    I make my kids (and myself) SLUSHIES…..

    One packet of Crystal Light Fruit Punch
    About 4 cup of ice
    And if you want it creamy, add a healthy sized spoonful of FF Cool Whip….

    Blend this until it’s smooth and grab a straw and enjoy!! You can also do this one:

    Crystal Light Packet,
    One container of FF Cool Whip
    And some fruit bits

    Whip it up and whip it in your ice cream maker. Makes a frothy sorbet!

    Also I subbed to your blog via my Google Reader AND I left a comment at Divine Caroline’s. I would do the Twitter thing but I just haven’t gotten the hang of it. I’m more of a FB gal….and I TOTALLY entered the Water Challenge dealie!!

    HOOAH!

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  13. says

    My favorite is the Crystal light Sunrise. I feel like I am drinking OJ.(to be honest.. I am NOT a juice drinker AT all, have not been for YEARS)
    I drink my crystal light with extra water!) I like it a little diluted.. and I like to add a slice of lime.. makes it so tropical!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Everyone can sure use $50!!!
    YAY!

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  14. says

    My favorite flavor is the Pineapple Orange. I love to get it just about frozen (like a slushy) and then drink it that way. I have even added fresh pineapple and sliced oranges to it. Aww it’s so good that way.

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  15. says

    My favorite was the pink lemonade but I don’t drink it anymore because my stomach doesn’t like artificial sweeteners. I just drink plain water.

  16. maria says

    raspberry ice is my favorite too. For some reason it gives me heartburn so I just try to drink more water and only a little crystal light.

    I drink mine ice cold and have made Popsicle for the kids as well

  17. 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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    I signed up for The Water Way Challenge, username Twincere and also linked it to facebook, username Tanya Sgroi-Wilson.
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  20. says

    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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  21. says

    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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  22. says

    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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  23. 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!

  24. 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!!

  25. 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.

  26. jjfiji says

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