In this quest for healthier living (and still enjoying life to the fullest), I’ve had to find alternatives for some my favorite addictions. The WORST culprit has always been diet soda. I just can’t seem to get enough of it, and intellectually I know how bad it is, so I’ve been searching for a substitute.
I recently came across this new powdered drink product from Crystal Light called Crystal Light Pure and I’m LOVING it. They’ve taken all of the BAD STUFF (like artificial flavors and nasty sweeteners) out and replaced them the real deal, including a mix of sugar and Truvia so that you get the flavor of REAL homemade lemonade with only 15 calories. Yes, I said sugar – these are NOT a sugar free product, but the amount of sugar in each packet is SO LITTLE that is has very little impact on the calories.
My favorite so far is the Lemonade, but I’ll be trying the Tropical Blend next (because it sounds so exotic and summery). Crystal Light Pure is available in
It’s gluten free and comes with 7 packets to a box (enough for an ice cold glass a day for a week). At $3.29 a box, it’s less than buying soda (so, I’m cutting down on my caffeine habit and saving money as well).
I’ve also done something a little different with it. Since I love my bubbles (soda, champagne, etc.), I’ve also bought bottles of sparkling water and added the Crystal Light Pure to them. There’s no need to buy overpriced sparkling water when you do this, because all of the flavor will come from the packets (unlike when you drink sparkling water on it’s own), so it’s a fun alternative to soda.
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I received product to facilitate this review, however all opinions are my own and I’m using this product going forward as part of my Healther Me program.