My relationship with water has been fraught with tension for a while now. I know I should be drinking more of the clear stuff, but I struggle to convince my tastebuds that I enjoy it. So when I drink water, I usually try to find a way to make it more enjoyable. I’ve done various variations of spa water — agua with some kind of cut up fruit in it — and lately I added something else to the mix. I took the Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge, and found new ways to enjoy my least favorite beverage!
Recently I was sent some Crystal Light packets for review, and they could not have been more handy. Slender and durable, the on-the-go packets have proven to be the perfect let-me-just-stick-these-in-my-purse addition for summertime outdoor fun. Festivals, picnics, days just wandering around in the great outdoors. Whenever you want a pick-me-up for your waterbottle, there it is!
Part of the flavor over fizz challenge included finding a way to dress up your drink, and there are SO many ways to make water more inviting and delicious. I found inspiration in my favorite cocktails. One of my favorite things to drink in the summertime? MOJITOS. So I made a Crystal Light lemonade-based homage to the cocktail I love.
Crystal Light lemonade + water (sparkling water works GREAT here) + slices of lemon and lime + mint sprigs = summertime deliciousness. Yes, I drank this whole pitcher. Twas lovely.
Instead of whipping up a big ol’ jar of sun tea (with all of the spoonfuls of sugar that I used to use), I just used a Crystal Light peach iced tea on-the-go packet. 5 calories, and takes just a second to pour, stir, and enjoy. (add lemon slices or mint to this, too! Yum).
Another idea I experimented with (but neglected to photograph), agua sangria! Crystal Light Strawberries Wild or Fruit Punch + sliced strawberries + frozen grapes in lieu of ice cubes. AWESOME.
I’m still working on tricking my tastebuds to enjoy just plain ol agua, but for super hot days these water remixes are delicious and refreshing and most of all, LIGHT. It feels great to not be craving softdrinks anymore — diet or otherwise.
What are you sipping on to quench your summertime thirst, bellas? Tell me! Oh and click here to take the Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge yourself, they’re giving out all kinds of cool prizes on Facebook!
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