Growing up I was never a soda-drinker and that has pretty much followed me into my adult years. I have a soda every great once in awhile but for the most part don’t drink or buy it – much to Amanda’s dismay I’m sure. One of the constant laments in our household is “there’s nothing to drink!” to which I generally reply “there’s plenty of water!” but that doesn’t seem to be the answer she wants to hear as she’s just not real enamored of the taste of plain old water. So, what does the mom of a teenager do when you want to get your kid to drink more water but she wants something with some flavor? One gets flavored water, that’s what!
Recently, I found a great way to give Amanda the flavored water she wants and even sneak in some antioxidants at the same time while managing not to break the bank with the ridiculous cost of bottled water. Pure Inventions, the creation of two lifelong friends who also happen to be nutritionists, touts themselves as A Renovation in Hydration and after trying a couple of their products, I’ve got to agree.
Pure Inventions offers a line of antioxidant rich products that contain no calories, no caffeine, no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, no alcohol, no carbohydrates, and no gluten. What they do have is a great taste and a little boost all while giving you much needed hydration. Their products include Green Tea Extracts, Fruit Extracts, a Tranquility blend with chamomile, Pure Cocoa, and even a Fit & Slender blend that is designed to help with weight management.
I tried both the Fit & Slender blend that contains six ingredients which have been chosen to “ensure maximum effect when combined with healthy eating and exercise” and the Green Tea – Pineapple Coconut Extract. Both were absolutely delicious and really helped me to get more water into my daily diet as, to be perfectly honest, I am quite horrible about making sure I drink enough throughout the day. When it tastes this good, though, it makes it a lot easier!
All I have to do with a Pure Inventions extract is put a dropper full into 8-ounces of water, shake it up a bit, and I’ve got a delicious and nutritious drink. If I want to jazz things up a bit, I can use sparkling water, add lots of ice, and squeeze in some citrus for a little added flavor or for those times I’m feeling cold – which are quite often being that I am anemic on top of everything else – I can add a dropper full to 8 ounces of hot water and get a great-tasting drink that warms me up from the inside out.
What better way to get Amanda to drink something good for her then to offer her a tasty glass of Pomegranate with Acai Berry or even a Mint Cocoa blend? I’m also thinking a nice glass of the Tranquility blend (which includes chamomile and passionflower as well as magnesium to aid in muscle relaxation) might be just the thing to have after one of my long 16-hour dispatch shifts.
If you’re interested in taking a look at their full product line, click on over to http://www.pureinventions.com and take a look at what they’ve got to offer. If you decide to try Pure Inventions, you can get free shipping until May 31st, 2009 just by entering the code P22FREESHIP at checkout. Also, something to keep in mind when looking at their prices, a bottle of Pure Inventions green tea extract will give you 60 servings – that equals out to only 55 cents for a tasty 8-ounce glass of water that delivers a crisp, clean, and delicious 100 mg of green tea without the caffeine but loaded with antioxidants that your body needs to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Honestly, this is some seriously good stuff!