>U Mom Knows Best: Better for You Beverages For Summer

Monday, August 17, 2020

Better for You Beverages For Summer

Summer is finally here, and we need something to help us "chill out" because let's face it, it's been a rough few months!

  I received various products to facilitate this post.

 In the summertime, my drink routine changes. Since my thirst increases with the hot summer days, my body needs more liquids, and let's face it water can be boring when you have to guzzle 10 or more cups of water. I am so glad that the grocery store has plenty of options for drinks that include better for you beverage options.

 I am probably going to date myself and others who are reading this article but I remember a time that the drink options were milk, juice, water, soda, and Koolaid. I remember the soda pop being sold in glass bottles and the Koolaid being made from packages of powder in a pitcher with water and sugar. When I was a kid there were no fancy bottles of water and we drank water from the garden hose or paper Dixie cups. So I am thankful for exciting better for you beverage products that keep me refreshed and hydrated-- even on the hottest of days.

Better-for-You Beverages to "Chill Us Out" This Summer

 I was sent some brand new to the market beverage products so I could explore some healthier drinks to add to my summer drink list. I usually am a room temperature water drinker with a couple cups of hot coffee but in the summer I like to drink other liquids like Fruit-Infused Cold Brew Ice Tea to quench my thirst. I also like to change my normal hot cup of coffee in the morning to cold brew coffee and iced coffee. If you are a fan of cold brew coffee, you need to check out this super easy recipe for cold brew coffee. I also discovered a recipe for perfect iced coffee that is so sweet and delicious. I do love my daily coffee and earlier this month, I discover some amazing new coffee products that you need to check out HERE. While coffee is amazing I can't drink that all day as I will not be able to sleep at night as the caffeine keeps me awake. So I am glad that I discovered some other amazing better for you drinks that you need to try. I even discovered a delicious juice that helps me relax when I am stressed out or I need to fall asleep. So check out these exciting beverage products (a few that are brand new to the market) to quench your thirst.

The better for you drink list includes:

+ A  cold brew coffee with healthy CLA.
+ A hemp-Infused sparkling beverage.
+ A non-alcoholic craft beer.
+ A speaking vitamin-infused energy drink.
+ A fiber-rich gut-healthy drink
+ A healthy drink mix for kids
+ Allergy-friendly protein powder

Pursue Happiness Cold Brew' Cowffee'

 Cold Brew "Cowffee" is a delicious blend of cold brew coffee with trademarked CLA PLUS whole milk. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid in milk that has potentially astounding health benefits (animal studies have shown it to be anti-cancer, anti- heart disease, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, and more). Pursue Happiness, the makers of Cold Brew Cowffee has found a way to increase that element by 2x to 3x through a cow's diet. In addition to this healthy innovation, Cold Brew Cowffee has 20 grams of protein, low sugar, Non-GMO, and is lactose-friendly and shelf-stable (no refrigeration required)— setting new standards across the globe for healthy and sustainable drinks. Cold Brew Cowffee contains fresh, traceable ingredients including creamy milk from pampered dairy cows at Spruce Haven Farm, operated by fourth-generation eco-friendly family dairy farmers in the beautiful countryside of upstate New York. The milk is blended with high-quality Arabica coffee from Finca Dos Maria, a family-owned coffee farm founded in 1870 in the bucolic hills of Guatemala. The dairy and coffee farms receive a significantly higher value for the CLA whole milk and Arabica coffee than fair trade. The result of this partnership is a delicious cold brew coffee beverage that you can feel good about drinking. Cold Brew Cowffee is available in recyclable, single-serve packaging, making it ideal for on-the-go enjoyment!

 My boys took one look at this coffee drink and begged me for a sip. I think the cool-looking package and the fact that it was ready to drink coffee was a reason my boys wanted this cold brew coffee drink. Since this summer drink is made with whole milk and the fact that I have a dairy allergy, I ley my teen boys be the official drink tasters. I let my boys split a container of the Cowffee' coffee drink and they said it was so delicious. After I took my pictures the next day, my boys swiped the rest of the Cowffee' coffee. This cold brew coffee smelled so yummy and looked so creamy. If it was made from plant-based milk, I don't think I would have shared this coffee beverage. Oh, how I wish I could have had a sip of the Cowffee' but one sip could make me miserable as dairy causes asthma when I consume it. Looking for more ways to enjoy coffee? Check out this awesome list of 9 Coffee Lovers Must-Have Products.


 Do you need to chill out? G&Juice is a new collection of hemp-infused sparkling beverages made from ingredients that are as delicious as they are bliss-inducing!  Mouth-watering flavors, including Coconut Vanilla, Ginger Peach, Strawberry Lemonade, and Blueberry Mojito, contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Each 12oz can of G&Juice has 20mg of hemp-derived CBD, less than 2g of sugar, and 20 calories or less. G&Juice all female-led team is revolutionizing the Cannabinoid industry by providing a low-calorie beverage with all the benefits that hemp-derived CBD is proven to have.  CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of the two key compounds of the cannabis plant family. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, which means consumers won't "get high." Leave the noise behind and bliss out with G&Juice.

 This juice with CBD in it was so delicious and it was not super sweet. I enjoyed the can of Strawberry lemonade juice while I was soaking in the hot tub. My hot tub is my new healthy summer product and I love relaxing in it before bed. So the combination of CBD and the hot tub helped me fall asleep that night. I am all for CBD for sleep and pain relief. I usually eat a CBD gummie before bed but this delicious CBD drink has 20 mg of hemp-derived CBD in it just like my bedtime CBD product. All the flavors of G&Juice were so delicious and I was sad when I finished up the last of the 4 cans that the company sent to me.

Bravus Brewing Company 

Forget what you know about non-alcoholic beer! Those watered-down lagers have nothing on the rich, full-bodied craft-beer Bravus Brewing Company creates. B ravus is North America's first brewery dedicated to non-alcoholic craft beer! And thanks to a proprietary brewing process they're able to produce craft beer styles which taste exactly like their alcoholic counterparts. Crafted in Southern California, Bravus is a healthier, vegan alternative offering a wide variety of flavors and bold tastes to satisfy every beer lover.  One sip, and you'll be convinced! Its IPA smacks of fresh hops. Its Stout reveals hints of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. And their Amber Ale is malty with a touch of bitterness. Looking for something fresh and light for the warmer weather? How about its wheaty, citrus White Ale or their tart Raspberry Gose with hints of lemon? Or, Cerveza, a crisp, fresh take on a Mexican lager. Only 100 calories for a 12-ounce bottle, Bravus is available in Amber Ale, India Pale Ale ("IPA"), Oatmeal Stout, White Ale, Raspberry Gose, and Cerveza.

 My husband got excited when I opened up the box that contained this non-alcoholic beer. My husband only enjoys the real beer when we go out to eat and since it has been over 5 months since we have been inside a restaurant, this was a drink that he wanted to try. I am usually not a beer drinker but I just had to try the Raspberry Gose as it reminded me of those drink flights that the local brewery sells. This drink without alcohol tasted like a sweet wine drink to me and I loved the fruit flavor. My husband enjoyed the Amber Ale and he said it tasted just like a fancy beer. These drinks are perfect for hot summer relaxation.

Sunshine Sparkling Energy Beverages

 Every can of Sunshine is sparkling with daily vitamins to support your busy lifestyle. Sunshine energy drinks contain unique vitamin blends by flavor, and Sunshine sparkling energy waters contain 100% of vitamins A through E, including B12, B6, B3, and B5 for a little extra boost. Hydration is critical to maintaining energy levels, and all of Sunshine's beverages contain essential electrolytes to fuel everyday activities… whether you are running on the treadmill or running after your kids! Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are key minerals in each can of Sunshine to keep you feeling your best. Most importantly, Sunshine energy beverages are not loaded with caffeine or other stimulants. One 12 oz. can of Sunshine contains 70 mg of caffeine sourced from organic green coffee beans to keep you alert and focused, which is no more caffeine than a single cup of coffee! Sparkling Energy Beverages and Sparkling Energy Waters are available in 6 distinct flavors.

 In the summer, I like to go running first thing in the morning as morning exercise is great for my mind. Since I don't like to eat before I run and I have been running with my boys who are faster than I am, I like to drink something with a small amount of caffeine in it. So I love that Sunshine Energy drinks give me some natural energy along with electrolytes. So I am enjoying a delicious drink that keeps me hydrated while running in the heat. The Blueberry Lemonade was my favorite drink and it was very refreshing. My boys wanted to try these natural energy drinks but I only let them have a sip as they were too good to share.

Regular Girl 

I don't know about you but I like being regular in the potty department. I go running in the morning and the last thing that I want is having to deal with the urge to use the bathroom for #2. I also don't like the feeling of being bloated and constipated. Regular Girl fiber blend is 100% natural and has both prebiotics and probiotics in it. This flavorless powder blends well in liquids and soft foods. This amazing fiber supplement helps me get my daily bathroom visit done around the same time every day and keeps my gut happy and healthy. I add Regular Girl to my daily breakfast smoothie and I always pack the supplement in my bag when I travel so I stay regular. Traveling messes with your body so this fiber supplement helps you avoid stomach problems. You can even add this fiber supplement to recipes like these No-Bake High Fiber Breakfast Granola Bars to boost your daily fiber intake. Fiber is a good thing and helps you feel full longer so it may even help you lose weight.

 I love how easy this tasteless fiber powder is to add to any drink, even water. This fiber drink mix is a morning must so I stay regular in the bathroom department. So many of my readers are repeat customers with their Regular Girl purchases as once they try this fiber supplement they love the benefits of never being constipated. So feel free to use my code MOMKNOBEST10 and save 10% on your purchase of Regular Girl. The Regular Girl Starter Kit comes with a pretty water bottle and is under $20. That is a great price to experience a happy gut.

A delicious berry and cocoa healthy kid drink mixes

 These kid-friendly drink mixes are a great way to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables into your kids. The Coco Macro Greens has a rich chocolate taste and tastes great in milk and smoothies. The Berri Macro Reds has a nice berry taste and also tastes amazing in fruit smoothies. Both superfood drink mixes add additional nutrition to recipes like my vegan chocolate protein pancakes.

•Multi-vitamin, multi-mineral blend with 19 organic super fruits and berries
•Super antioxidants; goji, mangosteen, acai, and pomegranate
•For those who prefer to get their vitamins from whole foods
•1 billion probiotics and enzymes aid digestion and support the immune system
•Essential vitamins A, C, and D plus calcium and magnesium
•Fortified with trace minerals and electrolytes to help proper hydration
•Contains over 70% certified organic ingredients
•Macro Berri Reds has 3+ servings of fruits and berries
•70% less sugar than other fruit drinks
•No high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients
•Gluten free and vegan
•Berry taste kids love!

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An allergy-friendly protein powder made with clean ingredients 

If you have food allergies, then you need to try this delicious clean protein powder. Nuzest protein powder is made from clean ingredients and is a plant-based protein powder that has non of the nasties and is free of the top 8 allergy ingredients like milk and soy. This vegan protein powder comes in many amazing flavors like chocolate and strawberry. This soy-free and gluten-free protein tastes amazing in smoothies and I love adding it to my Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies for additional protein.

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So I hope you discovered some new drinks to add to your summer drink list. So many drinks to enjoy that are loaded with healthy ingredients. Once you try these better for you drinks you will want to drink them year-round. 

Which drink from the list is your favorite?


Rick Rodriguez said...

Such varied drink ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Angie's Angle said...

Yummy. I am always looking for new ways to spark my taste buds and some of these sound like just the ticket. Especially that coldbrew & that raspberry gose!

Paula Richie said...

I, too, can date myself with the drink options. And, wow, drinking from the garden hose LOL...great memories.

Joanna said...

I've made a lot of ice tea during the heatwave that just finished. So good and so healthy.

Lisa Favre said...

G&Juice definitely looks like it's up my alley! Seems so delicious and I'd LOVE to try it!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yum, some of these sound amazing. I love to sip on drinks in my backyard with a good book.

Melanie Edjourian said...

I really do love iced coffee when the weather is warm. In fact I could do with one right now with one of your protein brownies. That would be lovely!

Heather said...

I love finding out about new beverages. These all seem like they'd be perfect for Summer.

Celebrate Woman said...

I really am interested in Cold Brew coffee and in Sparkling beverages. I know I would like them.

Sherry said...

So many beverages to choose from! I don't hydrate enough. The G&Juice and Sunshine Sparkling Energy Beverages really interest me.

Lyanna Soria said...

I haven't tried most of this, I'll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

Gust si Aroma said...

Thanks for these awesome summer ideas! I really need a Cold Brew Coffee right now!

Alvern at Success Unscrambled said...

Wow!! You sure got a haul of drink options there, Tara. Where did you find the time to try out all this drinks and flavours? Thanks for doing the taste test for the rest of us.

Lisa said...

This is a great list of beverages for summer. It’s also good to know that they’re on the healthier side too.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

both ice tea and ice coffee is a must for me. sooo good always for hot days

Erin said...

I love all of these drink choices! I will have to see which ones I can find at the store to try now. Thanks for the ideas!

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I love tropical juices and iced coffee. I like your choices and will check the brands you posted here.

Toni said...

This is such a great list!! I would love to try them all!

Georgia said...

Great summer beverages! I love cold juices and iced Coffee! Need to try and add some to My summer drink list!

Jessi Joachim said...

All of these look SO good, perfect for summer! That cold brew coffee drink looks the best and I totally need to try it out!

Kelly Bolen said...

I loved some of your suggestions! I normally only drink unsweetened iced tea. But I will need to mix it up a little bit!!!

Marci @ The Southern Smiths said...

That non-alcoholic beer sounds amazing since I've quit drinking! That and the coffee.

Prime Beauty said...

G&Juice sounds really good. The flavors are very appealing.

Blair Villanueva said...

Yay s many drink choices. Definitely this is what summer is about to enjoy many cutesy colorful drinks.

latte lindsay said...

So many great choices, I'm loving the idea of Regular Girl before running. Nothing worse than needing a running poop!

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