Being a Florida girl at heart, ya’ll know I am a sucker for iced tea.
Since we are already well into June, I think it’s finally time to acknowledge that it’s also National Iced Tea Month. Yeah… it’s a thing.
In the spirit of celebrating natural blends and beverages, Pure Via® reached out and offered to make my summer a little sweeter in an all-natural, zero-calorie way.
Pure Via® is great tasting sweetener that uses all-natural Stevia. It is an excellent substitute for sugars and artificial sweeteners, and I especially love that that the packets are also Non-GMO. (<- remember our little GMO talk? This is a pretty big deal!)
You can use Pure Via® packets just like you would use Stevia or any other sugar for that matter. Add sweetness to hot and cold beverages, in recipes, and even sprinkled on top of your favorite foods.
Also, Pure Via® is certified Kosher Parve and suitable for people with diabetes. Each packet sweetens like two teaspoons of sugar, which is more than plenty for my morning coffee.
The Pure Via® liquid sweeteners come in two flavors (original + vanilla) and are great for on-the-go!
The bottles are small and fit in any purse, backpack, or gym bag. There is a no drip lid to protect against messes and the drops instantly dissolve in any hot or cold beverage.
The liquid form of the sweetener is not Non-GMO, but is still all-natural and 97% pure Reb A made from the sweetest extract of the stevia leaf. One squeeze is equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar.
Last week, they sent me what they like to call the Pure Via® Fit Kit to keep me active and cool this summer. (Read below for a chance to win one!)
I have been a fan of Stevia for years and couldn’t wait to test out the goods. I genuinely prefer to substitute Stevia in any recipe, drink, or smoothie calling for sugar, and have been loving all three forms and flavors of this brand. In fact, receiving my care package inspired me to whip up a new summer drink I can’t put down at home!
Iced Mint Green Tea
5 bags of green tea
4 cups boiling water
4 packets Pure Via® Stevia (equal to 8 tsp. sugar)
1 lemon, sliced
several springs of fresh mint
6 cups cold water
1. Place tea bags, sugar and mint in a small pot or tea pot. Pour the boiling water into the pot and steep for 15 minutes.
2. Pour into a pitcher with cold water (cold water first, if you’re worried about a glass pitcher cracking).
3. Add ice and sliced lemons into tea and enjoy!
Pure Via® Summer Fit Kit Giveaway
One lucky Housewife Glamour winner will win a Pure Via® Summer Fit Kit that includes:
• Box of Pure Via® Non-GMO packets
• Bottle of Pure Via® Stevia liquid
• Bottle of Pure Via® vanilla Stevia liquid
• Container of instant iced tea (<- Not pictured… whoops!)
• Pure Via® mason jar and straw
• Bottle of Pure Via® pedometer
• Pure Via® SPF 15 lip balm
Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite way to use sweetener substitutes. (Smoothies? Oatmeal? Baked goods?) and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
*Giveaway open to U.S. Residents only.
You have until Midnight Sunday, June 29th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced first thing Monday morning.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below. You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count!
*Disclaimer: The Pure Via® Summer Fit Kit was provided to me free of charge, courtesy of Pure Via® and FitFluential. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!