Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy National Iced Tea Month

I can't believe how quickly June has gone by! I'm a little late to the party, but did you know that June is National Iced Tea Month?

I had no idea until I received a Summer Fit Kit complimentary from Pure Via as a FitFluential ambassador.
In fact, I'd never even tried iced tea before! Crazy, I know. :)

I've been having some fun testing out Pure Via stevia sweetener. In tea. In coffee. In whatever. It's good.

Pure Via comes in either packets or liquid. Both are an all natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. The packets are also non-GMO (the liquid isn't), which is just one more plus in my book.

The liquid comes in two flavors - original and vanilla. Both are delicious, but the vanilla is my favorite. I made a papaya sweet tea with the vanilla, and it was perfection!

One packet of Pure Via equals about 2 teaspoons of sugar and one squeeze of the liquid is about 1 teaspoon of sugar.

What I loved most about both the packets and liquid was the clean, sweet taste! No weird flavor like with some other sweeteners I've tried, and I dare say I might even like it better than regular sugar.

Maybe you'd like to give it a try, too! Pure Via was generous enough to offer one of my readers a Summer Fit Kit - just like the one I received.

Pure Via Summer Fit Kit Giveaway |

The ‘Pure Via Summer Fit Kit’ contains:
  • 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
  • Pure Via mason jar
  • Pure Via pedometer
  • Pure Via SPF 15 lip balm

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I'm excited to keep experimenting with Pure Via and hope to create a few fun recipes to share this summer.

Here's my first one.
Apple Vodka Iced Tea

Apple Vodka Iced Tea |
An adult twist on the classic sweetened iced tea. Perfect for summertime!

  • 2 1/2 tsp Lipton Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • 1/2 cup UV apple-flavored vodka
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 squirts Pure Via liquid stevia
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  1. Mix together all ingredients, except the ice cubes, in a mason jar. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. ENJOY!
What's your favorite flavor of iced tea?
Have you tried Pure Via?

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  1. Oh that adult tea sounds pretty tasty. Nice and refreshing!

  2. You've never had iced tea? Like never?? Wow! I hardly ever drink it now, but drank it all the time growing up! The apple vodka tea sounds awesome!

    1. Yes, it's true. Never had it growing up and never tried it as an adult because I didn't think I'd like it. I was wrong.

  3. I'm a long time unsweetened iced tea fan!