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Drink Up! Herbal Water Is Fun *Giveaway*

 

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For a while now, I’ve been making my own herbal iced tea.  Stick a few fruit flavored teas in some water, put the pitcher by the sun and voila, flavored water everyone enjoys with no added sugar.  We barely serve soda at home, but recently the kids have been getting into seltzer.  It’s their special treat and since there are no calories or sugar, I’m happy to oblige.  But it’s starting to get a little boring.

Along comes Dr. Ayala, who recently introduced me to her line of herbal waters.  She is a mother and pediatrician who was looking for an alternative to the sugar laden beverages everyone  else was seeking.  In 2005, she started to blend her own unique blends of herbs with water.  When demand grew so did this company.

“Herbs have long been the cook’s best friend,” says Dr. Ayala, “they add great flavor and complexity and are also nature’s gift when we want to cut some salt and fat from a recipe.”

Can herbs also solve our sugar addiction?  Sugary drinks are the single largest source of added sugars in the American diet, and are closely linked to obesity.  Diet sodas came to the rescue, but have not proven to be a savior.  Diet soda consumption has not been associated with meaningful weight loss and may also carry metabolic risks.

“Herbs can do what artificial sweeteners can’t.  Herbs can fully flavor water, while adding no known health risks. We believe we have the simple, obvious solution to help kick the soda habit,” says Dr. Ayala.

Ambitious goal.  Since I like flavored waters and seltzers, I decided to give it a try.  When I opened up the box I was surprised by the flavors.  Lemongrass Mint Vanilla?  Lavender Mint?  Ginger Lemon Peel?  I’ve never heard of such flavors until now and my whole family was excited to try them.  The creative flavors are available in still and lightly sparkling varieties.

The water exceeded my wildest expectations.  The flavor combinations are so unique and so delicious.  My kids begged for more.  Dr. Ayala makes drinking water fun!

Currently you can order these OU-certified waters online by the case with free shipping at http://www.herbalwater.com/ or try and find them at many health food stores.

***Giveaway*** Dr. Ayala is giving away a gift set of 6 Herbal Water bottles 1 bottle of each of our still flavor plus our Food Pairing recommendation card.  In order to win, let us know in the comments below, let us know which flavors you think you would like or what other flavor you would like to see?

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, and must be US residents. Contest ends  May 22nd at 9 am  EST.  Three winners will be picked randomly from qualifying comments.

(NOTE: The selected winner must provide an email address and a shipping address located within the 48 contiguous US states – no APOs, PO Boxes or shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or Mexico.)

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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21 Responses to Drink Up! Herbal Water Is Fun *Giveaway*

  1. I would love to taste these! I have recently started seeing a nutritionist and dont love plain water, so this should be good for me! Thanks for giving different healthy drink options!!!

  2. avatar says: Gabrielle

    I would love to try the clove-cardamom-cinnamon to brew coffee! Al the flavors sound so good.

  3. avatar says: Leez

    the ginger lemon peel sounds absolutely delish!!!

  4. I would love to try the lemongrass mint vanilla!

  5. avatar says: yadinoe

    I like the idea of Cinnamon Orange Peel. It makes me think of a Pomander Ball. Maybe she should try it with cloves.

  6. avatar says: Lynne

    I’d really like the Sampler to ary several. I think I’d like the vanilla. Although not herbal, a light apple base with herbal additions would be refreshing.

  7. avatar says: sugarpaws

    Wow! The Lemon Ginger would suit my tastes perfectly! Refreshing! I would also like to see a Cucumber-Cilantro water and MANY more!

  8. I’d love to try every flavor, but especially the Lemon Peel. I drink tea, water, and coffee, so I’m always looking for new, healthy flavors.

  9. avatar says: amelia613

    I’d love to win this to try these flavors. I really like the idea of the lavender mint and am curious to try the cloves cardamon cinnamon flavor. Since you do have lemon and orange, what about other non-citrus fruits, pared with spices; like blueberry or strawberry?

  10. avatar says: Aviva

    Wow, I bet I would love these! I do not drink beverages with artificial sweeteners, and I try to stay away from sugary drinks (I prefer to save my sugar for dessert :) . That basically leaves me with seltzer and water, and on a hot day sometimes those just don’t hit the spot. Ginger Lemon Peel and Cardamom Cinnamon sound great! Perhaps a Lemon Basil Mint flavor might be interesting as well.

  11. avatar says: yummy1

    They all sound interesting, but Im partial to the two cinnamon and the lemon water. Im diabetic so anything without sugars and tastes great is a winner for me.

  12. avatar says: Ali

    ginger lemon peel!

  13. Def the cinnamon orange peel. would love to see some fruit flavors as well; I know it may add some small amounts of sugar, but at least it will be natural sugars.

  14. definitely the Cinnamon orange peel. Would like to see some berry flavors.

  15. avatar says: LeahTova

    Lavender mint! Lemongrass mint vanilla!

  16. avatar says: skossman

    I would choose lemongrass mint vanilla

  17. avatar says: Karen

    I would like to try ginger lemon peel or lavender mint. Cinnamon in water makes me curious as well.

  18. they all look good. would love to see something with chocolate or starfruit

  19. avatar says: emamwl

    I would like to try the ginger lemon peel, or the cardomom clove. I like a little spice with my flavoring

  20. The contest is now closed, the winner is Stuart Stein – Thank you all for entering, make sure to check our contest tab for the latest contest.

  21. avatar says: 1froglegs

    Lemongrass mint vanilla sounds the best. You cant go wrong with vanilla.

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