Staying Hydrated in Georgia Heat

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SweetLeaf water dropsY’all, it’s hot as blazes out there in Atlanta right now.  And when it’s not hot, it’s ridonkulously humid, which just adds a whole new layer of hot to Atlanta heat – am I right??  I’ve given y’all many ways to keep cool this summer, but we all know we also need to keep ourselves properly hydrated when it’s so stinkin’ hot, right?  Have I mentioned I have a terrible habit of drinking entirely too much soda and sweet tea?  Neither of which are good for you in the first place, but both are even more dangerous if you’re trying to stay hydrated.

So, when I was sent SweetLeaf Stevia Water Drops to try out, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to try to replace the soda and sweet tea I’ve been consuming with something better-for-me.  (Disclosure: SweetLeaf sent me the water drops to try out, in exchange for a review on this here blog.  However, all opinions, commentary, and bad puns are 100% my own.)

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  • flavored water (the strawberry kiwi is my favorite) tastes better with lots of ice.  I don’t know why, but that’s my unscientific finding.
  • I usually keep a water bottle like this with me at all times.  However, when I’m around the house, I keep my flavored water in a tall glass filled with water and ice, and use a straw, and I find myself drinking more – likely because I’m not just taking small sips, but gulping with a straw.  Again, nothing scientific here, just my observations.
  • Sparkling water + just a little bit of SweetLeaf Stevia Water Drops make for a great soda substitution.  Sometimes I want that “bubbly” feeling from soda.  This helps with that bubbly hankering.
  • I feel better.  Perhaps it’s psychological, but I just feel better knowing I’m drinking water during the day, rather than sugary junk.
  • The SweetLeaf Stevia Water Drops bottle can fit easily in to my purse.  It doesn’t need to be refrigerated either, which makes it super easy to add a few drops to my water when I go out to eat.
  • I know the value in changing one thing in your routine can lead to a better things, this change is no exception.

My verdict thus far?  The SweetLeaf Water Drops are a hit, and I plan to keep them on hand, and use them as a way to replace the massive amounts of soda and sweet tea I was consuming.  Ok, fine.  I’ll use it to cut down on it – I know I’ll still indulge in sugary garbage from time to time.  All in all, I’m hooked, and plan to easily keep the drops in my pantry, purse, probably keep a stash in my classroom, too, and -most importantly- in my ice water!

SweetLeaf Water Drops

As a bonus, my son tried a sip of the strawberry kiwi flavored ice water I had on hand the other day, declared it was “mmm, that’s good!” and kept taking gulps and gulps of my flavored water.  So another use for the SweetLeaf Water Drops?  I’ll add them to my kids water bottles in their school lunches.  That ensures they’re drinking enough water, and they think they’re getting some sugary sweet juice.

SweetLeaf Water Drops are available at Publix – I just spotted them for $2.99 each!  You can also check out where else you can find them near you.

SweetLeaf Water Drops

But even better, I really want y’all to try out SweetLeaf Water Drops for yourself, so I’m giving some away!  Simply comment below telling me either which flavor you wish to try, OR why you’d like to try the drops.  Then, fill out the form below.  I’ll randomly pick one winner by 8-26-17.


SweetLeaf Water Drops

Keep on saving!  :o)

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  1. Lisa Gregory says:

    I’d love to try the Raspberry Lemonade. I have *got* to get off the soda addiction I have!

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