Sugar Free Lemonade
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Leaf and Love Organic Lemonade
I took my boys to the zoo the other day and we sat at a picnic table in the sun. As they were enjoying their tasty lunch (I packed my chili in thermoses, cheese curds, beef sticks and homemade chocolates) another family came and sat at the picnic table with us and they started handing out juice boxes, animal crackers and yogurt in a bright pink squeeze tube. The children (who were younger than mine) started whining and asking for the chips which the mother exclaimed that they were not eating junk food today.
Kai stared at their juice boxes. Even though I often put strawberry iced tea in their water bottles or put homemade root-beer floats in their thermoses, they were enthralled by the exotic bright colors of these packaged foods. It made me sad and a little frustrated since I didn’t want them to feel like they were missing out on anything.
So that is why I got excited when I found a product that can give my boys that cool juice box without a bunch of sugar or junk. Leaf and Love makes a wonderful organic sugar-free lemonade that the boys adore! I know what you are thinking, couldn’t I make sugar-free lemonade and put that in their water bottles? Sure, but that isn’t the point. Society and commercials create this loathing with bright packages that grab children’s attention. Instead of making them feel like they are missing out, I will gladly purchase this lemonade.
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I think your approach is more than appropriate Maria! I think (especially from the videos I’ve seen) that you and your husband are doing a fantastic job raising your boys on a low-carb lifestyle and a healthier one in general. BUT – they are still little kids and they will definitely be attracted to the same marketing gimmicks all kids are attracted to! I think finding a healthier option (such as the lemonade in this case) is awesome!
yep, I hear you maria. thanks for this update. I would do the same thing. and I might just buy this for myself as a treat once in awhile to support this company too. it’s nice to just pick something up also. thanks again for all your tips.
It truly is sad how amazing advertising makes us cave. The other day I had a few prices of cake because it looked so beautiful and yummy, exactly how the company wants us to feel and I’m being lured into their trap!
Maria, thanks to you and your mission, as of this morning I’ve achieved my first goal of losing 10% of my starting weight! I had tried everything in the past (Weight Watchers x9, Overeaters Anonymous x6, Graysheet Anonymous x3, low-fat, fat-free, vegan, vegetarian, every pop-culture diet put out there since 1960!) except bariatric surgery, but the *science of ketogenesis* is what is saving me.
Blood pressure, blood glucose and A1c are in normal range now — my doctor, who had given up on me as hopeless, is SO impressed. My medication costs have been slashed from about $200/month to less than $45/month. My mind/thinking feel clear and aware; I actually feel a little smarter! I sleep deeply, dream a lot and wake up refreshed after only about 6.5 or 7 hours, occasionally longer — I let my body decide what it needs. Through your books and blog I’ve discovered what my particular needs and tolerances are, what works for me individually, and what is counterproductive to my ongoing weight loss and general wellbeing.
Now and then I succumb to the “visual” temptations of a grandchild’s birthday cake (vis a vis your post about the picnic above) but my body lets me know immediately that it’s not happy, like I’ve just eaten poison: bowel upsets, cravings, depression, anxiety, joint pain. It takes about 2 days to recover from physical effects and get back in ketosis, but the derailments are a rarity now #slowlearner!
Thank you and bless you for your valuable work. I hope you know how many people you are helping, how many lives you are saving. And thanks for turning me on to coconut oil, Fauxtato salad, bone broth, and intermittent fasting! You are the best!
That is such an awesome testimony!! Way to go and thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
Have you ever heard of Chocorite? Any thoughts?
It looks like an ok option. Although you have to count those total carbs as the inlulin can add up pretty quick. 🙂
I was wondering about inlulin, since I planted Jerusalem Artichokes (as a possible treat of “potato” chips solution) and wanted to give them a try. They are almost all inlulin, which lots of people say is indigestible.
Personally I limit it. 🙂
Hi! What brand of coconut oil do you use?! I have been looking at Tropical Traditions but am confused about the varieties. Is it okay to have it smell and taste like coconuts. Does it affect baking/ cooking? What about expeller pressed, is that a good one? Sorry for so many questions. I thank you for your valuable time spent on answering questions!
I use this raw gold label one. Expeller pressed is good too (it doesn’t have any coconut flavor). 😉
Thanks for directing us to so many wonderful products! Often because of advise from you, my kids enjoy many things in their lunch boxes that they otherwise wouldn’t – chocolate (Chocoperfection), grilled cheese on your protein bread, and many other foods that give their bodies and brains what they need to be healthy, without them feeling deprived. Juice boxes are a hard one, though. I’m ordering this product on Amazon today! We also take every opportunity we can to talk to our kids about how nutrition affects them and they will often read food labels on their own. Even from the age of 2 they understood nutrition in a very simple way, as foods were categorized as either “grow foods” or “treat foods”. Like the situation at the zoo that you describe, I’ve also watched parents unload grocery carts at check outs, or see what other kids pack for lunch and it makes me sad. This school year I chaperoned a school field trip, and one of the kids I was responsible for brought for lunch of a bag of potato chips, a full size Hershey’s candy bar, a 4 pack of Twinkies and a bottle of Bug Juice. I felt like grabbing a cheese stick and some cold steamed green beans out of my kids’ lunch and giving it to him, just so he had least had some nutrition in his tummy!! You are a blessing to many people, and are truly appreciated. Thanks for all you do!
These are awesome – got them for daughter. But she’s only 3 months so until she’s old enough, I’ll just have to drink them 🙂