Saturday, June 30, 2012

An Easy Drink Recipe and the WINNER!

It’s nice to have sweet refreshing drinks for the summer time.

I know I’ve said it many times before...I can’t eat sugar. I even have to be careful eating too much fruit and I rarely drink juice because of the concentrated natural sugar.

But here’s a quick and easy drink and it’s HEALTHY, too!


I buy these fruit smoothie drinks in the refrigerated section of our favorite grocery store, Publix.


I mix 1/4 of this container ...'C Monster’, Citrus C with Diet Seven Up. I get the wonderful fruity flavor and the fizz from the soda and it’s less than 60 calories (using the 1/4 bottle per drink). And I consider this a treat...I don’t have it every day!

And now the WINNER for the Eco Natural Soap Giveaway is.....

Dorothy from Hensrule !

Congrats Dorothy!

(I used to get the winning number)

And thanks to Eco Natural Soap for this fabulous giveaway! They still have FREE shipping, too! I LOVE free shipping! And we all love your wonderful products! I carry this one everywhere I go!


We’re enjoying our summer in Florida! Do you have any refreshing drinks you like to have with the temps climb?

Enjoy your weekend!


cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats to Dorothy!!
Going to try that drink...sounds yummy. I've been losing weight and doing it by eating healthy. Lost 25 lbs so far.
Have a great weekend.

laurie said...

congratulations to the lucky winner,

I drink just water with lemon and ginger, nothing fancy, I'm a plain Jane!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I mostly drink water and when I need an indulgence I drink sweet ice tea! Nothing better in the summertime!

Shelley said...

Sounds yummy..thanks for sharing..blessings on your weekend sweet friend.

ImSoVintage said...

Congrats to the winner. I don't consume sugar either and it is hard when it is sooooo hot. I'll try your treat. :)

Dorothy said...

Oh, woooo whoooo, happy dance!!
I'm so happy, thank you!!!! (Makes up for not winning the lotto)!!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Congratulations, Dorothy! Diane, your drink would go well with my cookies... :) Come check it out, please :)

Donna said...

Sounds like a nice drink! I'm on a diet root beer kick right now, LOL. I go through phases! We're finally going to get a Publix store in town later on this year. We'll have to see whether we'll split up the majority of our shopping between Krogers and Publix.

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

DaCraftyLady said...

Congrats to Dorothy...~~Debb

Ann said...

Congratulations to Dorothy! I'm still wanting to try that bug repellent - I guess I'm going to have to order me some. Thanks for the tip on the drink - I've added the ingredients to my grocery list. I do not do well with sugar either. ~Ann

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Congrats Dorothy!! That drink looks scrumptious! Ching ching!! BTW, have you tried the sugar free low carb cheese cake at Cheese Cake Factory? De-lish. I have been trying to cute sugar out. It's hard!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Congrats to Dorothy! Yummy summer deliciousness...thanks for the tup because I also shop @ Publix!

Olive Cooper said...

Yummy drink. Congrats to Hensrule. Great blog name too:}

Carol Stuck said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway and the new drink recipe. Sounds very delicious. Congrats to the lucky soap winner.



That drink sounds great, I like to mix diet mountain dew with other things, I haven't tried seven up yet. Congrats to your winner.

Angela Moore said...

That sounds like a refreshing summer drink.
Congratulations to Dorothy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just drink morning coffee, water thoughout the day, and my evening glass of white wine. But Bill would like this drink. Apparently Debby didn't do you any damage -- that's good. (Hope she was the first last and only one of the season.)

NanaDiana said...

The drink sounds great- I don't do sugar either so this would work for me-xo Diana

Elizabeth said...

I do not do well with sugar either. I drink unsweetened iced tea sometimes add a slice of lemmon, lime or orange.The rest of my family has to have syrupy sweet tea!

Trace4J said...

Oh what a great recipe.
I am still trying not to eat sugar.
But this sounds good.
Thanks for sharing
Congrats to Dorothy.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

This sounds like a refreshing drink for summer. I'm not a big fan of diet soda since I don't like the taste, but I know how bad regular soft drinks are with all the sugar. This sounds like the perfect alternative to have it both ways. Thanks for sharing your great recipe!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Sounds delicious to me!! I've been known to put my orange juice in my diet rite. I can't say I know anyone else who likes this, besides me. I'm a little strange I guess.


sandy said...

I'm going to try this drink! The weather here has been HOT so that looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!

sandy ;)

Catherine Holman said...

I'm working hard at losing weight this summer. This sounds delicious!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Sounds like a great drink, especially to keep you cool in summer.
I often make homemade ginger beer in summer which is really refreshing.
I also drink a lot of water too.

Enjoy your weekend in the sun

helen tilston said...

Hi Diane

I love your concoction and I am always on the look out for lo-cal drink
Lately I have been having sparkling water with a dash of cranberry juice

Enjoy your weekend

Helen xx

Mary said...

Sweet and a little sparkle, how fun.

Kasia said...

Congrats to the winner! :D and thanks for the recipe! :P


Della said...

I will have to try your yummy recipe! I've been looking for something refreshing AND low calorie.

Congrats to Dorothy :D

jody said...

im not a big soda drinker and have been drinking soda/selsa water for sometime. will have to try your dring it sounds yummy and refreshing! enjoy your evening!

Tracy | Screaming Sardine said...

I love Odwalla. I always take the C Monster whenever I feel a cold coming on, and it knocks it right off. I bet it's great the way you mix it!