Saturday, July 25, 2009
You guys know how much trouble I have getting in water... I am so bad. Most days if it wasn't for the water in my coffee I wouldn't get any in. I just don't like plain water. Blah.
Do not follow my lead. I pay for it. Big time.
I was a kidney stone sufferer pre-op and post-op when it's much easier to get dehydrated I have found myself many a night curled up on my bathroom floor in excruciating pain with a kidney stone attack. This will lead me to a few good weeks of drinking water and then the memory of the pain fades and I slack once again. Not good. Last attack I vowed to do better and I found a product that is helping.
GNC Wellbeing be-QUENCHED Packets
You get 14 in a box for $14.99 so not cheap but neither is an ER visit. So I'm biting the bullet. In this heatwave I've been drinking 1-2 a day. My local GNC carries them and it looks like they also have them at GNC.com online.
They are little drink mix tubes kind of like those Crystal Light on-to-go tubes but soooo much tastier. I don't like Crystal Light's aftertaste.
Serving Size 1 Packet
Calories: 25 calories
Sugars 2 g
Caffeine 50 mg
Sucralose is the sweetener plus fructose from the peach I'm gathering. These have a ton of electrolytes and vitamins in them so great for the summer. I love that they are something I can toss in my bag. Anywhere I go I can buy a bottle of water and have a yummy drink.
Two Flavors: Peach Green Tea (my favorite... it's not too peachy) and Raspberry (my Mum's fav. kind fruit punch-ish it's good but I like the peach green tea way better)
They also fit perfectly along side the knife & fork area in my Super Cool Bento Box so they are great for picnics.
Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Green Bean & Tomato Salad
Green Box (top right): Baby Carrots
Blue Box (bottom left): Lightly Salted Soy Crisps and (in the silicone cup) Assorted Cheeses (Jalapeno Jack, Colby, Cheddar, Swiss)
(bottom right): Tribe Single Serve Hummus (love these)
Along side: Peach Green Tea Drink Stick
Shelly's Green Bean & Tomato Salad
1/2-3/4 pound Green Beans (I used the thin French Haricot Vert beans, steamed & chilled)
6-8 Plum Tomatoes, quartered
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil
1 Tablespoon Parmesan, grated
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar
a few twists of Black Pepper
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt
Toss all ingredients together.
Posted by Michelle "Shelly" at 12:22 PM